iPhone Hacked; No Longer Bound to AT&T

George Hotz, along with a team of hackers have come up with a method to break the chains binding the iPhone to AT&T, allowing it to be used with any carrier. The complete method can be found here on George’s blog. It does take some soldering skills and a bit of familiarity with UNIX and modem commands it should be pretty easily accomplished by most techies who have some tinkering under their belts.

Even though I still feel the iPhone is too expensive, and that it is lacking in some basic features, this might just be the thing that gets me to buy one. After all, I love hacking hardware!

I heard an interview with Hots on the way home from work Friday. When asked to respond to internet rumors that former phreaker Steve Jobs was mad at him, he said “I want Steve to call me up. Let’s he and I have a man to man about it.” It was wonderful! If Steve Jobs can’t remember his days hacking the phone system and respect Hots and the team for their accomplishments, he truly has lost touch with what hacking is all about.

Wonderful job guys! Congratulations.

One thought on “iPhone Hacked; No Longer Bound to AT&T

  1. Personally I don’t think I would buy the iPhone even if you can hack it.
    1)Its expensive. Apple has declared that they are making 55% margin on it’s sales.
    2)I’ve seen too many problems with Macbooks and iMacs having problems, hardware failure, etc. Even though applecare usually takes care of it quickly, there seems to be reliability issues.
    3)I can buy an iPod video and keep my existing $50 phone fo less. Heck, I can get the additional card reader for the iPod and use ut as a photo drive too. . .

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