The guys over at Engadget has a video of how their Apple iPhone was able to use a T-Mobile SIM to connect to the T-Mobile network and make a phone call. This was made possible by a small piece of software created by the iPhoneSimFree team who have been working on this since the iPhone was released.

The process of cracking Apple iPhone’s SIM lock system only took a couple of minutes. I’m sure a lot of people are interested to know where they can purchase this software. Too good to be true? Well the guys at Engadget can confirm that this method works.

we can confirm with 100% certainty that iPhoneSIMfree.com’s software solution completely SIM unlocks the iPhone, is restore-resistant, and should make the iPhone fully functional for users outside of the US

Here’s a screenshot of the iPhone that was unlocked:
Unlocked Apple iPhone

I’ve seen several videos on YouTube about unlocked iPhones but they seem to be hoaxes. So you guys who own an iPhone outside the US, you no longer have a very expensive iPod but a fully functional iPhone. Btw, this method of unlocking for now, is restore and upgrade resistant so even if you restore or upgrade the firmware, the device would still be able to function with a different network’s SIM.

I’m sure AT&T knew this was gonna happen sooner or later but not as soon as this. The question now is what will AT&T do about it? Is it even legal to unlock a cellphone in the US? Would you buy an iPhone now that you know it can be unlocked? Share your ideas and opinions.

To view the video and photos in the gallery, read Engadget’s post: iPhone unlocked: AT&T loses iPhone exclusivity

image source: Engadget

What do you guys think of this new software that unlocks the Apple iPhone? For those of you who own an Apple iPhone, would you be interested to try this software to unlock your device? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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18 Comments

  • JP Habaradas, September 10, 2007 @ 4:29 PM

    @d_bug – Oh okay. I’m sure iPhone users would love to have a friend like you and I’m sure if people know that you can do this, you’d become popular really fast and have lotsa friends. Hehe :D

  • d_bug, September 10, 2007 @ 6:33 AM

    sorry for the confusion :mrgreen:

    I did hardware unlocked it! – for the knowledge :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
    It’s his iphone – he wants free unlocking :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    now that’s fare enough for both of us. :roll:

  • d_bug, September 10, 2007 @ 6:17 AM

    sorry for the confusion. :D

    I did it – for the knowledge! :D
    it’s his iphone – he wants free unlocking! :D:D:D

    now that should be fare enough for both of us! :roll:

    and the way i see it, lots of ppl here in PH already have iphone woking with either turbosim or hardware unlocked.

    br,
    d_bug

  • JP Habaradas, September 10, 2007 @ 12:01 AM

    @d_bug – I’m a bit confused by your comment. Are you asking or are you saying that your friend’s iPhone was unlocked via hardware? Btw, who unlocked it? You or your friend? :D

  • d_bug, September 8, 2007 @ 12:31 AM

    :mrgreen: did hardware unlocked my friend’s iphone.

    its fully unlocked but changing from from one sim to another requires separate activation :D tricky ehhhhh…..

  • JP Habaradas, September 1, 2007 @ 10:31 PM

    @mr nice ash – Yeah, I was also wondering why your name was in it. Removed it already. Hehe :D

  • mr nice ash, August 31, 2007 @ 10:53 PM

    hey jaypee, i’m just wondering why the above trackback comment uses my name. i visited the site and it seems like spam site. please remove it… thanks…

  • JP Habaradas, August 28, 2007 @ 11:56 AM

    @mr nice ash – Yeah right! Don’t tell me it’s not doing good coz I just found out today that you have a new domain and web host. Hehe Congrats and more power! :D

  • mr nice ash, August 28, 2007 @ 1:57 AM

    wait,,, i can’t see the private message link… :)

  • mr nice ash, August 28, 2007 @ 1:55 AM

    i can’t afford yet. that blog is nothing, to tell you honestly. see my private message…

  • JP Habaradas, August 26, 2007 @ 6:49 PM

    @mr nice ash – Yup, it’s for real. However, AT&T is doing everything they can to stop or delay the release of this software.

    I couldn’t even get one for myself. With your Naruto blog doing so well, you should be the one to get me an iPhone. Hehe :P

  • mr nice ash, August 26, 2007 @ 5:58 AM

    is this for real? this is cool. wow. you can send me an iPhone now. :D

  • JP Habaradas, August 25, 2007 @ 11:45 PM

    @Ederic – I’ve read a particular thread in the PhilMUG forum and there’s one user who’s been able to make a Super SIM and Turbo SIM to work on all networks in the Philippines – Globe, Smart, Sun & TM. :)

    Treo 650? That’s a very nice fone you got my friend. :D

  • Ederic, August 25, 2007 @ 11:19 PM

    The other day, I was playing with an officemate’s fully functional iPhone. She’s using a Globe plan, and the phone was unlocked using a SIM duplication process. Enjoy naman. Aliw. :)

    Despite that, ok na ako sa Treo 650 ko. :p

  • JP Habaradas, August 25, 2007 @ 10:28 PM

    @jhay – Your phone is even better than mine. Right now, I’m using a SE W800. Hehe :D

  • jhay, August 25, 2007 @ 10:15 PM

    Quite nifty, if I have an iPhone though. But I’m happy with the SE K800. :lol:

  • JP Habaradas, August 25, 2007 @ 9:43 PM

    @christian – Yup yup yup! Ain’t that sweet? Btw, I read a recent post in Jayvee Fernandez’s blog that showed an iPhone unlocked and connected to Globe.

    For us here in the US, this is good news coz we don’t have to spend over $1,000 for a contract with AT&T. With this, you can just buy the iPhone from any Mac store and use your own preferred network. :D

  • christian, August 24, 2007 @ 9:35 PM

    Oh, I have just read that article. That means iPhones could already work here in the Philippines! Woohoo! Lol.

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