Norwegian hacker says he can bypass AT&T on iPhone

A well-known hacker claims to have overcome restrictions on Apple Inc.'s iPhone, allowing highly technical users to bypass AT&T Inc.'s network to use the phone's Internet and music features.

In a post dated July 3 on his blog, Jon Johansen, 23, a prolific hacker of consumer electronics gadgets since he was a teenager in Norway, said "I've found a way to activate a brand new unactivated iPhone" without signing up for AT&T service.

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ITR3849d ago

You can do the same thing by screwing your credit check.
Just type in 9's for your SSN which kills the credit check then pick the pay as you go plan.
Once activated, cancel your account. It's free, if you do it right after activating.
Now you have a functional iPhone without the phone part. And yes, the wifi does work along with the iPod.

Unless Apple has fixed the credit check loop hole this should still work for everyone.

Russbomb3849d ago

That definatly deserved a ! because it was a hacker from where else but Norway, Ha Ha.

but really this is pretty cool that he got is working with ipod and wifi.

the only problem that persists is, I don't think that anyone other than apple people and high end consumers will want an iphone, to bad for apple.

fury3849d ago

The IPhone f_u_c_k_i_n_g deserves it...

ITR3849d ago

You talk like this is a bad thing..
It's not because it can only sell more to niche groups now.
Apple TV is selling to niche groups now because it's extremely hackable.

risk3849d ago

ignore him..he prolly hates apple cuz microsoft couldnt make the zune better ;/

fury3849d ago

No, I certainly don't hate apple. I just hate the fact the IPhone is so expensive and yet hasn't got the many features other mobile phones (Nokia N95) have. 599$ is a sh!tload amount of money and the price isn't justified...

BIadestarX3849d ago

I was under the impression that any apple hardware is hacker proof... wait a second! only microsoft gets hack! how dare this hackers aim a Apple! how dare you!
Apple... welcome to the big dogs world....