Did anybody try hacking iTunes yet?
I've read around in the "supposition to the way of success" and a thought came to my mind.
Might it not be wiser to try and hack iTunes itself (so that it activates the phones even if they're locked) instead of hacking the iphone.
I'm not a hacker at all, at most a power user but I imagine, when the phone is connected to the pc, itunes recognises it as either "this one's locked" or "this one's unlocked". If the serial number is used to decide whether it should be locked or not and there is a "list" of such in itunes itself, one could maybe edit such a "list". If it uses the internet to ask for this, one could find out what data exactly is transmitted upon connection of a locked and unlocked iphone, compare it and try to imitate the response of the unlocked iphone with a locked one.
If the ideas are obsolete, and have been talked over a 100 times already, just delete the thread.