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    Default ~geohot's unlocking manifesto--everything i know about unlocking

    / ADMIN EDIT:
    Geohot is again publishing group work as own, this post has been removed.

    The iphone dev project is a group archivment and the things which were summerized here are a group archivment, not sole work. A lot of different people worked countless hours for this, this behaviour is inacceptable. Its compeltly against the meaning of a team.
    The information in here are available on the wiki, which results from group efforts, in which he has a part but not the major role, if someone wants to summerize it he/she can do so, but keep in line with the idea and name free publish. There is no place for show off in a group.

    -the dev team

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    Last edited by sam; 07-27-2007 at 09:09 PM.



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    Excellent, thanks geohot.

    Hopefully there will be less questions, I think you pretty much covered all the snippets I've read with interest on the IRC for the last few weeks and explained them perfectly.

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    Wow! Great job. Thanks.

    I just had a train of thought (i'm also believing that the only way to unlock the phone is through the baseband):

    You are mentioning the unlock command '/*removed, may be badly dangerous for your phone*/"' - and that you are thinking that the unlock code is not calculated from the IMEI+salt.

    I'm not fully agreeing to that conclusion: When the AT&T contracts are terminating after 24 months, people will start to ask for the unlock code, may be because they want to switch to another network provider - or they want another kind of contract. There is probably (may be i'm wrong because i'm not a US citizen) no legal reason to deny the unlock code from them once the 24 months have been elapsed. So there has to be a simple way for the unlocking, which can be handled easily through a call center - in large quantities!

    As all the iPhones are locked during production (before you sign up the contract with AT&T), chances are good that the unlock code is generated using only details from the phone itself - like the serial number - or the IMEI - or both. I can't imagine a data base containing individualized unlock codes for each iPhone. Who is maintaining that data base? Apple? AT&T? What would happen if somebody would gain un-authorized access to that data base? All unlock codes for millions of iPhones available on the internet? No - i can't imagine that anybody is taking that burden voluntarily.

    I think there also has to be some way to enter the unlock code into the iPhone, either by punching it in manually using some kind of dialing sequence (like the activation of the network monitor) - or by entering it through iTunes. Anyway, if there is a way to unlock the phone in the old fashioned way, we should find evidence in the form of some piece of code in the user mode system, which is sending the AT+CLCK-stuff to the radio.

    My bet is that the iPhone is really using the standard method to 'encrypt' the unlock code - and that the only reason why this method has'nt been released yet is that Apple has a much better security policy than the other cell phone manufacturers (usually the unlock mechanism is leaked by employees;-)

    Just my thoughts! Anyway, thanks againg for your great compendium.

    cu/

    Sergeij
    Last edited by sam; 07-28-2007 at 04:12 AM.

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    Thumbs up

    Geohot you got global support, here in Brazil we are making the dev based on your work.
    What about a huge donation to hire the best professional in this market to help us?

 

 

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