need to unlock iPhone 4s with different carrier sim..

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dm2481, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    i recently purchased an iPhone 4s from my friend but it is locked to a carrier different from the one i use.

    when my sim is in the phone and i turn it on it cannot be used and displays the "Only compatible sim cards can be used..." or whatever message.

    i looked online how to unlock it and everywhere said i needed to jailbreak it first. so i tried doing so with absinthe, pwngetool and ziphone except they all say they cant detect an iphone or one is not connected, when it is. i tried dfu mode with all of these and same thing.

    the only thing that seems to have any effect is redsn0w, which allows the phone to be used, gives me cydia, but still says there is no service and i cant make calls etc. (although i can still connect to wireless)
    also when i try to install packages or themes or whatever from cydia they do not work.
    ive tried installing ultrasn0w from cydia to unlock it but still it didnt work (no service)

    does anyone have any ideas what i should do?

    if anyone has any solutions could they please tell me step by step instructions? (

    tl;dr: Need to know how to jailbreak and unlock an iphone with a sim from a carrier different to the one the phone is locked to.

    thank you very much in advance.
     
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    hackthatphone

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    There is no unlock.

    Next!
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh man that sucks.
    what are my options do you think?
    can i do anything?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    no unlock means no unlock.

    Don't know why you would buy a phone from a friend without doing your research. I won't question whether or not you bought it but...

    Sell the phone

    Buy one on your service.

    The end.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    what are you guys talking about no unlock
    the gevey sim is coming out soon, theres also the R Sim
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    gevey ultra s
     
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    TriJetHero

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    At the moment there is no unlock, maybe in a while.

    Seeing is believing for the sim interposers
     
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    eastercat

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    Buy your friend a factory unlocked phone from apple.
     
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    Jordan921

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    Don't know if the OP is wanting to go this route or not. Would have been smarter to just buy an unlocked phone imo.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    factory unlocked is the best way
    BUT its possible with the R Sim and Gevey, you cant just say "no its not possible"
     
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    Jordan921

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    Well the Gevey sim hasn't even come out yet. Only time I would use that is if I was going international
     
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    dhlizard

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    Actually, the GPP sims are in consumers hands now and from what I have seen they are quick, no #112 and reliable with strong signal

    And some vendors are offering IMEI unlocks again (at substantial prices)
     
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    eastercat

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    No issues whatsoever? Does it require jb?
     
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    dhlizard

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    Nope, sim interposers work in stock phones (or jailbroken phones)
     
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  16. macrumors newbie

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    lets hope they work

    I really hope they work, that will save me loads of $$$
    purchased the Gevey Ultra S from www.gevey.info their site sais they will ship out the 8th.
    Will let you guys know if it works!
     
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    gngan

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    There is nothing wrong to say "no it's not possible". It's a fact when he posted it. OP asked for a solution that day and that day doesn't not have a solution.
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    ohh i didnt look at the day >.>
     
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    boshii

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    You guys should get it from here. It's cheaper.
     
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    eastercat

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    Personally, I'd still rather go with an imei unlock, but if the user doesn't update carelessly--and that's a big if--then it's a workable solution.
    Hmm. I wonder how many messages we're going to get where some fool writes about how they "accidentally" updated their ios and it no longer works with their gevey?
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    I got my GPP SIM interposer today. I installed it here at the office, and it went semi-smoothly. The only thing (and maybe I was just being impatient) was I had to manually search for my cellular network (T-Mobile USA). Other than that it was flawless. I have an iPhone 4s running iOS 5.0.1 using T-Mobile USA. Grant it, I'm on EDGE, but for most applications, EDGE is doing me fine (email, search, nav) and obviously we'll roll over to 3G when T-Mobile completes it's spectrum refarming.

    But yeah, it works with no dodgy 112 procedure, etc.

    They send you a little note too, reminding you to check back with them before you update your iOS depending on baseband upgrades.
     

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    TriJetHero

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    that is going to make a lot of people happy
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    This is awesome! Hopefully someone in the near future can compile a list of the working and nonworking ones, and good sites for imei unlocks as well.
     
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