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fughi
2nd September 2007, 03:20 PM
Getting my iphone tomorrow
just wonder what to do after opening the box?
do i have to bypass the AT&T activation using dVD jon's activation crack?
http://www.hacktheiphone.com/iphone_bypass_activation.html
or do i do this first?
http://www.hacktheiphone.com/iphone_first_ten_steps_to_modding_windows.htm

walexx
2nd September 2007, 03:30 PM
I used the anderson method. It was a piece of cake, took all of 30seconds.

I dont have the link here as I am not at home, but Im sure someone else will post it.

fughi
2nd September 2007, 03:36 PM
that seems to be for mac...i'm running vista atm...

iPirate
2nd September 2007, 03:59 PM
that seems to be for mac...i'm running vista atm...

Well under *no* circumstances should you even *consider* installing OSX86 under a virtual machine or something so you can do things like this... or think of Googling for more info.

:P

choy
2nd September 2007, 07:24 PM
re: Iphone unlock: recommend you look here:
http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=4145

Hackintosh is the best place to find info on the unlock. Apparently the above is the "optimised" version of the unlock. Alternatively, an easier guide to read is here:
http://iphone.simbunch.com/turbosim.php?type=applesaft

good luck! Let us know how you go. Should be getting mine this week but I have no TurboSIM. :(

jeloz
2nd September 2007, 07:27 PM
good luck! Let us know how you go. Should be getting mine this week but I have no TurboSIM. :([/QUOTE]

Can you explain what the Turbo Sim is?

From what I have read it appears to be wafer thin and sits next to your normal sim?

Jeloz

Linux_insidev2
2nd September 2007, 07:55 PM
From what I have read it appears to be wafer thin and sits next to your normal sim?


Correct,

It is a processor that sits between the phones contact pads and your sim card, acts as a gateway between the two and adds functionality depending on how you use it.

In this case, the TurboSIM is programmed to pass through everything, except the Carrier Ident which it spoofs as being AT&T on powerup.

When I get my one, I'll give geohots hardware+software unlock a go first.

areal
2nd September 2007, 08:47 PM
When I get my one, I'll give geohots hardware+software unlock a go first.

I did the hardware unlock this weekend. I'll post more details and photos at some stage, but for now let's just say that it isn't as easy as it looks. Oh, but it was a success in the end.

Linux_insidev2
2nd September 2007, 08:57 PM
I did the hardware unlock this weekend. I'll post more details and photos at some stage, but for now let's just say that it isn't as easy as it looks. Oh, but it was a success in the end.

I Don't doubt it :P

The hardest part is the soldering i'm told, that's alright - I am not going to solder a thing, theres more than one way to skin a cat :P

I've read other people just scraping the coating on the trace and using a couple of pins and some wire to make the connection, the trace runs alongside the SMD Cap that produces the 1.5v needed, so i'll connect the two with something like a tiny screwdriver :P

I've heard the traces are tiny though! I look forward to seeing your photos and details though.

areal
2nd September 2007, 11:27 PM
The most difficult part is the disassembly. If you expect to take it apart without any damage the case - let alone the hardware - then you have no idea and should think again. After pulling the thing apart I am more confident that I could do it again with less damage, but I find it hard to believe that people have done it with no damage at all. Some crazy folk out there!

A few notes for those who care:

When removing the aluminum rear panel, try to separate it from the bezel only a fraction. Any further and you are applying too much force and will just end up warping the panel. Also, if you are doing the levering near the battery you will very easily puncture it. With the rear panel slightly separated from the bezel, insert a knife or something similar lengthways, along the case toward to top of the iPhone. Use this to push the aluminum panel up - not out - and away from the bezel.

Take your time when removing the motherboard shielding. The glue is a little tricky and you can easily disconnect one or more of the battery leads as I did, and then you really will need a soldering iron.

If you are doing the needle method you should use two needles and you should definitely scrape some of the varnish from the motherboard. The traces are so ridiculously small though that even with a magnifying glass it is just too hard to see what is going on - I used a dissecting microscope. Oh, and you definitely want two people when connecting the test points.

If in doubt, restore and start again. After the first failed attempt - I successfully unlocked the iPhone on the fifth restore - I got some seriously scary error messages and the Wi-Fi broke down (only temporarily as it turned out). Don't take any chances trying to continue after connecting the test points if you aren't seeing what you are supposed to.

Some pictures are here (http://ascnnr.wordpress.com/2007/09/02/iphew/).

thorntonp
5th September 2007, 02:33 PM
Just got my iphone today.....

i used this:

http://www.pqdvd.net/iphone-unlock-toolkit.html

Took about 3 seconds and worked fine.

Now i just need to wait for the sim unlock, supposedly due any day...

AS for the iPhone as a ipod, safari etc - it lives up to expectations....:):):):):)

Dante Kyar
5th September 2007, 03:23 PM
Just got my iphone today.....

i used this:

http://www.pqdvd.net/iphone-unlock-toolkit.html

Took about 3 seconds and worked fine.

Now i just need to wait for the sim unlock, supposedly due any day...

AS for the iPhone as a ipod, safari etc - it lives up to expectations....:):):):):)

ohhh... thats nice :)

i look forward to their release of the sim unlock.... now all i need is an iphone.... :p