Virgin Mobile Iphone 4S GSM Unlocked! No Jailbreak required.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by RyanScott54, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Hey guys, I’ve got some great news!!! I was finally able to unlock my iPhone 4S - Virgin Mobile CDMA. It’s pretty much impossible to get Virgin Mobile or Sprint to release the device. AppleCare did advise me mine was locked to Sprint directly.

    If you do not wish to jailbreak this is the best method to keep it stock IOS 6.1.3. The New GPP I purchased had “US Virgin” on chips carrier menu. No need input IMSI manually. It did take couple hours get it working correctly had couple issues with reset sim not making contact and reading but resolved it.

    I activated both AT&T Go Phone Micro Sim & T-Mobile, Both were successful with logging in networks and Dialing *2 you’ll hear each carriers welcome prompts. Just waiting for my new month of service to run out before I swap over to AT&T myself.

    Best Plan going seems to be AT&T Go Phone 4G HSPA+ $60 Go Phone Smartphone Monthly unlimited with Data. All Nationwide calls: Unlimited. Messaging: (Text, picture, video.) Unlimited. Data/Mobile Web: 2GB’s Option for 1+ GB for $10. I believe that’s best coverage for speeds plus you gain Talk & Web Surf at same time!

    ** Note iPhone 4S is 3G only device, not compatible with LTE only iPhone 5 is able to use LTE speeds. (Virgin Mobile just release iPhone 5 June 28th 2013 $549.99)

    *** AT&T 4G HSPA+ “High Speed Packet Access” HSPA+ enhances the widely used WCDMA (UMTS) based 3G networks with higher speeds for the end user that are comparable to the newer LTE networks. In the United States, it is commonly available under AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.


    Virgin Mobile iPhone 4S GSM Unlock with New GPP!
    Requires: New GPP L1S3 Newest 6.1.3 USA Sprint

    Step 1: Download GPP V6.0 software activation PC only software, Mac users may install with Parallels Desktop 8.

    Step 2: Connect your iPhone to the computer and open GPP V6.0 you downloaded in step 1 and Click On "Update" Leave Drop down menu on “other”

    Step 3: Input activation code included in the kit into the software when Prompted 

    Step 4: ON "Select Carrier Prompt" in the software click on "CMCC" from drop down box. 

    Step 5: "Unsigned Profile" Profile window will pop-up on your iPhone tap "Install Now" click "Done" Restart and disconnect iPhone from computer.

    Step 6: Place GPP Sim PCB on its tray with GPP Reset Sim on top of PCB board, insert into phone and select your current Carrier “US Virgin”, tap accept and turn OFF phone.

    Step 7: Eject tray, ONLY remove the GPP Reset SIM and place your Active desired SIM on top of GPP Sim Impostor and insert back into phone. 

    Step 8: Power on iPhone, close voice mail prompt if asked, wait for your carrier signal, your iPhone is now UNLOCKED!!

    Notes: If having problems start over. I did notice that once the GPP Impostor + GPP Reset Sim were placed in iPhone 4S first time that carrier list didn’t populate. After messing around with it I was able to get it pop up. You must install the GPP Patch. If revert back to Virgin Mobile remove GPP patch, it will disable settings and Visual Voice Mail feature.

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  2. Carbonpear, Jul 1, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2013
    Will it still work on Virgin?

    RyanScott54, thank you SO much for sharing this! I have been trying to get my Virgin iPhone 4s unlocked since I bought it, but to no avail. I have some questions though.

    Will the iPhone still work on Virgin's US CDMA network? I plan to use it overseas via GSM (Singtel).

    Do you need an actual GPP chip shipped to you in order to do it, or is it just software? If so, can you link me to it?

    And, what do you think will happen when a software update and/or iOS 7 comes around?

  3. macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013
    Is this GPP Sim Work foe ios 5 in i phone 4s?Please tell me.
    Thank you.R.Murugaiyn
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2013
    Phone calls work but no data/texts

    I got it to work (phone calls) after several tries but I have no data. I could receive texts but could not send them. Did this happen to you? I can live w/o data since I'm mainly on WiFi but it I can't text this is pretty worthless!
  5. macrumors member

    Nov 6, 2010
    Wouldn't recommend this software unlock, too iffy

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