AT&T iPhone 4S Unlock With No Software, No Hardware, No Jailbreak (UPDATED SCAM)

We’ve been fooled before, but at least this new method won’t cost you any money, at least not directly. A video has appeared on YouTube that apparently shows how you can unlock the iPhone 4S from AT&T and use it with T-Mobile USA… or any GSM carrier for that matter.

The fascinating thing about this unlocking method is that you don’t need to use any specialized software or get any specific hardware to do the hack. You just need the original AT&T SIM and a target (T-Mobile) SIM, though the latter has to be cut to micro-SIM size to fit the slot in the iPhone 4S. It will reportedly also work with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS from AT&T too.

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!

Not many reports of this being successful are coming in. It sounds very similar to the old xbox disc swap trick. But the only way to have a real jailbreak at this time is with a software carrier unlock or Gevey SIM.


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  1. Arvind says:

    Hey if we unlock the iphone will the carrier charger for breaking ther contract plz anyone answer for tis

  2. Holly says:

    Is it possible to unlock an iphone 4 that is from america thats locked to AT & T it has the iOS 5.1 and moderm firmware is 04.11.08 , really need to know as i have purchased it online but am now worried i won’t be able to get it to work here in australia 

  3. Rashmi Mn19 says:

    is it possible to unlock iphone  4s with ios5? if yes plz mail d instructions to

  4. Janis says:

    just go to amazon, put in the search bar iaperio sim 4s, and buyaaah, your 4s is unlocked

  5. Sacha says:

    I did this when I first got my iphone 4s and it didn’t work. I tried a few times. PLEASE tell me my phone doesn’t have to be jailbroken as a result of me attempting this. Someone please give me some info

  6. Ifjaguar says:



    You can only unlock iphone 4 or lower.  Trust me I unlock phones on craigslist.

  7. Yasar Ahamed says:

    is it possible to unlock iphone  4s with ios5?

  8. funnystuff says:

    This is nothing but a scam, The guy who claims that he made it work by adding few extra steps is another scam. Dont waste time.

  9. Apoc_sen says:

    How can I dial 611 if I’m Indonesia?

    When I’m insert AT&T Sim card, it show no network coverage.

  10. Llspcs says:

    this is the biggist BS i’v ever read on the internet, how on earth can you guys even try this, please remove this scam its nothing but waste of time, what an asshole

  11. Ourgulf says:

    i have tried it and step # 14 will not work!!!

  12. Lepaul37 says:

    RW, Please send me the instructions Thanks in advance. (

  13. Ninoska87 says:

    try that and didd not work i have mess up like 3 sim cards lol

  14. Maygobote says:

    hi siri poxy i have i phone4s at&t can you send for me unlock instruction or link please( 

  15. Siri-proxy says:

    For AT&T iPhone IMEI Unlock or for SIRI Proxy Server drop me an e-mail at

  16. Marc says:

    its not working on my 4S

  17. Wsterriers says:

    RW can you email the instructions.

  18. Roberto says:

    I have an iPhone 4 and I want to unlock it can someone help me please!!!!! Send me an email on how to @ I will appreciate it.


  19. Gleo6 says:

    i have i phone 4s  at&t operator from usa and i am in france did you can help me to unluck it thanks

  20. Abda_yusuf says:

    I hav iphone 4s sent from australia sent to me in uganda-Africa but it rejecting sim cards indicating
    invalid what should i do make it work

  21. Mikie3010 says:

    not work at all guys

  22. Behlsta says:

    email me too RW with the unlocking for 4s at

  23. Andres_zavala says:

    it doesn’t work only is a temporary for a couple of seconds 

  24. rocky says:

    hy RW how u did unloke iphone 4s can u send me emill plsssss my emill is

  25. Rw says:

    It did work for me… I did it a little bit different from the posted method, but it worked… So far i have unlocked 2 iphones 4s..

    I will try with a iphone 4.. And post again if it worked or not with the iphone 4 too

  26. Justinmlotz says:

    This is fake because if u watch when the phone restart the apple logo glows and gets bigger. No iPhone I have ever seen that isn’t jail broken does that. So my conclusion is that this phone is jail broken.

  27. Martinek30 says:

    it was working , but just for maybe 5 seconds, I have Sprint iPhone 4s

  28. mohammed says:

    hello I am from middle east and I had one of these “Zain” sim cards, it is an unlocked sim card in some how.
    if I called  some one the number will be unknown, it might be thats why it worked with him.

  29. Guest says:

    Fake!!! Just black list this auther and the scamers on the videos!

  30. It doesn’t work.  One thing I noticed is you have to have a activated att sim to even dial 611 in the first place.

  31. Shotac says:

    I am not in the US….what do I dial here…there is no 611…regardless, I tried the rest of the steps many times and IT DOESN’T WORK!!!!!!

  32. Guest says:

    Same here as bigdady it doesn’t work!!!! Just BS, you get the network to show for couple seconds and that’s it…

  33. Anonymous says:

    What’s the point of having an iPhone on T-Mobile’s data network?  EDGE speeds are head banging slow.  If you want an iPhone that bad, go change carriers.  

    • SC says:

      What can rest of the people, who have neither the AT&T nor the T-Mobile options, do then?   :)))   The need to come with JB or any other methods to make these devices work ASAP!!!!!    

  34. Bigdaddy says:

    I tried over and over and did get the T-mobile signal to show up but for only a couple of second before it went back to the activation process.  That’s why the people doing the video on youtube did not show any successful by placing the call but to stop when T-mobile pop up….Didn’t work!!!

  35. cyber007 says:

    If it is true, why the signal bar is not showing any reception after the unlock?  Please fake it all the way by replacing the phone at the end and place a call. LOL

  36. Guest says:

    I have checked a few video that i can find and have not seen one showing any reception.  Or, can successfully place a call after the so call “unlocked”…

  37. Anonymous says:

    have anyone tried this yet ? does it work ? it seems fake to me

  38. Anonymous says:

    have anyone tried this yet ? does this work ?

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