George Hotz finds
hack for iPhone to unlock from AT&T
George Hotz, 17, has written
an application hack to unlock the iPhone and use with any other
carrier around the world.
The much hyped iPhone and its maker Apple Inc.
(NASDAQ:AAPL) have met
their match in the face of 17-years-old George Hotz, who was
able to write a software application to unlock the trendy device
from AT&T. Currently, iPhone owners and future buyers can use
the device only through the network of AT&T, but the desire of
George Hotz to hook up his cell phone to T-Mobile lead to the
hack. According to Hotz, once the iPhone is unlocked, it could
be used with almost any other carrier around the world.
He and a group of programmers came up with the
hack, which is described on his blog at
http://iphonejtag.blogspot.com/ and has a video
which has already generated almost 200,000 views on YouTube. We
have the video of the iPhone hack below, keep in mind that the video may be taken down
pretty soon by AT&T lawyers.
George Hotz is also selling the first iPhone he hacked,
according to his blog, to get some extra money for college. Watch
the video directions to unlock the iPhone: