Hackers to Re-Lock iPhones

Will allow users to cover their tracks, install update, be covered by warranty
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2007 9:10 AM CDT
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(Newser) – When Apple warned Monday that unlocked iPhones would be destroyed by an upcoming software update—and that the hacked phones wouldn't be covered by the warranty—the hackers who made the tools to unlock the phones in the first place got to work. Yesterday the iPhone Dev Team said they will soon release a tool for restoring iPhones to their factory settings, hiding any evidence of tampering.

The Team tells owners who modified their iPhones to wait to install the update until they get a fix out next week, CNET reports. And the anonymous group took umbrage at Apple's suggestion that unlocking the phones to work on networks other than AT&T "damaged"  them, hinting that they would get immediately to work  finding a way to make the unlocking software work with the upgrade.