There is a new SIM interposer for the iPhone 4S that’s about explode. The GEVEY Ultra S unlocks both GSM and CDMA handsets. There has already been a few SIM interposers that were launched for Apple in 2011 and there were two producsts introduced, the R-SIM and TP-SIM. Unfortunately they didn’t work with Sprint handsets. We’ve already seen a couple of SIM interposers launch for Apple’s latest handset this year. Last month alone there were two new products, the R-SIM and TP-SIM. But neither worked with Sprint handsets.
This new interposer is suppose to unlock your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4S, but you must meet the following requirements:
- iOS firmware prior to iOS 5.1
- Any of these basebands: 1.0.11, 1.0.13, 1.0.14
- It must be Jailbroken (to work with CDMA networks)
If your iPhone meets all requirements and you have $60 to blow, this could be a great option. If you are a Sprint customer this could be your only solution to unlock your CDMA iPhone.
Unfortunately, the Gevey Ultra S isn’t available until the end of the month, but Applenberry is taking pre-orders. Please note that purchasing these can be a little suspect and/or illegal so always research products before you commit to buying.
The update of UltraSn0w unlock for iOS 5 has been released by iPhone Dev Team as promised. You can now unlock iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS with unlockable basebands running iOS 5.
The current version of Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 supports the following basebands on iPhone 3GS:
- 06.15.00 and
- 01.59.00 on iPhone 4
If you are running any of the above mentioned basebands, you can use UltraSn0w to unlock your device without any hesitation. UltraSn0w can work with these basebands but it doesn’t add any new baseband to the compatibility list.
If you want to update your device to iOS 5 without updating your baseband, and you are running any of the above mentioned basebands, you can easily update to iOS 5 by following our RedSnOw tutorial for Mac, or our Sn0wBreeze tutorial for Windows. It is very important to stick to the methods mentioned in our tutorials to keep your baseband unlockable.
How To Unlock iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 Running iOS 5 with UltraSn0w
Now, here are few simple steps to unlock your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS with UltraSn0w 1.2.4.
- Required baseband: Check from the above mentioned list that if your device is running a baseband from the list. Your device must have a compatible baseband from the list to proceed further.
- Update to iOS 5: Now upgrade your device to iOS 5 using our RedSnOw baseband preservation tutorial or SnowBreeze baseband preservation tutorial.
- Download Ultrasn0w 1.2.4: Go to Cydia on your device and download UltraSn0w 1.2.4 (Gevey SIM users, see this Gevey SIM post).
- Already Unlocked: You can verify your unlock by using the SIM other than your carrier SIM.
Again, the release of Ultrassn0w 1.2.4 is without any additional basebands to the compatibility list, so if your device is not running any of the above mentioned basebands, you cannot unlock your device using Ultrasn0w 1.2.4.
So are you preserving your baseband on your device for unlock? Let us know about your experience by commenting below.
Most of the Gevey unlockers are still not sure if it is safe or not for recently released iOS 5 to update their devices to the latest version of iOS. We would love to inform Gevey SIM users that Gevey SIM unlock can perfectly work for iOS 5 but you have to preserve your baseband.
There are many alternate methods available for updating your device to iOS 5 while preserving your baseband. The two common methods include the use of RedSnOw and SnowBreeze. Use of both apps ensure that you can use Gevey SIM unlock even with iOS 5.
In order to find out How to do Gevey SIM unlock for iOS 5, do watch the video embedded below:
If you use UltraSn0w instead of Gevey SIM unlock, you still have to upgrade while preserving the baseband. Like always, you can let us know about your experience or questions by commenting below.