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Still No 04.11.08 iOS 5 Gevey Unlock!

December 31, 2011 2 comments

So it’s New Years Eve December 2011 and there is still no sign of a new Gevey Sim to unlock iPhones stuck on the 04.11.08 baseband.

Many people including myself thought that a new Gevey would be out by now, what is taking them so long? Has Apple finally stopped people from unlocking?

Here is the most current news on the Gevey sim:

 

A newer ultrasn0w unlock was released recently but it did not support the most wanted baseband 04.11.08. Here is more info on the latest news for ultrasn0w:

How To Downgrade iTunes To Any Version

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

How To Downgrade Any iTunes Version 32-bit and 64-bit

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Vold Miracle Sim Unlocks iOS 5 / 04.11.08 – Gevey Beaten?

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

 

A Chinese group of hackers called ‘Vold’ have announced a new ‘Gevey’ style sim that bypasses the handset’s IMSI checks enabling the phone to use the sim card of any carrier / network.

It is due to be released before December 2011 – watch the video for more info!

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Factory Unlock iPhone on T-Mobile Network

November 16, 2011 1 comment

This video shows you how to unlock any iPhone (and any phone for that matter) that is currently sim locked to T-Mobile. The video shows the process to go through in order to make your handset sim free.

It is a very simple process which can take a few days but in some cases it will cost you nothing! Try this before paying ANYONE to unlock your phone. Shops can charge rediculous amounts in the regions of a quarter of the phone’s value which is not ideal.

A lot of you may have come across this page after updating to iOS 5 but forgetting or just not knowing to preserve your baseband and now you could be stuck on an unlockable 04.11.08 baseband which stops current Gevey Sims and ultrasn0w versions from working. While there is talk that applenberry (Gevey) and the dev team (behind ultrasn0w) are working on fixes for this we understand that it may be months before a permanent fix is available. Until then your iPhones will be stuck as ‘iPod Touches’ and you will have to resort to using that phone that has been sitting gathering dust for years…

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iOS 5 Blocks Gevey Sim Unlock From Working – Downgrade To Older Base Band / Modem Firmware

October 17, 2011 3 comments

Gevey Sim ehhh? You what?

A lot of people in the UK have never heard of a Gevey Sim before and do not know what it does.

A Gevey Sim unlocks all networks on your iPhone without jailbreaking or when the ultrasn0w jailbreak doesn’t work because of your iPhone’s ‘baseband’. It’s a special sim card tray with a chip that bypasses the iPhone’s network lock via the emergency calls function of the phone.

iOS 5 Blocks Gevey Sim From Unlocking Networks

Yesterday I was one of the many who fell into the trap of upgrading to iOS 5 after seeing all the good new features but not realising my Gevey Sim wouldn’t work anymore.

The new iOS 5 stops the Gevey Sim from bypassing calls through the emergency call function by updating the baseband (BB) – you will find it on your phone called ‘Modem Firmware’ under Settings -> General -> About.

I ended up with the BB (baseband) 04.11.08 which is NOT COMPATIBLE with the Gevey Sim. (As of 16th Oct’ 2011)

How to Downgrade iOS5 to Baseband 04.11.08 to 04.10.01 (iOS 4.3.5 Baseband)

*IMPORTANT! READ THIS FIRST!

This will only work while Apple is still ‘signing’ the 4.3.5 firmware with the Gevey compatible baseband. When more people convert to iOS5 – Apple will stop ‘signing’ 4.3.5 and your phone may be stuck forever on its network unless Gevey or someone else produces a new work-around. Which there is no news of as yet…

Step One

Download the iOS4 firmware 4.3.5 for your specific device:

Download iPhone 4 GSM 4.3.5 Firmware

Download iPhone 3GS 4.3.5 Firmware

Step Two

Point your hosts file to Apple.

Do this by downloading TinyUmbrella.

Download TinyUmbrella Windows Version

Download TinyUmbrella OSX Version

Once downloaded open it. When I did it I got these 2 messages – just press OK.

Go to the ‘Advanced’ tab and UNTICK the ‘Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit’ box.

Now exit TinyUmbrella as this is all you use it for this time, easy isn’t it! 😉

Step Three

Connect your iPhone to your computer (turned on or off it doesn’t make a difference) and put your iPhone into DFU mode.

Enter DFU mode by holding the ‘home’ and ‘power’ buttons together for exactly 10 seconds at which point you must release ‘power’ but continue to hold ‘home’. After about 15 seconds, the device will enter DFU mode.

Step Four

Open iTunes – it will know it is in DFU / recovery mode and a message may appear to tell you this. Just press OK (or whatever!).

Now on the main iTunes screen press shift-restore (Windows) or option-restore (OSX), and select the 4.3.5 firmware you downloaded in step 1.

If you followed the above steps correctly (including making sure Apple are still signing 4.3.5 with the 04.10.01 baseband) it should only be a short while until your firmware is downgraded back to 4.3.5 with the Gevey compatible 04.10.01 baseband!

Now you’re phone is safe remember not to use normal iTunes procedures to update your phone if you want to keep using the Gevey Sim (or even ultrasn0w via cydia) to keep all networks unlocked.

So if you’re using a Gevey Sim to network unlock your device DO NOT Update with the normal iOS5. Please read below on how to get around this.

Instead, to continue using your Gevey Sim you will HAVE to update to iOS5 while preserving the precious BB (baseband). Coming soon…

Now if you want to have an untethered jailbreak after doing this you will have to downgrade to 4.3.3 or lower as there is not an untethered jailbreak for 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 – follow the steps here.

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