Hackers edge toward unlocking iPhone 4 OS and network

    Date12 Jul 2010
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
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    Posted ByAlex
    The hacker group known as iPhone Dev-Team apparently is close to unlocking iPhone 4 in order to run unofficial apps and to use other GSM cellular networks besides AT&T. Unlocking the operating system, usually termed jailbreaking, lets the user further customize the phone and load and run applications apart from Apple's iTunes/App Store Web site. Unlocking the cellular baseband, sometimes called either a carrier unlock or a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) unlock, means the phone can accept a different SIM card to work on other GSM networks.

    Wikipedia has an exhaustive account of iPhone/iOS jailbreaking attempts and tools.

    Some bloggers, such as Mic Wright at ElectricPic.com, are already making their wish lists of jailbroken applications, which need a custom installer such as Cydia. Wright listed five:

    * Allowing Apple's FaceTime video chat to work on 3G cellular connections.* Support for 720p high definition video uploads, not just downloads.* Installing custom wallpapers and themes, changing iPhone icons, and so on, similar to the capabilities in Winterboard (iPhoneHeat.com has a Winterboard tutorial).* And an application to turn the iPhone 4 Wi-Fi adapter into a local hotspot, letting other devices attach to the iPhone and share its 3G connection to the Internet.* Wireless gaming controller to work with the Wii, Xbox 360 or PS3, exploiting the iPhone 4's new gyroscope.

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