Verizon iPhone Unlocked To Work On China Telecom’s CDMA Network

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Wall Street Journal reports that the CDMA iPhone, which Apple and Verizon started selling last week has been successfully unlocked to work on China Telecom’s CDMA network.

An employee of Guangdong branch of China Telecom claimed that “CDMA iPhone 4 has made its first call in China without a hitch” .

WSJ reports:

A post signed the “Apple Lab Team” on the Sina Weibo account identified as belonging to the Guangdong branch of China Telecom said Tuesday the “CDMA iPhone 4 has made its first call in China” without a hitch. Preceding posts included a photo of a Verizon Wireless iPhone beside a tag labeled China Telecom Guangdong, then a photo of the device displaying the home screen for Cydia, a software application that allows users to find applications and software packages for jailbroken Apple devices.

They have also published the following photo:

A screen shot from a Sina Weibo account registered to the Guangzhou branch of China Telecom shows an image of what appears to be a Verizon Wireless iPhone4 next to a Guangzhou China Telecom employee badge. The Chinese text above reads: “CDMA iphone4 registered, for the first time we invite everyone to feast their eyes!!!”

This is interesting as GSM iPhone users have been waiting for quite a long time for a software method to unlock their iPhone on the latest basebands (such as iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 05.14.02, 05.15.04 and iPhone 4 basebands such as 02.10.04, 03.10.01). The latest version of Ultrasn0w (v1.2) unlocks iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and 06.15.00.

China Telecom’s employees haven’t revealed if they plan to release the unlocking solution to the public. As always, we will let you know as soon as we get any further updates, so stay tuned here at iPhone Hacks or follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our RSS feed.

[via WSJ]