Hardware-based iPhone 3G unlock coming 20 Aug

Hardware-based iPhone 3G unlock coming 20 Aug

Summary: According to a post at iPhone Atlas a company called USB Fever is preparing to offer a hardware-based iPhone 3G unlocking device.The company is taking pre-orders for a US$35 SIM unlock that consists of a micro-controller mounted to a 0.

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Hardware-based iPhone 3G unlock coming 20 AugAccording to a post at iPhone Atlas a company called USB Fever is preparing to offer a hardware-based iPhone 3G unlocking device.

The company is taking pre-orders for a US$35 SIM unlock that consists of a micro-controller mounted to a 0.10mm thin piece of FPC that fits between an an operators SIM card and the phone’s SIM socket. The device will allow the use of an unauthorized carrier SIM card in the iPhone 3G.

The product description from USB Fever reads:

Because of it’s very thin and slim design it fits into almost all phone’s on the market and can also be easily removed again. It’s got Gold Immersion and makes perfect contact with the card and the socket at all times. Cutting of your Operator’s SIM card is required but kept to a minimum.

This SIM unlock is a revolutionary do-it-yourself Plug & Play card for unlocking iPhone 3G without the risk of damaging the iPhone 3G or voiding it’s warranty. This SIM unlock is inserted into the iPhone 3G in parallel with your operator’s SIM card and enables you to use your card on phones locked to another provider.

Topics: Wi-Fi, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Networking

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  • That is honestly very cool!

    You know what's cooler though? Not needing a hack at all... you know... like all other phones. :)
    NonZealot
  • Would it not be nice if...

    people who wrote in obscure jargon would define their
    terms.

    For example, what does FPC mean?

    Maybe it is:
    Fortune Personnel Consultants or Fish Passage Center
    or Featured Picture Candidates or Foreign Press
    Center.

    All of these show up in a google search.

    Possibly the authors do not even know?

    What is the point of writing something if the writing
    does not communicate?
    Jeremy W
    • FPC

      Probably means Flexible Printed Circuit. But who knows?
      Canticus
  • Great

    Good to know that we get some real choice.
    rhon@...
  • RE: Hardware-based iPhone 3G unlock coming 20 Aug

    Theres a better device for unlocking the iphone 3g which is out now and you dont need to cut your simcard. All you do is simply pop it into the iphones simcard tray before your own simcard. have a look

    www.any-network.com.

    I've been using one with a vodafone simcard in a o2 locked iphone 3g with no problems at all
    c6bro
  • Any-Network device

    www.any-network.com

    device you dont have to cut your card. you just insert it in the phone
    c6bro
  • RE: Hardware-based iPhone 3G unlock coming 20 Aug

    The iPhone 3G added 3G cellular network capabilities and A-GPS location. The iPhone 3GS added a compass, faster processor, and higher resolution camera, including video recording at 480p. -<a href="http://anylabtestmckinney.com/">Any Lab Test Now</a>
    shantelle143