United States Working Towards Making Unlocking Legal Once Again

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Unlocking your smartphone was perfectly legal in the United States until January of this year, when an exemption in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act expired and it was decided that the process would become illegal. Of course this caused a big uproar and resulted in one petition getting over 100,000 signatures which required the White House [...]

The Obama Administration Have Been Secretly Working To Make Unlocking And Jailbreaking Illegal

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Just when you thought the White House was on our side when it came to unlocking cellphones and Jailbreaking it turns out it might have a dark secret. But first let’s back track. After it was ruled that cellphone unlocking was illegal earlier this year there was a petition with over 114,000 signatures to make [...]

List Of Fake Jailbreak And Unlock Websites

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Since Jailbreaking is becoming increasingly more difficult and the timeframe between official Jailbreak releases has become unbearable by some, there are those that are exploiting people’s desire for a Jailbreak by setting up scam websites. These websites promise an Untethered Jailbreak for whatever the latest firmware version is and then either deliver a free tool [...]

The White House Responds: ‘It’s Time to Legalize Cell Phone Unlocking’

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Remember we told you about that a petition was submitted to the White House to make unlocking of iPhones and other smartphones legal? Well, the White House has now responded to the petition, which got the required number of signatures, and it’s quite a good response. The officials at the White House believe that unlocking [...]

How To: Unlock iPhone 4 Or iPhone 3GS On iOS 6.x With UltraSn0w 1.2.8

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Earlier today we told you that UltraSn0w 1.2.8 was released by the iPhone Dev-Team and with its release comes compatibility with the iOS 6 firmware generation. This means if you have been holding off upgrading to iOS 6 because of UltraSn0w compatibility woes, it is now safe to do so. You will simply need to use [...]

UltraSn0w 1.2.8 Available To Unlock iPhone 4 And iPhone 3GS On iOS 6.x

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For all of you unlocked iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS users out there you will be glad to know that you can indeed upgrade to iOS 6.1 for an Untethered Jailbreak because UltraSn0w is now compatible with the iOS 6 firmware generation. MuscleNerd sent out a tweet yesterday saying that UltraSn0w was updated to version 1.2.8 a [...]

Unlocking Your Smartphone Could Land You A $500,000 Fine And Imprisonment For 5 Years

Last year the Librarian of Congress announced that unlocking your cellular device would become illegal after January 26th, 2013. Well, the day has come and it is now illegal to unlock your smartphone without the permission of your carrier. I am sure you are wondering just what happens if you break the law and unlock [...]

Want To Help Make Unlocking iPhones Legal? Sign This Petition

Recently, we told you how unlocking iPhones and other phones was going to become illegal after Saturday. Well, it is now illegal and if you want to help make it permanently legal, you’ll have to sign a petition that has been started at WhiteHouse.gov. Late last year, the Librarian of Congress issued a DMCA notice [...]

iPhone Unlocking Could Become Illegal After This Saturday

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Yes, you read that right. Unlocking your carrier-locked iPhone without contacting your carrier could become illegal come this Saturday. Even software unlocks without consent from your carrier would be considered illegal. With an unlocked iPhone, you can use any carrier’s SIM card on your device. This is very useful for travelers or if you want [...]

How To: Carrier Unlock Galaxy Note 2 N7100 / N7105 For Free (May Work On Some Galaxy S3 Variants – Not All)

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The last thing any Android user wants is their Android device to be SIM-locked. A SIM-locked phone is useless when traveling to a place where the original carrier’s network is not supported. Usually, XDA Developers’ member are known for releasing custom ROMs and other Mods, but information on unlocking handsets is released occasionally. However, when [...]