Guess what! After weeks of hard work they have unlocked iPhone 4.
Planetbeing, the iPhone hacking expert who had ported Android to Apple’s iPhone has just announced that he has managed to successfully unlock iPhone 4.
He announced this incredible achievement on Twitter:
Looks like I now have an unlocked iPhone 4.
My soft-unlocked iPhone 4 (in Canada). I'll have video in a couple of hours once I can top-up the SIM.
He has also published photos to prove that he has unlocked his iPhone 4 on AT&T.
MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has also confirmed the news on Twitter:
Congrats to @planetbeing for first ever soft-unlocked iPhone4 (now to streamline it!)
We think we have 3 different ways to unlock once inside BB (the 3rd way was first to fully work for @planetbeing !)
The software solution to unlock iPhone 4 will allow users to use their iPhone with any GSM carrier instead of being locked to an official iPhone carrier like AT&T, which can be extremely useful when you’re travelling abroad.
MuscleNerd or planetbeing haven’t provided any details on when the tools to unlock iPhone 4 will be available to the public.
However, we doubt they will release the tools before Apple releases the iPhone software update (iOS 4.0.1) to fix the incorrect reporting of signal strength to address the iPhone 4 reception issues.
It is amazing how these guys work tirelessly to jailbreak and unlock the latest version of iPhone and iOS. Kudos to them for all the hard work and contributing so much to the iPhone community without expecting anything in return. Let's be patient and wait for them to release the tools rather than irritating them by asking for a release date. We have seen how that ended up with Geohot announcing yesterday that he was quiting the iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking scene.
Planetbeing has published the video of world's first and only soft-unlocked iPhone 4:
Thanks everyone for the tip!