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Unlock iPhone 4 Baseband 02.10.04 and 03.10.01 With GEVEY “Turbo SIM”

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 15th 2011 - 110 Comments

If you are regular user of FreaKGeeks, than you must know that we covered almost all the news regarding iPhone 4 Unlock and Untethered Jailbreaks. The most recent news we covered regarding iPhone 4 Unlock, is that Dev-Team is working on a permanent baseband unlock solution for iPhone 4 and the one is that iPhone Dev team failed to provide...

Sherif Hashim: iPhone 4 Baseband 2.10.04 Unlock is possible

by Hamza Tariq - on Dec 6th 2010 - 35 Comments

Hey Folks blasting news for you! Sherif Hashim, Just replied the tweet of one of his followers that iPhone 4 Baseband 2.10.04 Unlock is possible. Many of iPhone Dev team members said that they are working on iPhone 4 BB 02.10.04 unlock.

Sheriff has tweeted saying (in reply to tweet from the user) that:

yes it is, this was when I first found the crash in BB 2.10.04 which is being worked on now 

iPhone hackers are already working to unlock iPhone 4 baseband 2.10.04 and the first crash in BB 2.10.04 is the sign of the success. There is word about the expected release date or progress so far.

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Unlock Your iPhone 4.2.1 With UltraSn0w (Tutorial)

by Hamza Tariq - on Nov 30th 2010 - No Comments

Aw we all know , the iPhone Dev-Team has released the Ultrasn0w unlock for iPhone users. Recently they updated the UltraSn0w iPhone unlock for iOS 4.2.1.The unlock will work on iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and now 06.15.00 and this thing confusing users because iPhone Dev Team has added a twist of upgrading your iPhone baseband to 06.15.00 for those users who has not above mentioned baseband.

So if your iPhone 4 is not on baseband 01.59.00, you will not be able to unlock it.If your iPhone 3G or 3GS is not on one of the baseband version mentioned above, you will have to first update your baseband to 06.15.00 See our complete guide on it.

How To Unlock Your iPhone 4.2.1 With UltraSn0w:

Step 1: Make sure your iPhone is jailbroken , If not see our complete guide of jailbreaking iPhone 4.21 with RedSn0w or PwnageTool.

Step 2: Launch Cydia, and search for UltraSn0w.

Step 3: Download UltraSn0w.

Step 4: Reboot your iPhone

Done, Now your iPhone is unlocked, test it by poping some other carrier sim on it!

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How To Upgrade the Baseband Of iPhone 3GS / 3G to 06.15.04 with RedSn0w and PwnageTool

by Hamza Tariq - on Nov 29th 2010 - 1 Comment

As we promised on our Official Facebook page or on Twitter account that we will share all the news and tutorial of unlocking iPhone 3Gs or iPhone 3G. So here is a post on which we share the both tutorials.

Check Out! Our (Step by Step Guide)  On:

How to Update iPhone 3GS / 3G Baseband to 06.15.00 with PwnageTool 4.1.3 for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock

OR

How to Update iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS/3G Baseband to 06.15.00 with RedSn0w for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock

Also Read Our Complete Coverage On Unlock Scene (here)

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How to Update iPhone 3GS / 3G Baseband to 06.15.00 with PwnageTool 4.1.3 for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock

by Hamza Tariq - on Nov 29th 2010 - 2 Comments

As we informed that iPhone Dev team just released the Ultrasn0w unlock for baseband unlock but they also add some extra steps into it. So here is tutorial of updating your iPhone 3Gs / 3G baseband to 06.15.00 with PwnageTool 4.1.3 for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock

If your iPhone is on baseband 01.59.00, 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, or 05.13.04, then you can simply go to Cydia and download UltraSn0w. If you are on a different baseband, you will first have to update your baseband to 06.15.00, which is unlockable.

Step 1: Download PwnageTool 4.1.3. Download iOS 4.1 for your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, or download iOS 4.2.1 if you have an iPhone 3G. You will also have to download iOS 3.2.2 for iPad.

Step 2: Make sure iTunes is up to date. If not, update iTunes and reboot your computer.

Step 3: Sync your iPhone in iTunes in order to backup everything, just in case something goes wrong. When the sync is done, close iTunes and leave your iPhone connected to your computer via USB.

Step 4: Launch PwnageTool. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will choose to use the expert mode. Select Expert Mode, then select your iPhone. Click the blue arrow to continue.

Step 5: Select “Browse for IPSW” then click the blue arrow. A window will popup letting you choose the firmware you downloaded in step 1.

After selecting your firmware, you will get the following message. Make sure you understand the risks and click Yes to keep going.

You will now have to browse for the IPSW for iPad iOS 3.2.2 you downloaded in step 1.

Step 6: You will then be presented several options. Select “general” and click the blue arrow to continue.

Under General, you can choose if you want to activate your phone. You should only do that if you are using an unofficial carrier and want to unlock your iPhone. If you are using an official carrier (like AT&T in the US), you don’t need to select “activate”. You will notice that “enable baseband update” is selected by default (that’s exactly what we want).

Click the blue arrow to continue.

Step 7: You will then be taken to the Cydia Settings page. Click the “download packages” tab, and click refresh. This step will allow you to pre-install jailbreak apps on your iPhone. Select the package you want to pre-install and click “add to queue”. Click the blue arrow when you’re done.

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Step 8: You will then be taken to the “custom packages settings”. Cydia Installer should be selected by default. If not, make sure to select it, then click the blue arrow to continue.

Step 9: Hit the “build” button and click the blue arrow to continue.

Step 10: PwnageTool will ask you where you want to choose your custom IPSW. I chose to save it to my desktop.

Step 11: PwnageTool will now start building your custom IPSW. It will probably ask you for your admin password. This step should take a couple minutes.

Step 12: PwnageTool will then help you enter DFU mode. It will make a funny sound and will instruct you to get your iPhone in DFU mode. Simply follow the onscreen prompts: hold power and home button together for 10 seconds ; release power button while still holding the home button. When done, PwnageTool will tell you to go and restore in iTunes.

Step 13: Once you launch iTunes, it will tell you it has found an iPhone in Recovery Mode. Click OK to continue.

Step 14: Now that you have your custom cooked firmware, you need to install this firmware on your iPhone. Hold the “Alt/Option” key and click “Restore” at the same time. DO NOT click “Restore” without holding the “Alt/Option” key! A dialog box will pop up and you’ll be able to choose the custom IPSW file you created.

Step 15: iTunes will give you a message telling you it’s going to erase and restore. Click ok to proceed.

Step 16: iTunes will now restore your iPhone using the cooked iOS firmware. This process might take a few minutes so be patient. When done, your iPhone will reboot.

Ultrasn0w Released to Unlock iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2.1 on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 basebands

by Hamza Tariq - on Nov 29th 2010 - 4 Comments

So finally here is a Ultrasn0w Unlock, iPhone Dev Team has just released a new version of Ultrasnow to unlock iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS with a baseband later than 05.13.04.

This unlock will work for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 with baseband:

iPhone 3G / 3GS Basebands:

  • 04.26.08
  • 05.11.07
  • 05.12.01
  • 05.13.04
  • 06.15.04 (those stuck on 05.14 or 05.15 should first upgrade to 06.15 to unlock)

iPhone 4

  • 01.59.00

Check Out! Our (Step by Step Guide)  On:

How to Update iPhone 3GS / 3G Baseband to 06.15.00 with PwnageTool 4.1.3 for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock

OR

How to Update iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS/3G Baseband to 06.15.00 with RedSn0w for iOS 4.2.1 Unlock

Here are the complete instructions posted by iPhone Dev Team:

Today we’re pleased to announce our free carrier unlock for iPhone3G/3GS owners with a baseband later than 05.13.04.  The unlock for that baseband exploited the AT+XAPP command, thanks to a crash initially discovered by @sherif_hashim (@Oranav also found this crash).  So what hole are we exploiting today, since Apple closed that AT+XAPP hole?  Well, we’re exploiting the exact same hole!

It turns out that the very first iPad firmware 3.2.2 has baseband version 06.15.00 still vulnerable to AT+XAPP. The iPad baseband is built for the exact same baseband chip as the iPhone3G/3GS — they’re fully compatible!Some of us have been running 06.15 for weeks now on our iPhones in preparation for this release.

Since 06.15 is a higher version than 05.14 or 05.15 (where AT+XAPP is gone), anyone stuck at those versions can simply upgrade to 06.15 to unlock again!  Luckily for us, Apple *still* provides the iPad FW 3.2.2 with this vulnerable baseband right from their own servers. (Grab it now, before they take it down!)

We’ve been busy updating both PwnageTool and redsn0w to make the baseband update as seamless as possible.

  1. First up is “PwnageTool 4.1.3 Unlock Edition”.  It has a special dialog box which will ask you if you want to update to the iPad baseband.  You must already have the iPad 3.2.2 IPSW on your computer (see the above link)….so just point PwnageTool at it (or let it find it on its own if you’re in “simple” mode).
  2. Directly after PwnageTool 4.1.3 is available, the official ultrasn0w repo http://repo666.ultrasn0w.com will be updated with ultrasn0w 1.2, which covers iPhone 4 baseband 01.59.00 and iPhone 3G/3GS basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 and now 06.15.00.
  3. Finally, we’ll release an update to redsn0w today for those without Macs and can’t run PwnageTool.  The new redsn0w will give you the option to update your baseband to 06.15 too.

WARNING — YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!  PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CONSEQUENCES OF UPDATING TO 06.15.

  1. There is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple.  You’ll be voiding your warranty in a very obvious way.
  2. If some future baseband comes out with a critical fix, you won’t be able to update to it if it remains down in the 05.xx sequence (then again, you wouldn’t update to it if you wanted to keep your unlock anyway).
  3. Starting with FW 4.2.1 if you have 06.15 on your iPhone you won’t ever be able to restore to stock firmware (it will fail).  You’ll need to only restore to custom IPSWs (then again, if you’re unlocker you should already be doing that).

Certainly don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to!  Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks.

This PwnageTool also contains a 4.2.1 bundle for iPhone3G owners…for all else, it’s still only 4.1.  If you have an iPhone3GS with an old bootrom, the new redsn0w will handle 4.2.1 for you (in fact it covers 4.2.1 for all devices, even though some of them are still tethered at 4.2.1 until @comex can work some untethering magic).  iPhone3GS users with old bootroms who want to go to 4.2.1 should not use this PwnageTool! Update to stock 4.2.1 first, then use the upcoming redsn0w to update your baseband.

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