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Thread: Gevey Sim: How to unlock with a phone that is not activated.

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    Default Gevey Sim: How to unlock with a phone that is not activated.
    Hi, I have an iPhone 4 that is not activated because the person I bought it from restored it and now it is stuck on "No SIM card installed insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate phone." I am with ROGERS and the phone is currently locked to ATT. There is no way I can get a ATT sim card to activate it since I am in Canada so I ended up buying a GEVEY SIM Card. I need help/instructions on how to go about unlocking my iphone where I can start using it on ROGERS network. Thanks in advance.

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    If you cannot get a ATT sim just use redsnow 0.9.6rc14 to activate it.

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    Where can I download this ? Im sorry if I sound like a noob im new to all this and appreciate all the help I can get :P Also would I be able to do this on my macbook thanks!

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    Hey simon thanks for the quick reply Ive downloaded it but it asks for an IPSW. Would you happen to know where I can find that thanks so much for your help.

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    Hey simon I really appreciate all your help I do believe Im on the final step here where redsnow is asking me if I want to:

    Install cydia
    install custome bundle
    allow boot animation
    just boot tethered right now
    just enter pwned DFU mode right now

    THANK U SO MUCH FOR UR HELP SO FAR!!

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    Option 1 and 5 is all you really need

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    it does not allow me to select option 1 and 5 together :S

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    I have some unwanted AT&T sim (used), if you want, you pay the postage and I'll sent you 1.

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    SIMON THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UR HELP!!! I've been able to activate and unlock with gevey everything is working fine EXCEPT the 3G, but I will post that in another section anyways thanks so much for your help!

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    I did and when I go to safari and try to connect to a website it says "Could not activate cellular data network You are not subscribed to a cellular data service." The wifi works no problem so there must not be anything wrong with the phone. I also have a data plan with ROGERS that works on my iphone 3GS perfectly. Would you have any other suggestions simon? Thanks for your help.

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    Do you need to put APN setting into network settings for Rogers?

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    no that is not required from ROGERS.

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    no worries thanks for your help with activating my iphone

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    Just a small bump. I need to do the same thing (i just got my free gevey) but before i do are there any drawbacks of doing so? Things like changing baseband, updating OS or preventing me from doing an IMEI unlock (if they do come back).
    I ask this because right now im on 4.1, 2.10.01 and if a software unlock does come out from the dev team in the future i don't wanna blow my chances of getting it unlocked.

    Thanks.

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