PSA: Unlock That iPhone 4S for T-Mobile, Maybe. [Rumor]

  • November 18, 2011 1:13 am

Rumor has it that there is an unlock that has been discovered for the iPhone 4S running iOS 5 - without a jailbreak. I personally cannot test this, but from what the interwebs has been saying, it works. Some users have had to attempt the hack multiple times to get it working, but eventually it yields you an unlock.

Please test this at your own risk, I can’t say whether or not this can cause any damage. I would suggest either waiting for an ultrasn0w unlock or purchasing a full price unlocked iPhone from Apple.

Jump past for the instructions…

Insert original carrier AT&T SIM card
Dial 611 for AT&T customer service hotline and drop the call
Turn on Airplane Mode
Take out AT&T SIM card
Insert T-Mobile SIM card
Make sure WiFi is off ( also tap on ‘Forget this Network” to make sure it doesn’t connect automatically later)
Switch off Airplane Mode and iPhone will search for network. This is followed by the Apple splash screen appearing.
Activation Required will be displayed on the screen
EDGE network will activate automatically – notice the ‘E’ on the top left corner of the screen
Wait for about 20-30 seconds and turn off the phone
Turn on iPhone and the same Activation Required screen will be displayed
When you see one signal bar, tap on Use Cellular Connection
Eject SIM card
Activation Required screen will be displayed the second time
Insert SIM card
Unlocked!

Source: Chronic [Twitter]