Category Archives: Unlock

The Obama Administration agrees, cellphone unlocking should be legal


Back in October of 2012, the Librarian of Congress decided to remove cellphone unlocking from the exemptions of the DMCA. This sparked much outrage and discussion in the cellphone community prompting a petition to be started on the White House website. The stipulation of the petition was that it needed to reach over 100,000 signatures in a 30-day period which would prompt the White House to respond directly to the petition.

Amazingly, the petition garnered well over the necessary amount, 114,000+ and recently we got our response. The response is a good one for people who believe in consumer choice …

Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 Released for 5.1.1 Compatibility


Unlockers who have been using the Ultrasn0w 5.1.1 Fixer method we posted last week will be happy to know that the iPhone-Dev Team has updated their Ultrasn0w unlock package to 1.2.7 for native 5.1.1 support. Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 is available now in Cydia, it does not add any new baseband compatibility, it only allows basebands which were already compatible with Ultrasn0w to be unlocked on the latest iOS 5.1.1.

AT&T to start unlocking off-contract iPhones this Sunday April 8th


*UPDATE* This story has been confirmed. You can now dial 611 on your iPhone and have your AT&T iPhone unlocked permanently for free!

Until now, in the US at least, the only way to unlock an iPhone which was not factory unlocked is to use a software unlock(Ultrasn0w) or a hardware unlock(Gevey Ultra SIM) so that you can use your GSM iPhone with any GSM carrier of your choosing.

Engadget has reported that an AT&T spokersperson confirmed a policy change regarding iPhones that is set to start this Sunday, April 8th(Easter). According to an anonymous source, …

FuriousMod iOS5 Fix by mcbaron15 Unlock iPhone4 with Gevey Ultra on 5.0.1


It has come to our attention that the FuriousMod repo is not currently working and also the official FuriousMod package that is available does not work on iOS5. For those with an iPhone4 on 5.0.1 who have a compatible baseband(anything but 04.11.08) you can do a manual installation of the Furious Mod 5.0.1 deb from a MacRumors users, mcbaron15, which will allow you to use a Gevey Ultra on the latest iPhone firmware.

iOS 5.0.1 Furious Mod (by mcbaron15)

The easiest way to install the deb would be to use iFile. Simply transfer the deb file to any …

Vold Miracle SIM new SIM interposer to be used for unlocking iPhone4 on 04.11.08


It's no surprise now that updating to a factory iOS5 firmware will update your baseband to 04.11.08 which is not currently unlockable either by Ultrasn0w or by Gevey SIM. A new SIM interposer hack is being developed by a company called Vold. This new Vold Miracle SIM is said to be able to unlock the 04.11.08 baseband on iPhone4 using this new hardware method.

So far, the SIM has not been released to the public but many websites point at a possible end-of-December release.

Unfortunately, since this is new hardware, the prices are reminiscent of the Gevey SIM when it …

iPhone4S baseband bootrom dumped by MuscleNerd one step closer to 4S unlock


A few days ago we reported that MuscleNerd had been making some steady progress working on a 4S unlock. Today he has posted a picture showing that he has successfully dumped the iPhone4S baseband bootrom taking him one step closer to the unlock. I'm thinking December/January is going to be a great time for the jailbreak community!


Upcoming Ultrasn0w Update to Unlock iPhone 4S on Baseband 1.0.11


Well the news just keeps coming. Earlier today MuscleNerd has announced that a new update for Ultrasn0w is underway which will allow users to unlock their iPhone 4S on baseband 1.0.11. It's also possible that the unlock will work on baseband 1.0.13(5.0.1) as well. However, since the unlock requires a jailbreak and the exploit pod2g is using in his jailbreak has been patched, we can for sure say it will work on 1.0.11. Unfortunately, the unlock that has been announced is for the 4S only and will not work on the iPhone4. There has been no ETA so far as …

How to update iPhone baseband to 06.15.00 for unlocking on iOS5


Alright, so it has come to my attention that many of our readers have an iPhone3Gs and would like to unlock their phones but are on a baseband which is not unlockable. The good news about the iPhone3Gs is that no matter what baseband you have, you can use Redsn0w to update your baseband to the iPad baseband, 06.15.00 which IS unlockable with Ultrasn0w 1.2.4 on iOS5.

*WARNING* By updating your iPhone to the 06.15.00 baseband you run a HUGE risk of losing your GPS functionality. I would say probably 9/10 iPhones that use the 06.15.00 baseband …

Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 Tutorial Unlock iPhone on iOS5


Ultrasn0w 1.2.5 has now been released to support unlockers on iOS 5.0.1. Once again, this release is ONLY to add iOS5 compatibility, it does not add any new baseband support. If you were not able to unlock your phone before, you will still not be able to now. Compatible basebands are 04.26.08,05.11.0705.12.0105.13.04, and 06.15.00 for the iPhone 3Gs and 01.59.00 for the iPhone4.

Step1: If you have a compatible firmware from above or you have an iPhone3Gs that you can update the baseband to 06.15.00 on you must first create and restore …

Apple Blocks Gevey SIM Unlock in iOS5 Beta 2


Earlier this week, we told you about a new version of the Gevey SIM interposer unlock called the Gevey Ultra SIM. Last night, Apple released iOS5 beta 2 to iOS developers and it has become apparent that they have blocked the hardware unlock in the new revision of the iOS5 firmware. It is a little strange that Apple decided to block the unlock in a beta version of the firmware instead of waiting until the final release. It is likely that Gevey will be able to update the unlock process and bypass the new restrictions by the time that …

GEVEY Ultra SIM Allows iPhone4 unlock on any baseband legally without dialing 112


It has been 3 months since we first announced the GEVEY SIM unlock method for iPhone4s running basebands which are not currently unlockable with via software. This method was very expensive when it first surfaced and also was in a gray area in terms of legality since it required the user to dial the 112 emergency number to initiate the unlock. However, a new GEVEY Ultra SIM has been developed which allows you to permanently unlock your iPhone4 on ANY firmware, including iOS5 beta 1, however, Apple has blocked Gevey SIM unlock method in iOS5 beta 2+ It also works …

Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 out now fixes 4.3.1 unlocking issues


The dev-team has now released the Ultrasn0w update 1.2.1 which fixes the issues caused by 4.3.1 with unlocking. This update fixes the cosmetic signal bar issue and it also fixes issues with older basebands. To download the ultrasn0w update simply type in "Ultrasn0w" in the Cydia search tab. This update is only to fix 4.3.1 unlock issues, it does not add any compatibility for newer basebands. The current unlockable basebands can be seen below. You can learn more about Ultrasn0w by visiting our Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 tutorial.

04.26.08 – 05.11.07 – 05.12.01 – 05.13.04 – 06.15.00 – 01.59

Alternatively, you …

MuscleNerd to release Ultrasn0w 1.2.1 tonight


After releasing the 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak, @MuscleNerd informed us that 4.3.1 caused an issue with Ultrasn0w. ih8sn0w released the Ultrasn0w fixer a few days ago, but tonight MN will release the official update to Ultrasn0w which will fix the unlocking issues in 4.3.1 as well as the 1-bar cosmetic issue.

The fix is currently being beta tested and MuscleNerd has stated that the update will be released tonight provided there are no bugs or hiccups discovered during this final string of beta testing. Please keep in mind that this update is ONLY to fix issues with currently unlockable basebands, …

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