In the latest beta version of iOS 5, Apple has blocked Applenberry’s Gevey SIM unlock, a hardware-based unlock solution for the iPhone.
Gevey SIM allows users to unlock an iPhone handset without jailbreaking. The “accessory” is a SIM-sized piece of plastic, which users insert into their smart phone along with a SIM card. After following a series of instructions, Gevey SIM can remove the carrier-lock from users’ iPhone handsets as if by magic.
it’s surprising Apple closed Gevey interposer hole in b2 rather than waiting until final (maybe they were under pressure)
Obviously, Applenberry could release a new piece of unlocking hardware (providing they can come up with one). Alternatively, the iPhone Dev-Team will likely release a software-based unlock solution (“ultrasn0w”) once iOS 5 is released. However, one of Gevey SIM’s greatest appeals was that it allowed users to unlock iPhone handsets jailbreak-free.
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[via The Gadgets]