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Old 04-30-2008, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I could theorize..... the lock on your device is keyed to the carrier SIM inserted. They have figured out some way to chop out the electrical bits in a SIM chip which hold this information, and replace it with some custom silicon that somehow reports to the phone it's a valid SIM for the locked carrier. (I'm not an electrical engineer to theorize more deeply how it actually works at the wire level)

Seeing as how they want you to cut a hole in your SIM, that's the only way I can think of right now that it would work - hack the hardware, not the software.
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