iphoneunlockuk breaking GPL?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by georgeoommen, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. georgeoommen macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if the iJailbreak released by Arix is under GPL?? if so i'm pretty certain these guys at iphoneunlockuk.com are breaking it as they are using the exact same software and they are charging for it. have a look at the screenshot of the software below. Its exactly the same as iJailbreak with only the window title and the welcome message changed.

    http://iphoneunlockuk.com/whatphones.php

    Should we be reporting this to the standards and trading commission?? Surely they shouldn't be allowed to profit from the hard work of Arix and co.
     
  2. cazlar macrumors 6502

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    40 pounds to unlock, what a ripoff. And yes, the code is GPL2. Arix is on MR, might be worth informing him if he doesn't know. BTW, AFAIK there's nothing wrong with taking GPL source and charging for it (except morally perhaps), but they need to follow all the other rules given in the licence.
     
  3. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    i used this site for unlocking my phone and 39.99 is cheap to me, as i know if it goes wrong they can help me get back on track!

    At the end of the day its 39.99 on top of nearly 300... i believe its worth it!

    Also when ive ran up the staff are helpful and know what their on about!
     
  4. rsxmachine macrumors 6502

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    If people are stupid enough to buy this, then they deserve to pay.
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    To be honest money isnt a problem and also im paying for the support if anything goes wrong!!!!
     
  6. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Just use the free version of Ziphone. No need to pay these people for something that was intended to be free.
     
  7. patrickk macrumors newbie

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    iphoneunlockuk breaking GPL?

    As a complete novice to the iphone world, and all the techno jargon surrounding hacks, jailbreaks etc or what ever you want to call. I read with great interest and much disgust and anger, the claims made by Mr Jody Sanders MD of iphoneunlockuk. That he sells a service! and has staff costs to meet etc, What a load of tosh!! Like any buisness success relies heavily on two main areas, the quality of the product and were applicable the quality of support or after sales service. Mr Sanders gives the impression via his website of being BIG on BOTH!! not true, as a former customer and ex member of his site. I waited as instructed by him before installing the v2.0 upgrade and followed his instructions to the letter, subsequently locking the iphone rendering it useless,(except for emergency calls) I thought not a problem iphoneunlockuk will come to the rescue,Think again!! the online support has not been on-line for the last three weeks, and I have logged in every day. Countless emails went unanswered, and the ones I did recieve a reply to were 'whats the problem and how can I help' this was after explaining in much detail what the problem was! so obviously to busy to read the emails in the first place. One email from Mr Sanders did say 'I have had enough of this problem and I'm going home' ENOUGH, he had'nt had'nt done anything yet? except screw up my phone, he did admit to 'feeling quite bad though' gee thanx, small recompence for ruining my iphone. And his claim of working 18 hr days, yeh busy counting all your/our hard earned no doubt. In short iphoneunlock are not what they claim to be, take it from someone who learned the hard and expensive way. It's amazing what you learn about things and people, when you run into problems, and the interesting information you uncover. Like iphoneunlockuk home page emblazoned with endorsements from the Guardian, Which and ITV, dont know about Which or ITV (at the moment) but read an interesting artice by Bobbie Johnson Guardian reporter and how iphoneunlockuk had never been endorsed by the Guardian. Shortly after this Mr Sanders did make some adjustments but just enough to satisfy the Guardian and maintain appearances for the likes of you and me. So Mr Sanders stop impliing you are something WHICH clearly you are NOT. Your on-line sales support, based on what I have learned from you and about you,consists of you yourself and perhaps one other. So maybe your claim to working 18hr days is correct after all because the support staff does'nt exist!! no where near the level and standards you imply at least. just be warned folks and think carefully before sending this guy your money. Incidentally Mr Sanders after almost 4 weeks of scouring the net and reading and learning all I could on the iphone I have managed to fully restore my iphone to it's former glory complete with V2.0 and all it cost me was time, trust me folks all you need is out there, just look and learn. believe me if I can you can, please consider this option cafefully before deciding to line the pockets of those who are only interested in your CASH. Be warned.
     
  8. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Pics or it didn't happen. :p
     

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