Good Luck and Farewell, Dev Team!

The most respectful and well-known developer group in iphone hacking field, iphone dev team, has been eliminated! check out the official press release on their site here. here’s the quote:

iPhone DevTeam PRESS RELEASE

The “DevTeam” would like to announce the immediate withdrawal from the iPhone development arena.

It was anticipated that the DevTeam would be releasing a tool for the iPhone sometime this week, unfortunately it has been decided to withdraw all development activities on this tool.

Criticism of the validity of the tool has been reported in the press and certain actions were taken to prevent the release of the tool on the 30th March.

Due to these actions, certain developers ceased their work immediately, with others reconsidering their position.

On Monday the 31st of March the DevTeam was approached by an unnamed party to sell all of thei intellectual property and related applications.

After much consideration the offer was accepted and work has ceased.

The name of the company that has made this offer is private, and the details of the deal are confidential.

Our only comment is that Pwnage Tool and other such applications will not be seen outside of the lab.

We would like to thank our users for their support over the last 10 months.

ENDS

Really frustrated at this, ‘coz they are the one that owns my full respect and now they are gone. same goes to the long-awaited pwnage project. What do we expect from the iphone hacking field tomorrow, then?!

Anyway, they have done so much to us. and they should have a good ending. hopefully their hacking spirits will be kept and reserved in the following hacking guys. for now, let me say:

Good luck and Farewell, iPhone Dev Team.

Update(Apr.1,2008): So glad to learn that i’m just been fooled :-)

iPhone Independent Day Finally Comes!

iPhone Dev Team is REALLY GREAT!!

I’ll try the guide after work-time myself, since i didn’t take the USB connector with me right now.

So expecting… 😀

Update: It worked!

  • SMS in/out yes
  • Call in/out yes
  • GPRS ? (To Be Check)
  • EDGE yes(FREE(Chinese) so far in Beijing Here 😀😀 )
  • Youtube no (after tweak, only the video list can be seen)

See pictures below 😀

iphone on china mobile

iphone on china mobile

Salute to iPhone Dev Team!

Read this from iPhone Dev Wiki forum by Sam titled ‘My words on iphonesimfree proof‘(http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5148):

We had two offers so far form commercial unlocking companys in the past as well, one can be read in the status thread of the dev team news forum, one was only handled on IRC. Even if one of the offers was about 100.000 Eur coming for a company named “da vinci team,” and honestly this is more than I will earn in the next few years all together, not me nor anybody on the team was even thinking of selling the unlock according to our strong believe in hacking ethics, a thing a lot of people properly will never understand but its a way to go for some crazy people like us.

To this ethics we also count the belief that one shall not steal, so we are not going to reverse engineer the ipsf solution as many people believed or expected but finish our own software and way, which will be released as the free unlock solution.

So far we written multiple thousand lines of code, invested endless hours of time and energy (yes also electrical ) into this project. And none of the people left even thinks about giving up now the work of the past 2 months, which was hard, stressing and outsourcing for any of us.

Also in the future we will supply you with further “quality” solutions and hacks to stay and still serve the iPhone community with our work. In the meantime enjoy the fruits of the dev team work, like the countless cool programs made with nightwatchs toolchain or the other neat tool allowing you to do all the stuff you can do today based upon our research.

That’s what a REAL hacker looks like in my minds! And I salute to them!