Will the iPhone ever be unlocked?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Slicey, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. Slicey macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone on baseband 04.10.01 and firmware 4.3.1... Will it ever get unlocked? looks like all hope is lost :(

    Any possibility at all? I also heard Gevey sim doesn't work on this baseband+firmware, can anyone confirm? thank you.


    Also is there any way of finding out if an iPhone is blacklisted? thanks.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    its hard to say, im sure devs havnt stopped looking for ways to unlock basebands that are currently not unlockable but to ask if or when is only a guess
     
  3. labman macrumors 604

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    really other then people like comex musclenerd notcom etc. nobody knows. honestly there is less reason for it. since countries now sell or allow unlocked iphones after the contract period. even in the US you can buy it unlocked you just have to pay full retail.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why is talking about the Gevey sim okay on MR?
     
  6. Epic Orange macrumors member

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    If it is the iPhone 4, then the gevey sim will unlock it. If not, you are out of luck for unlocking...
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont know, why wouldnt be?
    Is it illegal to hardware carrier unlock your device?
    Not 100% sure.
     
  8. Epic Orange macrumors member

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    According to MusicNerd, it is illegal: http://www.iphonedownloadblog.com/2...rms-the-gevey-sim-iphone-4-unlock-is-illegal/

    However, if your not even connecting the call while pressing 112 (your suppose to call them for 2 seconds and disconnect, before you actually do), how could it be illegal. This company who makes the gevey sim really has to clarify on the legality of it. At least the gevey sim comes with an FAQ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh7r2BfTtCI
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Even calling it keeps someone from calling in, I would think. If it doesn't affect people calling for an emergency, then it's no big deal. I really don't know.

    Anyway, I asked the question, because MN said it was illegal, since it would affect emergency calls, and that definitely is worse than any pirating talk, which MR has a big problem with.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I havent used it myself but I heard that the call doesnt even have to connect or ring.
    You can just hang up before that and let the turbo sim do its unlock hack.
    But either way, I dont think its a big deal.
     
  11. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    I have a factory unlocked iphone 4 direct from the apple usa store. Go buy one and stop whining already. You have options. Don't like them? Then buy another phone and stop making these posts.

    What a surprise, a newbie started this thread.
     
  12. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Do you mean not on the unlock whitelist or something else?
     
  13. Block macrumors 6502a

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    I thought the newest Gevey doesn't require you to dial 112, and so is legal?
     
  14. labman macrumors 604

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    incorrect still have to dial 112 just not as often they say once. however it's more of a grey area then anything else. I have only heard it might be illegal. I haven't heard of any county banning it.
     
  15. Block macrumors 6502a

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    http://applenberry.com/store/gevey-sim/gevey-ultra.html
     
  16. labman, Jun 24, 2011
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