Will GEVEY Sim for iPhone 4 Work in India? Probably “YES!”

by Mahesh Kukreja · 43 comments

in Apple

Yesterday, I wrote about GEVEY Team working on iPhone 4 Hardware unlock solution. I also posted a video showing the demo of GEVEY Sim in action.

GEVEY for iPhone 4

The method that this sim uses is the Man-In-The-Middle Attack, as the sim imposes as a Sim Interposer.

[Read more about the details here]

The post in the above link mentions that this new trick will work on networks supporting the 112 emergency number. But, here in India, 112 number is not in use. It neither connects to any line nor redirects to any other number.

So, I asked @ApplenBerry whether GEVEY Sim will work in India without the 112 emergency number.

And the reply was YES!

GEVEY for iPhone 4 in India GEVEY for iPhone 4 in India

I asked:

@ApplenBerry Just need to confirm whether GEVEY will work in India? 112 doesn’t work as an emergency no here in India..

And here’s the reply:

@MaheshKukreja YES it will work if 112 doesn’t work as an emergency number in your country.

So it’s a good news for Indian iPhone 4 users stuck in the locked situation. GEVEY Sim will probably releasing tomorrow, March 18th, according to the following tweet:

GEVEY for iPhone 4 - Release Date

@Shepel_dv It was hard to keep track of everyone so I took it off the pre-order. Its confirm that we will sell on March 18.

We will tell you more about the sim, pricing details, etc when it is released.

Also, by the weekend, @MuscleNerd will tell us about the NCK Unlock method, whether it can be implemented or not.

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Sid March 17, 2011 at 6:24 pm

112 number does work in india. I tried calling it today and it rang..


Admin March 17, 2011 at 7:26 pm

It’s not working for me. I tried on Sony Ericsson, Nokia and an iPhone, all in vain..


sandeep March 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

yaa 112 does work when i called from nokia phone.. 1st a lady said in electronic voice ” Namsaskar lucknow control room mein aap ka swagat hai kripya pratiksha karein “and it started ringing but after that i hanged the call…
i stay in lucknow and i am using bsnl sim ..

but when i called from vodafone nos it says “number not in use” on display screen..my vodafone nos is from delhi and currently it is in roaming in lucknow…
but when i cal from iphone 4 locked to at&t with at&t sim(not active) in it .it says “the nos u r callling is not available at the moment”


EIN March 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

112 is not working here in India. Dont know if the tech will work since it is emergency call dependent.

Also its gonna be a loooong time before the thing reaches us.. Ordered a part for a blackberry once from one of the .cn sites and it took a whole month!! Has to go through customs and be valued and stuff…

Trying to check if anyone I know is going to Shangai so they can buy the thing off the rack…


Piyush March 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm

This is a great news… Its been more than 2 months m using my iPhone 4 as ipod.

But by when do you think we’ll be able to purchase it in India?


Sachin March 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

If 112 is not going to work in india… how does unlock will do ?

This unlock will work only if:
1. your network handles 112 calls properly according to the GSM standard.
2. If Network are tolerant to TSMI spoofing and does not actively validate your SIM again for incoming calls


Parth March 19, 2011 at 9:13 am

I tried to call from my iPhone(locked to At&t) and the lady said the number you have called is invalid.. I stay in Mumbai.. If turbo sim works then what’s the procedure without 112 support ??


sarthak March 19, 2011 at 7:29 pm

i want to know if 112 is not going to work in india then hows this sim gonna work?? instead of 112 what should we dial to make this sim work?? pls can some one tell me the whole procedure to make the sim work.. mail me on
i tried caling 112 from reliance and it said connection error


Admin March 19, 2011 at 7:36 pm

We all have to wait till someone tests the GEEY Sim in India. I’m also trying to order the GEVEY Sim for myself. I’ll soon update the blog after getting any useful information. Stay tuned.


blue March 20, 2011 at 11:21 pm

the blog info is wrng.in india 112 redirects to local control room number sure.u can try it.so it may be illegal


Admin March 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

This works only for few cities in India. In most of other cities, 112 number doesn’t work!


Karan Rai March 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I live in Chennai and 112 works for me……does that mean the Gevey sim will work here……and how can i order it….i tried applenberry.com but option for india isnt there


Admin March 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Yes! Gevey will apparently work for you. You can get it from eBay if you require urgently. ApplenBerry.com is still working to ship to countries like India. It may take 1-2 week.


khushboo March 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

when i tried calling 112 from my iphone4 . its say the call cannot be completed at the moment, please try after sometime. what does it mean? should i buy turbo sim or not .. please lemme know soon.


Admin March 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm

I’m also waiting for the confirmation. If someone confirms that GEVEY works in India, I’ll order.


one more March 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I live in Hyderabad india. when i tried calling 112 from my other phone, it started ringing… So it is working. But I heard in some forum,

if your iPhone
1, loses power,
2. loses the reception or
3. move to another PLMN,

you have to perform the unlock procedure again.

So How good is it?


Admin March 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm

It’s good if you are desperate to have an unlock. I’m also thinking to buy GEVEY Sim.


achal March 25, 2011 at 7:18 pm

does this sim really costs 5000rs ?


Admin March 25, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Currently, it does cost that much.


iService March 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm


We will have updates on stock and pricing for Gevey SIM sale in India on Monday.



Admin March 26, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I hope the price will be reasonable 🙂


cool_dude1 March 26, 2011 at 9:12 pm

where do i buy it in hyderabad????
one more????
can u help me out here??


Admin March 26, 2011 at 9:28 pm


I’ve made a post here which tells you 3 ways of buying GEVEY Sim in India: http://www.maheshkukreja.com/3-ways-to-buy-gevey-sim-in-india

All the above methods are online. If you don’t want to go online, then wait till the dealers in your city import GEVEY Sims.


kumar March 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm


get back 2 this id if u r frm hyd kumar.basis05 at the rate gmail dot com


Abhijit March 27, 2011 at 9:23 pm

It does work in INDIA, check out the youtube video



RD March 29, 2011 at 5:03 am

I am using it in New Delhi. It cost me INR 5000 and its working on BB 3.10.01.



headBanger March 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

can you confirm the details to us like which carrier you are on ?
is the 3G and GPS working ?
have any idea if it will work on any network through out India ?
where did you buy it from ? how many days they took to deliver ?
after dialing 112 without the gevey sim does it have to ring ?
Any other valuable information would help us a great deal,



kapz April 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

hey can nybody tell me weather dat 112 works in bangalore or not?? nd wheres d sim available….im fed up of using a fon as ipod…pls leme knw asap…bb is 02.10.04.


kapz April 1, 2011 at 8:58 pm

nd is gevey sim really working properly ???


Admin April 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm

GEVEY Sim doesn’t need 112 to work properly. You just need to call 112 and hang up in 2 seconds. This is needed to bypass the baseband. I’ve made a post which tells you 3 ways in which you can buy GEVEY in India.


Sid April 11, 2011 at 10:56 am

Gevey Sim Available for Sale in Delhi . Limited Stock
Contact: Manvinder 9717909099


Blog April 12, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Parth April 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Gevey in mumbai for sale for rs.3750
Call or message me at 9833517007


Bala April 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I Got GEVEY sim in national market bangalore. My connection is vodafone ( blore ) and it works fine for me. The cost of the sim 2100Rs. Contact Ravi ( sai electronics ) – 9880095813.


Parth April 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Original Gevey sim is not possible to get at that price..


iService April 16, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Nationwide shipping of authentic Gevey sims at Rs. 2000.

Proof here – http://www.maheshkukreja.com/gevey-sim-working-on-idea-network-in-india

iService India


Dipesh 9960844434 April 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Original gevey sim available in Mumbai and India at 2600 Rs.. Cal me on 9960844434


Basant April 17, 2011 at 8:13 pm

i got Gevey sim to sell in India…contact at basant.22445@yahoo.co.in for more details.


amit April 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

i have ready stock good price in new delhi contact:amitks_in@yahoo.com


nanda kishore May 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

i have new iphone 4(lock) from UK. i have try it gevey sim with airtel it was working fine in hyd- bad, when i back to mumbai. I try with same sim it was not working. plz suggest me what to do


Admin May 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Firstly, I suppose UK sells factory unlocked iPhones. Anyways, what’s the problem that you’re facing? Are you able to get GEVEY Welcome screen? Is roaming activated on your Airtel card? Try that Airtel card in some other mobile phone. Also try some other card in your locked iPhone.


ESHWAR December 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm

im havin a iphone in india with a gevey sim but vodafone sim does not work with it can anyone help me please


Admin December 29, 2011 at 6:03 pm

What’s the modem firmware of your iPhone?


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