By Oliver Haslam on Nov 11, 2011
We knew it was going to come at some point during the month of November, but we didn’t know when Apple was going to officially start selling the unlocked iPhone 4S in the United States. Turns out, it was today.
With Apple already selling unlocked handsets on other countries, this is bringing the United States into line with everyone else. But if you’ve been waiting for the chance to buy an iPhone 4S without a 2-year contract, well, now you can!
All three capacities are available, along with both white and black models… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 10, 2011
We’ve told you before, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again. As MuscleNerd just confirmed on Twitter moments ago, and as we told you yesterday, you should stay away from the iOS 5.0.1 update if you are a jailbreaker/unlocker.
Not only does iOS 5.0.1 patch exploits that could potentially allow for an untethered jailbreak, but there is also currently no way to downgrade from iOS 5.0.1 should you need to restore from a jailbreak… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 24, 2011
Despite the fact that China Mobile doesn’t have an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone, its network counts 10 million iPhones users, as the company reported this morning via Reuters.
With 630 million customers, those 10 million iPhone users are just a drop in the bucket. But they do tell a lot about how much China wants the iPhone… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Oct 14, 2011
There has been some confusion as of late over just how both Sprint and Verizon are handling the unlocking of the SIM card slots inside their iPhone 4S handsets. Initial reports, beginning with Macworld, stated that Sprint’s hardware would come pre-unlocked, and Verizon’s could be unlocked by the carrier assuming the customer’s account is in good standing, and at least 60 days old.
From there, things all got a bit murky, at least on the Sprint front. While Macworld apparently had it spot on with regards to Verizon, it seems their guy at Sprint wasn’t telling the full story. Yes, the SIM slot on the iPhone 4S can be unlocked, but it wouldn’t actually be unlocked from minute one. Or, rather, it would, but then won’t.
Yep, it makes perfect sense… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 14, 2011
As promised, the iPhone Dev Team released an update to the UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 5 today. This update allows users with unlockable basebands running iOS 5 to unlock their iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4.
This version of UltraSn0w (1.2.4) doesn’t add any new basebands to the compatibility list, but if you’re running basebands 4.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, or 06.15.00 on the iPhone 3GS, or baseband 01.59.00 on the iPhone 4, then you can unlock your device right now… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 13, 2011
With the release of iOS 5, we’ve been asked by a bunch of Gevey unlockers if it was safe or not to update to the latest operating system.
Truth be told, I do not use the Gevey SIM unlock, so I wasn’t really able to help until a user pointed out the obvious to me: it works as long as you preserve your baseband… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
If you’re looking to preserve your iPhone’s baseband when upgrading to iOS 5 on a Windows machine, then Sn0wBreeze is your ticket to baseband freedom.
Preserving your unlockable baseband is integral to being able to unlock your phone when an updated version of UltraSn0w is released tomorrow.
Windows users, this one’s for you. Check inside for the full video tutorial that shows how to preserve your baseband, while upgrading to iOS 5 using Windows… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Oct 13, 2011
Speaking of unlocking the iPhone, MuscleNerd just confirmed that an iOS 5 compatibility update to the unlock tool will be released tomorrow, after the planned MobileSubstrate update.
Of course, UltraSn0w will only work for 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00 basebands. If your baseband is different from these, you will not be able to use UltraSn0w to unlock until the Team figures out a new exploit, which may take a while… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 13, 2011
Want to update your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to iOS 5, but need to preserve your unlockable baseband for a future UltraSn0w unlock?
Early this morning, the Dev Team released an update to RedSn0w, which as we told you, incorporates some of the baseband preservation features normally found in PwnageTool.
Inside, you’ll find an easy to follow video walkthrough that shows you how to preserve your baseband for a soon to be released UltraSn0w unlock… Read More
By Alex Heath on Oct 7, 2011
Following the news earlier that the iPhone 4S won’t be available as an unlocked device until November, it’s also worth noting that only customers on GSM carriers will be able to unlock the 4S.
Apple touted the iPhone 4S as a “world phone” capable of running on both GSM and CDMA networks, but as usual there seems to be more involved when it comes to the fine print. Unfortunately, an unlocked iPhone 4S will only work on GSM networks… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 6, 2011
In the first three years of the iPhone’s existence, the handset was crippled by limited availability. The only carrier in the US that offered the smartphone was AT&T. And in other countries, the device’s exclusivity was just as bad.
This year, however, Apple has been making some major strides. With the iPhone 4S, three out of the four major US carriers will have access to the device. But what does the new handset mean for T-Mobile customers and other unlockers? Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 26, 2011
Apple recently released iOS 4.3.5 to patch a few security vulnerabilities, and RedSn0w has already been confirmed to offer a tethered jailbreak on Apple’s latest firmware.
If you’re on an iPhone 4 with an unlocked baseband, jailbreaking iOS 4.3.5 with RedSn0w will not preserve your baseband. Luckily, a custom build of PwnageTool has been released to fix that problem. Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Jul 26, 2011
Yesterday, Apple released iOS 4.3.5. The update fixed a security vulnerability with certificate validation. If you jailbreak and use UltraSn0w, stay away from this update. But if you are a Gevey SIM user, we have some good news.
Even though we previously reported that Apple blocked the Gevey SIM in iOS 5 Beta 2 and above, the Gevey SIM works with iOS 4.3.5… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jul 25, 2011
With the release of iOS 4.3.5 and 4.3.10 earlier today, I think it would be safe to remind you to stay away from the “update” button if you care about your jailbreak or unlock.
If you run a stock iPhone or iPad then go ahead and update to the latest firmware. But if, like most iDB readers, you heavily rely on a jailbreak/unlock, make sure you do not update… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 22, 2011
The Gevey SIM supports an unlock for the iPhone 4 on Apple’s latest firmware, iOS 4.3.4. Apple recently pushed the 4.3.4 update to combat the exploit uncovered by the jailbreak tool, JailbreakMe, in iOS 4.3.3.
If you upgrade to iOS 4.3.4, you lose your untethered jailbreak. But the Gevey SIM still works… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Jul 22, 2011
Rumors are that Apple will come out with an iPhone capable of running on T-Mobile’s 3G/4G network, and today T-Mobile took the first steps in the Apple/T-Mobile partnership. T-Mobile is now giving free Micro SIM cards to its customers.
This news comes after T-Mobile announced they have over one million unlocked iPhones on their network. It has been over a month since Apple started selling unlocked iPhone 4s in the US that work on T-Mobile’s EDGE network. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 16, 2011
The Dev Team has released an update to the jailbreak tool, RedSn0w, with support for a tethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.4. Apple released 4.3.4 yesterday to combat the PDF vulnerability uncovered in the latest version of JailbreakMe.
JailbreakMe users are advised to stay with the untethered jailbreak that the web-based tool provides on iOS 4.3.3, and not upgrade to 4.3.4. Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Jul 4, 2011
iOS 4.3.4 is expected to be released soon because of the JailbreakMe 3.0 leak, and a lot of people are wondering if this will block the Gevey SIM from working. As we have posted previously, Apple has blocked the use of the Gevey SIM unlock in iOS 5 Beta 2.
This block also comes after Apple released an unlocked iPhone 4 in the U.S. for use on any carrier (mostly T-Mobile)… Read More
By Zech TesfaYohannes on Jun 30, 2011
The Gevey SIM is an interposer tool that has been legally questionable by many. You might use a Gevey SIM to unlock your iPhone 4 and might have noticed that Apple has blocked the exploit in iOS 5 Beta 2.
Fortunately. the folks over at RedmondPie found a workaround to getting the Gevey SIM to work on iOS 5 Beta 2. In this method, we will show you how to unlock your iPhone 4 running iOS 5 beta 2 with a Gevey SIM… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2011
Earlier this month, Apple announced that it would finally be offering unlocked iPhone 4s in the U.S. Unlocking the iPhone has largely been a process of the jailbreak community for the past few years, so needless to say the news was surprising.
Since the announcement, a lot of folks have been wondering whether or not AT&T or Apple would be able to unlock previously owned devices. Well, 9to5Mac has just discovered that some Apple stores do indeed have the ability to unlock AT&T-branded iPhones… Read More