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iPhone Hacktivation Using Phonebook SIM Card Blocked By Apple

October 29th, 2010 10:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

iPhone Hacktivation

iPhone developer and hacker, Sherif Hasim had figured out an easy way to activate iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G without needing the official iPhone carrier SIM.

He had discovered that using any phonebook SIM card it was possible to activate your iPhone.

He has just reported that Apple has fixed the bug, which allowed activation using any phonebook SIM.

Hasim announced the news on Twitter:

Sometime today, apple has fixed the bug thru which Phonebook sim cards used to activate, they r of NO USE anymore, don't depend on/buy them

Tools like limera1n, greenpois0n, PwnageTool that make use of Geohot’s low-level bootrom exploit to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch on iOS 4.1 can also activate iPhone so this news should not be a concern for users who want to hactivate their iPhone without needing the official iPhone carrier.

But the fact that Apple has fixed the bug definitely indicates that it is working hard to stay ahead of the cat and mouse game with the iPhone jailbreaking community.

What do you think?

[via Sherif Hasim]

Source: iPhone Hacktivation Using Phonebook SIM Card Blocked By Apple

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