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    Hi all,

    I have a Jaycar smartcard programmer to do the silvercarding, but before I got it, I'd ordered a neat little thing called a SIM MAX.

    Now, this SIM MAX device is a neat little thing, but I'm pretty sure it can't write silvercards. I will give it a try on Monday, but until then, let's assume it can't.

    Ok, so I thought I'd make a thread here for all those who brought one of these and are looking for a good use for it.

    First off, you need to download a program called GSM SIM Utility 5.15. It's freely available on the web, and I've posted a link right below this block of text to where you can download it. The reason you need this, is that the CD that comes with the SIM MAX is in Chinese (which is great if you can speak Chinese), and it's one of those small discs that doesn't fit in any slot loading drive.

    With the GSM Sim Utility, you don't really want to use any of the utilities they provide you unless you want to clone a sim straight up (maybe it works, but not the way I like it to), or manage a phone book, or do other general boring stuff - you want it because it contains the USB to Serial emulator you need to run it. Just install this sucker and you're on your way.

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/7/...tility_515.zip

    Now, after installing the USB/Serial emu, you will notice that the SIM MAX reader is probably on either COM 3 or COM 4.

    With this information, you can then load WoronScan or SIM Emu and they will recognise the reader. With regards to SIM Emu, because I don't have my silvercards yet at the time of writing this, I can only say that it will successfully recognise that you don't have a silvercard installed - in exactly the same series of error messages you get when you have the smartcard programmer in it's place.

    With regards to WoronScan, go to the settings, and select either COM3 or COM4, and then select the 16XXX baud speed setting. It will only run at 14400, but for some reason it needs it to be set like this. With WoronScan, this device can easily extract IMSI, ICCID and KI without a problem, just like the smartcard reader/writers.

    Now, if you're like me, then by this stage you're already bored with it and thinking you paid $15-20 for something that probably only really does very basic stuff without giving you any control over it. Well, surprise, there is a piece of software out there called SimEasy. Now, this is a fairly difficult piece of software to obtain these days, because the developer seems to have fallen off the planet, and his domain is completely gone now. This means that even if you can get a hold of the software, it's useless because it requires registration - which cannot be done because the developer has disappeared! It's a cache-22.

    So it just so happens that I managed to find the last version he made which for some unknown reason doesn't require registration... anyway, this software is now considered legacy and there is no way to get in contact with the developer to get him to 'correct' this problem. If you can manage to get in contact with him, I do recommend that you donate the registration fee of $10 to him, as it is a fairly nice piece of software.

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/7/...15/SimEasy.rar

    Now, with this uber-rare piece of software in hand, along with your super budget 5000 sim max reader/writer, you can have some fun.

    Let's just run over a quick 'how to clone' demo shall we.

    1. Open WoronScan and obtain IMSI, ICCID and KI in the normal fashion.
    2. Insert the blue SIM MAX sim which came with the device in the reader slot.
    3. Open SimEasy and select 'Connect'
    4. In SimEasy, select 'Magic'
    5. In the field on the bottom right of the screen, select line number 1 and double click it.
    6. In the box which opens up, enter IMSI, ICCID, KI and SMSC (SMSC is SMS Gateway - Just enter your SMS Gateway, minus the + symbol, as it won't accept it - for example, +61 becomes just 61 - it will appear correctly on the phone).
    7. Click OK then click 'Disconnect'
    8. Enjoy cloned sim

    With SimEasy you can add up to 12 sim card ids in that field I mentioned, and you can individually modify the details of each line item - so you can have a Telstra registered KI with an Optus created IMSI - I have no idea why you'd do that, but you can - it's very flexible considering the 'quality' of the SIM MAX reader.

    So I don't want to hear any complaining from anyone who brought a SIM MAX because they were like me and just felt like wasting $15 'just to see' if the SIM MAX would do the job with its free blue sim card. Well, I can safely say, it doesn't do the SIM Emu with the free blue sim card, but it does do other useful things for legitimate duplication - like if you want a cloned sim for a car phone like my dear old dad does.

    I'll be testing the SIM MAX reader with a silversim tomorrow, as I've gotten SIM Emu to seem to speak to it alright, so be on alert ok Don't hold your breath though - treat this thread as a 'maximum amount of things you can possibly do with a SIM MAX writer' informational post. It's my community service annoucement

    -Adam
    Last edited by wombat; 08-13-2007 at 10:21 PM.



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    does it work with v2 v3 sims?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pendalf View Post
    does it work with v2 v3 sims?
    I don't think so. Only the proxy method work for v2,v3 sims.

    Wombat: Can't wait for you test result since sim max is easily attainable locally and I have the old version (Serial) sim max. At least it is useful to test for sim version.
    Last edited by thariman; 08-12-2007 at 04:21 AM.

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    Well I have it as well and I have tried it. The problem is that yes you can clone a SIM but I still haven't found anything to be able to write the SIM with the flash and eprom files created by sim_emu. All you can do is to program the card with your provider's IMSI, KI and ICCD but still cannot use it with ATT IMSI. Does anyone know where to enter it and how to?

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    The idea is to test it out with SIM Emu using a silver card, and see if it writes it. I can get SIM Emu to recognise the device, so there is a slim chance I think.

    Kshehzad, have you played around with SimEasy yet? (The second link I posted)

    -Adam


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    Yes, I did play with SimEasy and was able to easily clone my SIM. The issue is that there is no place to enter ATT IMSI and you can only enter one. If you combine ATT IMSI with data from your own SIM, it can't be validated.

    I am sure that if I can get hold of a silver card, I can use this programmer as Sim_Emu does recognize it.

    I am in Pakistan and don't know where to find Silver card here:-(

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    There are plenty of places to buy a silver card on the web. Check out this thread for places to buy: http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=2252

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    Update on SIM MAX. Yes, as I suspected, you can't write Silvercards with the old SIM MAX.

    And here's the exciting story...

    I plugged my SIM MAX in and tried all the usual suspects (SIM Emu, etc - even the Infinity USB Unlimited and Phoenix tools) and no go. Those programs all flat-out refuse to recognise it. I then started searching and using some more exotic programs - WinPhoenix, PicCard, FMCard (totally scary), and finally ICProg 1.05E. Now, none of these programs work to do anything, with the exception of ICProg 1.05E.

    ICProg is so hardcore, I managed to wipe the actual SIM MAX reader/writer itself. Now, that is an amazing achievement for a piece of software, considering the hardware is expecting to be the one doing all the writing. If you haven't experienced the awesomeness that is ICProg, then I suggest you all do, as it is your ticket to writing ANY card you can find, directly from file (flash, eprom). It is simply an impressive piece of software. It's a little bit hack-ish, but once you figure out it's quirks, it's amazing.

    Ok, so at the end of my testing, I successfully destroyed one useless SIM MAX reader/writer, and had a great time doing it.

    Lesson learned: If you want to do something, do it right, and don't buy just any old piece of crap from China. Remember, if it looks like it cost $5 to make, then it probably cost 2.

    -Adam

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    Hi all; Im fairly new to this forum but have already read virtually all threads related to SIM Cloning for the iPhone.
    So, I have a fair degree of success using a sim reader from Jaycar, their Smartcard reader/writer, a Silvercard, Telstra prepaid sim, Woronscan, Simemu 6, Icprog, a LOT of patience and perseverance and ever more help and reference to this forum and it's generous contributers.
    I think I'm about half a step away from having a fully functioning cloned sim for my shiney iPhone!
    The first wall so hit was in trying to get Iprog to upload my Simemu generated flash .hex file to the silvercard without always coming up with "Validation Failed at xxxh" persistent attempts aventually yeilded a varification failure that was far down the hex code as it would go(?!)
    The EEPROM .hex file then loaded no problem so I thought I would cut it out and give it a go.
    When I got the sim warning I tried the reccomended 1111 as seen in Simemu, it failed three times (first promblem) and asked for PUK, which did work, changed SIM then off! Searching, searching, seaching then, some signal bars! Then...... "SIM Registration failed" ) -:
    "No Service" ... Bugga
    Any ideas? Maybe code corruption at upload? When created with Simemu?
    BTW does anyone know if Iprog requires any particular com port settings etc?
    In the meantime Ill write another card and try again!
    Any further advice or guidance would be great!

    Thanks again for everyones time and generous sharing of all information!
    Free the iPhone!
    "No service" Bugga!

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    freeproductions,
    have a look at what you are setting as the pin before you write the card. if it is blank, specify it. it's not magically 1111, it's set that way manually

    for all using the jaycar writer, try this:
    http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/7/...115/jaycar.zip


 

 
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