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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.

UPDATE: PLEASE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME, THIS DOES NOT WORK. OUR APOLOGIES. FOR NOW YOU WILL NEED A REAL JAILBREAK.

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67 comments

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

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

  4. 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

  5. PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!

    iPHONE 4S IS NOT UNLOCKABLE AT THE MOMENT! THIS VIDEO IS A SCAM!

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

  6. is it possible to unlock iphone  4s with ios5?

  7. 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.

  8. How can I dial 611 if I’m Indonesia?

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

  9. 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

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

  11. RW, Please send me the instructions Thanks in advance. ([email protected]

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

  13. hi siri poxy i have i phone4s at&t can you send for me unlock instruction or link please([email protected]

  14. its not working on my 4S

  15. its not working

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

  17. Abdu
    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

  18. not work at all guys

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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

    • If you ever upgraded to ios 5, you’ll notice that’s what the phone does when it restarts for a new setup… It’s new to iOS not jailbroken

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

  23. it doesn’t work really!!!

  24. 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.

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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!!!!!!

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

  29. 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.  

    • 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!!!!!    

  30. 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!!!

  31. 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

  32. 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”…

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

  34. have anyone tried this yet ? does this work ?

    • It’s kidding for all nothing work. I try many many time many many phone it does not work.

      • It worked a little bit for me: I was trying around a lot, could connect to T-mobile US but couldn’t call or connect to internet, but: after a while i had 2 text messages on my phone – so it must have worked at some point …

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