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areal
29th August 2007, 12:59 PM
Here is some information from iPhonesimfree (http://www.iphonesimfree.com) about the software unlock. Hopefully not too long now.


1. Would all the same features still work?
Yes. Except for Visual Voice mail (which is an exclusive AT&T feature), all features currently available on locked phones will be available on unlocked phones. *

2. Is it resistant to updates?
While we have taken all possible measures to ensure that the phone will remain unlocked, we can only guarantee the current released versions of updates (up to and including 1.0.2). With any of these versions, even if the phone is fully restored, the phone will remain unlocked.

3. If I restore my phone will the software still work?
Yes (confirmed up to version 1.02)

4. Is it completely unlocked for voice and data use with any alternative carrier?
We have tested both voice and data extensively in multiple countries, using various different carriers and have found no problems. **

5. Do you still need itunes to activate the phone?
Activating your phone with itunes is not the only method available for activation. In order to use our software you will need to activate your phone through the means of your choice (see question 11)

6. Will the unlock work on phones that have been activated?
Yes, an activated phone is required for our software to work. (see question 5 above)

7. Can I unlock it before the AT&T registration process?
Yes

8. Does it work with 1.02 update?
Yes

9. Will it work on my network?
If your network supports a standard GSM sim

10. What is the process the end user will go through?
Currently our initial release will require that the end user activate and “jail break” in order to place our app on the phone. (We are working toward a fully automated pc/mac application to be released shortly after launch)

11. Is it easy to install?
Unlike other methods currently available, our software is by far the simplest and quickest to install and set up.

12. How many iphones can I unlock with one license?
One

13. When can I get it?
We are hoping to release in the next 48-72 hours

14. How much is it?
We are currently working on various pricing structures which will be announced in due course.

15. Payment method?
We are working to offer as many different methods as possible

16. Do you offer 100% money back guarantee if the software does not work?
The unlock WILL work. We cannot offer any guarantee should Apple Inc. choose to re-lock the phone after a future update.

17. How do you deliver the software?
The software will be made available for download once a registered user has made their payment.

* = youtube may require some specific activation.
** = iphone software update 1.0.2 is required to enter the correct provider details for data usage.

Quamen
29th August 2007, 03:11 PM
There's one question I want answered.

If apple updates the iPhone software and turns off this unlock, and then they create a new unlock, will I get it for free or will it require a new license?

nbetts
29th August 2007, 03:46 PM
16. Do you offer 100% money back guarantee if the software does not work?
The unlock WILL work. We cannot offer any guarantee should Apple Inc. choose to re-lock the phone after a future update.

That say not much... and a lot to me.

they dont gurantee anything - good work there.
If you do this it will work for now but the advice will probably be dont update your phone or you may have to repay... otherwise come out and say it... "yes user get free upgrades"

skip
29th August 2007, 06:24 PM
A lot of ifs and buts. And charging for it too. And they stop short of saying that if they are able to get it to work with future updates that they will give it to registered users. Cheeky.

Someone will release something for free at some point.

Then again, the iPhone will eventually come out here too.

undertow
29th August 2007, 08:02 PM
who is to say someone doesn't reverse engineer there work and publish it free.

Paxton
29th August 2007, 09:14 PM
who is to say someone doesn't reverse engineer there work and publish it free.

I guarantee that it will be all over #BT before you can say that Robert's Your Mother's Brother.

It definitely doesn't spur much confidence in me - I'm happy to wait until the iPhone is released here before I buy one.

bartron
29th August 2007, 10:58 PM
For some reason I don't like the idea of paying for a hack. The fact they offer payment implys there is some liability if the product does not work as advertised/brick your iPhone/void your warranty etc.

If it were a free downloadable hack then all bets are off but at least you know you are on your own and you can choose to accept the risk that things will turn to shit...

I'll wait until it's released here and put up with whatever provider choses to run with it.

Bartron

Dunks0r
30th August 2007, 09:27 AM
The bit that gets me is the "Currently our initial release will require that the end user activate and “jail break” in order to place our app on the phone. (We are working toward a fully automated pc/mac application to be released shortly after launch)"

Does this mean you have to activate with AT&T in America to be able to install the unlock software? then its unlockable?

If thats the case how would someone who imported one go about it?

walexx
30th August 2007, 09:35 AM
The bit that gets me is the "Currently our initial release will require that the end user activate and “jail break” in order to place our app on the phone. (We are working toward a fully automated pc/mac application to be released shortly after launch)"

Does this mean you have to activate with AT&T in America to be able to install the unlock software? then its unlockable?

If thats the case how would someone who imported one go about it?

I think it means you need to activate the phone. The easiest method I have found is the 'anderson method', which is what I used to activate my iPhone. So nup, u dont need to open up an account. Once you have access to the phone, then you can do this, so I assume ?.

They did say however that they do hope to have a seamless method that will do the lot.

Now, we wait, and wait, and wait.......... ohhhhh Hurry Up !!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

walexx
1st September 2007, 08:16 PM
CNN are now verifying the claims http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/09/01/apple.iphone/

Engadget are also claming a third party is now claiming they will be releasing a 'free' software unlock on 01Sep which is now today U.S. time http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/31/third-iphone-software-sim-unlock-team-claims-september-1st-relea/

I just wish someone, anyone would just release it !!!!!!