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NA Version of iPhone 4 Finally Unlocked

Images have surfaced showing the recently-released American version of the Apple iPhone 4 unlocked, running iOS 4, and accessing Bell Canada. The feat was accomplished by MuscleNerd and PlanetBeing of the iPhone Dev Team, and required a complete rewrite of ultrasn0w software thanks to the new baseband OS in the iPhone 4. The duo said that previous versions of redsn0w wouldn't work on the new device.

Keep in mind that iPhone 4 devices eventually sold in the UK, France, and Canada will have an unlocked option--meaning the SIM-free phones can be used with any mobile carrier the user chooses. US-based residents--up until now--were forced to purchase and import the device if they didn't want to be locked down with AT&T.

As for the American versions, its believed that jailbreak and unlock tools won't be made available for the public until after the new firmware update--iOS 4.0.1 or v4.1 (whichever comes first) for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and 3G. The latest development certainly brings hope and anticipation to the jailbreaking community--even Cydia has been seen up and running on the iPhone 4.

  • Shadow703793
    Hah! 4-0, the hackers are WINNING! :D
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  • willgart
    does the hacker can solve the antena issue? :)
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  • eddieroolz
    Good job to the hacker team!
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  • DjEaZy
    ... do Bell Canada have the same antenna issue... just ass-king...
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  • zachary k
    hackers win again! why does apple try? apple just wastes their, and the hackers time. time that could have been used to fix all the other issues with the iphone 4
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  • lukeg310
    no, verizon is a cdma network, it doesnt use sim cards
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  • baracubra
    Finally! this will bode well for international consumers! :D
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  • JOSHSKORN
    LoL I love iPhones. Finally hackers have a reason to hack Apple which in effectively target most of the cell phone market. In your face Apple fanbois.
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  • Pei-chen
    Can someone explain to me that happened to the AT&T contract once someone unlock the phone and use it on another carrier? Wouldn't AT&T still bill monthly or request a $375 termination fee?
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  • velocityg4
    compfreak93"-meaning the SIM-free phones can be used with any mobile carrier the user chooses. US-based residents--up until now--were forced to purchase and import the device if they didn't want to be locked down with AT&T." does this mean you can used a cracked iphone with verizon?
    Any carrier being those that support UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)or GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz). Verizon does not, they use CDMA. But you can use T-Mobile and save a lot of money.

    TMobile does not work with the iPhone's 3G so just EDGE speeds for internet. But the additional $700 a year for the equivalent basic family package from AT&T just to have 3G with a 2GB cap vs unlimited EDGE just is not worth it.

    Now I'm just waiting for them to release the iOS 4 jailbreak and unlock for the 3GS old bootrom. That has never been jailbroken before, already on iOS 4, with no SHSH saved to step back to 3.1.2. I guess I should have read up on the subject more thoroughly before buying a used 3GS.
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