How to Unlock iPhone 3GS Baseband 05.16.07 on iOS 6
If you have a question on how to unlock 05.16.07 baseband on iPhone 3GS iOS 6 then you are in the right place because together we will find the best unlocking solution for your gadget. After reading my post about possibilities to get iOS 6 unlock you might think that it could be problems with that. But it is not.
I’m sure that almost all iUsers have been waiting for iOS 6 official release very long but this time is not good for some of iPhone 3GS users, because they don’t know nothing about unlock for their iPhone. After reading this post about iOS 6 baseband versions you can see that iPhone 3GS baseband is going to be 05.16.07 after iOS 6 update. But I’ll find nothing about any unlocking method for this baseband in the net. So I decided to be the first to review this question and help iPhone 3GS users to unlock iOS 6 modem firmware in iOS 6.
So let’s take a look at methods that you can use to unlock iOS 6 on iPhone 3GS.
Unlock iPhone 3GS iOS 6 05.16.07
Unlock 05.16.07 Using IMEI
This method is paid but the best. You can unlock 05.16.06 baseband using IMEI unlocking code. It is very popular and reliable method in our days. Many iPhone users used IMEI code and factory unlocked their gadgets. iPhone 3GS iOS 6 baseband will not be exception and you will be able to use this IMEI unlocking method even after iOS 6 update. Let’s see its advantages:
- Your iPhone 3GS will get official, factory and permanent unlock.
- You will unlock any baseband and any iOS firmware. In our case it is 05.16.07 baseband and iOS 6 firmware.
- After unlock your IMEI will be putted in Apple database white list and your warranty remains valid.
- After official unlock you will be able to update, restore, sync your iPhone via iTunes and jailbreak your iDevice not worrying about the unlock.
- If your iPhone is locked to such networks as AT&T, Sprint or Verizon and blacklisted (reported as stolen or lost) you still can use this method and your device will be putted in white list again.
It was only a few benefits of IMEI unlocking solution, so if you are interested in this you can use legit IMEI iPhone unlock service and free your 3GS forever. However as I said it is a paid unlocking method for 05.16.07 baseband but it worth it.
Unlock 05.16.07Using Ultrasn0w
As you know it is free unlocking tool made by iPhone Dev team for all iPhone 3G, 3GS and some of iPhone 4 users. But it all depends on baseband version. The last Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 was developed to unlock iOS 5.1.1 but only for old baseband version. So I’m not sure if we can expect updated version for iOS 6 baseband 05.16.07. You couldn’t unlock iOS 5.1.1 baseband 05.16.05 using Ultrasn0w 1.2.7. It makes me think that we could not see such solution for 05.16.07 as well.
However there was (and still be) one way to try to unlock 05.16.05. You can downgrade 05.16.05 modem firmware to iPad baseband (06.15.00) and then successfully unlock it using Ultrasn0w.
May be iPhone Dev Team will come up with something like iPad baseband method. Who knows?
It would be great if we will get free unlocking Ultrasn0w tool for 05.16.07 baseband on iPhone 3GS running iOS 6. So stay tuned with the best unlocking side in the world and you will be the first who will get the best unlocking solution for iPhone 3GS or any other.