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Gevey Ultra 5.1 for iPhone 4 Recalled

If you recently purchased GEVEY SIM Ultra 5.1 Unlock for your iPhone 4, there is a bad news for you that it is no more working now. The 5.1 unlock method was getting benefit of a bug discovered by Loktar Sun and that was fixed by Apple recently. Apple N Berry has started offering a full refund to customers who purchased the device. You can visit their site here for more details.

It is also to be noted:

Other than the Ultra 5.1 , all unlock are working as per normal procedure and the recall is applicable for 5.1 iPhone 4 unlock only.

I am giving a paragraph for your ready reference:

Unfortunately, the GEVEY™ Ultra 5.1 for GSM iPhone 4 will no longer unlock the iPhone 4. The unlocking mechanism used in this model was based on Loktar Sun’s discovery of an Apple server logic error that took advantage of an ICCID bug to unlock the iPhone modem firmware. On April 27, Apple fixed this bug.

Apple N Berry, LLC is accepting returns for all GEVEY™ Ultra 5.1 for GSM iPhone 4 purchased on our website. Customers who haven’t received their shipment yet will automatically receive a full refund via their payment method chosen during checkout. Paypaly usually returns funds to user accounts within 10 days after we issue refunds.

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Although there has been SAM unlock released recently that is working for all idevices and Basebands (as claimed). Still if you need to use alternate iphone 4 unlock method there is the latest release of R-SIM 4 from R-Sim Dev team that works with 04.11.08 and other basebands.

If you need a free unlock you can check this guide on How to unlock with SAM module.

Below I have given few simple steps that you can follow to unlock iPhone using R-SIM 4 unlock.

Before proceeding to unlock you have to jailbreak iPhone 4 if it is not jailbroken. You can visit my tutorial on How to jailbreak iPhone 4 using RedSn0w 0.9.10b8.

It is also recommended to install latest Furious Mod file by adding and installing the repo http://cydia.myrepospace.com/Squuiid/ that will help to easily complete the unlock process.

Following are compatible Basebands for R-Sim 4 unlock and it supports iOS 4.1 to 5.1:

  • 1.59R-SIM 4 Unlock for iPhone 4 baseband 04.11.08
  • 2.10
  • 3.10.1
  • 4.10.1
  • 4.11.08
  • 4.12.01

Note: As in most cases activation is required for the locked iPhone, the R-SIM IV card is only able to operate in one carrier mode which is set at AT&T by default. In addition the R-SIM 4 has settings for 26 Carriers. Also other Carriers can be set via GET Carrier Code & EDIT IMSI to activate. Go to Sim card application menu and tap Select Carrier and follow the screen selections.

Below are the steps for R-Sim 4 Unlock For jailbroken iPhone 4

  1. Enter R-Sim 4 with your Sim card into your iPhone and turn it on.
  2. Connect your iPhone by iTools and iFunbox software and go to Files Managementand find this string: var/root/library/lockdown/
  3. Erase all files in the lockdown and turn your iPhone off.
  4. Turn your iPhone on and connect to your computer and launch iTunes and activate.
  5. After successful activation, erase all files in: var/root/library/lockdown/ using iTools or iFunbox.
  6. Turn iPhone off and take out R-Sim 4 card and insert only your Sim card.
  7. Turn iPhone on. Launch iTunes and activate it.
  8. If it shows something Wrong. Disconnect iPhone from PC and close iTunes. Open iTunes again and connect iPhone again to activate it. Try this again and again. Until you see your phone activated and now it is unlocked by R-Sim 4.

Below are the steps for R-Sim 4 Unlock if iPhone 4 is not jailbroken

  1. Enter R-Sim 4 and your Sim card into the iPhone.
  2. Go to Settings => Genaral => Reset => Return to the original condition => wipe out all the contents and settings.
  3. Connect you iPhone 4 to the computer, launch iTunes to activate it and turn iPhone off.
  4. Take R-Sim 4 out and put in the phone original Sim card and repeat Step 2.
  5. Connect to iTunes to activate it. When it shows Wrong, disconnect from iTunes and close it.
  6. Launch iTunes again and connect iPhone for activation, repeat until your iphone is activated

R-Sim 4 is available here for $19.99.

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In one of my previous post I told about the new unlock solution developed by a Chinese hacker Locktar_Sun. The new SAM unlock is fit for any baseband on iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS running iOS 5, 5.0.1, 5.1. The main thing which you need to note is that SAM unlock works on the principle of one SIM means if you change the SIM you need to unlock again. You can save your unlock tickets using RedSn0w 0.9.10b8, by following this guide which you can use for changing the SIM’s.

Update: 28-April-2012: Apple has patched their activation servers to fix the server-side bug, which the SAM iPhone unlocking method was using therefore it may not work for new unlocks.

Your iphone should be jailbroken before doing this unlock. If you want to unlock just visit this tutorial.

So here are the steps for unlocking SAM procedure:

How to Unlock Any iPhone Baseband Using SAM

Step 1. Open Cydia => Manage => Sources => Edit => Add this repo: http://repo.bingner.com and tap Add source.

SAM unlock for any iPhone baseband

Step 2. Now Go to Cydia => Manage => Sourcers => Binger. Find SAM and install it on your iPhone

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Step 3. Now find on your homescreen SAMPrefs icon and open it.

Step 4. Go to the Utilities tab and tap De-Activate iPhone option. Make sure that the iPhone is definitely de-activated go back to the main settings menu and tap the More Information tab. Check out the Activation State label and it should show as Unactivated.

Step 5. Go to the main setting menu again and  find and tap Method tab where you need to choose your country and carrier in By Country and Carrier option.

Step 6. After choosing your country and carrier tap More information and copy IMSI number (in the SAM Details section) and save it somewhere.

Step 7. Tab “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”

Step 8. Go to main SAM screen find Method tab and select Manual where you need to paste your IMSI number saved in Step 6.

Step 9. Use USB to link iPhone to the computer and use iTunes to re-activate your iPhone. After re-activation, double click the Phone number label found in the middle details pane of iTunes and make sure that ICCID matches that found on the Sim card.

Note: If numbers do not match then start SAM unlock again.

Step 10. Unplug your iPhone, return to SAMPrefs and disable SAM by sliding the Enabled button to the off position. Now re-connect your iPhone to iTunes, you will receive an error that the iPhone can’t be activated. Close and restart iTunes again and again and after some time you will see signal bars on iPhone. Hurray it is now unlocked.

You may face problem in push notification, go to SAM and select Clear Push and then re-connect your iPhone to iTunes.

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If you have unlocked your iphone it is a good idea to backup your unlock tickets that can be used for continual unlocking of your device on different SIM’s. Below are the step wise instructions on how to backup your iPhone unlock ticket after unlocking with SAM unlock. If you want to unlock your iPhone now you can do it by following this tutorial.

  1. Launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
  2. Choose Sections from the tabs at the bottom of the Cydia screen.
  3. Select System from the list of available sections.
  4. Find and Tap iFile from the list of packages.
  5. Tap Install button at the top right corner of the screen.
  6. Tap Confirm to begin installation.
  7. You will see some progress and after the installation is completed, tap Return to Cydia at the bottom
  8. Tap Home to close Cydia and launch iFile.
  9. Tap Back at the top left of your screen to navigate to /var
  10. Choose root from the list of folders in /var.
  11. Tap to select Library from the list of folders in /var/root.
  12. Tap Edit at the top right of the screen.
  13. Choose Lockdown from the list of folders. Then press the zip icon in the bottom tab bar, second from the left.
  14. Name your archive for easy identification i.e. SIM number etc and Tap Create
  15. Now the  archive is created and you have to email yourself, choose the archive you have created from the list of files and tap mail in the bottom tab bar, third from the right. Put your email ID and tap Send
  16. Open your email and save the attached file for easy retrieval.

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If you are facing errors in unlocking your iPhone even after jailbreaking it, and still you want to use another SIM i.e. other than the one  with you have contract. There is a good news for you that a new unlock is available that you can try to unlock iPhonethis new method for unlock jailbroken iPhones has been announced and released recently which uses Sam Binger’s Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) package in Cydia. Remember you are able to run Cydia after jailbreak. So once you get your iPhone jailbreak follow below steps to unlock your iphone.

If your want to jailbreak iPhone click Here.

Update 28-April-2012: Due to a recent patch fixing from Apple this unlock may not work.

  1. Start Cydia and install Sam Bingner’s SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) by going to Cydia …> Resources ….> Add and now type “repo.bingner.com” and click add.
  2. After the source is added successfully. Open the SAMPrefs by going to your Springboard.
  3. Go to Utilities and then choose to “De-Activate iPhone”.
  4. Go to the “Method” section and Select “By Country and Carrier”, and choose your carrier.
  5. Tap “More Information”, and taking note of your IMSI in the “SAM Details” section, continue to “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”.
  6. Go back to the main SAMPrefs screen and change the “Method” to manual. Then enter the IMSI which you noted in previous step.
  7. Now connect you iphone into your computer and run iTunes, after your phone is visible in main iTunes window double click on “Phone Number” to make sure that the ICCID matches that of your SIM card and disconnect your iPhone from your computer.
  8. Disable SAM.
  9. Plug your iPhone back in your computer and restart iTunes if it says your phone cannot be activated. Now it is unlocked.
  10. You may face issues with push notifications, don’t worry  just use the “Clear Push” utility in SAM and reconnect to iTunes.

I believe by following the above steps your phone will be unlocked and will work on any GSM network.

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In one of my previous post I told that AT&T is going to change their policy on iPhone unlock due to the increased pressure from the iPhone users and even Apple themselves for at least out of the contract iPhones.  It was reported that from this Sundays i.e. 8-April-2012, AT&T will be allowing customers who have completed their service contracts, and are in good standing, to unlock iPhone.  So there is good news that AT&T as per its promise is now unlocking iPhones meeting the requirements to unlock your iPhone for free.

There are three options you can unlock iphone from AT&T:

  1. Contact AT&T’s technical support through phone
  2. Visit an AT&T store
  3. Use AT&T’s online chat

I am mentioning below the third method about how to unlock your out of contract AT&T iPhone for free using AT&T’s online chat.

How To Unlock AT&T iPhone

  1. Note down the IMEI number of your iPhone: Go to Settings > General > About , scroll down to find IMEI and write down IMEI number.
  2. Open the AT&T’s online chat support page and login to your account. Click the Chat Now link next to technical support.
  3. The first thin kthey will ask you is the IMEI number when you tell them that you want to unlock your out of contract iPhone. Using your IMEI number AT&T representative will be able to determine if you are eligible for the free unlock or not.
  4. Now you will be asked to provide your email address so that they can send you more details about how to proceed, the response from AT&T may take a week for processing your unlock request.
  5. You just need to follow the instructions you receive in your email and you will get your iPhone unlocked.
That’s it , so if you are having iPhone with out of contract with AT&T and you want to unlock it act now and get registered for AT&T free unlock.
Note: There is a recent tweet from the famous jailbreaker Musclenerd that says to deactivate your jailbreak before you apply the unlock instructions from AT&T. Simply download RedSn0w and run application and do as for jailbreaking only select Deactivate option and complete the process.
How to unlock AT&T iPhone

Jailbreak / Unlock AT&T iPhone