Can iPhone 4S's be unlocked?

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  1. JohnsonBrad macrumors newbie

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    I was with Rogers but now I'm with Fido, so I can't go through the traditional way of paying $50 to unlock it.

    The phone is currently locked to Rogers.

    The phone has been wiped clean and reset, so It'll be on the newest firmware 7.x(?). Is there a way I can unlock it myself through the new jailbreak or is there no way to unlock it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, there is no software unlock via JB.
    You can pay for an imei unlock.
     
  3. JohnsonBrad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I see. Is there a way to get the IMEI unlock besides going through the original carrier?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Try eBay.
    Search for Rogers iPhone imei unlock.
    Also swiftunlocks also does them I believe. But they're not cheap.
     
  5. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Will this work for CDMA Sprint iPhone 4S? If yes, what carrier is recommended for domestic use due to it's CDMA capabilities.
     
  6. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to see a documented instance of a Sprint iPhone being unlocked or working on any other US carrier. Verizon phones are substantially easier to unlock.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    All Sprint iphones are locked and will not work with any domestic USA carrier.
    They can be unlocked for GSM use outside the US only.

    Verizon iphone 5, 5S and 5C come unlocked.
    They're not easier, they are sold fully unlocked even when subsidized unlike Sprint that is the only US carrier that will not unlock their iphones for US domestic use.
     
  8. JohnsonBrad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    You were right, it ain't cheap though LOL :(
     

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