We think that curtains are down finally! Not even a single ounce of my brain believed that React0r unlock for iPhone 4 baseband 04.11.08 was a 100% authentic unlocking solution.
I mentioned it couple of times that it’s not how it works and even today I’m quoting this again that “this is not how it works”. Hamzah Akram managed to create some hype regarding a possible unlocking solution for iPhone 4 baseband 04.11.08.
But what happened in the end was expected. It’s a fake? I already gave you a pretty condensed history of this scam in my previous take on react0r unlock for iPhone 04.11.08. Today we’ll settle everything down regarding react0r Unlock 04.11.08 baseband on iPhone 4.
The famous iOS developer and iPhone-Dev team’s front man MuscleNerd left a very detailed comment on Hamzah Akram’s blog that how fake that guys unlock was and how he managed to pull it off. Here’s what MuscleNerd said:
Sadly, this blog post is one of the many reasons you can tell this guy is a faker (a very bad faker, actually). By design, CRC’s are designed to detect even the most subtle changes in a file. The CRC of both basebands above is identical: BB35A14A. Despite the time difference in the *file creation times*, the *file contents* are identical. The CRC shows that. Simple conclusion: this particular faker is missing the most fundamental knowledge of programming. He’s a dumb scammer seeking attention.
This faker’s next move will be to either post a completely unrelated video showing nothing relevant, or saying he’s too busy “working for free” to make a 30-second video. I really don’t understand what drives these fakers.
This comment elucidates the real story behind this unlock and not only MuscleNerd explained it but Sharif Hashim the person behind Ultrasn0w unlock also posted that this guy is a fake.
He mentioned it in a series of tweets earlier today that he has no link to Hamzah Akram nor he is in any kind of communication with him. Moreover, he also condoned MuscleNerd’s comment on Hamzah Akram’s blog.
Acts like this do not help find any kind of solution to a problem, as a matter of fact, such acts demotivate people who work really hard to bring amazing and free unlocking tools for your iPhone. MuscleNerd also said something similar in a follow-up comment on the same blog.
Desperate fakers like this guy impede and demotivate progress. Ironic, isn’t it?
Sahrif Hashim is working on an unlock for iPhone 4 which also includes baseband 04.11.08. There is no deadline or exact date of its release but it is being worked on.
The best you can do here is wait for the REAL people to come up with some sort of solution for this problem. I personally request you guys to stop helping such people in any way.
Whenever there will be an unlock solution for iPhone 4 baseband 04.11.08 or other basebands which are currently unlocked by Gevey SIM, we will let you guys know.
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