Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just software unlock our iPhones to work on any carrier we wanted? While we’re eagerly awaiting a fully-unlocked, “Holy Grail” solution from our favorite iPhone hackers, we’ll just have to make do with SIM unlocking hacks. The SuperSIM hack that we covered previously will definitely get you up and running on a non-AT&T network, but that particular workaround only worked on V1 SIM cards and required a separate SIM reader/writer.
Grab yourself TurboSIM from Bladox (they’re understandably back-ordered right now, so you’ll have to wait in line) and follow these instructions (from simbunch):
- Jailbreak (link applicable for Windows users)
- SSH enabled (link applicable for Windows users)
- iPhone activated using your own AT&T SIM’s token (DVD Jon’s PhoneActSrv will not work!)
(eg. iASign method using AT&T’s ICCID. Link applicable for Windows users)
- You have the Turbo SIM – Blank Version available from Bladox or Votech
Once you have done all that, you can begin with the TurboSIM installation process:
- Connect to your iPhone via SSH
(I’m using SFTP in my example)
- Download turbo-cable-utils-iPhone-0.7.0-rev1.tar.gz
(much thanks to Zf_)
- Unzip it, and place the entire content of the folder bin-iPhone into the iPhone’s /bin directory.
(You can remove the bins after you’re done if you want. Ignore the folder patch.)
- Give executable permission to these files.
Chmod +x <filename>, or chmod permission to 0755 if you’re using a client like WinSCP
- Download applesaft-0.92.tar.gz
- Unzip it, go to the bin folder in the file you’ve just unzipped, and you will find the file applesaft.trb
- Copy applesaft.trb into your iPhone’s home directory (/private/var/root)
- Disable CommCenter
- Download and/or open the file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.CommCenter.plist on your iPhone
<key>Disabled</key><true/>just above the text
- Save file and/or upload it back
- Restart iPhone