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    Default Israeli Hackers Claim New Software Unlock

    Gizmodo - http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/breaking/...ugs-294033.php

    Well 3 Israeli hackers messing around managed to now unlock the iPhone along with iPhoneSimFree that makes two most likely genuine software solutions.

    Why these guys who where apprantly by luck can unlock the iPhone and not our Dev team is beyond me.

    Hopefully the Israeli's will do the right thing and explain how they unlocked the iPhone and share that knowledge with the community and hopefully avoid trying to 'commercialize' the unlock ... like certain other groups



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    ' bozo's ' !?!?!?........ on what basis do you say that ?

    Edit : Thank's for changing that.

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    Sorry that was an accident.. They are obviously not bozo's (if this is legit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny07 View Post
    Why these guys who where apprantly by luck can unlock the iPhone and not our Dev team is beyond me.
    The Gizmodo article doesn't actually say that. It says they didn't initially intend to unlock it.

    That is, maybe they bought it (like a lot of us) just to use as a super-iPod, then got entranced by the whole hacking scene.

    For example, I bought mine back on June 29, not actually intending to have installed SSH and other Unix binaries today. I'm sure that's true for a lot of us.

    These guys may have just gone a few steps further! Maybe they've become so addicted to cracking it (and getting Hebrew on it) that they've even put in more than the 500 hours spent by Geohot or the X hours spent by members of the iPhone Dev team.

    I wouldn't write it off as "luck."


    Also, I like the Gizmodo pic of the Rebel Alliance attack against AT&T's death star:
    "The more you tighten your grip, the more unlock solutions will slip through your fingers."
    Last edited by dotmike; 08-28-2007 at 10:58 AM.

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    If it was a mistake, and they say virtually anyone could do it, then hopefully their eyeballs won't turn into dollar signs and they will share it soon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gussy View Post
    If it was a mistake, and they say virtually anyone could do it, then hopefully their eyeballs won't turn into dollar signs and they will share it soon.
    Before everyone jumps to the wrong conclusion suggested by Skinny, read the article carefully:

    Gizmodo:
    While there are no details except that they say that practically anyone could do the unlocking
    It DOES NOT say the unlocking was easy to find. It DOES NOT say practically anyone could have found it.

    It says it will be easy to do. To apply the unlock.

    iPhoneSIMfree via Engadget said the same thing about their solution. That is, you won't need a computer science degree to follow the instructions (unlike most of the ones in these forums!).


    Gizmodo:
    The three israeli hackers bought their machine without even thinking about unlocking them. They just wanted the device because it was cool, but then started to tinker with the unlocking until they succeeded, according to them.
    In other words they BECAME interested in hacking it and persisted until they succeeded. It wasn't an accident. They actively looked for an unlock method.

    The article just says that unlike Geohot, the dev team, and the commercial people, they didn't intend to do it from day 1.



    I agree though that it would be great to provide it for free, especially if they used any community tools (which iPhoneSIMfree admitted to doing) to find it.
    Last edited by dotmike; 08-28-2007 at 12:02 PM.

 

 

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