As you may or may not know, Turbo SIM’s are used to fake the IMSI and ICCID to look like AT&T. This effectively tricks the iPhone into believing a T-Mobile SIM is an AT&T SIM. At the moment this is the ONLY way to use another network besides AT&T on iPhones that come with firmware version 1.1.2 out of the box. I have been helping with a project created by g and Dark(DarKSideZ) from irc.osx86.hu. Basically, the idea is to reprogram one of those $10 dual SIM cards from eBay to work like a Turbo SIM. They got the idea from a recent video of Sonic SIM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jkwn_Bb3Bho). In the video you can see what looks like a dual SIM card holder performing like a Turbo SIM. After seeing this g, Dark, myself (mxweas) and PsxGunDown got to work on trying to find how it was done. Soon we found Magic SIM, a $10 dual SIM card that can be reprogrammed using Magic SIM Card Reader & Writer. The Magic SIM software communicates with com/serial card writers. So programming Magic SIM’s dual SIM card with an AT&T IMSI and ICCID should produce the same results as Turbo SIM / Sonic SIM. We have yet to attempt this and would like to see if it actually works. If anyone has a SIM card writer, test out the instructions below and let us know your results.
BigBuckz has tested the method and confirmed it working, but we are still waiting for pic/video confirmation.
- Magic SIM’s Dual SIM Card (Must be a Magic SIM, others will not work) – MagicSIM, eBay
- Serial SIM Card Reader & Writer
- Magic SIM’s SIM Editing Software – Download
Put your AT&T SIM into your SIM writer, and open SIM Scanner and scan your AT&T SIM card. Write down the ICCID as we will need this later. Next open Woron Scan and get your IMSI. Now put in your Magic SIM Dual SIM Card and open SIM Data. Put in your AT&T IMSI and ICCID into and transfer it back to your Dual SIM. Using the paper guide from your Dual SIM, cut your provider’s SIM card accordingly. You should now be able to put your provider’s SIM card into the Dual SIM and then into your iPhone . If this works for anyone or you know of ways to improve these steps, post a reply in the comments of this post.
Edit (Dec 10): BigBuckz has confirmed this method to work, but we are still waiting for pic/video confirmation.
Edit (Dec 12): BigBuckz’ confirmation of this method is false, Please read these posts for more info:
More Magic Sim Info and MxWeas: Status
Edit (Dec 17): Those who claim this is a scam, I want to say that is completely false. First, how can I scam people if I make NO money from this? As I said in my first post, it was only a theory, and in my second post I said that though BigBuckz claims to have got the method to work he has no evidence. I’m sorry to those who jumped the gun to early and bought the materials needed for it, but I just wanted to clarify I had no intension’s of making it a hoax. It was just a theory that I hoped people who were willing to shell out a few bucks would try and not expect it to work.