Should i Activate my new iphone 4s?

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  1. zapshot macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    my friend bough iphone 4s for me from USA.
    Should i ask him to activate iphone 4s or bring back without activation?
    this iphone is in AT&T plan so can be activated in easily..

    i'll be using this phone out of usa in local carrier.
    I know there is no any jailbreak n unlock for iphone 4s now but i'm hoping it will be out soon.
    Thanx
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You wont be using it on your carrier any time soon.
    Have it activate it so at least you can use it as an ipod touch.
     
  3. DangerPanda macrumors member

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    If he paid the off contract price of the iPhone 4s it should come unlocked?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure what he did.
    If he got it full price from Apple chances are good but you will have to ask him if he's positive its unlocked.
    Have him test it out with a Tmobile sim in the US or ask him when he restores it if he gets the below window to pop up.

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  5. zapshot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is carrier locked iphone 4s..
    bought in $199..
    he just want to continue using his iphone 3gs and gift me 4s

    won't there be any software to activate it without sim soon?
     
  6. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    Software? Not looking so good. Best thing is a gevey sim. Even then that's sketchy.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That doesn't work with the 4S or the i4 on 5.0 and higher.
    Op there is nothing right now that will hactivate it. Maybe down the road, who knows.
     
  8. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like your best bet would be to sell the AT&T locked iPhone 4s and buy a new unlocked phone from Apple. A quick scan of eBay sales seems to indicate that the AT&T phone could be sold for close to $600. An unlocked 16GB iPhone 4s from Apple costs $650, so you wouldn't have to fork out very much money.
     
  9. Federico macrumors member

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    Get an ATT microsim for $5 and do the activation on your country.
     
  10. zapshot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I decided to activate it.. so that i can use iphone..when it arrives..

    hope jailbreak n unlock of iphone 4s comes soon..
     
  11. labman macrumors 604

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    I am thinking you will be waiting a while for the unlock! you are best to sell it and get a official unlocked phone. they are supposed to be out in the us this month. nobody knows when there will be a unlock solution for the 4s if ever. AT&T is notorious for not allowing the iPhone to be unlocked from them.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You will be able to use it as an iPod touch only, I don't see and unlock coming any time soon.
     
  13. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Well actually if you preserve your baseband from 4.X.X then GeveySim will work on iOS 5, but obviously that's only for 3GS/4.
     
  14. labman macrumors 604

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    Applejuiced didn't bring that up because this is about the 4S. no point in bringing up devices that don't apply it only causes confusion.
     
  15. zapshot thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finally its in my hand..
    only using it to play games..
    waiting for jailbreak..........
     

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