Sherif Hashim, iPhone hacking expert who had figured out a way to activate iPhone without the need for the official carrier SIM has hinted that software method to unlock iPhone 4 will be released in less than a month.
Sherif Hashim revealed this while responding to a tweet from one of his followers:
Gerges2001: @sherif_hashim I’m going to perform military service by January 16, will I get the unlock before this date? (translated in English)
Sherif_Hashim: @Gerges2001 sure
Though it might be a case of reading too much between the lines as Sherif Hashim hasn’t spelled it out clearly, he had found a baseband exploit few months back, so it looks like it can be used to unlock all basebands including baseband 02.10.04 (that came bundled with iOS 4.1) and baseband 03.10.01 (that came bundled with iOS 4.2.1)
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