US House passes bill to make phone unlocking legal, but keeps “bulk unlocking” illegal

US House passes bill to make phone unlocking legal, but keeps “bulk unlocking” illegal

The US House of Representatives passed a bill that makes cell phone unlocking legal on Tuesday, in response to a White House petition from a year ago.

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White House Responds To ‘Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal’ Petition

White House Responds To ‘Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal’ Petition

That was surprisingly quick! The White House has given its official response to the “Make Unlocking Cell Phones Legal” petition, which had received over 100,000 signatures.

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Ultrasn0w 1.2.8 For iOS 6.1 Released

Ultrasn0w 1.2.8 For iOS 6.1 Released

If you depend on Ultrasn0w, the software based solution to unlock your iPhone then we have some news.

Yesterday, MuscleNerd of the evad3rs dev team revealed that he had released a new version of Ultrasn0w for iOS 6.1 along with the launch of the evasi0n jailbreak on Monday.

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Is it Really ‘Illegal’ to Unlock Your iPhone? The EFF Weighs In

Is it Really ‘Illegal’ to Unlock Your iPhone? The EFF Weighs In

As you might know, unlocking your iPhone through any means other than your carrier or manufacturer became illegal starting this week under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The DMCA prevents unauthorised modification of software, and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been responsible for winning exceptions for jailbreaking and unlocking since the past few years.

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Sites Offering New Permanent IMEI Unlock Service For AT&T iPhone

Sites Offering New Permanent IMEI Unlock Service For AT&T iPhone

While the software unlock scene hasn’t been active since quite some time, there might be some good news for folks who are stuck with on an iPhone baseband that isn’t unlockable.

A number of sites have started selling a permanent iPhone unlock solution that doesn’t need users to jailbreak their iPhone and simply requires the device’s serial number and the IMEI code.

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Has AT&T Unlocked Your Off-Contract iPhone Yet? [Updated]

Has AT&T Unlocked Your Off-Contract iPhone Yet? [Updated]

It’s April 8th, and according to AT&T’s statement issued a couple of days back, the carrier plans to unlock users with off-contract AT&T iPhones starting today.

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Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Progress Report

Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For iPhone 4S And iPad 2 Progress Report

Few days back, pod2G revealed that the jailbreak “Dream Team” had managed to successfully break the sandbox that had prevented pod2g from releasing the untethered jailbreak publicly.

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Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 To Unlock iPhone 4 And iPhone 3GS Running iOS 5.0.1 With Older Basebands Released

Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 To Unlock iPhone 4 And iPhone 3GS Running iOS 5.0.1 With Older Basebands Released

As promised, iPhone Dev team have released an updated version of Ultrasn0w for iOS 5.0.1.

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iPhone Hacker Geohot Now Working at Facebook

iPhone Hacker Geohot Now Working at Facebook

iPhone and PS3 hacker George Hotz aka Geohot who has been off the limelight since the infamous Sony lawsuit is now working at Facebook according to p0sixninja of the Chronic dev team. The news was first uncovered by Tech Unwrapped and later verified by Gabe Rivera of Techmeme.  He apparently joined Facebook in May and announced it on his Facebook profile on June 17th.

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iOS 4.3: Update On Unlocking iPhone

iOS 4.3: Update On Unlocking iPhone

MuscleNerd, member of the iPhone Dev Team has revealed that baseband – 04.10.01 that comes bundled with iOS 4.3 for iPhone 4 is vulnerable, which indicates that it can be unlocked if Apple does not update it in the final version.

MuscleNerd revealed this news via the following tweet:

Current i4 unlock goal includes til 04.10.01 (4.3b3). Very weird situation…vuln cmds are there, trying to invoke them!

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