Is my iPhone 4S jailbroken?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MacMan988, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I just bought an iphone which is supposed to be factory unlocked. But my friend told me that it could be a jailbroken sold as unlocked. I bought it from a local phone dealer. How do I make sure that its originally unlocked?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 4S can only be unlocked through a carrier. It does not need to be jailbroken.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    A 4S cannot be unlocked by softare such as a JB.
    Only by an official unlock or a gevey sim adapter.
    If it accepts any sim and doesnt have any additional hardware in the sim tray then its factory unlocked.
    Your friend is clueless.
     
  4. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for replying. But if I go to Preferences > General > About > Carrier, it says Carrier 12.0. What does this mean?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That has nothing to do wether its carrier unlocked on not.
    Try a few different companies sims. Then you will know for sure.
    Or put the imei number in one of the many websites that will tell you if its carrier unlocked or not.
     

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