iPhones Updates

amym4530

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 20, 2012
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Barrie, Ontario
i'm with Virgin and i had purchaced an iPhone locked to Rogers (told it was unlocked but hey! that's life). It's currently 5.1.1. Had some creepy guy in a mall put a Gevey Sim in i think it was Ultra S. He also intalled the unlockit.co.nz APN so i have data. So my question is, when updates become available to 5.1.1, is there any way i am able to download updates? I was told i can't update it ever! Can i jailbreak it or something with a gevey sim so i dont have to use the sim anymore then maybe updates can ten be done? im not too skilled when it comes to this! any comments would be great. :confused:
 

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
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i'm with Virgin and i had purchaced an iPhone locked to Rogers (told it was unlocked but hey! that's life). It's currently 5.1.1. Had some creepy guy in a mall put a Gevey Sim in i think it was Ultra S. He also intalled the unlockit.co.nz APN so i have data. So my question is, when updates become available to 5.1.1, is there any way i am able to download updates? I was told i can't update it ever! Can i jailbreak it or something with a gevey sim so i dont have to use the sim anymore then maybe updates can ten be done? im not too skilled when it comes to this! any comments would be great. :confused:
I'm not sure if this would work, but i'm sure others can confirm. What if he paid another one of those companies that unlock phones for you? Would it then work by just popping a SIM in?
 

dtbratt

macrumors 6502
Feb 6, 2011
461
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Amherstburg, ON
You cannot upgrade past 5.1.1 with your Gevey.

Not sure which iPhone you have? 4 or 4S? The 4S can only be unlocked on 5.1.1 with the Gevey.

I would sell the Rogers locked phone and get a Bell or Virgin locked iPhone. (A Bell locked iPhone will work with Virgin Mobile in Canada.)
 

amym4530

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 20, 2012
2
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Barrie, Ontario
You cannot upgrade past 5.1.1 with your Gevey.

Not sure which iPhone you have? 4 or 4S? The 4S can only be unlocked on 5.1.1 with the Gevey.

I would sell the Rogers locked phone and get a Bell or Virgin locked iPhone. (A Bell locked iPhone will work with Virgin Mobile in Canada.)
Sorry yeah it's 4S, i passed the 'Sim not recognized' screen and updated before i brought it into the guy to unlock it. And yeah haha i wish i knew before i had opened it and stuff i would have done that
 

dtbratt

macrumors 6502
Feb 6, 2011
461
5
Amherstburg, ON
Sorry yeah it's 4S, i passed the 'Sim not recognized' screen and updated before i brought it into the guy to unlock it. And yeah haha i wish i knew before i had opened it and stuff i would have done that
I have a Gevey, but Im running iOS 6 BETA and have not tried the Gevey SIM yet to see if it would work.

I only use my Gevey for the US and I do find it to be a pain. I cannot use FaceTime or iMessage at all. Will be buying an unlocked iPhone 5 :)