Unlocking AT&T iphone 4s

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by CheVive, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. CheVive macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I have an AT&T iPhone 4s. I am going to be in London and Russia for the next 2 months, and so wanted to unlock the phone so as to be able to use UK and Russian SIM cards.

    I first thought I needed to jailbreak it (per the article on Gizmodo in April about unlocking the 4s), but searching thru the forum, it seems that jailbreaking and unlocking can be independent.

    Do I need to jailbreak the phone to unlock it? What are the best and easiest ways to unlock the 4s?

    Any solutions that would be free and/or minimize information sharing with third parties would be particularly valued.
     
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    Judging by this it seems you don't want to contact AT&T for an unlock, correct?

    If so, you must purchase a gevey/GPP/R-Sim SIM adapter. What version of iOS is your iPhone running?
     
  3. CheVive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My understanding was that AT&T would not unlock it for me since I still have more than a year left on my contract... Are there any software only solutions to the unlocking issue? I'm running iOS 5.1.1
     
  4. lapeno macrumors 6502

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  5. CheVive thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As far as I can tell, my firmware is 5.1.1 (9B206).. is there another number I should be looking up? Where can I find it?

    Thanks!
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Since you are not eligible for the AT&T IMEI unlock, buying a sim interposer is your only other option.

    AT&T unlock information
     
  7. Timgs macrumors newbie

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    I asked AT&T to unlock my 4 s they said no as it was still in contract .a couple of weeks later I restored it and got the congratulations your iPhone is unlocked screen. Tested with uk sim card works fine. Ask AT&T they may or may not. I asked them via chat , they said no I asked them via email they said no but it is fully unlocked. Try it
     
  8. lapeno macrumors 6502

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    What is their e-mail address?
     
  9. Timgs macrumors newbie

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    I just went onto AT&T page , logged in and followed the contact us then sent the email from their page. I have no idea why they unlocked mine but they did
     

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