To the person that complained of people making money from unlocking the C500 - florin_m is a genius that provided a service no one else could and I, for one, was quite prepared to pay for it and the excellent customer service he provides.
I agree. If you can offer a service which others need, you have every right to charge for it. There's no moral obligation to release all your work free-of-charge.
I guess thats fair enough to wanna make money, I'd be the same, but £20 a go? Sorry thats rip off money.
It's a free market. If someone can offer a service people are desperate for, they have every right to charge £1000x10^9 for it. If you don't like this, don't pay for it. Better still, study some encryption algorithms, work your rectum off for a few weeks, and release your work free of charge (this is what we did).
If they had gone for £5/£10 they'd of still made money, and maybe people wouldn't of been so eager to make a free version.
Not neccessarily. Even if it cost just £1, many people will find payment inconvenient (either that or judging by our donations the service is worth £0.00 for 200 unlocks). Also, there's more to the word 'free' than price - any developers can obtain our code, and improve upon it. Half the reason for making the free unlocker was necessity, the other half was the desire to learn more about *how* it can be done.
I beta tested a few little things for Florin on his old site (someone ending in soft.com, cant remember exactly), but hes pretty much a sell out, stuff everyone n make money.
That I fully agree with. There is nothing inherently immoral with not contributing to the community. There is nothing inherently immoral with him protecting his line of business. However, discouraging developers
, and giving false information
, is another matter.
On a pleasant note, so far 235 people have unlocked their phone with our tool. No major problems have been reported, so the service can be considered safe and reliable
We're still working on AudioVox support. A intermediate workaround would be to flash it with the Orange ROM for unlocking, however I haven't tested this personally so I can't guarantee that it will work. Don't try this unless you are willing to work with me on restoring your phone after you get a "data crashes" message.