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iPhone 3G software unlock coming?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2008 17:35 User comments (6)

iPhone 3G software unlock coming? According to the iPhone Dev Team, unlocking software for iPhone 3G units can soon be a reality.
A video produced by the team shows that they have gained access to the baseband processor used in the iPhone 3G. CNET says the "the baseband chip is what controls the connection between the phone and the mobile phone network, meaning that a software download that could let you use your iPhone 3G on a carrier network other than the ones officially designated by Apple could be released soon."

The original iPhone was unlocked within a short time from its launch but the 3G model has proven harder to crack. The baseband in the new model is more difficult to exploit than its predecessors.

Although it is possible to unlock the iPhone 3G by modifying a SIM card, there are no software-based unlocks available yet.

The demand for unlocked iPhone 3Gs is smaller than that of the original iPhone due to Apple's decision to release the phone all around the world and on many carriers. However, there are still places such as China that do not have official iPhone carriers and where mobile phone users want iPhones.

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6 user comments

127.10.2008 19:22

so does this mean that it will work with Verizon or another CDMA network, or only with T-Mobile and other GSM companies?

227.10.2008 20:58

Originally posted by Nissan101:
so does this mean that it will work with Verizon or another CDMA network, or only with T-Mobile and other GSM companies?
Only GSM

331.10.2008 11:13

I wish they would come out with an unlock for 2.1. on the Windows platform. Winpwn doesn't do it and the ziphone developer is in a self induced coma.

41.11.2008 8:49
jt01934
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Ok cool so when is it going to be coming out ????????

51.11.2008 9:49
joliverio
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In HK you can buy an UNMODIFIED iPhone 3G unblocked, come directly from Apple and do not need any hardware/software modification

16GB version white or black is USD 850, advantage that can work worldwide

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Nov 2008 @ 9:50

630.9.2009 2:45
promo1397
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SPAM removed

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 18 Nov 2009 @ 9:40

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