How to unlock iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS without jailbreak

How to unlock iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS without jailbreak

We’ve found some interesting news related to the unlock of the so popular and debated iPhone 4S. Seems that the new iOS 5 allows some cool tricks so that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and 3GS devices can be unlocked quite easily without the need of using the jailbreak.

But you may wonder how can this be possible? Well, seems that the new iOS 5 features a cute little bug that allows a way to carrier unlock the AT&T version of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS without the need to jailbreak or damage any hardware pieces. This trick will allow you to use your iOS device on the T-Mobile network with Edge speeds, event though in the US this is still a popular avenue for a lot of the iPhone users.

So, if you want to try to unlock your iPhone 4S or 3GS you would need a T-Mobile MicroSIM card, but if you don’t you can cut one down to the same size as a MicroSIM and follow the next steps:

– Insert original carrier AT&T SIM cardDial 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!

So, if you’re convinced and want to give it a try, you should know that is a great working unlock solution, but it won’t survive a reboot of your iPhone. So, let us know how it works!

AT&T iPhone 4S – how to be unlocked without any software

AT&T iPhone 4S – how to be unlocked without any software

A great news comes from an iOS developer which comes public on the internet, a bug which is capable to unlock your iPhone 4S device to be compatible with any carrier without jailbreak.

Also, this bug works is not available only for iPhone 4S but also works for iPhone 4 and 3GS.

For unlock your iPhone 4S, 4 or 3GS is simple, just follow the below steps in order.

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

Below you can watch a video demonstration.

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