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iphone factory unlocking

Playing Cat and Mouse with Unlocking Apple Iphones is always going to be a never ending story.

If you have an iphone running the iPhone 4 OS 4.2.1 Baseband 2.10.04 then at the moment for some time its not going to be possible to unlock via unlock this via jailbreak hacks for now.

This realy casues complications for users who are stuck with an iphone and can at most use it as an ipod or use it only with the network opertators simcard that is has been locked on to.

But this is no good to those who have an iphone and no active services for the network the iphone is locked on to.

Unlocking for the the 4.2.1 firmware can only be done via Factory Unlocking Services via Itunes where you only to supply the IMEI number of your phone to us and we are able to activate the unlock Legitimately for you via Itunes.


Rebel Beta Testing Network

Get access to the Latest Rebel Simcard Beta Versions before the world gets it only for £10.
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Currenty V61 is the best firmware for rebel sim on the iphone 2.2 & 2.21 firmwares.

However we are always improving network detection and regeneration routines and these new beta firmwares can be accessed by subscribers to the Rebel Testing Network.

After Payment you will recieve an automatic email which will allow access to the Rebel Beta Testing Downloads Section.

A Password and username will be sent via email which will offer you life time membership to new Beta firmwares that are created by the Rebel Sim Team.

Currently v63 Beta and v 64 Beta can be accessed by users to test and send feedback.

All users must have a Rebel Programmer to be able to test and update.

If you dont yet have a usb programmer you can purchase one here

Existing users can login here

New Features in Rebel v63 and v64

New faster Boot up sequence than v61

Better support for 3G Cards with support increased for Accessing 3G data for more Network Simcards.

More simcards supported for Auto Regneration of Network Simcard TIMSI when changing base stations.

No Sim Message and use of Air Plane mode on and off to detect network sim Not needed No More.

The Need to do Manual Network Search and Select Network from list now Enhanced & Automated for More Simcards.

Orange and T mobile simcards Enhanced So can Obtian Service Faster and also EDGE enhanced.

How to Obtian a Data connection if you see no data on the Beta 64 Firmware

Do a network search and login in to another network so network is losteg if you have an iphone 3g and its locked then when you insert rebel sim with your network sim and have signal but cannot activate a data connection or see the GPRS or EDGE or 3G  logo then  say for example you have a Orange sim in the iphone then do a network search and manully log in to another networks and will say You Cellular Network is No longer Available then reboot the iphone and play with air plane mode and when network comes it will have data.

Rebel Programmer Drivers

Programmer Drivers ( according to type ) Operating Systems Date Size Download
Compact Programmer Rebel Simcard Compact programmer drivers
For users who have Rebel Compact programmer.
Drivers can be installed from Windows   Update. In case the Windows update is not working then the drivers can be downloaded from the provided link.

Click here to see how to insert the rebel sim in the compact programmer.

Win XP & Vista 20-Aug-2008 [1.54 MB] Download WinXP Drivers

Win Vista

NOTE WE Recommend Using the Drivers From Windows Update

Cornish Key Programmer Rebel Simcard – Full Size Programmer

How to use the Programmer with Professional Sim Adaptor to update firmware

Win XP & Vista 20-Aug-2008 [1.66 MB] Download

Latest Video from the Rebel Simcard Team showing the unlocking of a locked iphone on the UK O2 Network being using on the latest iphone 3.0 OS beta 2

Hackers jailbreak iPhone 3.0 beta 2 firmware Breaking News

On April 4, 2009, in Uncategorized, by Rebel SimCard

Great news for all users for iphone 3G users

Only a day after the release of the second iPhone 3.0 developer beta, the firmware has already been jailbroken, hackers claim. A new version of QuickPWN, described as “unofficial” because it is not based on iPhone Dev Team work, opens up iPhones and first-generation iPod touches for purposes such as file browsing and loading unofficial apps. Second-gen Touches are incompatible as a result of Apple’s separation of the firmware line.

After the main software is launched, the hack additionally requires the installation of programs called Icy and OpenSSH.

Download QuickPWN 3.0 Beta 2

Note: This is BETA software, and some jailbroken apps may not work.


All users of iphone 3G who have used a unlocking simcard to unlock their iphone 3G will know what a pain it can be to Loose network while travelling or going in to a no service area like a Network Black spot or even an Elevator.

The normal Process for all unlocking simcards users to be able regain network was using Hard Reset of the network sim in another phone in 2g Mode for iphone 3g v2.2 and 2.2.1 users.

The Release of v61 firmware for rebel simcard

This version Renews Network Key Automatically with REBEL Advanced IMSI handling & instant renewal on all operator networks, NO NEED to take out your simcard anymore to renew Network key..
– Support for iPhone 3G firmware 2.2.1 & 2.2
– Support for iPhone Modem firmware 02.30.03 & 2.28.00

– Advanced IMSI handling & instant renewal on all operator networks. Renews Network Key Automaticaly.
– Support for iTunes on iPhone in 3G mode without WiFi.

– Support for Apps Store on 3G, without WiFi.
– No iTunes Sync or Airplane mode issues.
– GPRS/EDGE & Voice support for all 2G networks worldwide.

– Data & Voice for 90%+ 3G Networks worldwide.
– Network Operator STK menu support.
– Network Access routines improved and rewritten.
– Simcard Access routines improved, will now support more network simcards.

* REBEL SIM unlock any cards and providers worldwide

* NO SIGNAL LOST (only REBEL SIM will find the signal automaticly)

* REBEL SIM is the best and stable unlock sim than Yessim, Furiousim, TurboSim, NextSim, Gevey-3g und Super X-SIM.

* PLUG & PLAY SIM works in few minutes + Manual


* THE ONLY ONE SIM CARD THAT UDATEABLE WORLDWIDE!!! if there a new firmware comes out u can update via a usb programmer the rebel sim, so you dont need to buy a new unlock sim anymore.

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Solution Point Limited the creators of Rebel Simcard have announced availablity of its Latest product aimed at enthusiasts and hobbiest to scan data communication between network simcard and mobile phones.

This is a tool kit to help scan network simcards so we can add support to the rebel sim for new network simcards that come out and continue to dominate the mobile phone simcard unlocking technology Industry.

This shows how serious we take our leadership of the simcard unlocking Field.

Also this toolkit can be used be the enginners of tomorrow to learn about APDU’s and scanning methods.

Scan APDU Commands From GSM/UMTS Simcards. Ideal To Learn more and to help us make rebel sim work on the newer phones that just released. Hardware Based APDU Sniffing for RS232 Packets.

Scan APDU Commands From GSM/UMTS Simcards for Analysis

Hardware Based APDU Sniffing for RS232 Packets.

All Software Required is here

Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From

On January 29, 2009, in iPhone 2.2.1, by Rebel SimCard

Below you can find the direct links to the iPhone Firmware Files for every released firmware version. Please note that if you use Safari you must disable the auto unzip feature. It may be easier to just use Firefox!

1.0.0: iPhone1,1_1.0_1A543a_Restore.ipsw
1.0.1: iPhone1,1_1.0.1_1C25_Restore.ipsw
1.0.2: iPhone1,1_1.0.2_1C28_Restore.ipsw
1.1.1: iPhone1,1_1.1.1_3A109a_Restore.ipsw
1.1.2: iPhone1,1_1.1.2_3B48b_Restore.ipsw
1.1.3: iPhone1,1_1.1.3_4A93_Restore.ipsw
1.1.4: iPhone1,1_1.1.4_4A102_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.1_5B108_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.0.2 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.0.2_5C1_Restore.ipsw
2.1.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.1.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.1_5F136_Restore.ipsw
2.2.0 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
2.2.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw
2.2.1 (2G): iPhone1,1_2.2.1_5H1_Restore.ipsw
2.2.1 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2.1_5H11_Restore.ipsw

Rebel update for iPhone 2.2

On November 7, 2008, in unlock iphone 3G v2.2, by Rebel SimCard

Hi all Rebellers

Great news

Our engineers have now cracked the now iphone 3g 2.2 Security.

Do not purchase a new unlocking simcard from other companies who would like to charge you £30.

Their is no need to buy a new one as the latest firmware of  rebel simcard which we are publishing tomorrow can be used on all existing rebel simcard using the rebel compact and full size programmers.

Both the versions of rebel simcard can be updated

Rebel simcard cut versions ok to update
Rebel simcard no cut version ok to update

We will email all of the existing 50 000    rebel simcard users worldwide over the the next couple of day to give the Good news that the download of the new firmware has been posted on the website.

Rebel Simcard Development Team
Solutions Point Limited

Happy Rebelling

iPhone | How to Jailbreak Your 2.x.x 3G iPhone Using QuickPwn (Windows)

Sunday, 23rd November 2008, 12:11 am

These are instructions on how to jailbreak your 3G iPhone to the 2.1-2.2 iPhone firmware using QuickPwn for Windows. Before beginning make sure you have updated to iTunes 8.0.2.

Important***: Do not attempt these instructions for the 2.2 iPhone Firmware unless you don’t care about a software unlock in the future. Using QuickPwn with the 2.2 iPhone Firmware could reduce your chances of being able to unlock the iPhone 3G.

Step One

Create a folder called Pwnage on your desktop.

Download the following files and place them in the Pwnage folder you just created:

QuickPwn 2.2

– 2.2.0 (3G): iPhone1,2_2.2_5G77_Restore.ipsw

Extract the QuickPwn22.zip file to the Pwnage folder.

Step Two

Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down shift and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won’t create any wasted space on your iPhone.

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 2.2 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.

Step Three

Once iTunes has finished updating your iPhone to the 2.2 firmware you may launch QuickPwn.exe from the Pwnage folder on your desktop.

Step Four

Make sure you iPhone is connected to the computer and click the blue arrow to continue.

Step Five

Click the Browse button to locate your iPhone firmware.

Step Six

Select the 2.2 firmware ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop then click the Open button.

Step Seven

QuickPwn will check to make sure the ipsw is valid. Click the blue arrow button to continue.

Step Eight

You can now select whether to Add Cydia, Add Installer, or Replace Boot Logos. Select the ones you would like to perform then click the clue arrow button

Step Nine

QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm your iPhone is connected via USB before continuing. Click the blue arrow button to proceed.

Step Ten

QuickPwn will now automatically put your iPhone into recovery mode. Once its in recovery mode you will be prompted to: Hold the Home button for 5 seconds, Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Power button and continuing holding the Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode.

Watch the prompts carefully and follow along.

Step Eleven

Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone in DFU mode it will begin the jailbreak process.

Step Twelve

Once jailbreaking is complete QuickPwn will inform you that it was successfull.


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Types of Smart Cards

On July 10, 2008, in APDU Commands, by Rebel SimCard

Types of Smart Cards

These Integrated Circuit Cards come in two forms when we categorize them based on the way we use tem, contact and contact-less. The former is easily identified due to its characteristic gold connector plate.

Originally the ISO Standard (7816-2) defined eight contacts, but only 6 are actually used to communicate with the outside world and rest two are marked as RFU (Reserved for future use). The contact-less cards optionally may contain its own power source, however mostly the operating power is provided to the contact-less card by means of an inductive loop that uses low frequency electronic magnetic radiation. The signals needed for communication with the reader devices may be transmitted in a similar way or can use capacitive coupling or even an optical connection (IR).

The Contact card is the most widely used ICC to date largely because of its use as telephone prepayment card. Yes! The SIM card that we you use in our cell phones is just a Smart card without the plastic base. Most contact cards contain only a simple integrated circuit although some also use two chips; the other one is used to perform complex cryptographic computations (which I’ll explain shortly). The chip itself varies considerably between vendors and each takes it own way of programming application for it, but the Java Card™ initiative by Sun has made it a breeze to write Smart Card applications that can be downloaded onto the memory of these cards and can execute on any type of chip which supports the Java Card runtime environment. I’ll come to programming the Smart cards in next article of this series.

Smart Cards

Figure 2

Let us now consider the use of the 6 contacts used by the ICC:

Vcc is the supply voltage that drives the chips and is generally 3 to 5 volts with 10% deviation allowed. It used to be in 5-volt range prior to the recent move towards low power devices to make these cards.

Vss/GND pin is used to provide the substrate or ground reference voltage against which the Vcc potential is measured. It is usually 0 volts.

Reset is the signal line that is used to send the signal to the integrated circuit in order to reset it. This is a complex process that we shall describe later in more detail. There are two ways a card is reset:

  • Warm Reset: When a Signal is sent through this pin to reset the ICC.
  • Cold Reset: When the supply voltage is turned off and on again. Ejecting the card out and inserting again will have the same effect.

Clock pin is used to drive the logic of the embedded IC and is also used as the reference for the serial communications synchronization. This pin is provided because the ICC doesn’t have any clock generator onboard and needs this as external input. The card reader device provides this clock. The clock frequency is 5MHz generally but many high end ICCs use frequency multipliers to operate at higher frequencies up to 40 MHz.

Vpp pin is now optional and used only in old cards. Previously it was used for the high voltage signal that is necessary to program the EPROM memory. It was provided with two voltage levels. The lower one (or the idle state) is held down by the Card Reader device, until the higher level (or the active state) is required.

I/O pin is the serial input/output (SIO) connector. This is the signal line by which the underlying circuit receives commands and interchanges data with the outside world. This process will be explained in more detail when we talk about programming applications that receive these commands.

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Solutions Point Limited, UK today introduces its flagship product, Rebel Sim card which can bypass network locks on all mobile phones.

Rebel Sim card has been released today by Solutions Point Limited, UK, they claim this product to be in the line of those smart technological solutions who will bring a revolution in the mobile phone unlocking industry, it would revolutionarise the way people use their mobile phones, by bringing in options which were not possible before.

Rebel Sim card can bypass network locks on almost all phones available in the market till date, and it would also support 95% of upcoming phone models out of the box, without making any changes to Rebel Sim card.

Rebel Sim card is used in parallel to the existing sim card as its only 0.10mm thick, therefore can be inserted along with existing simcard in any of the mobile phones available throughout the world.
It can also be removed easily, without causing any damage to the phone and the phone does not lose its warranty!

Rebel Simcard is the World’s first sim card which is fully compatible with UMTS technologies, which means users will get the same quality of service as they would get with a fully unlocked phone.

Rebel Sim card is transparent to the mobile phone, it does not interrupt in any of the existing features the simcard or the mobile phone has to offer either it be emails, Wifi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS or any other service, rather it enhances the existing features with its proprietary menu which gives the user a whole lot of control over how Rebel Sim card functions for a particular mobile phone.

Rebel Sim card is backed up by experienced and highly skilled development team along with hundreds of beta testers throughout the world, who test Rebel Sim card on almost any new phone which is released in any part of the world.

Rebel Sim card also has a STK menu, Apart from giving better control to the end user on the Rebel Simcard features, This menu enables it to run high security applications like banking services, transactions etc, moreover it enhances the existing network simcard by adding more features to it, like Value Added Services, Telecom applications, Logos, Ringtones etc. This makes it a one and only choice for MVNO’s who are trying to discover new lands and increase their market share.

However the technology behind bypassing of network locks on a mobile phone looks rather complex and is no way a game of a common man, but by bringing the ease of use and simplicity Rebel Sim card provides to unlock a mobile phone to common people who know nothing about this technology, depicts a fine example, how difficult things can be made so simple by people who are behind such technologies and are working hard and writing new rules of the game