New Method Unlocks iPhone Without Jailbreaking
Apple keeps the iPhone ecosystem tightly closed and frowns on those who try to break it open. That's why so many people are interested in a reported new method to unlock the iPhone without jailbreaking it.
Several sites are reporting they can permanently unlock iPhones with this new method, for a fee, of course.
Traditionally, if iPhon e owners wanted to install unapproved apps or run the phone on an unapproved network, it had to be jailbroken, meaning the firmware had to be cracked and tweaked to overcome the built-in restrictions. Of course, Apple disapproves of jailbreaking and has locked out owners who have done so in the past.
This new method seems quite similar to traditional jailbreaking methods, but it works through iTunes itself, which is a legitimate way to change iPhone settings. In essence, it's a way to unlock the iPhone without incurring the wrath of Apple … at least for now.
It's unclear how users are able to alter iTunes IMEI (the system behind the process) without Apple approving or even knowing. However, several sources have tested it and report that it does indeed unlock iPhones.