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Master Geek

# 19769 29-Feb-2008 21:36
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It's been talked about for a while now but it seems like we're getting very close to seeing a new jailbreak/unlock solution...

There have been a couple of videos posted on YouTube, one 2 days ago (27/2) showing an iPhone with a custom loading screen. This must be from a custom firmware image:

And the other released today (29/2), and MORE EXCITING, more obvious (as I imagine many won't understand what the first one means), shows an iPhone upgraded via iTunes from 1.1.1 to 1.1.4 and remaining unlocked and jailbroken!:

Keep a very close eye on these guys... I think we'll see something very exciting from them soon... in fact - I believe this will probably be released on the 6th of March immediately after the SDK.

The Dev Team were to release the JerrySIM (that Zibri stole) using this same approach... release teaser videos first without releasing the software:
The following release scenario is suggested

T0 : jerrySIM announcement and video proof, no release

T0+TS : release of jerrySIM as an obfuscated (free registration needed with
phone IMEI/serial on a server) TurboSIM application

T0+SC : release of jerrySIM as a Silvercard code (preferred)

T0+FC : release of jerrySIM as a Funcard code (optional)

TS timeframe : T0 + a few days
SC/FC timeframe : TS + 1 week max

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Master Geek

  # 113888 1-Mar-2008 09:18
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Hmm - some are saying this is a firmware ipsw file for 1.1.4 that has been modified so a restore will auto jailbreak and unlock!
If that is the case then they ~are~ in fact running a custom bootloader!

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  # 113903 1-Mar-2008 11:01
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You really have to wonder whether Apple see any point in trying to stop people h8x1ing their iPhones.

You could argue that if it wasn't for the extremely large number of people who have hacked their phones that the iPhone would have been a dismal failure and I think Apple are now well and truely aware that the business model they adopted has been less than a success. Having said that however you kind of wonder whether they intentionally planned for it to fail or where simply blinded by their lack of understanding of how the mobile industry does work and how different the US market is from the rest of the world.

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