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Thread: Is Gevey Sim reliable?
05-17-2011, 11:53 AM #1
Is Gevey Sim reliable?
Hi, I'm planning to buy an IP4 soon from a friend and I'm just learning about this Gevey Sim thing. I'm on T-mobile so I rely on an unlock, the IP4 is running 4.2/3.10 which to my knowledge is not unlockable right? Will Gevey Sim work?
Also I've read that the Iphone "4S" coming out will be open to t-mobile, is this true?
05-18-2011, 02:50 PM #2
Gevey should work fine. Get Gevey Pro for better performance. It might be more beneficial to find an iPhone 4 that has an unlockable baseband of 1.59.00 but if that's not possible then I suppose stick with what you've got. You can expect for it to be buggy though, it may or may not act up. It's not 100% reliable but it works decently, so I've heard.
The rumor is that the iPhone is expanding to T-Mobile and Sprint, but it's a rumor. Don't expect it to be true, but it isn't necessarily false either. Only time will tell
05-18-2011, 03:32 PM #3
I've been using a Gevey Pro for a few days. It works well, but the biggest downside is that if you reboot or drain your battery you'll need a way to eject and re-insert the sim. You must do the gevey process after every boot.
Other than that, it works very well, reconnects fine after respring or loosing cell connection. Only a marginal battery life decrease, but that could be other settings/software issues on my phone.
It is a bit of a hassle, but once you get setup you'll reboot rarely. It's currently the only way to unlock a iPhone 4 running newer software/baseband.
05-18-2011, 08:42 PM #4
05-18-2011, 11:08 PM #5
A long as you order a gevey PRO from amazon (make sure that it is the pro version) between $23 and $35 depending on where you buy it from. Make sure that it is authentic and real! Good luck!!
05-19-2011, 07:32 AM #6
*Side note* i just got the fancy white iphone a few weeks ago! then i hear the news of the iphone comming to t-mobile. Very -->
Last edited by chessyang; 05-19-2011 at 07:36 AM.Are You Not Entertained! Are You Not Entertained! Is this not why you are HERE!!!!"
05-19-2011, 08:14 AM #7
I thought Pro was suppose to FIX problems! They don't even sell non-pro versions anymore.
05-20-2011, 06:32 AM #8
Maybe you could launch the welcome screen through SIM applications menu.. Follow these instructions: Here's how to turn your welcome screen English (GEVEY)
I wrote them for another purpose, but they will probably work for you as well. It's strange that it isn't opening automatically, but hopefully this will work out.
edit: Ok, I saw you already heard about this method in another thread.
Last edited by WTFX; 05-20-2011 at 06:35 AM.
05-26-2011, 03:43 PM #9
Got mine from ebay. It looks legit. I have been using it for about a month now and have no problems because I don't reboot often. Battery drain seems to be the same.
05-26-2011, 09:11 PM #10
I purchased my gevey from a local phone store and hated it. My phone kept dropping calls and then just dropped signal all together. I didnt like it at all. Sold the phone and purchased another with an unlockable baseband.
05-26-2011, 09:19 PM #11
05-27-2011, 03:43 AM #12
Thanks all, I just purchased an iphone 4 (4.1/02.10.01), I went to applenberry store in Oakland as it is near me, I put gevey pro sim in and everything worked perfectly, no problems what so ever and no battery issues.