Gevey Announces GSM Carrier Unlock For The iPhone 4S, No Jailbreak Required

Gevey Announces GSM Carrier Unlock For The iPhone 4S, No Jailbreak Required

GEVEY has announced the Ultra S unlock for the GSM iPhone 4S. Unlike an unlocked iPhone you have to buy at full price from your carrier, GEVEY’s $55 solution turns your iPhone 4S into a plug-and-play device for any GSM network around the world.

Jailbreakers have been able to unlock their iPhones with a software tool called UltraSn0w, but an unlock for the iPhone 4S has yet to be provided until now. The GEVEY Ultra S does not require a jailbreak, and it’s definitely the easiest way to get your iPhone unlocked for cheap.

Several huge improvements are included in the GEVEY Ultra S, including a re-engineered SIM interposer. The people at GEVEY note, “It’s true plug-and-play functionality, so just pop it in and unlock your phone with the original sim card.” You don’t have to cut or physically modify your SIM card anymore, as the GEVEY interposer has been made small enough to fit into your iPhone properly.

The GEVEY Ultra S is only for the iPhone 4S on GSM networks, which isn’t really an issue since the majority of the networks around the world use that standard. In the United States, you would be able to use your iPhone 4S on T-Mobile’s network. GEVEY’s unlock will let your iPhone 4S switch between 2G and 3G GSM frequencies, although potential users should be warned that “there is no phone unlocking solution that can guarantee connectivity to every data network.”

Another new feature called “learning mode” allows the GEVEY Ultra S to automatically learn your iPhone’s network configuration and unlock it. If you ever change your internal SIM card for a different carrier, you will need to unlock again with GEVEY.

Perhaps the most significant update to the Ultra S is that you no longer need to dial ‘112’ on your iPhone 4S during installation. In many countries, including the United States, it is a violation of telecommunication abuse policies to dial and hang up on an emergency number.

All iPhone 4S devices on iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 with the 1.0.11, 1.013, or 1.0.14 basebands can be unlocked with the GEVEY Ultra S. (You can check to see what baseband you have under Settings > General > About > Modem Firmware) Power consumption has been increased and reception has been improved with this latest release.

Applenberry is taking pre-orders for the Ultra S now, with shipments expected to arrive between March 3-7. Here’s a somewhat lengthy demonstration of the new unlock in action:

Gevey Announces GSM Carrier Unlock For The iPhone 4S, No Jailbreak Required

(via iDownloadBlog)

  • Clark Wallace

    Your phone has now been unlocked by Gevey .. *police bursts in half an hour later*

  • Akos Kokeny

    What about iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08?:/

  • ddevito

    Where’s Prof Peabrain to tell everyone that’s illegal??

  • Theapplemobileblog

    Haha, that made me
    Laugh. Bound to be here soon!

  • Brandon Dillon

    I normally don’t like you for your Fandroid comments, but this is one of the best comments I’ve seen here.

  • Kole Dennie

    This says that it’s not for the Verizon 4S. My question is, I have a “world unlocked” Verizon iPhone 4S that allows me to use foreign sim cards in my phone on a GSM network. ATT is however blocked. Would a Gevey sim allow me to put it on ATT?
    Operating iOS 5.0.1 with firmware version 1.0.14

  • helpunlock

    I wanted to get my iPhone unlocked but didn’t really know how to do it,
    I came across this website and it works pretty well http://unlockiphones2k.com/

  • usedbywho

    Same question here. Can anybody answer that?

  • yoyo aoda

     Seems another competitor has already unlocked the iphone 4S, also the
    price is far cheaper than the Gevey ultra S. Check this R-Sim card.

  • Lewis wight

    I will be trying this when I get my card in 3 days, I will let you know how it goes. (Although I am on a Sprint 4s that is unlocked to world travel, just not here in the USA) I’m betting it works just fine, when they say it wont work on sprint or verizon, they mean it wont unlock CDMA sim cards… I think thats what they mean anyways

  • Apple Service

    factory unlock iphone 4/4s mail at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)…For gevey ultraS in mumbai and India call 9833098597

  • Apple Service

    for factory unlock iphone 4/4s mail at (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)

  • UnlockMe

    Can anyone confirm if this is compatible with 5.1? I bought it here http://www.geveypro.com/shop/products/Gevey-Ultra-S-Untethered-iPhone-4S-Unlocker-%2AiOS-5.1-Support%2A.html an want to use it while I travel so I don’t have to pay AT&T huge roaming fees.

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