Tag archive for ‘iPhone 4S’

Here’s Why Steve Jobs Liked Siri To Include It In iPhone 4S

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 28th 2012 - No Comments

No doubt that Siri is the only back-bone of Apple’s iPhone 4S success, as the phone offers similar features to old-gen iPhone 4 model but users liked the new model due to the addition of new intelligent virtual personal assistant. However, the Siri was not initially developed by Apple; instead it was a normal stand-alone application available in the App Store for the iPhone and iPad users.  Dag Kittlaus, the original mega mind behind the Siri contacted by the Steve Jobs, as he was interested to get the feature inside the newer iOS generation devices. The original Siri was killed by the Apple from App Store, and then they work with additional developers to make it more powerful and integrated into the iPhone 4S for the first public launch of the service, and believe us it simply works and saved Apple from the downfall.


However, now it is reported that the Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of Siri, shared some of the tidbits regarding the initial development of Siri during a keynote speech given in Chicago yesterday. Network World reporting on Kittlaus speech on keynote, according to Kittlaus, Steve Jobs personally liked the Siri application from the very first day, and just after three weeks of Siri launch in the App Store, Steve Jobs contacted him to plan a meeting regarding the Siri application.


And he wanted me to come over to his house the next day, and I did, and I spent 3 hours with him in front of his fireplace having this surreal conversation about the future. 

And, you know, he talked about why Apple was going to win, and we talked about how Siri was doing. And he was very excited about the fact that.. you know, he was very interested in this area in general but, you know, they’re patient, they don’t jump on anything until they feel they can go after something new and he felt that we cracked it. So that was his attraction.

Kittlaus noted in the keynote speech that Jobs liked the intelligent personal assistant, but he didn’t like the “Siri” name, but after generous support from Dag Kittlaus and failure of their own research regarding the research for an alternative name for Siri, he continued using the Siri name during the iPhone 4S launch.

Unlock iPhone 4 (4.12.08) and iPhone 4S (2.0.10) Baseband On iOS 5.1

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 25th 2012 - No Comments

Almost two – three weeks ago, Apple released the new major iOS 5.1 update in the public during the announcement event of new iPad 3 in San Francisco. The new iOS 5.1 comes in a really surprising way, as Apple completely skipped the release of iOS 5.1 GM version to the developers and directly opted to launch the iOS 5.1 at the media event. Just like always, the iOS hackers quickly released public statements not to update the iPhone 4/ 4S & iPad 2 devices to the latest iOS 5.1 firmware version, as it expected to come up with a brand-new baseband update that for surely lock the million of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 back on the carrier cellular and users again have to use their original service provider. Despite pre-announcements from hackers, still thousands of users have updated their devices to the latest firmware version.

The users quickly jumped to the iOS 5.1 without even reading the complete informative notes from the iPhone DevTeam on which they have stated clearly that updating your device to the latest iOS 5.1 will cause you to lose your unlock status, and as well as the untethered jailbreak status on your devices. Hackers very deeply warned the users not to update their devices to iOS 5.1, as with the iOS 5, Apple blocked the Blobmonster feature, and there is no way to downgrade the newer generation devices to the older iOS versions, even with the saved SHSH blobs, and therefore, many users now stuck on the iOS 5.1 without even a jailbreak access to their devices.

Unlock iPhone 4 (4.12.01) and iPhone 4S (2.0.10) Baseband On iOS 5.1

It is reported by the developers in the community that the users around the world quickly adopt the iOS 5.1 update, and forget about all the other things. The hackers and developer’s highlights the Over-The-Air updates feature behind this update rate, as many of the users do not familiar with the OTA updates, and to clear out the banners from the iPhone / iPad screen quickly pushes the update button to sort out the issue.  So for those who are seeking to downgrade iPhone 4S / iPad 2 from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.0, there is currently no method publicly available to downgrade the later generation devices, so don’t ever waste your time in trying anything on your device.


The new iOS 5.1 firmware update brings a lot of new challenges for the iOS hackers, and as well as for the baseband hackers and the developers over the Gevey SIM & TP-SIM labs. iOS 5.1 brings a new update to both iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S baseband’s, while the first baseband of iOS 5.0 on iPhone 4 is not yet completely unlocked, and most of the users are crying due to this, but on the same side, the iPhone 4S users are enjoying the latest iOS 5.x.x updates, as the iPhone 4S all baseband’s are completely unlocked with the Gevey SIM interposer. With the iOS 5.1 update, the iPhone 4’s baseband has been updated to 04.12.01 and the iPhone 4S’ baseband updated to 2.0.10.


How To Unlock iPhone 4 Baseband 4.12.01 And iPhone 4S Baseband 2.0.10?

However, many of you have been the same question running in your minds right now, just like you, we also have the same question in our mind, but along with this question we have some points to clear out some facts regarding the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S baseband unlock on iOS 5.1.  First of all, if you have ever upgraded your device to latest iOS 5.x.x firmware version, then you will be never able to downgrade your device. In addition to this restriction, let us remind you that from the very first day, there was not the solution to downgrade the baseband of your device, and especially the iPhone baseband so if you have upgraded your device to the latest iOS 5.1 without preserving the baseband, then it means you are running out of luck at the moment. To those who are looking for 04.12.01 iPhone 4 baseband unlock, the first iOS 5.0 baseband update is not yet completely unlocked, so definitely the newest baseband updates comes up with some more security over the chip, and no-doubt it would require a lot of time to unlock the baseband on the latest iOS 5.1 firmware version.

Unlock iPhone 4S On iOS 5.1

On the other side, if you are locked on 04.11.08 iPhone 4 baseband with iOS 5.0.1, we will suggest you to stay there, as we have heard the couple of reports from the developers in the community that 04.11.08 baseband unlock is possible, and under the general testing. So it means that we can see unlock for 04.11.08 baseband unlock.

To Stay Safe With iPhone 4 Unlock:

There is a simple task to stay safe, just keep your phone away from the iTunes sync, and as well as ignore the iOS 5.1 update, because if you upgrade your device to the latest iOS 5.1, you’ll surely lose your unlock status.


Update: R-SIM announced that they are launching their fourth-gen “R-SIM” to finally unlock iPhone 4 “04.11.08” baseband on iOS 5.0 / 5.0.1 / 5.1 

Update On iPhone 4 “4.11.08” Baseband & iPhone 4S Unlock

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 24th 2012 - No Comments

Still facing iPhone 4 “04.11.08” Baseband Unlock Problem? – It’s been five months that Apple released the first public build of iOS 5 for the general public on the iPhone 4S announcement, and iOS 5 is appeared to be the major iOS release, as the new-generation iOS 5 comes with the number of new features, services, and of course new hurdles for the iOS Hackers and users who have been jailbreaking and unlocking their devices with the free and paid alternative methods. The new iOS 5 brings the “04.11.08” baseband for the iPhone 4 users, and as we have stated before in the couple of unlock regarding updates, the new baseband comes with extra security from Apple that prevents users and hackers from breaking the restriction and turns their devices into a simple iPod Touch.

However, before any iOS public launch, the hackers warn users not to update their devices too quickly on the latest iOS 5 firmware version, but still million of users quickly updated their devices to the latest iOS 5.0 build without even knowing the facts, and no-doubt loses their unlock and jailbreak status. However, the iOS 5 jailbreak is possible, but it appears that hackers and developers around the world are still not able to unlock the iPhone 4 “04.11.08” baseband, despite claiming hands-on the couple of working exploits that allow you to unlock iPhone 4 “04.11.08” baseband. Recently, we have reported you about the confirmation from Gevey Team that they are testing the “04.11.08” baseband unlock on their labs, and working on the build to make it more stable before the public launch.

On the other side, Apple had already launched the iPhone 4S with pre-installed iOS 5, and millions of users purchased the device from different carriers on packages, but still users around there looking for unlock solutions for the iPhone 4S that allows them to put other carrier SIM cards into their devices and let them access the network. Just right after the iPhone 4S launch, we had reported you that iPhone-Dev team reports that they have an exploit to unlock the iPhone 4S on several baseband’s, but they had not announced any launch date. While on the same month, Gevey again comes to the media and announced the first ever iPhone 4S baseband unlock for these baseband’s:

Unlock 04.11.08 iPhone 4 Baseband

Standing on the same edge, Gevey again claimed that they not forgot the iPhone 4 baseband unlock users, and their team is still working on the exploit to make it more successful, but they decided to launch the iPhone 4S unlock first, as many users moved themselves to the newer iPhone 4S devices, and therefore, they believe iPhone 4 is pretty older now for the users, but still they have been working on the iPhone 4 “04.11.08” baseband solution.

While there were only two solutions to unlock iPhone 4 baseband on the iOS, the software based and the hardware one. Discussing the software based unlock solution for an iPhone 4 baseband, we have reports that iPhone-DevTeam in collaboration with other prominent baseband hackers are working on the baseband cracks, but still they have lot of things more important the iPhone 4 “04.11.08” baseband unlock with UltraSn0w. As with the iOS 5, Apple blocked the major feature of the iOS jailbreaking the SHSH Blobmonster that allows hackers and users to save the SHSH blobs of the different devices, and then give access to downgrade their devices to the specific iOS version without any kind of hurdle.  However, reportedly, the whole iPhone DevTeam is currently working on the Blobmonster, and the iOS 5.x.x untethered exploits for the A5 and A5X devices, and therefore, we are not going to see any Ultrasn0w update from them targeting the new iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 baseband unlock.

The Gevey SIM interposer unlock is referred to as a hardware based iPhone 4 baseband unlock, as in this unlock solution users have to trick the iPhone baseband with a hardware SIM cloning that allow users to easily fake the carrier restrictions on their devices.

Unlock iPhone 4S Baseband 2.0.10 On iOS 5.1 With R-SIM III

by Admin - on Mar 22nd 2012 - No Comments

The iOS Jailbreak Hacker DevTeams advised the users on the launch of the iOS 5.1 back in the start of this month, not to update their locked iPhone devices to this firmware version until they won’t publish any new tool to bypass the Apple’s security and bring the carrier unlocking on the latest iOS firmware version, but still it is reported that number of unlucky users updated their iPhone 4S / 4 to iOS 5.1 and losses the iPhone 4S / 4 baseband Unlock on iOS 5.1.

It was especially advised to iPhone 4S / 4 users who have been running their applications using the old software or hardware-based exploits to bring unlock system on their devices, but some users sadly updated their devices mistakenly, and now using the devices on the new-generation basebands without unlock solution. However, it is now reported that user over the R-SIM aka REBEL SIM has got their hands on the new kind of exploit that allows them to expand their network on the iPhone 4S devices with bringing unlock solution for another baseband build.

There are currently the number of SIM Interposers are available in the market with unlocking solution tricks for the iPhone 4S, as the earlier three basebands of the iPhone 4S had been recently exploited by the users over this hardware based unlocking solution developer’s lab, and now they are focusing on the new baseband build unlocking solution for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The team behind the R-SIM had totally launched three different models of their SIM interposer, as the first R-SIM I come with a lot of complex procedure of bringing unlock on the iPhone 4S, and then the developers released R-SIM II that features less complex procedure to unlock the iPhone 4S on the latest iOS firmware version.

Now after the two versions released with same baseband capabilities, the team has launched the R-SIM III with the new baseband support of the iPhone 4S. R-SIM III allow you to unlock your iPhone 4S baseband 2.0.10 on iOS 5.1, yes they finally made their way to unlock the iPhone 4S as well on the iOS 5.1. So if you are one of those who have been using its device on older generation iOS firmware version, just to carry the unlock solution can now update to the new iOS 5.1 with baseband 2.0.10 on iPhone 4S, and can unlock its iPhone 4S on iOS 5.1 running baseband build 2.0.10.

In addition to the iPhone 4S new baseband 2.0.10 unlock on iOS 5.1, the developer has upgraded their SIM interposer with additional features and much-improved technology that consumes less power than the older R-SIM versions. Moreover, the new R-SIM doesn’t require you to dial any international help number in order to execute its unlocking solution, there is an automatic iOS 5.1 Baseband unlock solution for iPhone 4S with R-SIM 3.


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Unlock CDMA iPhone 4S With New Gevey Ultra S SIM Interposer

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 20th 2012 - No Comments

Until now, only the GSM version of the iPhone 4S was exploitable to the baseband hackers, and lets them to produce hardware based unlocking solution for the users to unlock iPhone 4S baseband, and make it work on any of the GSM carriers, but from now it is reported that the CDMA version of the iPhone 4S is also become exploitable to the baseband hackers out there in the famous baseband hacking lab “Gevey”. Gevey team is famous for providing the hardware unlocking solution to the iPhone 4 users, last year when most of the users stuck on the latest baseband with their wrong iOS updates.

However, the Gevey SIM interposer made itself to the top accessories among the iPhone users last year, and this year they are again back with a working exploit over the iPhone 4S baseband range that allows them to unlock the iPhone 4S baseband with their Gevey SIM interposer. Firstly, they announce that their Gevey could only unlock the GSM model of iPhone 4S, but not the CDMA iPhone 4S. After the couple of months work, now they are officially reporting they got hands on the CDMA iPhone 4S baseband exploit, which allows them to generate unlock token for the iPhone 4S, and allow it work on other carriers.

According to Gevey Team, now you can unlock your CDMA iPhone 4S purchased from Verizon or Sprint. All you have to require is the below mentioned condition to unlock your iPhone 4S on CDMA networks. Before going to use any hard words, I want to make it clear that the new Gevey SIM only works with iOS 5.0.1, so you can only unlock the iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1 with Gevey Turbo SIM interposer.


  •  The phone must be on an iOS firmware prior to iOS 5.1
  •  It must be on one of the following basebands: 1.0.11, 1.0.13, 1.0.14
  •  It must be jailbroken (to work with CDMA networks)

The new Gevey Ultra S works on the latest iPhone 4S for unlock solution as long as the device meets the requirements needed to unlock the device, to make it work on other carriers. If your device meets all the above-mentioned requirements, then you are ready to go with the new Gevey Ultra S unlocking solution for iPhone 4S baseband.

It would be really useful for you, if you got your iPhone 4S from the Sprint, and now stuck with its hiccup’s data network and coverage around the county. ApplenBerry, the official reseller of the new Gevey SIM reports that the new Gevey Ultra S will not be available in the market until the end of the month, but after the time you can easily get your hands on the Gevey Ultra S SIM interposer to unlock iPhone 4S.

New York iPhone 4S User Sued Apple As Siri Sucks In Real-Time

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 13th 2012 - No Comments

We are not sure, whether you are satisfied with the new Siri service on iPhone 4S or not, but we can claim one thing most of the users are enjoying the service on their devices, instead they are helping a large number of developers in the preparation of different handy tools for the service to make it more helpful for the users. However, no doubt there are also a number of users who always found out themselves in trouble with a query to Siri; however, we know the Siri is not much intelligent, and lacks something in recognizing the worlds you have said her, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t work.


It is reported that Apple has been recently targeted by a new lawsuit registered by one of the iPhone 4S users, who claimed that Apple is involved in the production of misleading commercials featuring Siri on its iPhone 4S, and tricking the world to purchase the iPhone 4S over the other iOS devices, while in the real-life the service won’t work quickly as such seen in the advertisement. A user from New York, registered a lawsuit against the company and seeking to be paid for damages, in short want to get the money back it wasted in the purchase of iPhone 4S, and wants the court to ban Apple on producing such misleading advertisements in the public that actually tricks the users to purchase your device over the other devices.

While, Apple has yet to comment on this issue publicly, but one thing is important there, is that Apple has already mentioned on its website clearly that Siri is a beta-testing project, and to improve its overall work, they have launched the service in the beta stage for the first time. Apple released the Siri publicly to improve its comprehensive work on the iOS devices, and wants to absorb more audio query data to bring more options on the device. However, now with the new lawsuit, Apple has been told by official securities that company has to appear in court to settle down this issue.