Wednesday, July 04, 2007

iPhone: Let the Hacking Begin

Well, the now-famous "DVD Jon" (Jon Johansen) did it again! The guy who cracked the DRM of DVDs and iTunes is back and he has found a way to "activate" an iPhone without having to go through the iTunes Store route.


The hack involves editing some Hex codes on iTunes, editing the HOSTS file of the computer and running a program called "Phone Activation Server 1.0". Unfortunately, the iPhone that is hacked this way will *not* have phone functionalities so people who will try this hack will have a rather expensive multi-touch MP3/Music player. *bummer*

But who knows? Maybe the version 2 of the "Phone Activation Server" program may allow the iPhone to be used as what it is -- a cellphone!

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