GEVEY Sim Works on Apple iOS 5 [Video]

by Mahesh Kukreja · 34 comments

in Apple

Hello folks! I got a chance to test-drive the new iOS 5. One of my developer friends white-listed my UDID with Apple servers. So, I got my hands on iTunes 10.5 Beta & iOS 5 Beta 1 for iPhone 4.

First thing I checked after updating to iOS 5 was the compatibility of GEVEY Sim with iOS 5. And it works. Yesterday, I reported that GEVEY 112 Exploit is still working on iOS 5.

And here’s the video I made showing the proof:

Here are the screenshots of the About page on my iPhone 4:

iOS 5 Settings iOS 5 Baseband

GEVEY Sim & GEVEY Pro will work on the current beta version of iOS 5. There’s still no public jailbreak available for iOS 5 Beta 1. So, I’m missing SBSettings & other tweaks. I think I’ll be downgrading back to 4.3.3 in a day or two.

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{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Moku_Yun@BrandFiesta! June 9, 2011 at 12:48 am

nice job! Im not that much into iphone or apple for that matter but that is a great program and you were lucky enough to get your hands on it!

Team BrandFiesta!


pankaj June 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

is it working on ios 5 beta 2 . please revert on this on my email


Admin June 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm


GEVEY Sim works on iOS 5 beta 2 with lower baseband (04.10.01 or lower). So you’ll have to use sn0wbreeze or PwnageTool to build custom firmware.


Milo October 6, 2011 at 4:38 am

Thank you but next time you should trim your nails. Just an idea…


Ali October 6, 2011 at 7:09 am

Will Gevey work on iOS 5 releasing on 12th Oct? Further is it legal???


Del October 13, 2011 at 10:40 am

it ain’t working on ios5 🙁 it can’t find any signal. damn. hope there is a fix to this.


Admin October 13, 2011 at 10:50 am


Did you preserve baseband using sn0wbreeze? Or did you directly upgrade to iOS 5 via iTunes?


Fredrik October 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Hi Mk, I just updated my iphone to iOS 5… I have tried several times to get signal with the gevey sim but it doesnt work, please tell me what to do 🙂


Admin October 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm


Did you use sn0wbreeze to build custom firmware or directly updated to factory iOS 5? Please follow the steps in this post.


Fredrik October 13, 2011 at 2:12 pm

No, I didnt build custom firmware, do I need to downgrade my iphone now then?


Admin October 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Yes Fredrik, downgrade to 4.3.5 via iTunes directly. Apple might still be signing it.


Fredrik October 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I have tried many times to downgrade now, but it doesnt work. Do you got an guide or something to show me how to do it?

Thanks for your support.


Admin October 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm


Open hosts file with a text editor

Mac: /etc/hosts
Windows: Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts

See if there is a line like this

If yes, remove it, save the hosts file & try restoring to 4.3.5 again via iTunes.


Fredrik October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm


Thank you so much for all your support! I could finally downgrade to iOS 4.3.5 after i removed in Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts.

After that I installed iOS 5 again after watching your tutorial with snowbreeze. So now I finally got an Iphone with iOS 5 which i can call and text with. Thanks alot man! 5/5 stars for you!! 🙂


Admin October 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Nice to hear that Fredrik.


Daniel October 14, 2011 at 3:37 am

I’ve already updated my iPhone to iOS 5 04.11.08, I directly upgraded it through iTunes.
I tried to find the host ”” but it wasn’t listed.
Now I’m stuck with an iPhone which won’t call or anything, cause Gevey won’t connect to my operator. Please help!


Admin October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm


You shouldn’t have update to iOS 5 directly. That updated your baseband also. You need your baseband to be 04.10.01 or below.

Now, restore to iOS 4.3.5 via iTunes directly. Then your baseband will downgrade to 04.10.01. Then build a custom firmware via sn0wbreeze. Here’s a tutorial for that.


John October 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

hey does anyone know by any chance what the mms settings are for this new iOS 5 ?? i can’t seam to send pictures anymore because of the new update.


Admin October 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm


Contact your mobile telecom operator and request for MMS settings.


JL October 23, 2011 at 4:38 am


I seriously need your help. I upgrade ios 5 directly from itunes, and Gevey Pro didn’t work. So, I download the 4.3.5 from this site

However, I couldn’t downgrade from iOS 5 back to 4.3.5 even I went into Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

there is no link like below to be removed:

Now my phone is not working at all :(( Please help !!!


Admin October 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

You cannot go back to 4.3.5. Apple has stopped signing it. Unfortunately, you’ll be stuck with locked iPhone 4 now.


JL October 23, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I lost all my apps by upgrading to iOS 5 or didn’t restore it correctly. This is mess up… so I guess I have to wait for GEVEY come up with the new product to unlock my iPhone/ iOS 5? please advice Shouldn’t upgraded in the 1st place. Everything was fine with 4.3.3 🙁


Admin October 24, 2011 at 1:15 pm

You must take backup in iTunes before restoring to a newer firmware. After restore, all your apps will then be re-installed by iTunes automatically. And if you want to use Gevey on iOS 5, you must build a custom firmware via sn0wbreeze which will preserve the baseband.


JL October 24, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Sorry, I don’t really understand your reply. So, you are saying that I’m stuck with firmware: 04.11.08 & iOS 5 & a locked iPhone for now… until it can be unlocked again?


Admin October 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Sadly yes.


JL October 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm

what about this site? I just found this, will it unlock firmware 04.11.08 and iOS 5?


Admin October 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

It’s fake. Don’t pay anyone for jailbreak or unlock.


JL October 24, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Thanks MK,

I wish I saw your blog b4 I updated the iOS 5 and firmware 04.11.08 🙁


Shawna October 26, 2011 at 5:01 am

I updated my Iphone to ios5 before seeing this. Can some send me/post the steps on how to downgrade. I really need help, I’m not sure how to downgrade using itunes or anything. . Thanks in advance.


Admin October 26, 2011 at 9:57 am

Did you directly upgrade to iOS 5? This will have updated the baseband also. You cannot downgrade the baseband. If you’ve saved shsh of 4.3.3/4.3.5 then you can downgrade. But you won’t be able to downgrade the baseband.


queenie November 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Hi MK, ive upgraded to iOS5 directly through itunes and now i cant use my phone 🙁 any news for unlock or gevey sim that will work for iOS5 with baseband 4.11.08?


Admin November 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm

Currently no.


Naren December 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Hello Sir,

I had IPhone 4G with OS4.3.5. Unlocked thru’ Gevey n wroked fine. BUT I have updated with iOS5 from iTunes…. Now it is not detecting the my Airtel card 🙁 Do u have any solution to this.. PLZ help me over this.. I need it badly… Thank you !!!!

(Expecting perfect solution from u as read all ur comment I know u can help 🙂 ]


Admin December 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm


Now that you’ve upgraded to iOS 5 via iTunes directly, your iPhone’s baseband has also been upgraded. And Gevey doesn’t work on this updated baseband. And neither can you downgrade the baseband back to 04.10.01. Basically you’re stuck with a locked iPhone till a new unlock solution is released.


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