Can I unlock a brand new 4.3.3 iPhone 4 with uS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by joepic, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. joepic macrumors member

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    I have my hands on a brand new iphone 4.
    it is 4.3.3. I understand that this firmware can be unlocked, but there's something about basebands being old and new??

    Can someone answer my question who has sufficient knowledge on this situation?

    thanks
     
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    you can only unlock using a SIM adapter (Gevey SIM) there is no software unlock for 4.3.3
     
  3. joepic thread starter macrumors member

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    are there any retail stores that sell gevey sim or can I only buy it offline?
     
  4. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    National stores? Not in the US and I'm not sure where you are located.

    Try mom and pop cell phone stores that sell unlocked phones, craigslist, or ebay
     
  5. joepic thread starter macrumors member

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    sure thing. turbo sim unlocks the white iphone as well, correct?
     
  6. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Yes. it's just white. ;)
     
  7. joepic thread starter macrumors member

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    what is the difference b/t the regular version and the pro version?
     
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    I believe the pro one means that you don't have to call emergency services to initiate the unlock.

    I think they're coming out with another one soon that keeps your phone unlocked even if you reboot?
     
  9. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    OS firmware (4.3.3 for example) is what we jailbreak, modem firmware (4.10.01 for example) is what we unlock for all those (like the OP) who don't understand the terminology and processes involved.

    For those who have the money and are in the US, why not just purchase a factory unlocked phone direct from Apple so you won't have to dick around with all this unlocking/Gevey nonsense (especially when you are purchasing a brand new iphone 4 that can't be unlocked anyway through jailbreaking means)?
     
  10. Myzhi macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't sale factory unlock iPhones in USA. They are all lock to ATT or Verizon.
     
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    No longer true. Apple now sells unlocked phones directly in the US for full retail prices.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Return your phone. Buy an unlocked phone. It's full price.
    Otherwise, you're stuck using gevey. It looks like apple will be closing that exploit in the next update.
     
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  14. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    Just so I don't have to start a brand new thread, does the Gevey SIM work for 3GS? and does it work in UK? I'm on Orange.

    :)
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    Gevey only works on the i4 right now.
     
  16. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You get the iPad bb.
    What does your carrier have to do with a non-standard unlock?:confused:
     
  17. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    It's locked to orange. :(
     
  18. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't matter what carrier you're on; the iPad baseband hack will unlock you for all GSM carriers.
     
  19. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    iPad? I'm talking about iPhone - Confuzzled. :eek:
     
  20. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I understand that you're using an iPhone. Currently, the only way to unlock an iPhone 3G or 3Gs that is above 5.13.04 is to use a program called Redsn0w to install the baseband from the iPad onto your iPhone due to the baseband's unlock-a-bility. Forget that it's from a different device.

    @OP: Sell your brand spankin new iPhone 4 and buy a factory unlocked model. No more headaches. :)
     
  21. labman macrumors 604

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  22. bbmiLo macrumors regular

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    No.
    The only difference between the Pro and non-Pro, is that you do not need to trim the corner of your SIM chip when using the Pro.
     
  23. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Sorry, don't own one. :D
     

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