Tuesday, September 25, 2007

iPhone Hacks Are In Jeopardy!

Apple announces its plans to attack iPhone hacks that allow the iPhone to work with other carriers. Apple says that if there is any evidence that the iPhone has been hacked then the warranty will be void.

Apple plans to launch the new software this week that will allow wifi iTunes Store and other features that the iTouch currently has.

What does this mean for you? If you have not hacked your iPhone in any way, then this is all good news and you should welcome the new firmware release. If you have hacked the iPhone to run third party software or unlocked the iPhone to use with another carrier you have to be more careful in how you sync your iPhone now. There will likely be new hacks available soon that will allow you to get all of the Apple updates and then unlock the iPhone again so you have three options:

1. Wait to get the Apple firmware update until someone comes out with the new hacks.
2. Go ahead and get the new firmware, but be very careful when doing so. If you want to get the new firmware then you should first restore the iPhone to its original factory settings by connecting it to iTunes and clicking restore.
3. Get rid of hacks entirely and rely on Apple to give you everything you need.

Obviously the choice is yours and there are more options, but these are the ones that I would be considering if I had hacked my iPhone. Maybe I will hack my iPhone again soon, but for now I just don't have the time to keep up with all of the updates and rehacking stuff.

Good Luck!