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July 5, 2007

3rd Party iPhone Activation Bypasses AT&T

DVD Jon, the person who gave us 15 lines of code that cracked the CSS DVD protection system, has published a crack to bypass activation for the iPhone.  The program is not for the squeamish, however, requiring hex editing of the iTunes software and other manual changes to Windows.  The result is an iPod and Wi-Fi network access.  The phone part doesn't work after the crack, but that may not matter for some people.  But at $499 and $599, maybe it does.  Wait for more efforts as enterprising individuals make this device their own, literally.

Stories are in Computerworld, the Guardian Unlimited, and PC World.

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