iPhone How can I unlock my Sprint 7.1.1 iPhone 5s by jailbreaking it?

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  1. CamoBits macrumors newbie

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    I really need to unlock this iPhone and Sprint is the worst for misleading into thinking that I will be able to unlock but they actually won't. Can someone tell me how can I do it through jail breaking so I can stay away from a big scam like Sprint? and possibly resell it at one point with a high value?
     
  2. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Your not going to unlock the 5s by jailbreaking, what you can do is use a IMEI unlock service and for sprint is not cheap also i think it won't work with a USA gsm provider only overseas.
     
  3. coolnitman macrumors member

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    ATM there is no unlock service for Sprint. All are fake
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Then you have a big problem.
    Who told you you could unlock and did they tell you it was an international unlock or a domestic unlock or both? Lastly, always get it in writing with Sprint.
    Unlocking through jailbreaking died a few years ago. Even then it would not have been possible with Sprint.
    ROTFLMAO!!!!!

    Plain and simple…your SIM is paired to your iPhone. Your MEID is checked against what's on the SIM and if it matches what's on the SIM you get service. If it doesn't…you don't get service.

    Sprint will NEVER unlock your iPhone for domestic use. Only international use, only after 90 days and only if you've paid your bill on time. Any third party unlock is a fantasy. They do not exist. They will take your money and you will never see it again and your phone will not be unlocked.

    If you want out of Sprint you'll have to take the hit, eat the ETF and buy non-Sprint phones elsewhere.

    Sorry. What you want is not possible.
     
  5. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Chronic is legit.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It may be legit, but any Sprint unlock is not.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You cannot unlock it by jb.
    Only option is if you buy a gevey.
    Also chronic doesn't unlock sprint locked iPhones.
     
  8. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Im talking from experience mate, but like i said in my first post it will only work with non USA provider.

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  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    OK. So to be clear, what you're saying then, is that if you use this service in the US for a domestic US carrier then it won't work.
     
  10. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly, he won't be able to use with any US carrier but it will work with any sim provider outside.

    Best thing he can do is sell it another sprint user or try ebay and get a at&t iphone or factory unlocked model, at&t at least is cheaper to unlock and he will be able to use in the US with for example t-mobile.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Thanks for the clarification. :D
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I see. Still pointless though cause it would be just for outside the us usage.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    One other thing to notice in that screenshot is that should someone go that route they won't get it quick. Their timeframe says "BACKLOG".

    Seriously useless for anyone in the US. Why would you give chronicunlocks $150+ for an international unlock and wait a long time for it when you can get the same unlock for free from Sprint without the wait?

    And, just a general head scratcher. Why $150+? Anyone who uses this lives outside the US and does not use US currency! :)

    So, truly useless except if you're someone living outside the US who happens to buy a locked Sprint phone. And not helpful if you visit the US because any SIM you'd use here wouldn't work.
     
  14. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Well a lot of stolen phones from the US end up here, sprint it's one of the most popular iPhone models for some reason.

    If you can get it cheap enough paying that fee it's ok :) specially for reselling.

    Like you said, if you're a US resident it's pointless.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    It's popular precisely for the reason we are having this discussion. Sprint's idiotic and draconian unlock policy translates to lower prices on the used sale market. If you live outside the US, or have never used Sprint you are often unaware of this policy.

    Lots of people get rudely awakened when they discover that they can't unlock and so the phone gets dumped for whatever they can sell it for.

    People who steal them find this out the hard way and just want to get rid of the damn thing as fast as possible because they can't do anything with it.

    Rinse, lather, repeat.
     
  16. DancyMunchkin macrumors member

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    Sadly, they always find chumps looking for a 'deal' to buy them. A marriage made in PT Barnum's heaven.
     

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