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iPhone Dev Team claims iPhone 2.0 jailbreak, unlock [updated]

Demonstrating their ability to breach Apple’s iPhone software security measures, members of the iPhone Dev Team have announced that they have completed a hack that both jailbreaks and unlocks iPhone firmware 2.0, which is set to be released in June. This firmware, which is apparently distinguished from the demonstration iPhone software included with Apple’s software development kit, includes new parental controls and other never-before-seen iPhone features, in addition to ones demonstrated by Apple during its iPhone Software Roadmap event last week. According to reports, the new procedure directly patches the firmware as opposed to hacking into it via an exploit, which makes it more challenging for Apple to fix. It remains unclear whether the 2.0 software will become available to users prior to its official release, as it has been distributed only to select iPhone developers and enterprise partners.

Update: Video of an iPhone running the hacked 2.0 firmware has been posted online.

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Comments

1

More power to them. Carrier-locked phones are for chumps: GSM 2008 .NE. landline 1978.

Posted by The Doctor on March 12, 2008 at 8:32 AM (PDT)

2

I find it kind of discusting to make it their livegoal to unlock the iPhone. ... . but i guess tha’s job security on apples site.

Posted by dennis on March 12, 2008 at 8:55 AM (PDT)

3

How did they get a hold of firmware 2.0 to make their hack if it is not available to the general public until June? Are they one of the select iPhone developers or enterprise partners?  Looks like Apple might be able to track these guys down and issue one of their cease and desist letters (unless they already know who they are)!

Posted by TosaDeac on March 12, 2008 at 10:01 AM (PDT)

4

Dennis,

Whatever in the world makes you think it’s their life’s ambition to unlock the iPhone? Have you spoken with these people? Are you intimately familiar with their secret hopes, and dreams, and fears? Are you certain that it’s not just a hobby?
Even if it were their “life goal”, who are you to judge it’s validity? To each their own…Everyone has things they like to do. Be it search for world peace, hack gadget software, or write posts with numerous spelling errors..  wink

Posted by Miranda Kali on March 12, 2008 at 10:17 AM (PDT)

5

it is just my opinion,.. and not my judgement.
but it’s ok,... that what keeps it all rolling.

and by the way it is hard to type while I have several military service to take off at the same time, so forgive me my friend.

Posted by dennis on March 12, 2008 at 11:44 AM (PDT)

6

Fair enough. smile
Cheers to you, and stay safe.

Posted by Miranda Kali on March 12, 2008 at 12:20 PM (PDT)

7

Great job guys! Keep up the good work! And if this continues maybe Apple will create an iPhone in the next couple of years that will work on other networks, i.e. Verizon. That’s my “life’s goal…” wink

Posted by BlueHUE in Nebraska on March 12, 2008 at 5:40 PM (PDT)

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