iPhone Canadian user on Rogers

A friend of mine claims that he recieved an activated iPhone out of Buffalo and that he was able to put in his Rogers SIM and make calls. He didn’t get any other functions such as wifi going. Someone offered him $1,500 and the phone was gone…

However he didn’t call ME when he had the phone!

iPhone activation hacked

DVD John has managed to hack the activation. The iPhone ships completely inoperable, until iTunes is used to send a token back to Apple. Apple then returns the instruction that enables all of the iPhone’s functions. The hack allows users to pretend to be the apple server and instructs the phone to activate locally.

Read more here

iPhone has landed – in the US at least

Combing thouggh the on line sources it seems to be successful – even if Meredith couldn’t answer the call!

It took about an hour or so for iFixit to disassemble one so we could see what’s inside. The most promising thing for us is that there is a SIM card buried inside… Which means that we may be able to use the phone on Rogers’ GSM network here in Canada… (you may have heard the Apple/AT&T went with the slower EDGE technology. This doesn’t affect us here.)

If nothing else the WiFi capability will allow us to use the internet features by jumping onto a local network. We await the hackers reports on modifying the configuration…

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We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our iPhone’s in Canada. Of course the issues at hand are what portions will actually work up here… Willl we have to get an American cell account?

I would expect that we can use the WiFi feature to access the phone’s data feature. The other problem is whether Rogers will realize that they can’t dictate terms of use to Apple Inc. Since Rogers is the only GSM acrrier in Canada this poses a problem…

We’ll let you know how we make out.

Tim