iPhone integrates well with Apple’s iCloud and in fact, users can even backup their iPhone data through the iCloud but that doesn’t seem to bode well for users in the long run. This is because an application by Elcomsoft allows the user to get forensic access to the online backups uploaded to the iCloud storage server.
Previously, there was a case that made it hard for those that had their iPhone contract ended to unlock their devices from AT&T. However, after much persuasion and help from Tim Cook, CEO of Apple himself, the customers finally won and AT&T had made it easier for people to unlock their phones. However, another method of doing it is through Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) and that application had certainly got better.
Once done, tap Search menu in Cydia. Type FuriousMod to find FuriousMod tweak and install it to your iPhone.
You will see No SIM Card Installed error message on iPhone. Turn the iPhone off by holding the sleep button.
Put the Gevey Ultra SIM on the custom tray which included inside gevey ultra pack and put your SIM on the top of it. Insert the custom sim tray which contains your micro sim and gevey ultra sim into sim slot on iPhone.
Press and hold the sleep button to turn on the iPhone 4. You should see the iPhone getting signal in approximately 60 seconds. Wait until the signal bar appears on the top of iPhone screen and ignore any error message on iPhone. Just do not do anything.
In order to get 3G access, tap Settings → General → Network → activate Data Roaming option.
Watch the video how-to unlock iPhone 4 baseband 04.10.01 using Gevey Ultra SIM:
Where to Buy Factory Unlocked iPhone in the United States?
As you may noticed that Apple is start selling Factory Unlocked iPhone in the United States. Since Apple introduced their smartphone to mobile phone industry in 2007, all of iPhone versions that sold in the United States is locked to carrier version.
Yes, you will only be able find locked Apple iPhone in America, and AT&T is the carrier where the iPhones will be locked to. Starting from today, Apple is selling unlocked iphone in the U.S. [click to continue…]
iPhone Permanent Unlock online services that we introduced about a week ago were temporarily unavailable for unknown timeframe. OfficialUnlocks.com, SupperPaddyNL, CutYourSIM.com, and FunkySpaceMoney.com were suddenly stopping their iPhone permanent unlock service for time being. They gave no specific time frame when their permanent unlock service will be back.
OfficialUnlocks.com stated that their service will not be available until further notice:
at&t iPhone unlock activation server Update : Our at&t iPhone Activation server will be off-line until further notice .
We apologize but we are not accepting orders for at&t iPhone unlock activations right now. We are still able to Activate Unlocks for iPhone’s locked to some other countries.
There is no website right now that can offer at&t iPhone Unlock Activations, please beware !
SuperPaddyNL also seems hopeless about AT&T Unlock service will be back again:
However, FunkySpaceMonkey.com keep updates about their unlock service, they are trying their best to get your iPhone unlocked permanently.
Apple‚Äôs servers are down at the moment. NO IMEI will be submitted until they are back up. Thanks for your patience‚Ä¶. I‚Äôm sure everybody knows about the downtime on Apple‚Äôs servers. Because of that, everything slowed down, and it takes up to 72 hours now. If you placed your order on Thursday nigh/Friday morning, your IMEI is being processed but it will take longer. We understand the frustration, and because of that, ( WITH solid proof, of course ) we can provide refunds BUT you will loose your place in line. We suggest you to be patient. Thanks for understanding.
UPDATE 2: The service will be back up today ( we don‚Äôt know for how long tho ). You have two options: 1. believe whatever you want to believe 2. get your iPhone unlocked. IF/WHEN Apple will block the whole thing, if your IMEI didn‚Äôt get processed, ( with proof ) you will get a full refund.
UPDATE 3: All IMEI‚Äôs that were paid up till 4-18-11 will be submitted again tomorrow morning to test server. Reports are that supplier had a few more customers confirm unlock from 2 -4 day server.So thats a good sign!