1. Food's Avatar
    So I bought an iPhone 4S for Verizon off Ebay that has a BAD ESN.
    I was wondering if I could get it unlocked via the sam method or the gevey ultra?
    And if I could do it, could you possibly link me to a tutorial as to how I would do it for a bad esn or the gevey ultra?
    I want to use it for AT&T
    Thanks for any help.
    2012-05-06 08:35 PM
  2. 2k1's Avatar
    Sam you can't what firmware is it running?

    And you could call [email protected] an see if they can unlock it
    2012-05-06 08:39 PM
  3. Food's Avatar
    5.0.1
    2012-05-06 08:40 PM
  4. 2k1's Avatar
    I'm sorry ment to ask baseband.
    2012-05-06 08:42 PM
  5. jdmz's Avatar
    I am using gevey ultra s and it is not very reliable... disconnects every 30 min - few hours

    Also on 5.0.1 verizon 4s
    2012-05-06 08:47 PM
  6. 2k1's Avatar
    Settings general about and what does it say in the bottom for modern firmware
    2012-05-06 08:49 PM
  7. Food's Avatar
    1.0.11
    2012-05-06 08:50 PM
  8. 2k1's Avatar
    Thats the correct card ya got it from Applenberry? They have some good ones.
    2012-05-06 08:57 PM
  9. b0bab0i's Avatar
    Sam you can't what firmware is it running?

    And you could call [email protected] an see if they can unlock it
    Bad ESN means phone was lost/stolen, AT&T will not unlock those.
    2012-05-06 11:53 PM
  10. cper's Avatar
    Bad ESN means phone was lost/stolen, AT&T will not unlock those.
    Bad ESN means nothing for AT&T. AT&T doesn't use ESN. So if he somehow unlocks his iPhone -- which he can using the Gevey SIM because his on iOS 5.0.1 -- AT&T will still accept his iPhone even if it has a bad ESN. Sprint/Verizon won't accept it though.
    2012-05-07 05:08 AM
  11. b0bab0i's Avatar
    Bad ESN means nothing for AT&T. AT&T doesn't use ESN. So if he somehow unlocks his iPhone -- which he can using the Gevey SIM because his on iOS 5.0.1 -- AT&T will still accept his iPhone even if it has a bad ESN. Sprint/Verizon won't accept it though.
    I read up on this sh!t and AT&T doesn't use ESN and only IMEI, so if the phone has an ESN, its not an AT&T phone, but rather a CDMA phone. So AT&T cannot unlock ESN phones either way since its not an AT&T branded phone.
    2012-05-07 11:35 AM
  12. Food's Avatar
    where's the best place to get a gevey ultra s at the cheapest price? the most credible dealer?
    2012-05-07 01:13 PM
  13. 2k1's Avatar
    Applenberry I think is ya best bet
    2012-05-07 01:16 PM
  14. cper's Avatar
    I read up on this sh!t and AT&T doesn't use ESN and only IMEI, so if the phone has an ESN, its not an AT&T phone, but rather a CDMA phone. So AT&T cannot unlock ESN phones either way since its not an AT&T branded phone.
    I never said AT&T will unlock the phone. But he can unlock it using other methods other than AT&T, like a Gevey interposer.
    2012-05-08 02:14 AM
  15. Food's Avatar
    so a gevey would definitely work?
    2012-05-08 07:56 AM
  16. 2k1's Avatar
    Yes check out that site it said a couple post up.
    2012-05-08 12:55 PM
  17. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
    Sam you can't what firmware is it running?
    Why can't he unlock with SAM? I have seen on Google many success stories unlocking a Verizon 4S to work using SAM.
    2012-05-08 09:53 PM
  18. seriousjohn's Avatar
    Why can't he unlock with SAM? I have seen on Google many success stories unlocking a Verizon 4S to work using SAM.
    The SAM method has been blocked by Apple servers

    so a gevey would definitely work?
    yes it would work, but your phone must jailbroken on 5.0.1 and you must stay far far away from ios 5.1 or 5.1.1 because there aren't any jailbreaking tools for them yet
    Last edited by seriousjohn; 2012-05-09 at 03:53 AM.
    2012-05-09 03:41 AM
  19. a4u2env's Avatar
    Are you serious. I have had a iPhone 3GS running untethered jailbroken iOS 5.1 unlocked with ultrasn0w for atleast 6 weeks.


    yes it would work, but your phone must jailbroken on 5.0.1 and you must stay far far away from ios 5.1 or 5.1.1 because there aren't any jailbreaking tools for them yet
    2012-05-13 02:53 AM
  20. GnatGoSplat's Avatar
    Are you serious. I have had a iPhone 3GS running untethered jailbroken iOS 5.1 unlocked with ultrasn0w for atleast 6 weeks.
    Untethered 5.1 only works on old bootrom 3GS.
    2012-05-13 03:10 AM
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