iOS 5 Baseband Version in iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPad: Will Gevey SIM Works?

iOS 5 Baseband Version in iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPad: Will Gevey SIM Works?

A question went through our inbox from a reader who just relies on Gevey SIM to unlock his iPhone.

Currently, his iPhone 4 is running iOS 4.2.1 with baseband version 2.10.01 and he’s pretty much concern if iOS 5 comes with a new baseband that can be unlocked with Gevey.

Well, this is serious question if you’re after of the iPhone unlock so I decided to publish this as a blog post, of course for the benefit also of those unlockers drooling for iOS 5 features yet being held by the fact that they can’t just upgrade to the latest firmware.

To answer the question, YES… iOS 5 comes with a new baseband version which is 04.11.08 for the GSM-based iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2. iPhone 3GS upgraded to iOS 5 will also have a new baseband (05.16.05) as well as the first gen iPad (7.11.01).

And as for the second concern whether the Gevey SIM can unlock this new baseband which comes with iOS 5 (4.11.08 to be specific for iPhone 4) – the answer is NO, at least for the time being. That being said, I personally advise you NOT upgrading to stock iOS 5 firmware through iTunes if you really care for the unlock.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t get iOS 5. There’s actually a workaround (courtesy of the new versions of the Redsn0w and Sn0wbreeze jailbreak tools) which allows you to create a custom iOS 5 firmware and would preserve your current baseband; however, I will just cover it on a separate article.

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Bert Padilla

Founding-Editor of Cebu Tech Blogger where he shares insights in eCommerce, Digital Marketing, Ad Ops, Tech, Startups, Technopreneurship, Life Goals and Hacks. He's the brainchild and ninja of a Cebu-based digital agency, TekWorx.Digital, with ventures TekWorx, (eCommerce and Digital Marketing), AdWorx (Outsourced Ad Ops for Publishers) and BlogWorx (full-fledged Blog Development service). Read his Full Curriculum Vitae. For training and consultancy, services, speaking engagements, blog partnerships or media invites, click here. Alternatively, get in touch with him on Messenger.

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