Sunday, August 12th 2007

Croatian Hackers Run iPhone on T-Mobile Network

As everyone knows, the $600 Apple iPhone is designed to run exclusively on AT&T's cellular network, as well as the occasional Wi-Fi hotspot. Hackers decided that they didn't want to be forced into buying a 2 year contract from AT&T, and worked day and night to get the iPhone to run on alternative networks. Finally, we are seeing some progress. Croatians, using a particular SIM card (SuperSIM - V1, U types), a SIM read/writer, a Silvercard, and a particular software suite, succeeded in making the iPhone run on T-Mobile's European network. The hacking software works on both Mac OS X and Windows computers. The only thing lost with the hack is YouTube functionality However, considering the limited library available on the iPhone's version of YouTube, The Inquirer does not consider it that great a loss.

Source: The Inquirer
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17 Comments on Croatian Hackers Run iPhone on T-Mobile Network

#1
Dippyskoodlez
Excellent.

wtb altell support.

Then I'll buy one.
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#2
nflesher87
Staff
crazy croatians :p some people need jobs :roll:
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#3
Dippyskoodlez
by: nflesher87
crazy croatians :p some people need jobs :roll:
It probably relates to his job.
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#4
nflesher87
Staff
by: Dippyskoodlez
It probably relates to his job.
:o

stop being so logical :laugh:
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#5
Wile E
Power User
by: nflesher87
:o

stop being so logical :laugh:
I agree Dip. You're being far too logical for a Mac user. :roll:
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#6
niko084
Is that technically illegal?? Hacking "your" property the phone...

Considering Apple signed the no compete agreement for the first year, and we the consumer didn't...
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#7
Dippyskoodlez
by: Wile E
I agree Dip. You're being far too logical for a Mac user. :roll:
OHNOES a method for my madness?!


by: niko084
Is that technically illegal?? Hacking "your" property the phone...

Considering Apple signed the no compete agreement for the first year, and we the consumer didn't...
I bet this would be legal.

Apples agreement is completely irrelevant to what you wanna modify it to.

However, your carrier may not be prepared to be handling an iPhone.
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#9
niko084
Eh I had ATT/Cingular until they pissed me off by calling me 2-3 times a week and trying to sell me new services... I asked them to remove me from their calling list, I was told by 12 people that they can't do that....

So I said---- You can no longer provide me with the service I require I'm terminating my contract. *heh way out of the $200 early termination fee, because at that point they violated the contract breaking it*

Now sprint...... And that means no I-Phone for me :(
Unless someone can make it work on a PCS network
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Wile E
Power User
by: Dippyskoodlez
OHNOES a method for my madness?!
:laugh:
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AsphyxiA
by: niko084
Eh I had ATT/Cingular until they pissed me off by calling me 2-3 times a week and trying to sell me new services... I asked them to remove me from their calling list, I was told by 12 people that they can't do that....

So I said---- You can no longer provide me with the service I require I'm terminating my contract. *heh way out of the $200 early termination fee, because at that point they violated the contract breaking it*

Now sprint...... And that means no I-Phone for me :(
Unless someone can make it work on a PCS network
im in the same boat as you man. I don't think that the iphone will ever work on Sprint, someone told me it can't run on the service because sprint dosen't use GSM.
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#13
niko084
by: AsphyxiA
im in the same boat as you man. I don't think that the iphone will ever work on Sprint, someone told me it can't run on the service because sprint dosen't use GSM.
Ya it would require a new radio..... Well so it "could" be done but its far from something anyone will really do...
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#14
hat
Maximum Overclocker
You shouldn't need to hack and crack a phone to gain function.
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Bless them hackers. Without them, wed be having to pay for services and products we WANT!
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#16
Judas
by: Dippyskoodlez
It probably relates to his job.
I think you have had too many apples :)
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#17
Dippyskoodlez
by: Judas
I think you have had too many apples :)
My productivity goes up with my laptop.

How about you? :D

Besides, green apples kickass.
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