iPhone Unlocking Guide for Beginners

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    Finished the last bit of testing for the Gevey Ultra S. Confirmed support for iOS 6.1.2 and below on all basebands.
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    I got mine IMEI unlocked through a fellow here. I don't have access to t mobile micro sim. Is there any oter way to confirm?
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    Go to a local T-Mobile store and buy one. If you're planning on using their service, they'll most likely give it to you free. Otherwise, use a SIM cutter.
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    So based on first post, there's no way to unlock the iphone5 as of yet, other than factory unlock? Is that correct?

    I'm trying to help a friend who bought a 5s from Neb. Furn. Mart off-contract for AT&T, doesn't have AT&T & wants to carrier unlock the phone to use in Brazil. He knows the LTE won't work, but the phone will on slower data & calls, etc.

    AT&T won't unlock because he's not a customer. I'm trying to help because his English isn't that great. I have no idea what iOS version he's on, but can find out.

    If I understand, if he's on 6.0-6.1 he can jailbreak & then unlock? Otherwise, he's out of luck until a jailbreak becomes available?

    Thanks for help.
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    Software unlocks are only valid on the iPhone 3G and 3GS on a wide scale, and limited to strictly the 4 on the 01.59.00 baseband. No other devices are susceptible to a software unlock.

    SAM is only unlockable on devices that uses the exploit SIM on only that exploited device. The 5 and above were sold after it was patched.

    Short response: only way to unlock if carrier rejects is from an interposer. No ways to bypass, cheat, hack, etc this


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    I'm planning to unlock my $s by myself but at least I know it's now it's not possible. Only for 3G and 3GS only?
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    The 3G/3GS can be software unlocked using UltraSn0w under the proper requirements. On the 4S and above, you can purchase an interposer such as the R-SIM to unlock your device, but upgrading your iOS is dependent on whether or not the iOS and device combination post-upgrade is supported by the software component of the interposer.
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    Does ultrasn0w work for iPhone 3GS on iOS 6.1.3?
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    UltraSn0w works on all iOS for the 3G and 3GS


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    Informative post!

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