Gevey Ultra S Review

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by d0vr, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. d0vr macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Sorry if a similar thread already exists. I just wanted to say that the Gevey Ultra S for iPhone 4S works as advertised and I recommend buying it. The only disappointing part is the inability to update the firmware and retain the unlock, but that was also advertised.

    To anyone who buys it, you'll need to install your carriers APN (can be found from 3rd party websites if needed) to get 3G working, but otherwise it is plug and play.

    Also, I've found activating FaceTime is easier than activating iMessage and activating one will activate the other. The only problem I have so far is that there is no option for tethering (any thoughts macrumors members?) and there is the occasional reminder it is an American phone (use of cellular instead of mobile and occasional American number formatting) throughout the OS.

    Hope that helps anyone looking at buying it. Just wait for the price to come down a bit more before you do.. It's currently at $39.99 down from $59.99 and will probably go down some more.
  2. gapperonduty macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2010
    thanx for the review...

    wonder if you, or anyone use the ultra for iphone 4? it's 19.99 on their website...

    but judging from your good experience, the one for the i4 should also works!
  3. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2007
  4. d0vr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    I have never used it so forgive me if I am wrong, but I have heard good things. It's why I was willing to test the ultra s.

    As far as I am aware, yes it only unlocks AT&T locked phones, as most other carriers will unlock for legitimate reasons unlike AT&T (stupid AT&T!). Your best bet though is to send an email to Applenberry and ask them directly to be sure.
  5. braxton34 macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
    I've purchased a few of the Gevey Ultras for the iPhone 4 from Applenberry and they work great for an untethered unlock. I've had no issues with them, unlike the cheaper clones.

    I also believe the 4S Ultra works for all 4S iphones on 5.0.1, not just AT&T.
    Just requires a few additional steps if the phone is not AT&T.
  6. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Awesome to hear!

    I also see them on craigslist for $29 or so, but i guess in this case its better to buy direct.

    It just stinks that every time there is a software update, you need to buy a new card.

    Luckily I do not have any overseas trips planned right now, but I would take the plunge for one.
  7. DanielMyst777 macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2009
    Does the Gevey Ultra S work for the regular iP4 too? I'm curious because the Ultra S boasts improved signal and battery life.
  8. navigates macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    I'm very interested to know this as well. Can someone confirm and check to know if this works for the IP4 please?
  9. d0vr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Yeh, it would be great if it would work with a preserved baseband, bad sadly it is baseband AND firmware dependent.

    No, just for the iP4S AFAIK.
  10. SporkLover macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2011

    Will this work with a sprint or vZw iPhone 4s?
  11. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    yea it works amazingly, plus you can get FuriousMod for iOS 4-5.0.1 and it will become an "untethered" unlocked
  12. tonie macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2008
  13. d0vr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Yes, I answered that in my OP, but to reiterate, you will need to install the carriers APN through a 3rd party website. Both work fine once you have installed the APN and restarted (or just turned airplane mode on and off).
  14. Mrlal8 macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2012
    What do you mean by APN? I have digicel in St Kitts/Nevis. Will the gevey sim work for me and will I be able to use their network?
  15. salomon007 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2012
    Gevey Ultra s for iphone 4s 5.1 Firmware 1.6

    hello iPhone unlock people
    i see that iPhone 5.01 is not compatible 5.1
    you need order the new AppleNberry version firmware call 1.6 this new release
    i order from i paid $29.95 is great company and offer free shipping
    after 2 days i receive the order for new gevey for iPhone 5.1 update
    i love to share this information thank you
    Happy Holidays
  16. d0vr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2011
    Apparently you can use in your settings, no vpn or other details apparently. I googled for this. This thread was a review thread, not a support thread. Ask applenberry for more help if needed, or post a new thread as your likely to get more responses that way.

    No disrespect to you or your business, but I personally would recommend people buy the latest sim unlock direct from Applenberry. It's worth the extra money to know you are getting a genuine product, and if money is a problem, the price normally comes down after a while if you are willing to wait like we did. Delivery time to Australia was within a couple of business days.
  17. NameTheUser macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    Europe, Estonia
    Actually, there is one negative side of this Gevey sim. It won't unlock iPhones that have been put to the ''Black List'' (It means that it won't work with any carriers)
  18. Gatecrasher3 macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2012
    does anyone know if you can update a iPhone 4 using the Gevey Ultra to 5.1?
    I thought I remember reading that 5.0.1 was the highest you can go using the Gevey Ultra on a iPhone 4.

  19. LeroyB macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    Sprint iPhone 4S unlocked to AT&T

    I used the new Gevey Ultra S to unlock my Sprint iPhone 4S for use with AT&T.

    Everything worked GREAT and easy, but I'm having the following problems. I've found T-Mobile solutions but no one is posting solutions for AT&T and I don't want to screw up the phone.

    iMessage & FaceTime not registering # ... only works with e-mail

    MMS does not work, so I can't send or receive picture messages outside of iMessage

    Any help would be appreciated.
  20. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    FaceTime and iMessage must get registered via a code that is sent from the phone. Unfortunately, T-Moble "sees" the code as an International SMS and sends it that way.

    You need to Google for the APN settings for T-Mobile to correct the MMS errors.
  21. LeroyB macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012
    You misunderstood, I'm on AT&T not T-Mobile. I do receive a text from an international number when trying to activate, but have no idea if I need to send a response or what it would include.

    Thanks again for any help.
  22. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Yep, I did misread, focused in on the T-Mobile mention ....
  23. LeroyB macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2012

    iMessage and FaceTime via phone number still not working but

    MMS works now, I used TetherMe and changed the MMS APN info to cingular wireless I found on an Android site:
    Name: AT&T
    APN: wap.cingular
    Proxy: leave blank
    Port: leave blank
    Server: leave blank
    MMS Proxy:
    MMS Port: 80
    APN Type: leave blank
  24. johnnyspawn macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2012
    gevey ultra S on iphone 4s 5.1... text problem :(

    i just have my locked iphone 4s ATT. And so i tried to use this gevey ultra S sim. after i installed it. everything was fine. it was easy actually. i tried to call my friend and surf on it and it works ok. But unfortunately i cannot do outgoing text. i can recieved text and call but not able to reply. i tried to call tmo if they can do anything about it but nothing. so can anybody help em here?. is it my phone or my sim?.. thanks... :)
  25. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    If you are using it on T-Mobile, you have to enter the APN settings for T-Mobile.
    You have to Google for them.
    Also, if the settings are hidden (which they usually are) you will have to buy TetherMe from Cydia to expose them.

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