A friend of mine claims that he recieved an activated iPhone
out of Buffalo and that he was able to put in his Rogers SIM
and make calls. He didn’t get any other functions such
as wifi going. Someone offered him $1,500 and the phone was
However he didn’t call ME when he had the phone!
DVD John has managed to hack the activation. The iPhone
ships completely inoperable, until iTunes is used to send a
token back to Apple. Apple then returns the instruction that
enables all of the iPhone’s functions. The hack allows
users to pretend to be the apple server and instructs the
phone to activate locally.
Combing thouggh the on line sources it seems to be
successful – even if Meredith couldn’t answer
It took about an hour or so for
to disassemble one so we could see what’s inside. The
most promising thing for us is that there is a SIM card
buried inside… Which means that we may be able to use
the phone on Rogers’ GSM network here in Canada…
(you may have heard the Apple/AT&T went with the slower
technology. This doesn’t affect us here.)
If nothing else the WiFi capability will allow us to use the
internet features by jumping onto a local network. We await
the hackers reports on modifying the configuration…
This is the home of iPhone Guy.
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our iPhone’s in
Canada. Of course the issues at hand are what portions will
actually work up here… Willl we have to get an
American cell account?
I would expect that we can use the WiFi feature to access
the phone’s data feature. The other problem is whether
Rogers will realize that they can’t dictate terms of
use to Apple Inc. Since Rogers is the only GSM acrrier in
Canada this poses a problem…
We’ll let you know how we make out.