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    Default Do you trust Uniquephones/iphoneunlocking.com?

    Be cautious about Uniquephones/iphoneunlocking.com. Remember they were claiming to have unlocked tens of thousands of iPhones within days of the release! See this story from July 6: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07...one_unlocking/

    They are still doing what they did then: put up a web page to grab IMEI numbers and e-mail addresses. No further information is available and they don't reply to e-mails.

    They may well have a software unlock solution - it is their business - but their actions suggest that they may not be the best people to send your personal details to.

    The other solution (iphonesimfree) has at least been verified by Endgadget and appears to be restore resistant.



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    I trust them only slightly more than I trust my ability to solder wires to extremely small points on a PCB. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbd View Post
    I trust them only slightly more than I trust my ability to solder wires to extremely small points on a PCB. :-)
    True - the GeoHot solder solution is not for me, either. I can't help thinking the UniquePhones software solution is a spoiler to give them time to counter iphonesimfree. I hope to be proved wrong and that loads of people will report later today that they have unlocked their phones. We'll see...

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    What can happen if a bad hacker gets the IMEI of a phone? What can he do with it?

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    i trust them
    they unlocked L7 and a Sony Ericsson for me with E-mail adress and imei nummer nothing happened


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    If anyone gets an invite code please go to the website and tell us all what happened! I registered my details with them weeks ago, hope they haven't forgotten about me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dornbirn2000 View Post
    What can happen if a bad hacker gets the IMEI of a phone? What can he do with it?

    Theoretically, a lot of things can be done with your IMEI, starting from pay card fraud up to warranty fraud. There are lots of possibilities but I doubt that serious companies would ever do that, especially since IMEI fraud is nothing you can make big money with, more like a "little man's fraud".

    The only thing I don't like about pay unlock services is simple: they make profit with somebody elses work. There is no way a commercial company came up with a solution just out of nothing, they followed all the progress of the Dev Team very carefully and Geohot's "open talk policy" probably gave them the last piece to a puzzle they were working on. Since these companies have a couple of talented engineers and programmers, it would take them much less time to come up with a software solution than "amateurs". This is sad but true.
    They also know that it is very unlikely that the Dev Team can sue them for "stealing" their work, so especially over the first 48 hours of starting to offer a software unlock for the iPhone, they will make TONS of money out of it.

    The saddest part is that people apparently can't wait (I understand that though) and rush for commercial offers. 25-50 bucks don't sound much and this isn't much considering all those SuperSIM, TurboSIM, methods. However: anybody who pays money for such an unlock solution is actually KILLING any further attempts to offer FREE unlocks in the future. Also don't forget that this isn't about the unlock only, this was the primary goal. As soon as a software unlock works AND sticks (even after a firmware update from Apple), there are so many interesting and exciting projects coming up, offering a lot of new stuff for the iPhone.

    What actually outrages me are the posts who blame the Dev Team for not having done anything, not having shown any results. This is ridiculous. Check out the Dev Team Wiki, you'll soon realize that without them, we would probably need to wait another couple of months until a commercial company comes up with an unlock solution.

    Open Source is OK but if this leads to Open Stealing, I'm out of the game.
    Paying money to such companies is like slapping the community right into the face but unfortunately the desire to unlock the iPhone is higher than doing what is right. Just my personal opinion, you don't have to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 997TT View Post
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    Just my personal opinion, you don't have to agree.
    Oh but I do. I'm pretty much a OSS kinda guy myself. Most work I contribute to is released under such a license.

    Anyway, it looks like these unlocks are somewhat working. At least one of them have been confirmed.

    My .02 for the dev team is moving on. The unlock is not really that interesting anymore. Somebody will figure out how these companies did it, and publicize the method in a few days. It might be semi-illegal and as thus I'd advice the dev team to stay out of it.

    And it seems pointless to try to do the unlock a different way when it is out there for all to buy/steal/etc. ...

    I'd love to see some more technical advances and see the dev team move away from this unlock business.. There's a lot of money in the unlock solution and I think that is the reason people flame the Dev Team for not providing the solution and/or updates to their work.. Shame on them

    Now... Let's get back to porting programs. We still need to get skype and IM running natively. And then we have the dictionaries to take care of. And... and.. And.. Get a move on people - focus is demanded on other things now!

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    But they responded to my e-mail almost immediately last night... They seemed sincere, but I guess time will tell.

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    Just my personal opinion, you don't have to agree.
    I totally agree with you. Hope that the dev team stays busy to achieve that the iPhone stays unlocked even after a new firmware from apple for it, including an upgrade for the baseband chipset.

    The saddest part is that people apparently can't wait (I understand that though) and rush for commercial offers.
    I also can understand that, but I can resist this flow of feelings about "can´t live without an unlocked iphone". We have waited for six months to buy the iphone (well, u.s. citizens, I´m european so this is not right for none u.s. citizens). So why not just wait a little longer? They already jailbreaked it and develop some interesting stuff for it.

    What actually outrages me are the posts who blame the Dev Team for not having done anything, not having shown any results.
    If I was a one of the dev team and read all this postings about not doing anything to get it unlocked, my engagement on unlocking the phone would fall below 0%.

    Just my 2 cents.


 

 
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