iPhone explodes from unlock attempt

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  1. zap2 macrumors 604

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    One more reason for me not to unlock my iPhone
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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  3. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! If what he says is true, it exploded/burned while he was opening it, before any soldering took place.
     
  4. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    What so honestly screwing with the software makes your iPhones explode? But it wont matter because it would be covered by Apple.. how are they going to tell your iPhone was unlocked if it blew up? :rolleyes:
     
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  6. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    Apple thinks of everything. Try to unlock their iPhone, they'll blow it up. :D

    " iKamikazi for iPhone"
     
  7. sblasl thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder when the first lawsuit against Apple will show up for this...
     
  8. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    You don't mess with the Steve.
     
  9. n00basaur macrumors regular

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  11. iLeoMarc macrumors regular

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    It was an attempt at a hardware unlock...
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    No, an explosion is a feature.



    Actually, that'd be pretty cool-- put ink packets in your iPhone and if it gets stolen, you can email a special code to it that would make it explode! Teehee.
     
  13. zap2 macrumors 604

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    :D:D

    Thats be pretty darn fun if you got to see the theft's face!
     
  14. benlee macrumors 65816

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    I Call B.S.

    I tried to unlock my iphone and it spontaneously combusted. Now I don't have one and all records of me owning one have also seized to exist. No one even remembers me even ever having it.
     
  15. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Not BS at all. If you cross out that battery, it could easily combust, and can burn at extremely high temperatures.
     
  16. JimmyDreams macrumors 6502

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    I tried to unlock my iPhone.

    I was being careful, but as soon as I put the cover removal tool into the slot to separate the cover, I heard:

    "What are you doing, Dave?" in perfect 2001: A Space Odyssey HAL voice.

    Scared the BEJEEBUS out of me. I stopped trying to hack something that was already pretty damn cool....

    Now, I'm fairly certain my iPhone is watching me. And I don't care WHAT you say, I ain't goin' NEAR that airlock!!

    JimmyD
    :apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  17. mashoutposse macrumors 6502

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    Lots of funny responses :p

    The guy likely left the phone on while attempting to take off the case. The correct procedure is to turn it off completely (red slider) while dismantling.

    It may be possible to puncture the battery cell during the initial removal of the aluminum panel if you use enough force.
     
  18. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Thats not a bug, thats a unexpected feature.
     
  19. sinecurea macrumors regular

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    ceased
     
  20. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Soldering is not needed anymore, Touching down on the traces with two needles is enough.
     
  21. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Ok now THIS made me laugh. New explode feature on the iPhone.

    I can just imagine it...the next software revision adds remote dentonation.

    Now you can blow your own phone up from the comfort of your own home if someone takes your phone.
     
  22. officerdick macrumors regular

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    He probally accedentally touched the battery with the screwdriver, so it imediatly discahrged, producing alot of heat.
     
  23. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yet another reason to have easily removeable batteries :eek:

    Also, use only plastic case removers... not a metal screwdriver!
     
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