By now, you should know that the iPhone 4S has been successfully jailbroken, thank to Chronic Dev Team's Absinthe untethered jailbreak tool. But unfortunately, with regards to an unlock solution, there is still no software or hardware that is able to unlock the iPhone 4S. So one cannot use Ultrasn0w or Gevey SIM interposer to unlock iPhone 4S. However, according to a new report, there is a new unlock solution that claims to successfully unlock the iPhone 4S. More details about this exciting news after the jump.
Well, it looks like there is a new player in town and they are going for a grand entrance into the unlocking scene by providing a working unlock solution for the iPhone 4S. This unlock solution is called TPSIM Unlock which is a hardware-based unlock similar to Gevey SIM. But this new solution did not come from ApplenBerry or Gevey dev team but an entirely new team that call themselves Team ChinaSnow. TPSIM Unlock is allegedly capable of unlocking the iPhone 4S that runs iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1. Below are the supported basebands of TPSIM Unlock:
Last year, the iPhone Dev Team announced that they are working on a promising unlock for the iPhone 4S and it was speculated to be released around the same time as the iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. We already have the jailbreak but the unlock is nowhere to be found. And now comes Team ChinaSnow with TPSIM Unlock that claims to work on the iPhone 4S. Check out the video below for the demo of TPSIM Unlock:
As you can see, it works just like Gevey SIM and from the looks of it, the unlock solution itself looks solid and legit. It has been confirmed that the iPhone that's being used in the demo is indeed an iPhone 4S as it shows the MEID. The official list of features of TPSIM Unlock is below:
- No jailbreak required, insert and go!
- *No need to dial 112 (after the first time initialization)
- Supports 3G, EDGE, MMS, Facetime
- Supports iPhone 4S baseband 1.0.11, 1.0.13 and 1.0.14.
- Supports iPhone 4 baseband 1.59.00, 2.10.04, 3.10.01, 4.10.01 but NOT 4.11.08
- No hardware alteration or modification required – will not affect your warranty
- Robust and sturdy steel custom SIM tray
- Unlocks ALL worldwide networks
- Uses high performance original F981 chip for ultra-low voltage operation
It is worth noting that it supports the iPhone 4 as well with basebands 1.59.00, 2.10.04, 3.10.01 and 4.10.01. But iPhone 4 users who have been waiting for an unlock solution for baseband 4.11.08 will surely be disappointed as TPSIM doesn't support it yet. TPSIM Unlock is not yet available in the market but you can pre-order it now (very limited stocks). It normally retails at $99.95 which is certainly more expensive than Gevey. Official shipping date is around February 20-27.
This is definitely a very interesting product and we will sure keep an eye on this one. So what do you think? Will this be the ultimate unlock iPhone 4S solution? Will you get one? [via HowToArena]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback