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Full SIM unlock of iPhone completed without hardware

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, August 24, 2007
News Categories: iPhone

Closely following the release of the iPhone JTAG team’s hardware unlock, the iPhoneSIMfree.com team have officially found a way to completely unlock the iPhone via software. The unlock has been confirmed by Engadget’s Ryan Block, who also shares some details regarding the process, which apparently takes “only a couple of minutes.” The unlock, which will be commercially available starting next week, has been verified to allow non-AT&T access to all iPhone functions, except for Visual Voicemail. The unlock has also been shown, thus far, to be restore- and upgrade- resistant. In addition, the unlock allows access to several hidden menus, which were reportedly added in the 1.0.1 update.

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1

Personally, I don’t care about it being unlocked, but I want to know more about these hidden menus!

Posted by Bethany on August 24, 2007 at 11:57 AM (PDT)

2

Same here regarding the menus!

Posted by RC on August 24, 2007 at 1:26 PM (PDT)

3

How would data rate plans work if I wanted to use an iPhone on a different company, such as T-Mobile?  Would I just have to get an unlimited data plan, just like I would with any other smart phone, or is there more to it?

Posted by Matt on August 24, 2007 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

4

These extra menus are already on your iPhone. They just don’t appear on an AT&T activated iPhone. I have seen these menus on my iPhone here in Europe when I put my dutch simcard in the iPhone.

They did not have to engineer that one.

Can’t wait to unlock this thing!

Posted by Mike on August 25, 2007 at 12:03 PM (PDT)

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