Users Cheer Apple Dev Team Carrier Unlock For iPhone

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Users are cheering the Apple development team's release of a carrier unlock tool that once and for all provides the choice of carriers on their iPhones.

Apple iPhone users, including Apple iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G owners, can now "jailbreak" their iPhones using the "ultrasn0w carrier unlock" officially sanctioned by the Apple development team.

Apple iPhone jailbreaking is common among a select group of geeks but the Apple development team's "ultrasn0w carrier unlock" is sure to increase the jailbreak phenomenon.

Apple iPhone users have long complained about being limited to exclusive U.S. carrier AT&T because of poor phone coverage. That has resulted in widespread complaints of dropped calls.

"Thanks a million Dev team," wrote Ethan Marqus on the Apple development blog Website. "You're the best!! And for all whinners go to hell."

"Hi Dev Team, Thanks once again for freeing our iPhones," wrote a user posting a note on the Apple Developer blog under the name imagefx. "We are all in your debt."

"Dev Team THANKS BUNCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," exclaimed another user on the Apple Dev-Team blog Website. "You guys are AWESOME!"

Apple iPhone jailbreaking is also causing some angst. Some Apple iPhone users complain that the jailbroken iPhones can not connect with Apple iTunes. Still others complain that they can not use Apple's FaceTime video chatting software. And others are crying out for help from experienced jailbreakers.

"I jailbreak my iphone 4 with jailbreakme and then I download ultrasn0w from cydia, but when I reboot the iphone it got stuck on the black screen with the Apple logo and it's still like that," wrote a user calling himself nitros. "I need help please please please HELP HELP."

The Apple development team jailbreak tool follows the release of, a mobile Safari browser-based jailbreaking offering that was released in response to the U.S. Copyright Office's ruling that jailbreaking is not a copyright violation.

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