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iPhone Dev-Team Warns Against Unlock Scam

iPhone Dev-Team Warns Against Unlock Scam

Posted January 3, 2009 at 5:31pm by iClarified · 31993 views
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The iPhone Dev-Team is warning people about the unauthorized theft and sale of the yellowsn0w unlock.

Seems like “Jody Sanders” of the West Midlands, UK (who we mentioned in our release post) is at it again and is stealing our work and passing it off as his own, he has done this before and this scam was reported by the Guardian and also by us before and was also covered in a very very long thread over at hackint0sh forums.

We specifically restrict the commercial use of our software, and yellowsn0w is included in these restrictions. This dodgy geezer is selling our software to you at a bargain £19.99 he says:-


“We can now fully unlock the iPhone 3G for use on any GSM network for just £19.99 DIY (£49.99 in-store at either London or Birmingham) - just in time for the release of the iPhone 3G PAYG in the UK (available from Carphone Warehouse and o2).”

The iPhone Dev-Team is asking anyone with more information about iph*neunl*ckuk and Jody Sanders to contact them at blog@iphone-dev.org. They would also appreciate any legal advice or assistance.

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Awayze
Awayze - January 4, 2009 at 12:25pm
Does anyone have an email you could log in with?Mine was awayze@ymail.com but he blocked me, the scum!
archer1702
archer1702 - January 4, 2009 at 7:03am
Yeah right DEV TEAM.....! What he is doing is illegal and u dont??? Get a life DEv TEam
attnck
attnck - January 4, 2009 at 10:47am
archer1702: Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) the unlocking of cellular phones and the methods and programs used in the process are 100% legal. Please view the following DMCA Document for more information. http://www.copyright.gov/1201/docs/1201_recommendation.pdf
Wojtek
Wojtek - January 4, 2009 at 3:23pm
But at least they don't take someone elses work and try to sell it as there own. You talking crap about them but you surely use what they have to offer.
dtube
dtube - January 4, 2009 at 11:35pm
archer1702, Please read before you post such a comment. It is perfectly legal to unlock the phone. The DEV Team is giving free software that does not infringe on any rights. What they are giving you is perfectly legal.
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