“An Australian iPhone hacker claims to be the first person to have successfully unlocked Apple’s mobile phone so it can be used on any network,” Stephen Turner reports for ZDNet Australia.
“Australian iPhone fan ‘ozbimmer,’ already known for several attempts that have come close to unlocking the iPhone, has publicised a method that uses a small third-party device called Turbo SIM, which is a tiny SIM card ‘sleeve’ that fits between the phone and the regular SIM card, made by an obscure Czech firm,” Turner reports.
“‘Ozbimmer’ claims to have carried out this process to get an iPhone to work on the Telstra network, while another Australian user named ‘linc’ reported success with the same method using Vodafone. While only Telstra uses EDGE networking in Australia (central to the iPhone’s e- mail and Web functions), other users have reported success with those functions under GPRS,” Turner reports.
As always, the risk remains “that Apple could invalidate this hack with a firmware update,” Turner reports.
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