iPhone hack bypasses AT&T
DVD Jon strikes again
Famed reverse engineer Jon Lech Johansen claims to have discovered a way to “activate” an iPhone without signing up for a contract with AT&T. The hack allows users to use the iPod and Wi-Fi capabilities of the devices, but doesn’t allow use of its phone features.
DVD Jon – who’s been something of a thorn in Apple’s side for some time, most notably when he decoded the encryption that locks down iTunes-purchased music – said his latest hack allows potential iPhone purchasers to use the device as a sort of iPod/personal organiser on steroids without entering into a two year contract with AT&T.
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