Dev Team: Imitation is Flattering but Might Kill Unlock

Hackers vs. hackers. FreeHacks vs. AdHacks vs. PaidHacks. Jeremy covered the state of iPhone piracy yesterday, and while the argument over apps rages, the Jailbreak and potential unlock sitch could become just as confusing. Witness the Dev Team's Cat. Bag. Mouse. post which warns against using "unofficial" (according to the Dev Team) versions of, er, the unofficial (according to Apple) iPhone jailbreaking QuickPwn:

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT THE UNOFFICIAL QUICKPWN RELEASES IS THAT IF YOU USE THEM, YOU WILL KILL YELLOWSN0W, POSSIBLY FOREVER. That’s because QuickPwn, by its very nature, requires you to already have accepted Apple’s official IPSW, along with its baseband update. If you do that, you will (possibly forever) lose your ability to software-unlock your iPhone 3G.

As to what the Dev Team itself is up to... check out the rest of their post.

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Rene Ritchie

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Dev Team: Imitation is Flattering but Might Kill Unlock


iPhone OS 2.0 caused the jailbreaking community to start acting like little children. iPhone OS 3.0 has turned them into screaming toddlers crying to try and get attention.

cant wait for cyndia to get mad when people start cloning them... This is why I don't jailbreak, its not about fear its about 6th grade mentailty that goes with it...

@frog I agree. I miss the days of 1.1. Yeah, installer was buggy, took forever to load, but it had genuinely useful, and unique software.
Now it's all gone to hell. :(