iPhone 4 Gets ultrasn0w Unlock

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iPhone 4 owners wanting to unlock their combination iPod and smartphone for use on other cell service provider networks are in luck now that ultrasn0w 1.0-1 is available. The iPhone Dev Team released the hack late on Tuesday for jailbroken iPhones.

The new ultrasn0w unlock is compatible with the iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 and is surprisingly simple to use. For U.S. iPhone 4 users, unlocking means your iPhone 4 will accept SIM cards from other carriers such as T-Mobile, although it still won’t be compatible with Verizon’s wireless network.

The ultrasn0w unlock isn’t approved or tested by Apple, so users need to be careful when upgrading to newer versions of iOS because there’s a chance that their iPhone will stop working or the hack will break.

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5 Comments Leave Your Own

Tiger

Apple is stuck between a rock and a hard place. They have an exclusive contract with AT&T which they are duly obligated to protect, yet, purposefully bricking these phones (albeit well within their right and ability) would be a PR nightmare much worse than antennagate.

My curiosity is why people who don’t like what the iPhone is buy it in the first place. It doesn’t do what you want, it doesn’t have what you want. Does nothing else out there make a better option? It’s very illogical to spend the kind of money to end up with a brick.

I wouldn’t pay $200 for a potential pet rock.

JonGl

Apple is stuck between a rock and a hard place. They have an exclusive contract with AT&T which they are duly obligated to protect, yet, purposefully bricking these phones (albeit well within their right and ability) would be a PR nightmare much worse than antennagate.

My curiosity is why people who don?t like what the iPhone is buy it in the first place. It doesn?t do what you want, it doesn?t have what you want. Does nothing else out there make a better option? It?s very illogical to spend the kind of money to end up with a brick.

I wouldn?t pay $200 for a potential pet rock.

Are you really curious? Or do you just want to rant? If you were truly curious, I’m sure you could come up with some reasons why people would want to Jailbreak and/or unlock their iPhones. Why don’t you try a bit of creative thinking?

But to give you a hand, let’s try this. Maybe one of ATT’s loyal customers wants to travel to Europe for a few weeks or months, or maybe is moving overseas, and now his $200 “brick” is a brick simply because ATT won’t _let_ him use the phone anywhere but on ATT. So, what’s this person supposed to do? Spend even _more_ money just to make somebody else happy? Or unlock his OWN phone, just to be able to keep using it? What about all those used phones on the market? Must they also bow to the whims of Apple and ATT?

Now, as to jailbreaking. You can’t imagine that maybe the best phone in the world isn’t perfect? Or maybe people who are used to doing whatever they want with their electronics don’t like the false boundaries that Apple forces on them? Do you use your Mac without adding any utilities or addons? How about your web browser? Sheesh, even Apple has seen the light WRT Safari, and now has its own Extensions Gallery! Why should the iPhone be soooo “protected” over anything and everything else? Just because you are happy doesn’t mean that everybody else is, nor should they be!

I am 200% convinced that the nearly perfect iPhone is even closer to perfect when jailbroken (at least 3.x and earlier—I haven’t yet upgraded to iOS 4, but from what I’ve seen, I still prefer the jailbreak multitasking over Apple’s, just FYI)

Now, you may not personally agree with these reasons, nor find them compelling for yourself, but can you accept that others do? IMO, that’s the real question that arises from your post.

-Jon

Nookster

Now you can travel with your iP4.

JonGl

OH, and I forgot to mention that that was just the American perspective…

Here’s a European one. In the country where I live, there are three carriers. One of them does not have the iPhone. What if someone is a long-standing customer of such a company? What if one does not desire to switch providers? Why should such a one be forced to change carriers just to use the iPhone, especially when this is not true for any other phone? There is nothing illegal, and I mean _nothing_ illegal about unlocking it to work with your own carrier, and is a normal practice… Why punish a customer? Why would Apple want to? Can you justify such a practice yourself?

-Jon

jeey

The very much anticipated Ultrasn0w carrier unlock is now available for the iPhone 4.—-Nice!!! So great and fast, Cydia are doing the work after jailbreakme release without a stop!
Hmm, for those 3GS unlock, ifunia gives some more insight, just turn to this “Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband on iOS 4 with UltraSn0w” in iFunia iPhone column.

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