Unlocking bill passes through Senate with ‘unanimous consent agreement,’ now moves to the House

Unlocking bill passes through Senate with ‘unanimous consent agreement,’ now moves to the House

Having a device be unlocked, whether it is tied to an active contract/agreement or not, has been an issue for quite some time. But recently, there’s been a bigger focus put on the effort from government officials. Now, a new unlocking bill is closer to reality than ever before, as it moves through one stage and into the next.

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Further steps taken on the cell phone unlocking bill, bulk unlocking takes a focus

Further steps taken on the cell phone unlocking bill, bulk unlocking takes a focus

Earlier this year, a bill was passed to make unlocking cell phones legal. While it was passed, there were some caveats that many couldn’t ignore. Further steps are now being taken on the bill, which is being introduced with a new version.

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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

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

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

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