Apple has finally unveiled its next generation iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 6 brings over 200 new features some of them include Facebook integration, 3D maps, Do Not Disturb, turn-by-turn navigation and much more. But the thing most of you will be interested in is regarding unlocking iPhone 4/4S on iOS 6. So here are some basic unlock information on iOS 6.
Apple has launched iOS 6 beta 1 to developers world wide, so we can get an idea on what baseband would iOS 6 have and would be it possible to unlock them or not. iOS 6 will be released later this fall with iPhone 5 so before its out to the public and you start downloading iOS 6, you must know these important points. So lets get straight in to it.
Unlock iPhone 4S Baseband 2.8.01 On iOS 6
First on the list iPhone 4S. iPhone 4S currently has baseband 2.0.12 on iOS 5.1.1 and currently can be unlocked using Gevey SIM but the thing is that only iPhone 4S GSM versions can be unlocked on iOS 5.1.1.
Now on to iOS 6. If you own an iPhone 4S and update to iOS 6 your baseband will change. The new baseband for iPhone 4S on iOS 6 is 2.8.01, that means Apple has upgraded its baseband therefore making it harder to unlock. So Gevey SIM will NOT UNLOCK iOS 6 thereby making it useless for iPhone 4S on iOS 6.
Those of you who rely on unlocking for iPhone 4S SHOULD NOT update to iOS 6 when it is released or do not download any iOS 6 beta versions as it will make you lose your unlock.
Unlock iPhone 4 Baseband 4.12.02 On iOS 6
Ah! iPhone 4 users. Out of all iPhone users those with an iPhone 4 are the ones who are waiting the most eagerly regarding an unlock. The infamous baseband 4.11.08 and 4.12.01 have still not been unlocked, although we did get an unlock solution in the form of SAM unlock but it did not last long. Apple patched SAM unlock only after a couple of days, but it was enough for hundreds of thousands of you to get your iPhone unlocked.
Although those users who unlocked using SAM could update to iOS 5.1.1 and still be on an unlocked state by restoring unlock activation tickets but its all about to be changed soon.
iOS 6 changes baseband for iPhone 4 bringing a new baseband 4.12.02 (higher baseband). This will make it even more harder to unlock then the current baseband 4.11.08 and 4.12.01.
Those of you who managed to get your iPhone unlocked using SAM should NOT UPDATE TO iOS 6 or even beta versions. Stay away from these
Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 5.16.06 On iOS 6
iPhone 3GS owners shouldn’t need to worry to much about the unlock for iOS 6. Currently iPhone 3GS users can get their iPhone unlocked using Ultrasnow 1.2.7 for basebands up to 5.13.04.
iPhone 3GS users are also going to get their baseband upgraded to 5.16.06. Although baseband would be upgraded those looking to still install iOS 6 could do with a cooked custom IPSW using redsnow. I am pretty sure iPhone Dev team will release an unlock for iPhone 3GS on iOS 6. But whenever iOS 6 gets released do not directly jump and install iOS 6 until we get confirmation.
iOS 6 Release Date
The only thing left now is for iOS 6 to go publick from these beta versions. We are expecting Apple will launch iOS 6 alongside iPhone 5 somewhere in mid October just like it did with iOS 5 and the launch of iPhone 4S.
When Apple does release iOS 6 do not directly install iOS 6 until we get the green signal, so make sure you follow Maypalo.