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    Default [1.1.2 OTB, bl 4.6] H/W unlocking VS *sim solution?

    I have read to many different posts from people reporting their various experiences about the two unlocking methods for 1.1.2 OTB, bl 4.6 iphones available for today:

    1)the Hardware baseband downgrade method
    2)the *sim replacement solution.

    On one hand we got the HW unlocking method and its major inconvenience requiring the device disassembly job with the risk of permanent damage to the device if the operation is not performed with proper tools etc, and on the other hand we got the *sim (turbosim, stealthsim) replacement solution with its inconvenience of draining more battery power - as reported by some people.

    These two methods generated a lot confusion and controversies. So far, i couldn't really figure out and make my own choice. Speaking as now, i have a handy working device which is able to play music and videos, take pictures and access the web through the wifi network and also run some small games.

    So i'd like to hear some words of "experts":

    Which of these two unlocking methods is the most suitable, harmless and future-proof for the 1.1.2 OTB, bl 4.6 iphones ?

    Please explain the advantages and inconveniences of one of the either methods you would recommend.

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    I guess I'll start off.

    *SIM solution:
    Costs $$$
    Some problems have occured because of SIM alignment
    Prices range from $20 to $150
    Does not tamper with hardware/software
    Can be taken out and re-sold
    Many clones/fakes that do not do the job properly

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    Very risky
    Free
    Not sure if it can be reversed (might have to wait for someone who has done it)

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    Downgrading the bl is the most future proof method, but also the most dangerous. If you know what you are doing you should be fine. Also *sim may not work with future firmware. (is it working with 1.1.3?)

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    WELL downgrading BL is pretty dangerouse but priceless.

    Getting an Xsim is $ but if you want the good ones which are re-programmable they cost alot of $$

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    It depends on how confident you are about your technical skills in the HW unlock.
    Even though i feel i am pretty knowledgeable about iphones, I personally didnt even think about opening up my iphone to tamper with the hardware. I can deal with software but not hardware.

    The sim solution costs money, but it wont screw up your phone.

    So its really what you think you can do.


 

 

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