While ago I wrote you article about Ultrasn0w unlock for iPhone 4, 3GS. The tool was developed by iPhone Dev Team and depends on an unsigned code injection vulnerability. This unlock functions by a daemon patching the baseband memory (RAM), spoofing the carrier lock code.
It’s not eternal due to the signature checks by Apple. The bootloader must successfully pass the sigchecks as well as the baseband. so any update of the baseband and bootloader can’t be done.
UltraSn0w – software unlock that was developed by iPhone Dev team to give a chance to enjoy any Sim card on iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS / 3G. This tweak is freely available in Cydia store which you can get after jailbreak. This is one of unlocking methods and also known as software unlock.
To perform unlock you don’t need only to jailbreak iDevice, but also preserve unlockable version of iPhone baseband, which coincides with the ones listed below. The easiest way to preserve baseband is using Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze but the utilities have not yet been updated to iOS 7.
Here is how you should use R-Sim to unlock iOS 7 and communicate freely on any network of your choice. There is no need to stay locked to one carrier only when there are so many mobile operators with best pricing and data packages you could save on.
Users who have CDMA iPhone 5C model or iPhone 5 locked to AT&T (or other carrier) can now unlock their device running iOS 7 with the new R-SIM 8 method. It has been created to support 128K Nano SIM cards as well and the latest mobile firmware for “fruit” devices.
R-Sim 8 iOS 7 Unlocking Eligibility
Just like R-SIM 7 the 8th edition is easy to apply. It is smart and can tell you which carrier to choose or let you add your mobile operator code number in case it is not present in the list of carriers.
Users with iOS 7 iPhone 5C and 5/4S should have an activated device in order to unlock. The 4S model should have the Nano SIM. The instruction below is devoted to using 3G SIMs for unlock.
How to Unlock iOS 7 R-Sim Method
Step 1. Users who have a CDMA iPhone locked to Softbank, Sprint, Verizon have to install the active patch 128K Nano 3G for iOS 7. If you have other version of the smartphone, don’t install this program.
Step 2. Take your R-SIM 8 card [the front side is blue and the back is yellow] and insert it together with your SIM.
Step 3. You should now type the following message: “iPhone5 MODE2 FOR Ios6 i5 click” or “4S click MODE1 FOR iOS6 i4S” and press on the screen that let’s you choose your carrier.
Step 4. Select your carrier [for example, if you have iPhone locked to Sprint you should choose US Sprint, if your device is locked to Three Hutchison you need to choose Three etc.] and choose “accept” option. Restart your gadget and the signal should appear.
Note: If you don’t know the carrier you should run IMEI checker to know what carrier your device is originally locked to.
Step 5. If your carrier is not shown in the list, you should press on “Other carrier” option and add your carrier’s code manually [7 digits]. Press on “Send” option and choose “Accept”. Restart your phone and you will get the signal.
Step 6. Now your iPhone 4S / 5 is unlocked with R-SIM 8.
There is no need to re-unlock your gadget each time your restart it. But if you decide to change the SIM card you’ll have to perform R-SIM unlock again.
1) You can easily change your carrier or set default operator in case you made a mistake while selecting it. To do so, launch Settings – Phone and find SIM card app. You will be able to choose carrier and edit IMSI. You can choose “Get Carrier Code” to use by default and press “Accept.” Also you can write the right code of your carrier finding it in IMSI list.Restart the device and insert another SIM you wish to use along with R-SIM 8 Gold to get the signal.
2) You can set Internet by going to Settings – General – Cellular and selecting Cellular Data. Use your SIM card provider’s parameters.
What to Do if R-Sim 8 Unlock Not Working
It could happen that you are unable to unlock your iPhone with iOS 7 this hardware method. Is there another way to perform iPhone unlock? Of course, there is. You can always unlock smartphone by IMEI code. This service supports ALL iPhone models, iOS versions and basebands.
You should find a reliable company and order your iPhone unlocking. This service is distant. You should know your carrier name and IMEI number of your handset to apply. The whole procedure is fast and 100% safe. You will receive email confirmation and further instructions after the status of your iPhone is changed to “unlocked.”
Follow the instructions [plug in the handset to your computer and launch iTunes] and your iDevice will be forever unlocked. You will be able to switch between carriers, change SIM cards, update mobile firmware / baseband and stay unlocked.
Long lines are always associated with new Apple releases. iPhone 5S is not an exclusion to this rule. A lot of customers had to wait outside of stores to get the latest iPhone with a fingerprint sensor and other cool features last Friday.
The first iPhone 5S / 5c customers are enjoying their new smartphones with iOS 7 pre-installed on it. Users who have older Apple handsets are updating to the new mobile firmware and experts exchange their opinions and first iOS 7 reviews.
Famous hacker iH8sn0w updated his Twitter account with a tweet about the release of untethered jailbreak on devices running iOS 6.1.3 and iPhone 5 iOS 6.1.4.
The latest info he posted on his blog where you can find info not only about jailbreak but more news regarding iOS 7 custom IPSW, fetching iOS 7 SHSH blobs by iFaith and iTunes 1.1. Error 11. You can also save iOS 7 SHSH using TinyUmbrella, just in case.
The new iPhone 5S and 5c is not that cheap, the never-lock versions. A lot of customers are most likely purchasing these new models with a 2-year carrier plan and wish to get rid of these limitations. Owners with previous smartphone models [5 / 4S / 4] eagerly update to iOS 7 believing they can once again unlock their smartphone using old methods such as Ultrasn0w, SAM and Gevey SIM.
Six years later after the iOS debut Apple changes its rules and brings new design to iOS 7 along with various options and useful features. The company decides it needs to go in a different direction when each option is renewed and offering something new, including icons, alerts and ringtones. We hope that iOS 7 features review till give you a better idea of the latest operating system.
Te same problem as usual after updating to the new iOS. The same battery drain with iOS 7 after updating. Here is easy tips and tricks on how to reduce iOS 7 battery drain.
It’s a situation we seem to find ourselves in with each iOS update, yet we always seem to be surprised when it happens. Alas, it seems that iOS 7 has left many of us with the same battery problems that plagued almost every other big point-0 release of the operating system that powers the iPhone and iPad.
Anyone with a long memory will remember that we had your back when iOS 5 was causing chaos with iPhone 4S batteries a couple of years ago, and with iPhones the world over seemingly unable to hold a charge as long as they used to, we thought it might be time to offer one or two tips on trying to eek as many hours out of a charge as possible.
As with all the other times we’ve found ourselves in the situation of trying to eek every last drop of battery life out of an iOS device, we’re left with two options. The first is to sit back and wait, charger in hand, while someone in Cupertino gets around to fixing whatever the issue is and releases an update. The second option, and our preferred one, is to go on a hunt for whatever might be draining the juice so quickly and promptly turn it off with extreme prejudice. With there actually being no guarantee that the issue is iOS itself, we’ll go with the second option for now.
We’ve put together a few tips to help you improved battery life on iOS 7.
The parallax effect
It may be one of the more striking parts of the iOS Lock and Home screen experiences, but the faux-3D experience that iOS 7 provides can, and no doubt does come at the expense of battery life. Making everything look like it’s moving around in 3D space isn’t something that comes cheap when it comes to clock cycles, and that means battery life is going to be affected. If you’re really serious about getting close to iOS 6 levels of battery longevity then you’ll want to get this turned off pronto.
You’ll find the switch for the parallax effect is hidden in Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion.
Background App Refreshes
This is a real shame as far as we’re concerned, but we can’t help but think that the new background refreshing that iOS 7 enables is actually the biggest reason that some of us aren’t getting far past lunch time without having to dash to a charging outlet for fear of running out of juice.
One of our favorite promises from iOS 7 is the fact that we won’t need to keep opening our apps in order to let them refresh. OmniFocus 2 for example manages to keep up with its syncing duties in the background, even when it’s not running. That’s an awesome thing, especially in a to-do manager that syncs with multiple devices. The problem is, this surely has to come with its own battery draining complications. If battery is super important to you, then turning off the various background refreshing options has to be a good idea. Even if it makes iOS 7 less awesome in the process.
You can turn Background App Refresh off altogether of for specific applications in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
Automatic App Updates
Just like the background refreshes, stopping iOS 7 from updating apps on the fly surely has to mean that a charge will last longer. It’s so obvious we were going to leave it out of this list, but one person’s obvious is another’s mystery, so it’s here.
You can turn this off in Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads.
Location, Location, Location
Ahh, location tracking. If you’re the kind of person that likes to sleep in a tinfoil hat or likes to encrypt everything from emails to your grocery list, then the chances are you’ve already turned the location tracking parts of iOS 7 off. If not, then doing so should stop both the operating system and apps from accessing the Wi-Fi and GPS chips to get your location, thus saving power. It’ll also mean that the NSA won’t know when you’re bunking off work early, which is nice.
Joking and paranoia aside, we told you that certain location settings were causing battery life issues when iOS 5 launched two years ago, so sifting through the settings could well yield positive results here too.
You can turn off all or some Location Services in Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
At the very least, go to Location Services in Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations > Off.
Turn off those magic wallpapers
We’ve all done it, so it’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, we’d be surprised if anyone hadn’t given those new dynamic wallpapers a try at least once. Maybe even twice. But leaving one as a permanent fixture is almost asking for your iPhone to die long before the day is out. Turn it off. It’s what the grownups do.
To do so, go to Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > Choose Wallpaper > Stills.
There are plenty of other little things that you can do to try and prolong your battery life. Disabling auto-brightness, turning the brightness down, force quitting games as soon as you’re finished playing them and similar generalities will help chip away at the iOS 7 battery life issue that some of us currently find ourselves in the midst of. At the moment we’re not sure that any one fix is available, so trying a few of these suggestions in unison is our best advice at this time. However, we do have a hunch.
Some of the iDB team have been using the iOS 7 betas since the first version was released after WWDC, and we’ve never witnessed battery life like we are experiencing right now. Even that first beta was considerably kinder to the old battery than this current release, so we have a sneaky suspicion that the issue isn’t with iOS at all. We think it might be with one of the apps that has had an iOS 7 shakeup over the last few days.
The talk on the internet is that the Facebook update is particularly hard on battery life, and until we know what Mark Zuckerberg’s cronies have got the app doing in the background we’ll just have to see how things pan out. We’d certainly be interested to hear if people are suffering battery problems without having Facebook installed and vice-versa, so let us know below. Of course, with Apple no longer signing iOS 6.1.4, there’s no going back no matter how bad battery life gets.
Obviously iOS 7 is considerably different to previous versions, and some of its new features are bound to eat into our battery life. As great as some of the multitasking features are though, we’d still like to be able to have a battery last long enough as to make the thing useful. With that in mind, we’ll be trying our hardest to find a solution.
iOS 7 baseband on iPhone is completely new and here you will see that. I show you only iPhone baseband because because there still many users who use baseband unlock.
Few days ago Apple company made iOS 7 to be available for download. Now every iUser can update his device and try out the new firmware. But if your iPhone is not factory unlocked and unlocking solution you use depends on the carrier to which the iPhone is locked you better first check the list here if your modem firmware is unlockable.
You will see only iPhone BB because iPad and iPod Touch BB is not interesting to us. The list was taken from TheiPhoneWiki source and you could check iPad and iPod Touch modem firmware there.
iPhone iOS 7 Baseband Versions
iPhone 4 GSM (including Rev-A) – 04.12.09 – and you can unlock it here without any problems.
iPhone 4 CDMA – 3.0.04 – which is unlockable so follow the link to get it done.
iPhone 4S – 5.0.00
iPhone 5 GSM – 5.00.01
iPhone 5 Global model – 5.00.01
iPhone 5c GSM – 1.00.06
iPhone 5c Global model – 1.00.06
iPhone 5S GSM – 1.00.06
iPhone 5S Global model – 1.00.06
After looking at these baseband you realize that there is no free unlocking solutions for such versions. Only SAM can work with iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S if you have activation tickets saved half and a year ago.
Otherwise not Ultrasn0w, not Gevey, R-Sim, X-Sim , TP-Sim or other solution will work. And is bad news. But not bad as it may seem at the first glance. There is one way that supports any iOS / baseband firmware.
You can purchase factory unlocking which depends only on the carrier to which your iPhone is locked. Go and order factory unlocking now and get many benefits like any iOS updating in iTunes, the possibility to use any Sim card around the world, forever forgetting about iPhone baseband, using iPhone which is forever unlocked even after following iOS 7.0.1, 7.0.1, 7.1 update, and many many more others advantages before previous solutions.