Brando Joins iPhone 3G Chip-Unlocker Game, Still Needs You to Cut Up SIMs

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In similar style to the SIMable product Wilson showed you back in May, Brando now has its own SIM-hacking device available, and says it works to unlock, unchain, free, liberate—whatever—Apple iPhone 3Gs from being tied to one operator. The slim chip-and-circuit gizmo hugs the rear of your SIM and messes with the signals that go between it and the iPhone (or, indeed, a large number of other GSM and 3G phones) in a way that unlocks the device. Brando's product still requires you to cut your SIM to make room for the chip aboard it, but it looks a fairly simple operation. And it's two thirds the price of the SIMable: just $21. [Brando]

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Ah, cheap enough to test out. I'm ordering one to try with a Pay As You Go card.

This may be beneficial for those who upgraded their iPhone 3G phones prior to waiting for the Pwnage Tool people to announce what to do. Seems the new firmware includes a baseband update that may actually be unlockable.