O2 in conjunction with apple Inc - scanning for jailbreak

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wardman, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. wardman macrumors newbie

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    This message has popped up on my screen followed by a message with my details and scan complete message. Both images can be seen here:

    http://twitpic.com/1zymp
    http://twitpic.com/1zzb0

    Anyone else had this?
    What happens if you have a jail broken phone??
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Legal action.

    By the end-users, not by Apple.
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    2 users there mmm -

    i'd say there would be something in the T & C's describing what o2 and Apple can do.
     
  4. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    So you're saying it popped up randomly? Sorry, I'm finding this hard to believe, just seems very dodgy of O2/Apple to do that.
     
  5. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, took it out of my pocket and it was showing that first screen, around ten minutes later the second popped up.

    I am not yanking your chain, do you think I would post my name and links through to my twitter account if I was?

    The more I think about apples actions here the more I am pissed that they are doing this
     
  6. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    I meant no offense, its just the nature of this forum for people to post fake photos for whatever reason. I'll be sure to look out for it on my iPhone, thats really, really weird.:confused:
     
  7. BNZ1 macrumors regular

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    Do you have an O2 locked iphone on an O2 iphone plan?

    I have a factory unlocked iphone on O2 simplicity so I guess they wont be checking mine. Wonder if it scans a piece of code, a piece of code we can change to say "Hi, go f$*& yourself"
     
  8. haddman macrumors regular

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    Can't say I'm suprised. I was expecting Apple to do something to protect their App Store now that bootleg stores are popping up.
     
  9. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a contract iPhone, fully up to date software, not unlocked or jail-broken in any way.

    Sneaky of them to do this on a product launch day, hoping it goes un-noticed in all the confusion.
     
  10. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    not had this... i'm same as you.. launch day iphone all legit..

    bit dubious :rolleyes:
     
  11. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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  12. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    Maybe one of your friends found out how to send "Flash Messages" to your phone.

    This means they won't turn up in your inbox and you won't find out who it is from, it is much like the messages you recieve when you request your balance on a PAYG phone.
     
  13. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    That's a pretty neat prank. I've gotta try that sometime.

    To the OP: Don't worry, it's not O2.

    My bet is that it's a friend or acquaintance of yours who knows that you have a jailbroken iPhone. He simply sent two flash SMSs in a (successful) attempt to scare you.
     
  14. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That would make me sleep soundly. Except I don't have a jail-broken iPhone.
    As stated above I have a 100% legit, up to date iPhone.

    I cant be the only person getting this message.
    Surprised that there haven't been other postings.
     
  15. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    And? It's still just a flash SMS. It's not O2, and there is no scanning of any sort going on.

    It's just someone playing a prank on you. Relax. :)
     
  16. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are really surprised about this? Come on. These jailbreak app stores are planning to sell apps like Apple does for the iPhone, do you honestly think that Apple is going to allow this??? I don't think so.

    Apple has stated numerous times that they do not allow jailbreaking, that it voids your warranty and whatnot. If you choose to do it anyway, that's your problem, and you should be prepared for the consequences.

    Solution: Don't jailbreak your phone. Then you have nothing to worry about.
     
  17. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Solution: Don't spread FUD. You might mislead some people who don't know any better.
     
  18. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, you might be right. Found this:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-632985.html

    Anyone know how to send these?
     
  19. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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  20. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Several Nokias have the capability to send flash SMSs built into their firmware. Other phones can do it with the help of third party software. There are also a bunch of commercial/online providers that will send flash SMSs to the destination of your choice.

    And Eric8199... well... isn't this a bit awkward? ;)
     
  21. liketom macrumors 601

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    :D:D:D:D:D

    would love to know how to do this
     
  22. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Fake. Faker than Pamela Anderson's....hair...
     
  23. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just found out how you do it:

    *go then whatever text, but be careful as there is a character limit - if
    you go over it goes as a text message.

    **No space after go**

    eg:

    *goYour iPhone is now a brick


    Only works from any O2 phone to an iPhone on any network.
     
  24. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Where exactly do you type this in?
     
  25. wardman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In a text message to an iPhone owning friend on O2
     

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