One iPhone Trades for Three... And a Car

Last Updated Sep 4, 2007 1:25 PM EDT

iPhone Hack image by JessieBarberIt was about a week ago that teenager George Hotz attracted nationwide attention for cracking the iPhone. Last Saturday, the world's second cracked iPhone traded for three uncracked iPhones and a Nissan 350Z.

In case you wonder how he achieved the hack in the first place, here's what he used:

  1. Guitar pick
  2. Soldering iron
  3. Fine pitch wire
  4. Unlock switch

If you're thinking about following in his footsteps, be forewarned: Using the method could 'brick' your iPhone. It also invalidates the warranty. It is, however, completely legal, per the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Selling the hacked phone is a whole other matter entirely that is still playing itself out in the legal realm.
iPhone Hack image by JessieBarber