Hack lets you unlock your iPhone without jailbreaking it

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GSM Phone Source is offering a new service that claims to unlock your iPhone so that you can use it on any GSM carrier, without jailbreaking your device first. It works by adjusting your phone's IMEI, the number unique for every GSM phone that allows your carrier to identify your device. The unlocking process will set you back $180, but it does reportedly work, according to BGR.

When you sign up for the service, you must provide your iPhone's IMEI (connect your iPhone to your computer, launch iTunes, click the Summary tab for the device, and then click on Phone Number). They'll email you within 48 hours to confirm that your phone has been unlocked. You'll then have to sync with iTunes before inserting any GSM SIM card into your iPhone.

For those in the US, remember that this will only work with the AT&T iPhone, not the Verizon iPhone.

There's just one problem. As easily as someone can add your IMEI to the database to whitelist your iPhone, it can be removed as well. As a result, your iPhone will be locked again as soon as you connect it to iTunes. In other words, use this service at your own risk.

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