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Master Geek
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# 17914 17-Dec-2007 22:33
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By the time I'm able to buy an iPhone there's probably only gonna be OOB 1.1.2's around so I'm wondering when an unlock solution might be available?

I know it's a vague question but if 1.1.1 and below were all hacked using a variation of the tiff exploit and Apple have since "plugged that hole", are we now waiting for a hacker(s) to find a totally new exploit or is the knowledge gained from all the previous solutions enough to work out a solution? I only ask 'cos I'm not too clued up on hacking culture and I wonder how hard it is...

Is it more of a question of when rather than if? Thoughts?

EDIT: oh, I forgot to mention that this post relates to AnySim-esque type of unlocks rather than the TurboSim solution

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Wannabe Geek

  # 103392 7-Jan-2008 18:06
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I'd also like an answer to this if anyone knows. I am thinking about getting an iphone from toshcomputers, but they only have 1.1.2's & I am a bit reluctant to shell out that kind of money before finding out if it can be unlocked for use in NZ.
Any advice would be great

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  # 103482 7-Jan-2008 23:26
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Can't they just be downgraded?


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Master Geek
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  # 103486 8-Jan-2008 00:01
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I'm pretty sure they can't Fossie i.e you can downgrade the firmware to 1.1.1 but you can't downgrade the new baseband or bootloader as well (which come with OOB 1.1.2's and up)

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  # 103553 8-Jan-2008 12:25
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I found a firm in NZ selling 1.1.2's which have been unlocked with the cut sim card method (kiwiiphone). The salesman said the caller id & voicemail alert works (as he would) so it looks like its all on. $1299 - ouch - but if I had to do the unlocking & everything myself I would no doubt end up with an i-pod touch.
Anyhoo, I guess that means the 1.1.2's can be unlocked

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Master Geek
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  # 103558 8-Jan-2008 12:53
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Thanks Ladaguy - yeah, the turbosim approach does work but I'm too cheap to pay any more than $850 max for an iPhone hence my query about a software unlock...guess we can only hope that apple officially release the 1.1.3 firmware soon so the hackers can then try software unlocking 1.1.2

I'm still on the fence here...might actually buy a 1.1.2, jailbreak it so i can use it sans-phone-functions then hope-to-god a hack is found.

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  # 103563 8-Jan-2008 13:07
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Wait until after macworld.

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  # 103626 8-Jan-2008 18:57
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I have been following this pretty closely and at the mo there is still no software hack (that I know of) for new 1.1.2 iphones :-(

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