iPhone Unsure how I can sim unlock/ possibly jailbreak a iPhone 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Anarchy99, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Anarchy99 macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    So, I'm trying to help my neighbor who bought an iPhone 4 on kijiji, it was supposed to be unlocked it's not it's sim locked to a unknown carrier

    I checked the Canadian blacklisted site and it's not listed as a lost or stolen phone but I wasn't able to confirm the Sim lock until later on when we tried their prepaid Sim and it failed

    luck not being on my side the seller has taken down the page on Kijiji so I can't contact them, they met at Tim Hortons and paid cash so yeah… :S

    So I've got iPhone 4 running 7.1.2 that is sim locked that I want to unlock to use a prepaid Sim preferably for free but I think all carriers charge $50 to unlock

    What do you recommend?
    I was thinking jailbreak because I think they're still ways to software unlock rather than a factory unlock
    but to jailbreak 7.1.2 I need to get past the setup screen which I can't seem to with the locked out Sim or simless

  2. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    software unlocks haven't been a thing for at least 3 years now
  3. Anarchy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2003
    good to know lol makes me wonder why people post recent YouTube videos and such with old info and ambiguous titles

    So then the only way to do it would be a factory unlock either paying some online "person/company" (don't know how they're able to unlock devices) or paying the carrier?
    I'm assuming no one offers this for free?

    Is there any way for me to determine what carrier it was locked to?
  4. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    i don't know much about the grey market unlocking business

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