Full SIM unlock of iPhone completed without hardware

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.

  1. 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?

  2. 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!

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