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Just bc it looks like the real thing. It must be a really high quality fake if it isn't the real one....
05-05-2011, 02:08 PM #41
Just bc it looks like the real thing. It must be a really high quality fake if it isn't the real one.
05-05-2011, 02:54 PM #42
05-05-2011, 02:57 PM #43
Well even if it is fake it seems fakes work anyhow.
05-05-2011, 03:11 PM #44
WTFX, granted that it works, it's definitely fake. I received the same one recently and ended up returning it. I got a real one instead. You can tell immediately by looking at the sim tray. If the sim tray is fake and both are packaged together, it's a fake.
05-06-2011, 01:23 PM #45
Does it have overheating or battery drain? If it doesn't it's good enough for me. But as I've mentioned earlier this seems to be the Chinese stk earlier version which didn't have the code on the chip. The tray looked different as well. I think it's the one the Gevey devs showed on their early video. I could be terribly wrong though. The clones I've seen looked somehow "messier". 420
So far two conflicting answers. I cannot guarantee I can return it but I might try. But if this one doesn't heat it's fine. Anyone?
I think the OP has the same one as me as well.
Damn it merged, can't bump over here then.. Oh it bumps anyway.
Well, I just went out to buy another carrier's prepaid and ripped the packaging open and am trying it now.
Works just fine, but I also concluded from the tray's look that it's probably fake.
STK turned out to be English not Chinese.
I'm gonna keep it in till tomorrow or something to see if it has any heating probs. Which area should I be anticipating to heat if any? The area around the tray & the tray itself or..? TIA
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05-06-2011, 02:00 PM #46
@WTFX, how much did you pay for it and where did you get it?
Anyone know if there is authorized legit seller of gevey sim cards on Amazon?
Also how do you know whihc chip is on 3V or 1.8V? Is it by text on chip? Size? I am assuming if the chip has signs of sanding its fake one.
05-06-2011, 02:19 PM #47
Well I heard only the ones that have writing F981 (model of the chip) along with 2 more lines are legit, but lately even applenberry has supposedly been shipping models without any text on the chip, so it's not that simple.
Anyway, that F981 runs at 1.8V at least. And if you get one with that chip it would be pretty surely a legit Gevey.
I've had my Gevey in for couple of hrs and no heating so far. I might keep it. Gonna keep it in longer and see.
That voltage difference thing was the only thing bugging me as I was worried a fake one with 3V chip could seriously mess something in the iPhone. It was relatively rare info anyway I only stumbled upon few days ago. But if there are clones running at 1.8V, I'd guess those would perform just fine.
Quoting: "Only original Gevey SIM comes with F981 as they have bought out this chip in the market"
Anyway, I'd doubt there's no other chip in the market that runs at 1.8V, so I'd think at least some clones would be running at 1.8V as well and be fine.
And of course I'd prefer legit, but since I'll travel quite soon I don't know if it's worth the hassle of returning it and trying to find a legit one since I probably won't need it for long. As long as it doesn't heat that is. If I notice any heat I'd become worried it might damage my baseband chip and would return it. Not that I heard anyone's iPhones' exploding so far. Just a few sources on the internet made me paranoid.
05-06-2011, 02:33 PM #48
I have also found that those fake F300 chips operate from 3.0V to 3.6V, which I am not sure I would stick that in my phone.
05-06-2011, 02:46 PM #49
Yeah. Well I was going to tell you to buy from applenberry to guarantee it's a legit one since they're an authorized reseller, but then I was struck by a comment in the same blog telling about the differences in the chips.
I didn't post the link since different sites have different policies about posting links but since I recall others have posted links as well, here it is for others' reference: [Updated] [How To] Identify Fake GEVEY Sims & Avoid Getting Scammed
So this is the comment:
Originally Posted by chirag
But after reading that and this:
Originally Posted by Tim
05-09-2011, 10:51 AM #50
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05-09-2011, 11:11 AM #51
So nobody knows if the new chip from applenberry is better/worser, is using 1,8v / using >3,0v ?
And if the reports are true (the f981-print on the chip was removed from applenberry since a certain production date), perhaps the pro is the same hardware as the normal version?
05-09-2011, 12:40 PM #52
Yes, I figured the tray looks like an obvious fake. So the whole thing has to be pretty much a fake. (I mean they came in the same package after all) Well it's supposed to be of the first batch (probably clone of the first batch), but it actually works after turning the airplane mode on & off just once. And no heating or battery drain whatsoever. Talk about a high quality fake.
I'm gonna try to replace it or see if the seller has any other batches that might be real since the seller himself seemed to think he's getting a legit product. I mean he mentioned his experiences with fakes and said he had them burn in few days. Anyway, I'm gonna try to exchange it if I can find any legit one with him or then try to get a refund if possible. If not, I'll just live with it since it works flawlessly. I'm just worried it might die on it's own with time.
Thanks for the info on the Pros as well, looking forward to your pics on the other thread.
05-11-2011, 05:54 AM #53
An ebay-seller told me that Gevey changed also the sim-tray-supplier.
So are you sure the sim tray is a fake-indicator?
hazex36, do you have a picture of the sim tray you are selling?
NEW No CUTTING Gevey Pro for Iphone4 4.3 products, buy NEW No CUTTING Gevey Pro for Iphone4 4.3 products from alibaba.com
They look both the same.
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05-11-2011, 06:08 AM #54
05-11-2011, 06:30 AM #55
Perhaps Gevey optimized the chip after launching the pro without giving it a new name. (UPDATE: After speaking with a supplier, i am almost sure, there is a new PRO without cutting)
Does anyone have the old pictureshow applenberry/gevey hosted on their website to demonstrate how fakes look like?
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05-12-2011, 01:10 AM #56
2. From the picutures of the alibaba listing the sim tray is fake as its printed on(fake) and not engraved (legit if letters are separted)
3. The chip is still the same chip used in the old gevey (just without the fc #). The chips used in the pictures (alibaba site) are elongated horizontally.
4. Also any gevey pro with a circular sticker on the packaging is fake.
I talked to eric sun (creator and owner of gevey tech inc) and he gave no indication of sim that required no additional sim cutting.
Once I get my hands on a good camera I will be making a fake vs authentic gevey pro picture / guide.
05-12-2011, 06:52 AM #57
Here more pictures showing both sides of the (real?) Pro:
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05-12-2011, 08:01 AM #58
05-13-2011, 03:32 AM #59
Also Fake? Let us know! (That a serious ebayseller.)
GEVEY Pro Turbo Unlock SIM iPhone 4 NEU für iOS 4.3.3 | eBay
GEVEY PRO 2.0 Unlock SIM für iPhone 4 NEU bis iOS 4.3.3 | eBay
But here a Video of a Pro without cutting:
Last edited by MobileFire; 05-13-2011 at 06:53 AM.
05-13-2011, 03:36 AM #60
this is incredible