Apple has finally started to hunt those who are behind various iPhone Jailbreak and Unlock tools by banning their Apple IDs from iTunes App Store. Sherif Hashim comes on the top of list as he was the one who found the exploit in the latest iPhone OS 3.1.3 which can unlock 05.12.01 baseband for iPhone 3GS and 3G devices. Hashim forwarded the exploit to iPhone Dev-Team and they have confirmed that it is working but have not given any ETA on when or if they are going to release a tool which is going to unlock iPhone 3.1.3 05.12.01 Baseband for iPhone 3G and 3GS. Later when Hashim tried to access App Store from his iPhone he got the following message Your iPhone ID has been disabled for security reasons.
Here is the screenshot
Hashim updated his twitter status as follows
"Your Apple ID was banned for security reasons", that's what i get when i try to go to the app store, they must be really angry :)))))
and guess what my apple ID was, "firstname.lastname@example.org", what a fool was me not to notice :))), can't help laughing, they are babies :)))
@sherif_hashim lol, they did that to my ih8sn0wyday[@t]googmail.com too. (right after I posted XEMN)…
Note: iPhone-Dev Team has not released any tool to unlock iPhone 3.1.3 05.12.01 Baseband for iPhone 3G and 3GS,maybe they don’t want to waste this important exploit for this minor update and instead will use it when the major update such as iPhone 3.2 or iPhone 4.0 is released with the next-gen iPhone 4G.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback