I think you guys are going in the wrong direction. Hacking iTunes is the way the go. When it comes to the desperate measure of soldering, another option of hacking needs to be taken in consideration.
TurboSIM-like methods? No way.
- Unlocked Week 47 1.1.3 iPhone, baseband 04.04.05_G.
- Bought in Minneapolis, MN;
- Currently on TIM carrier.
I'm not here to find help. I'm here to help others and give back what I've learned from Hackint0sh.