iPhone Jailbreak Sim Unlock?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nedley09, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. nedley09 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a jailbreak sim unlock for the iphone 6? I am trying to use my overseas sim and tmobile is not being very helpful
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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  3. nedley09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yikes. no kidding eh? nothing i can do? even with that sam repo?
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm not an expert, just reporting what has been stated here. But my understanding is that if the unlock requires a jailbreak to do, then it won't work now.

    The JB devs stopped doing this because the unlock services were becoming cheap and easy to do.

    So, whatever details you have, I would check the dates on when those details were published. If it's not current, I wouldn't try it.

    If you really need to get off T-Mobile an IMEI unlock by one of the services is probably your best bet.

    A SIM interposer would work too, but then you have to deal with not updating and so on.
     
  5. nedley09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how does the sim interposer work? i see they are pretty cheap online
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The last software JB unlock hack was many years ago for the iphone 4 on ios 4.0.1
    You can purchase an IMEI unlock for your tmobile iphone or try a gevey but not sure if they have them for your model phone or firmware version yet.
     
  7. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    To put it simply, they lie the phone that the SIM you put in, is actually from the carrier the phone is originally intended for...

    EDIT: just a remark....it's not a gevey SIM. There are X or R SIM, that unlock newest IOSs.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    A SIM interposer performs a MITM (Man In The Middle) attack on your phone, fooling it into believing that it is on the network it's locked to when it isn't. You insert your SIM into the interposer and then the whole thing into the SIM port.

    The attack is sensitive to upgrades and they may break the functionality, once again rendering your phone locked.

    There are various makers. Gevey, R-SIM, etc. Keep in mind that this is simply a workaround. It's not a true unlock because if you don't use the interposer your phone is still locked.

    I have never used one, but personally based on everything I've observed here I think they are way more hassle then they are worth.

    If T-Mobile won't give you an unlock, bite the bullet and pay a legit service for it. The phone will be unlocked permanently, it's about the same price as an interposer and you won't have to worrry about breaking the functionality of your interposer.
     
  9. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    Good thread to those in the know that have posted here just so I understand it is possible for a jailbreak and unlock solution to be developed BUT developers decided this was more effort than it was worth?
    This is so very odd because so many persons around the world cannot easily unlock their iphone. Requesting unlock codes from carriers is something that is distinctly in first world countries and not even present in all of them. Not to mention some iphones cannot be factory unlocked.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    With every new hardware upgrade the baseband becomes harder and way more secure. So many have given up even trying and also because there is imei unlocks and iphones sold unlocked in almost every country.
    So it is what it is.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Being more effort than it was worth is not accurate. Apple just closed down all the venerabilities present in the limited amount of code so the hackers ran out of exploits to use in cracking basebands (different than the venerabilities required for jailbreaking).

    Every iPhone can be factory (IMEI) unlocked but many carriers won't do it so finding a 3rd party vendor with access to Apple's whitelist for those carrier's phones is nearly impossible.
     
  12. blueflower macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the clarifications I appreciate them.
     

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