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iPhone 1.1.2 SIM-lock Bypassed [Sketchy Alert]

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 10th, 2008 10:59AM EST

We’re not saying that this possibly-sketchy Chinese online retailer is trying to swindle you, but you can be sure that we won’t be ordered any of these ourselves. is claiming their X-Sim II hardware solution will spoof newer iPhones shipped with the new bootloader and 1.1.2 preinstalled. X-Sim II won’t unlock your phone, but according to the site it will cause the iPhone to bypass the SIM-check stage of the booting process and allow it to work on any network. Re-he-heally? The process as described is simple enough: Jailbreak your iPhone, pop your SIM into the X-Sim II adapter, pop the combo into the iPhone’s SIM tray and slide it on in. also claims that the device will work with AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodaphone, ORANGE, Mobile , o2, Tesco, CosmOTE, Tim and Virgin. Rock on. If you do have the marbles to even consider ordering one, take particular note of the warning at the bottom of their page. “We can’t guarantee that X-SIM, and we can’t offer any refund about it”. Translation: “If this thing turns out to be nothing more than a useless plastic chip, enjoy your $45 guitar pick because we don’t want to hear about it”. On the other hand, we could be way off and this thing might work perfectly. For $45 it might be worth checking out, but don’t come crying to us when your identity is stolen and you have to turn tricks to make ends meet…



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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.