Sunday, July 8th 2007

Uniquephones developing software to allow iPhone to work on alternative networks

Since the iPhone was released, various reverse engineers, hackers, and entrepreneurs have been working night and day to make the iPhone work on networks other than AT&T. Considering that the iPhone was only released last week, progress has been substantial. While individual reverse engineers can get all functions other than cell-phone to work, UK-based Uniquephones has gotten much farther. With their crack team of scientists, they have developed a pre-release crack that activates 75% of all Apple iPhones...without signing a contract with AT&T. An open beta is "almost ready", and the full version should be $50 USD. A fully operational retail version of this software would effectively allow an iPhone to be used with any network (Verizon, Sprint, and others).Source: Reg Hardware
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6 Comments on Uniquephones developing software to allow iPhone to work on alternative networks

#1
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
While Im happy to see folks having a choice of networks, Cingular isnt that bad a service.
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#3
DrunkenMafia
they are selling these things on ebay in Aussie for like $1100.. :o

Any one on here got one yet in the US??? wouldn't mind finding out how good they are.

I still reckon one of those o2 atoms are just as good and half the price.
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#5
ex_reven
by: Jonnycat
Go hackers!
correction - crackers :cool:
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Darkrealms
by: zekrahminator
A fully operational retail version of this software would effectively allow an iPhone to be used with any network (Verizon, Sprint, and others).

Source: Reg Hardware
I'll have to argue that point. The IPhone is setup with GSM hardware, not CDMA. It will be able to work on any GSM network, Verizon, Sprint, Telus, etc are not GSM networks.
Unless there is something I don't know about the IPhone it does not have CDMA hardware.

./nutshot Apple ;P
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