Unlock iOS 5 iPhone 4 with Gevey SIM [How to] - iPhoneHeat

Unlock iOS 5 iPhone 4 with Gevey SIM [How to]

If you have an iPhone 4 unlocked with Gevey SIM running iOS 4.x.x and now want to update to iOS 5 with Gevey Unlock, this guide is for you. You can unlock iPhone 4 iOS 5 with Gevey SIM by following the instructions below which tells you how to preserve iPhone 4 baseband while updating to iOS 5, jailbreak and then unlock with Gevey SIM.

What is Gevey SIM Interposer?

Gevey Sim is an unlock solution for iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00, 02.10.04, 03.10.01, and 04.10.01 on iOS 4.x.x, and iOS 5.0. Unlike UltraSn0w, Gevey SIM is a hardware solution, a SIM interposer sits between the SIM card and the Modem to perform a classical MITM. Gevey SIM interposer should always stay in-between SIM card and the iPhone modem in order to stay unlocked.

If you’ve an UltraSn0w unlockable baseband 01.59.00, you’re recommended to navigate to this guide:

How to: Unlock iPhone 4 iOS 5 with UltraSn0w

Since Gevey SIM unlock depends on preserved iOS 4.x.x baseband, you’ll need to use RedSn0w’s “Custom IPSW” feature


Let’s Unlock iPhone 4 iOS 5 with gevey Ultra SIM

Unlock iPhone 4 iOS 5 with Gevey SIM

Step 1 – Preserve iPhone 4 Baseband

If your iPhone 4 is running iOS 4.x.x and has any of these basebands: 01.59.00 / 02.10.00 / 03.10.1 / 04.10.1, make sure you update to iOS 5 using a custom firmware with preserved baseband in order to unlock with Gevey SIM.

Follow this guide to preserve iPhone 4 baseband while updating to iOS 5:

How to: Preserve iPhone 4 baseband

Step 2 – Jailbreak iOS 5

Now you need to jailbreak you iPhone 5 running iOS 5 with preserved baseband. To jailbreak iOS 5, follow this guide:

How to: Jailbreak iOS 5 iPhone 4 with RedSn0w

Step 3 – Unlock with Gevey SIM

After the jailbreak, your iPhone 4 should be activated. Setup the iPhone 4. Now:

  • Go to: Settings > General > Network and Turn OFF the 3G
  • Turn Off the iPhone
  • Eject and reinsert the SIM card along with Gevey SIM and turn the iPhone ON
  • When turned ON, The iPhone will begin Searching… for the network

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  • After Searching for a few seconds, following popup should appear, hit the Accept button
  • Now wait for 15 seconds;
  • Then dial 112 and hang up after 2 seconds. The call does Not need to connect;

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  • Go to Setting app and Turn the Airplane Mode ON.
  • After a few seconds, “No SIM Card Installed” message should appear, hit the OK button;
  • Now turn OFF the Airplane mode; two popups should appear; the later one with “Invalid SIM Card” message. Don’t do anything and wait till the message disappears;
  • As soon as the message disappears, iPhone should show the signal bars at the top-left.

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That’s it! If the process fails, reboot, reinsert SIM and retry. Enjoy your unlocked iPhone 4 on iOS 5 with gevey SIM.

*** Remember that, on every reboot, you’ll have to repeat the GEVEY SIM process (Step 3) to get the signals back.

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