Verizon 4s will not unlock

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  1. themow macrumors newbie

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    I have a verizon 4s. Supposedly verizon unlocked all 4s's.

    The phone is not blacklisted

    I have factory reset the phone and restored my backups

    Its running ios 7.0.4 I tried updating to 7.1.2 but Itunes will not allow

    When I install a at&t sim or tmobile, it says sim not valid

    Thanks
     
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Have you talked to Verizon?

    A Verizon iPhone 4S will work with AT&T or any US GSM provider with a GEVEY. The only downfall is it will not work on iOS6 unless it's 6.1.3, but the phone has to be JB'd and there is no untethered JB for 6.1.3. If the 4S is on iOS 5 upto 5.1.1 it will support it and will work with a GSM carrier.
     
  3. themow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes verizon was no help. THey said all iphone 4s were unlocked and if it asks for a code its 000000 or 123456
    Its not asking for a code.

    Who said anything about ios 5 or 6? I mentioned its running 7.0.4
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You got bad info.
    Verizon did not unlock all 4S models.
    Verizon LTE iphones are all unlocked.
    The 4S is not an LTE device, its 3G and does not come unlocked like all iphone models after it.
    The 4S can be unlocked if requested and approved by Verizon but will only work on GSM carriers outside the US.
    It will not function with any other carrier inside the US besides verizon.
    That's why the tmobile and AT&T sims you tried will not work with it.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  6. themow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just send them a message through twitter'
    Will update thread
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Great, I never heard of this new policy so I hope it works out.
    You're sure its a verizon 4S and not Sprint right?
     
  8. themow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone have any ideas whats going on here?
    Just to see if it would work I tried buying an unlock code on ebay but still having the same issue.
     
  9. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You may need to do a full restore, which of course means it's going to get updated.
     

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