iPhone Activation Crack

iPhone hacked?In the first step towards a fully unlocked iPhone (for those of us living outside of the USA) DVD Jon, also known as Jon Lech Johansen, has reverse engineered and published a method for activating an iPhone without AT&T. Mind you this will allow you to use your iPhone as a surfing device (via wifi) or an iPod only, but it’s a clear indication that clever people are working on this. I will point out that Jon’s method, while reported to work, is not all that simple, nor does it work from a Mac without using Parallels or other virtualization software. There may also be a real threat of bricking your iPhone so I would hold off on something safer coming soon before jumping the gun with this hack.

I found a detailed list of alternative iPhone activation methods fully detailing Jon’s method for those willing to try. Hat tip to Infinite Loop. I also see the Register picked this up yesterday when it broke.

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9 Responses to “iPhone Activation Crack”

  1. Miles Evans on July 6th, 2007 5:54 pm

    I just activated my iPhone in Canada using the fake address method. Using the DVD Jon method will negate the use of mail and some other features. My money is on full unlock within 7 days the way things are progressing…

    Follow along here: http://iphone.fiveforty.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    …Or in IRC: iphun.osx86.hu #iphone-talk

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  3. Miles Evans on July 18th, 2007 6:45 pm

    I noticed the activation process is pretty much ironed out with the release of IAsign for OS X today.

    Sadly development on unlocking seems to have stalled out a bit with the need for some skilled ARM coders :/

  4. burtin bert on February 6th, 2008 4:07 pm

    i’m going this thusday to new york and was planning to by some iphone’s now can we hack this also if it is the new version, to get it work in belgium????

    thanks bye

  5. sam on March 6th, 2009 11:04 am

    heyy can some 1 help me hw do v get strted in cracking the iphone???

  6. bontex on July 23rd, 2009 10:24 pm

    hi every one, can some one tell me how to crack the iphone 3G? thanks

  7. arpit on October 23rd, 2009 5:40 am

    hi,,,,anyone plz help me i m planning to buy iphone 3gs version,,,,,is their available,,,,is that work in india…..

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