Rival iPhone unlock teams hint at 1.1.2 success
Hackers have worked out how to unlock the latest iPhone firmware, 1.1.2, to allow handsets running it to operate on any GSM network. Yet confusion reigns – one popular unlocking app may have been updated ‘unofficially’.
Firmware 1.1.2 was released this past Friday, just ahead of the UK and German iPhone launches. New European models being sold for use on the O2 UK and T-Mobile Germany networks come with 1.1.2 pre-installed.
Methods posted so far involve taking a 1.1.2 handset and downgrading the firmware to the previous version, 1.1.1. Opening 1.1.1 to accept third-party applications – a process called ‘jailbreaking’ – allows the handset’s baseband software, currently at version 4.02.13_G, to be unlocked. Users can then re-upgrade to 1.1.2.
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