Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Free iPhone SIM unlock codes on May 29 2008... from Apple!

Now that Apple has announced launching the iPhone in France with Orange on November 29, Orange will be obliged by law – as reported here – to provide SIM-unlock codes for free 6 month into any contract.

So on on May 29 2008, 6 months after the introduction in France, Apple will be endorsing SIM-free iPhones. Better late than never.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Instructions to downgrade and reflash baseband firmware of hacked iPhones

The "iPhone Elite" hackers have posted detailed instructions on how to downgrade any iPhone to 1.0.2 and re-flash the baseband firmware.

Highly recommended as it makes the 1.1.1 update a smooth experience. Unbricks too, apparently.

Monday, October 1, 2007

iPhone unlocking - back to square one and 1.0.2

As reported just about everywhere, the Apple iPhone 1.1.1 update risks making your 1.0.2. hacked iPhone unusable.

So it's back to square one, sigh.

In the meantime, the iPhone Dev Team recommends downgrading to 1.02 before attempting a software SIM unlock.

I'm following the "new" hacks (such as this one that claims a 1.1.1 unlock) and will report on any significant proven breakthroughs as they are released.