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Kids hack the darndest things

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mystery_Meat, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    NEW YORK (AP) _ A 17-year-old hacker has broken the lock that ties Apple's iPhone to AT&T's wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones.
    George Hotz of Glen Rock, N.J., confirmed Friday that he had unlocked an iPhone and was using it on T-Mobile's network, the only major U.S. carrier apart from AT&T that is compatible with the iPhone's cellular technology. In a video posted to his blog, he holds an iPhone that displays "T-Mobile" as the carrier.

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  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Once unlocked it will be up on eBay. Nice.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The original story... not credited by AP

  4. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Does this mean next summer we'll be looking at AP's version of Who's Now?
  5. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Says in spnited's link that he can do one from the box in like an hour.

    Wonder how much he'd charge?
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I would guess it's legal, right?
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    If it's not, this kid isn't as smart as he thinks.
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I went to the kid's blog and got a headache from reading all the geek talk.

    I guess I am not as LEET as I would like to think.
  9. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Why wouldn't it be?
  10. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    According to the AP article, unlocking phones is legal. For most phones, it's a ton easier than with the iPhone. I'm on T-Mobile and haven't gotten a phone through them since my initial activation with them; I always buy unlocked phones.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Um, thanks.
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