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By Wolfgang Gruener
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Jon Lech Johansen, also known as "DVD Jon" and as the software engineer who released software code that cracked the DVD content-scrambling system in 2002, apparently has found details about iPhone and iTunes activation data and as well as a first key to open up the iPhone.

Readers have notified us that Johansen has published the information on his blog, where he claims to have discovered a way to activate the iPhone without going through the regular activation process in iTunes.

Johansen's "Phone Activation Server v1.0" software so far only enables iPod and Wi-Fi capabilities on the iPhone, not the actual phone. While the opened feature set is limited - and reduces the iPhone to an expensive Wi-Fi iPod - it is more than what has been available before: The iPhone is designed to only provide access to emergency phone calls, if a user decides not to activate the phone.

Johansen did not say if iPhone users can still go through the regular AT&T activation process once the phone has been activated through his Phone Activation Server.
[Source: TG Daily]
 

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Hacker Jon Lech Johansen, known widely as "DVD Jon," has cracked Apple's iPhone activation, or so he claims, meaning that iPhone buyers will be able to activate and use the new handset without having to commit to an AT&T wireless contract. Johansen announced his feat in a blog post entitled "iPhone Independence Day."


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DVD Jon offered a link to download the patch. Dubbed "Phone Activation Server v1.0," the patch requires users to have Microsoft .NET 2.0, which is freely available as a download from Microsoft.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nf/20070705/...OLL4pxBn8jtBAF
 

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This makes me want to put on my Wizard Hat and Robes.
 

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Originally Posted by Easty
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How do you get the thing without the network in the US? Think I'll have to detour to germany when I next visit home in the UK.

You can get them at the Apple Store.
 

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Originally Posted by Easty
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Only linked with AT&T I think

No, you can get them without a contract and activate it and pick your contract and everything at home.
 

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yea, too bad the PHONE PART doesn't work

read the article...

now if a 3rd party SIM worked with this, then that would be sweet... but it doesn't
 

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Originally Posted by TrAncE XD
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yea, too bad the PHONE PART doesn't work

read the article...

now if a 3rd party SIM worked with this, then that would be sweet... but it doesn't

This that is possible via a crack? Or does it have to do with the hardward?
 

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I just don't think I would be able to justify buying a $600 8GB MP3 player... buy a PS3 instead.... lol or a wii and an xbox 360.
 

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Originally Posted by dannyyboii
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This that is possible via a crack? Or does it have to do with the hardward?


Hackers are still working to unlock it.
 

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I just don't think I would be able to justify buying a $600 8GB MP3 player... buy a PS3 instead.... lol or a wii and an xbox 360.
aaaahhhh, Not just an 8gb mp3 player, The I-phone has Wi-fi, and excelent web surfing ability, BT 2.0, Camera (sort of), etc....
 

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Originally Posted by Modki
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This makes me want to put on my Wizard Hat and Robes.

I was thinking the same exact thing.

I'm informing my brother immediately.
 

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Originally Posted by ptrott
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I just don't think I would be able to justify buying a $600 8GB MP3 player... buy a PS3 instead.... lol or a wii and an xbox 360.

You know, this totally changed my prospective of things. You can get a 360 and a Wii for the price of a single PS3... wow...

On topic: hacking FTW =P
 
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