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Unlock iPhone 4S Without Jailbreaking

iPhone 4S is now available in more than 30 countries worldwide and Apple is eying to launch the phone in 70 countries by the end of this year. In some countries its available as carrier branded phone with their special contract while in others its available factory unlocked so that users can use their choice of the carrier for their iPhone 4S.

Unlocking a carrier locked phone is not a cakewalk, sometimes it requires some modifications be it hardware related or software part, no matter what way you see it you need to jailbreak the phone,but how about an unlock method which allows you to unlock your carrier locked phone without any hardware or software modifications being made on your iPhone 4S?

Michael Capozzi apparently has found out a trick to unlock the AT&T branded iPhone 4S, here’s how it goes,

Step 1: First of all  insert your AT&T SIM into your iPhone 4S, if the SIM is not already into the Slot.

Step 2:  Make a drop-call to 611, after dropping the call, activate the Airplane mode.

Step 3: Now Remove your AT&T SIM and replace with the T-Mobile SIM.

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Unlocked iPhone 4S Now Available in Apple US Online Stores

Finally after many days in the waiting, Apple has finally started offering Unlocked iPhone 4S for the United States Online Stores along with the roll- out of the next phase of countries in the iPhone 4S roll-out yesterday.

The 16GB version of the unlocked iPhone 4S would cost  $649 while the 32GB and the 64GB version of the iPhone 4S would cost $749 and $849 respectively. All the phones are now being listed with 1-2 weeks of shipping time.

So those who don’t want to go with the standard 2 years contract with a specific carrier can now get the phone for the above mentioned price and can use it over any GSM network, though one have to keep in mind that these phones wouldn’t work with the CDMA carriers but only for the GSM Wireless networks. One would also need an active MicroSIM Card in order to use the phone, since the unlocked version of the iPhone 4S doesn’t come with a Micro SIM Card.

So hurry up and buy the Unlocked iPhone 4S! Seeing the huge demand it’s having, it’s only a matter of days before the shipping time increases from 2 weeks to about a month!

[How to] Upgrade iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4 to iOS 5 Without Upgrading and Preserving your Baseband

A lot of current iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 users are using a Carrier locked device, having unlocked it using Ultrasn0w want to try out iOS5.

iOS 5 will upgrade your current Baseband thereby leading you to lose your Unlock.

Fear not, the latest build of Redsn0w will allow you to easily preserve your Baseband while still upgrading the Operating System to iOS 5.

The steps are fairly simple. Follow the guide below:

Things you’ll require:


1. Open up Redsn0w and Click on Extras.

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UltraSn0w updated to Unlock iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 on iOS5

iPhone Dev Team has updated their famous Ultrasn0w software, which will unlock your 3GS & iPhone 4 under iOS 5.

UltraSn0w 1.2.4 is now available, which supports iPhone 3GS and 4G basebands 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00. now you want to unlock then only baseband is available is 01.59.00.

To getting things done quickly, user first needs to jailbreak their iPhone, so the only way to get iOS 5 on these devices while preserving the baseband is to use a custom IPSW for upgrade. Ultrasn0w is so far the easiest way to unlock iPhone. All user need is to just install a package on user jailbroken device.

The most important thing is, Ultrasn0w supports only few basebands so be sure that your version is supported & then you are good to go for unlocking your iPhone. Also note that all current iOS 5 Jailbreaks are tethered. Which means you’ll have to re-Jailbreak everytime you restart your device.

To Install it, open up Cydia and Search for “ultrasn0w”.

Sprint say they will Unlock the iPhone 4S for ‘Good Customers’ by Request

There’s been a lot of confusion going around about the Unlocking policy of the iPhone 4S carriers, for Verizon the doubts already have been cleared with their 60 days policy for unlock, that is they will unlock the Micro-SIM slot of iPhone 4S if the customer is in good standing for 60 days. There were some confusions about Sprint though, earlier Macworld reported about how both the carriers will tackle the Unlocking, but later on some other media reports said that Macworld’s reports were inaccurate.

But now Sprint has officially issued a new statement regarding the iPhone 4S unlocking policy. It says,that sprint will initially ship the Micro-SIM slots unlocked iPhone 4S but later on they will push an update to lock those slots. Then they will only allow the unlock by request for the customers with good standing for the phone to be used internationally with other carriers.

Here’s what the official statement  of Sprint Spokesperson  Mermelstein verbatim read:

Sprint’s policy is to have the iPhone 4S SIM locked to our network domestically and internationally. At launch, the International SIM will be unlocked. We do expect a SIM lock to be pushed to the devices shortly after launch. We will then allow existing customers in good standing to unlock the SIM for international use if needed in the future.

Customers can sign up for one of our international rate plans and use this phone all over the world. When traveling internationally, there is a setting that must be turned on within the device to connect to GSM. The phone will work with a SIM that is provided within the device out of the box. International voice and data charges are on a pay-as-you-go basis and vary based on the country where the customer is using their phone; a list of rates is available at www.sprint.com/international.

Sprint offers two international voice plans that customers can subscribe to for discounted voice rates:

The Canada Roaming add-on is $2.99 per month and all calls placed from Canada are only 20 cents per minute. Without this add-on, calls from Canada are 59 cents per minute.

The Sprint Worldwide Voice add-on is $4.99 per month and offers discounted rates in countries around the world. For example, calls from Italy are $1.69 per minute with this add-on or $1.99 per minute without the add-on; calls from Peru are $2.29 per minute with the add-on or $2.49 per minute without it.