The quarter million Apple iPhone users are all abuzz the last couple of weeks with various teams racing to figure out how to successfully unlock the iPhone so you can use it on any other network globally. It was only a matter of time before it happened.
First there were some “activation-unlock” methods to get the pda/ipod features to work without phone activation.
But for the 100% unlock for the iPhone, there are a couple of ways to approach it. . .none widespread tested yet, and hopefully we’ll hear authoritative validation soon enough . . .
There’s the hardware method where you use a modified sim card, but you don’t need fancy hardware like a sim creator. For $80, it is reported to be a 100% unlock solution for the iPhone.
This is already sold out, and some of the major tech blog outlets have reported ordered these to test and report back soon for confirmation.
Then the Hackintosh forum revealed an unlock method for the iPhone in Europe.
Some other Apple hackers claim a much more complicated method to do a hardware 100% unlock of the iPhone, which involved soldering components required during the unlock, and are removed later but can be used with another carrier’s sim card. Here’s a video demo of the iPhone using a T-Mobile SIM card. . .(which is up to you to believe or not):
And lastly there’s an iPhone unlock service which just proclaimed success — enough to start to provide the unlocking service to others. The site is bare and has no details or proof, so it’s just hype, but hey, you’re salivating, so we have to throw something at you to keep you hungry, right?