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It has been quite some time since we here at Maypalo posted about any thing about unlocking iPhone 4 on baseband 4.11.08/4.12.01. But as we have been asked many questions regarding the unlock so here is an update on the unlock scene regarding iPhone 4.
SAM Unlock History
Those of you who had a locked iPhone 4 or any other locked iPhone would definitely have heard about SAM unlock. If you haven’t then you must have been living under a rock or something as you missed a precious opportunity to unlock your iPhone. Well back to the story; SAM unlock which was developed by Loktar Sun spread like wildfire, unlocking every iPhone no matter what baseband or firmware they were on! Most of you lucky ones got their iPhone 4 unlocked on the infamous baseband 4.11.08 but some were left out.
Soon after the unlock was developed Applenberry’s Gevey SIM and R-SIM 4 both copied the method and sold the unlocking solution at a very high price (SAM unlock was free). SAM unlock lasted only a couple of days and then Apple dropped the bombshell. It blocked the loophole that unlocked the iPhones. Those lucky enough managed to unlock it for free and some other ordered Gevey SIM/R-SIM 4 without knowing they was a copy. Later Applenberry acknowledged that they copied the unlock, while Maypalo uncovered R-SIM 4 was a copy too. It left everyone dumbfounded.
Unlock iPhone 4 On iOS 5.1.1
I assume most of you who did not unlock iPhone 4 for free via the SAM unlock method have updated to iOS 5.1.1. So that means you now have the new baseband 4.12.01. Those of you who still are on iOS 5.0.1 with baseband 4.11.08 you are pretty much at the same position as those of 4.12.01.
Those of you who managed to unlock should have saved their unlock activation tickets which are essential if you want to keep your unlock. Those users who want to risk going to firmware iOS 5.1.1 and want to keep the unlock can do so by creating a custom firmware that way your baseband won’t be upgrade. We wrote a guide on creating a custom firmware. But there is a catch and that is, this process is VERY risky due to the fact iOS 5.1.1 can only be jailbroken tethered. So I advice you NOT to update your firmware until we get confirmation from the iPhone Dev Team.
We should now mention that currently there is NO solution for unlocking iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.01 or 4.12.01. on iOS 5.1.1. Those of you who are waiting
Rebel SIM Unlock iPhone 4
It is obvious isn’t it? While we had proof to show other methods that they were fake, Rebel SIM remained under the radar dodging every obstacle to be seen as the only solution that unlocks iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08 and 4.12.01. Well we hate it to break it to you but it seems that Rebel SIM is fake, in fact it might have even been copying of SAM unlock too!
iPhone 4 Baseband 4.11.08 Unlock In Future?
Now the question on your mind would be any hope of unlocking iPhone 4 in future? Well i won’t give you any false hope and say yes hackers/developers are working on it. Currently there is no solution for unlocking iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 or any iOS 5+ firmwares and as far as I know all those who were previously working on the unlock have either stopped working or their progress is very slow.
So there you go folks that’s the current situation of the unlock for iPhone 4. We will be bringing more news regarding the unlock and for those users who have unlocked, we will be bringing more on how to keep your unlock. So stay tuned!