How long will it be before someone can actually unlock the iPhone to work with other carriers? The iPhone OS passwords have already been cracked, according to a forum post on Hackintosh by sam, who claims:
The password for root is “alpine”
The “mobile” user accounts password is “dottie”
They’ve also found the encrypted restore image, which contains the machine’s instructions to run. If they can find a way to decrypt, modify, and replace it, they should be able to make the iPhone sing and dance. The other options is a mysterious service called Unlock Your Apple iPhone Today which claims to unlock “75% of all the iPhone we have currently tested with unlock codes generated from the phones IMEI.” Then again, they look like a spam operation, so trust them with your IMEI if you dare.
The sad thing is that even when someone unlocks the iPhone and gets it to work on another network, it doesn’t even have 3G support for fast internet, and the new provider probably won’t be able to provide data services, visual voicemail, or any other compelling iPhone features. Unlocking your iPhone is the same as bricking it.
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