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Rebel Shows Another Fool-Proof Untethered Unlock For iPhone 4

Rebel Shows Another Fool-Proof Untethered Unlock For iPhone 4

Earlier this week, we took a look at a dubious and expensive method that reportedly unlocks your iPhone forever. Today, we’ll show you another option: the Rebel MicroSIM Card – a hardware device that makes much the same claim.

Third-party unlocking solutions are becoming increasingly attractive as official unlocking solutions for Apple devices are both long in the wait and easily broken. In comparison to CutYourSim, which we reported on earlier (at $168), the Rebel ($48-65) is a hardware solution, featuring a custom SIM tray to achieve a permanent factory-like unlock.

What’s the real difference between these two methods (besides price)? The Rebel uses custom electronics, which it houses inside the iPhone, whereas CutYourSim’s solution uses a dubious and potentially illegal non-hardware method to achieve this end.

Rebel comes in both a light ($48) and pro ($65) version, the latter of which is significantly more aesthetically pleasing. The lite version houses some portions of the solution on the outside of the iPhone, requiring a case to hold everything together, while the pro version is decidedly more professional, easier, and more aesthetically pleasing to use.

Both solutions unlock iPhone 4s with basebands 1.59.00, 02.10.04, 03:10.01 and 04.10.01 and support iOS 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.2.1, 4.3 and 4.3.1. Like CutYourSim, it’s an untethered solution which doesn’t require a jailbroken device so it should appeal to casual unlockers. Unlike the former, Rebel’s use of a custom SIM tray lets you update the SIM Software even if Apple redesigns the iPhone.

For more information, or to purchase Rebel’s unlock solutions, visit their website. The lite version is found here, while the pro version is found here.

Please note that while MacTrast does find this solution interesting, we make no claims about its ethics, or legality, and do not endorse the product, nor officially recommend or sanction its use. Purchase or use of any unlock method may void your warranty and have short and long-term consequences.

Via 9to5Mac