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    Default iphonesimfree updated their site

    ... but it doesn't tell us anything exciting.

    WELL, I suppose it's better than hearing nothing.



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    Personally, I don't believe for one minute that they have a software unlock solution... all you get is typical delay tactics... hoping someone will come up with a solution that they can rip off and sell...
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    lol what ever , am happy with hardware unlock f$&"@ the rest . Thx GeoHot

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfurio View Post
    ... but it doesn't tell us anything exciting.

    WELL, I suppose it's better than hearing nothing.
    Maybe not exciting, but definitely interesting - They say they've received "thousands of mails" Let's take them at their word on that. On second thought, let's trim it down to a cool thousand solid inquiries/requests for bulk licenses.

    And say all of those are for the lowest possible number of licensees...a pack of 50 for 1800 USD I believe (not sure, just doing this from memory so please correct me if it's wrong)

    1,800 X 1,000 = 1,800,000 USD.

    Wow. And this is a conservative estimate. I call that pretty exciting. For someone at least.

    This will release licenses for 50,000 iPhones, which I think the market can probably absorb right now or over the coming months. They would be wise to take as much money as possible up front and to delay releasing the software for as long as possible - they seem to be following this plan in any case :-)
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    This is all so pointless.

    Either 1) they are scammers and are BSing everybody. In which case we are all wasting our time talking about it (breathlessly or scoffingly).

    Or 2) they have a software unlock fully working and are being truthful that issues with processing money or their "elite" locking technology are delaying things.

    In which case they are wasting their time - either way they'll have a few day window between when they release their working unlock and when somebody else reverse engineers it. Even if the app that runs on the iPhone is just an authenticator/downloader, somebody will intercept everything on the wire, figure out what the unscrambled chunk of executable code is, and how it tricks its way into the baseband unit in a very brief amount of time.

    So everybody should just relax and take a deep breath.

    My only concern is that if they are full of it, the people who were actually close to working this out themselves have given up, thinking there was no point to finishing the job when somebody else was going to beat them to the punch. The silence from the dev team on their progress has been absolutely deafening.


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    IF IT EXISTS ... it will be reverse engineered in a ny minute.

    thus, if i were IPSF, my 'business model' would be to get as many wholesale orders as possible BEFORE i release it, in the knowledge that once it is released their business will be worthless.

    thus, IF IT EXISTS, what they would be doing now is collecting these orders until they slow to a trickle. they will then release it once they are confident that there will not be many more orders coming.

    They are obviously not idiots; the end result is: you wait.

    IF IT DOESN'T EXIST: you also wait...

    end result either way, you wait.

    sorry, but this is the reality.

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    It will be diccitult to reverse engineer as the app contacts their servers, if their server's actually do some thinking, not just verification, then it will be hard to crack the server code.

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    with respect, it will be a piece of p1ss to reverse engineer because you just have to compare a phone before and after.

    yours sincerely, ex unix shell programmer.

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    This is true if it just replaces something.

    But if the server generates a "code" which is needed for the unlock, then all the app will do is contact the server and put the right code in somwhere. If that code has to be unique to each iphone, then you won't be able to simply "copy/paste" the files onto a lock iphone to unlock it, you will need to crack the algotithm that the server uses to generate the code.

    Thats my view on it anyway.

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    Well at least the site update confirms that the wholesale order emails were legitimate.

    And you'll notice at the bottom, they've also removed the text stating that they will begin accepting individual orders in the future.

    So it seems as though this bulk packaging to resellers is the only way to get your hands on this unlock, disappointing. My take is they're just shifting the legal grey-area on to the resellers and keeping themselves in the clear.


 

 
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