How To Unlock iPhone 4s Sprint & Verizon Using R-Sim

The new iPhone 4s was revealed a few months back after around the world rumour about iPhone 5, the iPhone 4s is a world phone which means it supports both GSM and CDMA networks unlike iPhone 4 which required a different handset to be purchased if you have CDMA carrier. So apple integrated both the GSM and CDMA technologies in one iPhone 4S, which is indeed a smart move by apple.

Apple still believes in the carrier locked phones as it helps the mobile network carriers to retain customers on their network and discourage the spreading of devices across the world. But there is a solution to every problem. Users can unlock iPhone’s using software or hardware (Gevey Sim) methods. Unlocking an iPhone has never been easy there are many obstacles like the iOS version, baseband version etc  which prevent you to unlock iPhone and use it on any carrier.

The iPhone 4s is no exception as its comes preloaded with iOS 5.0 or 5.0.1 in the latest apple devices. Jailbreaking iPhone 4s on iOS 5.0.1 is easy but to unlock iPhone 4s you need to make some effort specially when it comes to unlocking an iPhone 4s Sprint locked or the iPhone 4S Verizon locked devices. Today we share with you the most active topic and a guide to unlock iPhone 4S Sprint & Verizon.

unlock iPhone 4S with R Sim How To Unlock iPhone 4s Sprint & Verizon Using R Sim

How to Unlock iPhone 4s Sprint and Verizon on iOS 5 & 5.0.1


Unlocking an iPhone allows you to use the iPhone on any network in the world. The R-Sim is the key to unlock iPhone 4S CDMA locked. R-Sim is just like the gevey sim, a hardware unlock method which spoofs the iPhone to make it work with any GSM carrier in the world. Over the time many changes were made to these unlocking chips to make it easier for the end user to unlock their iPhone.

R Sim II Ultra S iphone4s unlock How To Unlock iPhone 4s Sprint & Verizon Using R Sim

iPhone 4S R-Sim unlocking requirements:

  • R-SIM II Ultra S for iPhone 4S by – RGKNSE v 3.0 or above
  • Jailbreaked iPhone 4S CDMA (Sprint or Verizon)
  • iOS Version 5.0 or 5.0.1
  • Baseband version 1.0.11, 1.0.13, 1.0.14

Before we proceed to unlock iPhone 4s you need to make sure that you have got the correct R-Sim version. The R-Sim currently is available in three versions

  1. version 1 is R-sim: Required to dial 112 is marketed as Rebel, gevey.
  2. version 2 is R-Sim ultra: no need to dial 112, but need to select the correct contry code of each country (may work on some sprint & verizon phones, if works still has signal issues).
  3. version 3 is R-Sim Ultra S: no need to dial 112, supports all carrier Softbank, AU, Sprint,Verizon, Bell etc, (still need to enter sprint & verizon mnc code manually)

Note that this guide is exclusively to unlock iPhone 4s Sprint (CDMA) and Verizon (CDMA)

Unlock iPhone 4s Sprint (CDMA)


First start with step 4 to 6, if it doesnt work start from step 1.

  1. Assemble the R-SIM on the Card Frame, then the iPhone SIM card on top. Put them in the iPhone => Turn on iPhone =>Settings => Phone => SIM Applications. Then you will see the message below.
  2. Assuming your iPhone 4S is already Jailbreak, in cydia add source http://repo.bingner.com.
  3. Install SAM & SAMPrefs then go to Settings => SAM => Enable: ON (Auto method) =>Hacktivate: On => Your phone will be Hacktivated.
  4. Go to Settings => Phone => SIM Applications => In edit code create Spint MNC of 316-01 : 0839611000.
  5. Turn off and on the iPhone back.
  6. You should see the GSM network signals.

Unlock iPhone 4s Verizon (CDMA)


Follow this detailed guide to unlock iPhone 4S Verizon on iOS 5 & 5.0.1. You will need :- iPhone 4S + R-Sim v3.0 or Rebel Sim + iFunbox for file browser.

http://pastebin.com/cbm4hzS6

Update: If you have R-Sim v 3.23 then you can unlock the iPhone 4s verizon using even easier method:

First start with step 4 , if it doesnt work then follow the procedure from step 1.

  1. Connect your 4S with iFunbox
  2. Go to /var/wireless/Library then delete file carrier_310VZW_20404_11.2.plist
  3. Go to /System/Library/Carrier Bundle/iPhone delete folder Zeppelin_US.bundle and delete your sim card carrier bundle ( ex – my Sim card is Vinaphone so I have to delete folder VinaPhone_vn.bundle )
  4. Go to Settings => Phone => SIM Applications => In edit code enter Verizon MNC : 0829404000
  5. Reboot your iPhone 4s.
  6. Your iPhone shoould be unlocked now and will show signals within 3 minutes.

Be patient while unlocking and read the guide carefuly, hope you will succeed to unlock iPhone 4S. If you have any queries or problems do leave a comment below.

  • vigon

    everything is ok but when I tried to edit the code I just can input just 5 digits (08396), what about the other 5 digits (11000).

    thanks advance.

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello vigon, are you sure you are using the R-Sim Ultra II S Auto ?
      Try entering 316-01.

      • alejandro

        I have the same problem, i just can input just 5 digits (08396), and 31601 it doesn´t work! thanks

        • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

          You should be able to enter 10 digit code, if not then it is possible that you dont have the correct R-Sim. Under Settings => Phone => SIM Applications you should see the R-Sim v 3.0.

      • Vigon

        Hi there budy, I was using the R-sim one that's why I couln't input the 10 digits but now I am using the R-Sim Ultra II S Auto and I can input the 10 digits but the default code (0839611000) I don't if it doesn't know cuss I live in the Dominican Republic, if it is so which code should I use.

        Thank you so much.

        • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

          Hello, the 10 digit sprint code should work without problem.

  • Cesar

    Hi' first time i see my carrier name on the phone' the 112 works' and carrier name shows but dont have signal' help me

    • http://geekvulture.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello cesar, Try reinserting the sim.

    • jaydatt

      turn off data roming and cellular data and then restart the iphone

  • Cesar Peralta

    My phone its already unlock thanks to ur tutorial' iphone 4s Verizon

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello cesar, i am glad you were able to unlock iPhone 4s Verizon using our tutorial. Enjoy calling on your iPhone :)

  • Paul

    I am trying to unlock my Verizon 4S with bad ESN to be used with T-Mobile. Do you have a guide for that?

  • dIAZ

    I'm from Venezuela I have a Sprint GEVEY iPhone 4s r-sim v3.4 .. Movistar to use and works great for calls but I can not send messages .. anyone know the problem I have on my iphone? .. also the activation iphone asks me how to activate it but not since I have no original sim .. may be that the problem?

  • vishal

    Hi,

    I am trying to unlock using sprint 5.0.1 using this method. I have rsim 2. Unable to do the same…the carrier name is not showing..it says No Service? What do i do?

  • vishal

    hi thanks a lot everyone…i have unlocked my sprint iphone 4s 5.0.1 using the method mentioned above…it works..kudos!

  • Cesar Peralta

    Hi Again. i have another iphone 4s white 16GB. cant unlock whit RSIM3, itools says My phone is from Spain Movistar, I go to SIM APP (RSIM) choose es MOV and the phone dont network.

    • http://geekvulture.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello Cesar, make sure your sim is properly inserted on the R-sim tray and your iphone should be running iOS 5.0.1

      • Jet

        Thanks Tushar! ur tutorial save me from a ton of headache. Am using the R-sim II Ultra S. my problem now is – – can't send SMS messages. Any suggestion? Cheers

        • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

          Great :), yes there is a solution to the sms problem, trying to understand it. Will post it here in a day or two.

          • Jet

            Actually, the problem with sending SMS message lies in the use of country code.

            Under normal circumstance, when our friends or somebody is calling you even locally…+ country code & mobile no appears. Tendency is we save that contact number as it is. It will look like this e.g. +978 55 XXX XXXXX. Ok that is the caller ID part – calling (no worries) & receiving calls (if mobile is saved without country code, Iphone cannot identify the caller).

            With SMS message I DO NOT use the country code (i.e. +978). I use the local number i.e. 055 XXX XXXX. this way SMS will be sent.

            The problem with this procedure is that a single CONTACT should have 2 contact numbers (1 is with the country code & the other 1 is without the country code–for sending SMS)

            I need a solution wherein I can use a single contact number only either with the country code or not. hmmmm. help please =)

            Will wait for your suggestion. by the way mine is from SPRINT

          • http://geekvulture.com Tushar Agrawal

            Hello Jet, regarding the text message sending problem on iPhone 4s you can find the solution at Fix Message Sending Problem On iPhone 4S After Unlocking With R-Sim . Hope now you will be able to send text messages from your iPhone 4s without much trouble. :)

          • Jet

            Hi Tushar, thanks for the info but i tried to turning off the international assist, reboot & the network interrogation (option 2) but to no avail using country code (+978 ) for contacts. Still can't send. Any idea?

          • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

            Hello Jet, i have updated the option 2 solution in the post "Fix Message Sending Problem On iPhone 4S". Give it a try.

          • Jet

            Hello tushar, I tried the updated 2nd option but no can do. I got a message ” Setting Succeeded. Service Center Address. No Address”

            I even contacted the carrier customer service just to confirm the SMSC number,

            *5005*7672*+971506060000#

            Now I can't send any SMS message at all including sending without the country code.

            Really need ur help

          • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

            Hello Jet, you are unable to send sms now as the address is blank. Update the SMSC number only then you will be able to send sms. You can also confirm the SMSC number from any of your friends using the same carrier.

          • Jet

            hi Tushar, i confirmed the SMSC no — +971506060000. so following the updated option 2 i entered *5005*7672*+971506060000# then call. What do u mean by "address i blank" ? did I miss anything here. need ur help buddy

          • Jet

            I even dialled *#5005*7672# to confirm if it is updated. Yes it was. (sigh)

          • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

            Yes as you said the smsc no was showing no number after dialing the code. It should definitely show the number after updating or you wont be able to send sms. I think you need to check the smsc no from a friends mobile on the same network.

          • Jet

            Jet May 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm

            Ok here are the steps I did.

            1. Confirmed the SMSC# with friends & with the carrier, it is +971506060000 .

            2. Called *#5005*7672#

            Interogation Succeeded. +971506060000

            3. Called *5005*7672* +971506060000 #

            Setting Succeeded.

            Service Center Address.

            No Address

            4. Called *#5005*7672# again

            Interogation Succeeded. +971506060000

            Now am back to square one. I can send SMS without the country code (still can’t send with the country code. =sigh=)

            .

          • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

            Hello Jet, i guess ur unlucky buddy, the solution worked for most of the users except some. If i find anything more on the sms problem will surely update you.

          • iEconCal

            Not working, is there a way to preserve baseband and update to 5.1.1 on iphone 4S so far?

  • cisco86

    i have Verizon iPhone 4s jail broken 5.0.1 baseband 1.0.13
    i bought the R-SIM II Ultra S auto(3.23) from ebay.in and i tried to follow your instruction
    and in step 1 it says delete carrier_310VZW_20404_11.2.plist but i dont have that file in my phone /var/wireless/Library.
    though i was able to find Zeppelin_US.bundle and i deleted from /System/Library/Carrier Bundle/iPhone
    I am trying to activate on BSNL Sim but i didnt find any bundled for BSNL. so i moved to next step
    Enabled the SAM and Hacktivated.

    in Step 3 it says enter 20404 but i am not able to send that. and further i am not able to process.
    could you guide me ?
    Thanx.

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello Cisco86, i have updated the post with different method to unlock iPhone 4s Verizon with R-Sim 3.23 as explained by you on the forums. Thanks a lot for sharing the trick with us, will save soo much time for others. Cheers!

  • cisco86

    Yes thushar. i was searching llike crazy for the correct method. finally found the method on torrent. lol.
    and you dont have to even jailbreak or install SAM to unlock. actually SAM has messed up my activation cert. so i stockify it via Cydia. and uninstalled the SAM.

  • Cesar Peralta

    IPHONE 4S SHOW NO SERVICE BUTS WORKS FINE. CALLS BUT NO INTERNET. BUT STILL SHOW NO SERVICE AND THE LINE WORKS. ITS UNLOCK WHIT RSIM3 I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.

    • jaafar

      Cesar, i am havin the same problem with you . have you gotten the solution,? please help..my version is 5.0.1 but baseband 2.0.12.

      • jaafar

        i canot send sms as well. I have Rsim V4.2

  • Cesar Peralta

    the sprint tutorial doenst work for me. ill try everything.

    i got the carrier name but no signal just tree underscore. help me. and the post above i got not respond please help. thx

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello Cesar, i faced the same problem recently and my iPhone 4s is factory unlocked. Apparently its a bug with iOS 5.0.1, it works fine on 3G but when i am on 2G network i get three underscore bars with displaying carrier name and my phone is unreachable. So i turned off wifi in settings, rebooted my phone and connected it to itunes and synced it twice. Since then its working just fine, you should try it. It sounds illogical but worked for me :)

  • Moshe Maron

    Plese help me unlock y iphone 4S sprint 12.0

    what do I need to unlock that iphone?

    Regards

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello, buy R-Sim and follow the post to unlock your iPhone 4s sprint.

  • iEconCal

    Hey, I see you have been helping people unlock their phones. Please if you can help me, would greatly appreciate it. I have an R-Sim 3, Sprint 5.0 4S, jailbroken. In sim applications, I do not see the edit carrier code. All I see is a list of all providers (btw I dont see my country or carrier). and I see get carrier code in the bottom, nothing happens when any select anyone of them. PLEASE help

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      I dont thinnk you have the correct R-Sim version, the R-Sim version number under Sim applications should be 3.0 or higher.

      • iEconCal

        The version I get is v4.2 under sim applications. I tap US spr cos this is sprint. But it continues to say No service. Ive waited for up to 10 minutes and nothing happens, tried restarting and doing the same

        • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

          Try entering the sprint code manually.

        • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

          It should just work fine on v4.2, i guess your R-Sim may be faulty. Is your device activated?

      • iEconCal

        Any advice on this Tushar? Really stuck here!

  • ashley

    hi sir thanks i unlocked my sprint 4s on indian aircel network the only issue is i cannot use edge nor it shows the E sign on top its r sim 2 pls help

    • http://geekvulture.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello ashley, just enter the apn under settings and it will work.

  • Shawn

    Thank you so much for these instructions Tushar. Yours were the only instructions that worked for me. I searched for a couple of days after I got the SIM card. I'm finally unlocked on my Verizon iPhone 4s on T-Mobile.

    However, I have a small issue. When I hit the voicemail button, I get sent to Vodafone voice mail service asking me to put in my 10-digit#. So I went back into SIM Applications and below I see Vodafone settings and info. I changed the APN settings to T-Mobile USA but still getting Vodafone voice mail box. Is there any way to remove the vodafone settings or is this just the way it's going to work?

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      There is a way, i cant seem to remember. I will look it up and let you know.

  • Cesar Peralta

    VERIZON iphone 4s IOS 5.1 RSIM3 RGKNSE

    unlock dont works of course because i dont have jailbreak. Line works fine, in the phone appear no service. but the line works and have no internet.

    Sprint iphone 4s 5.1 RSIM3 rgknse

    the phone show carrier name. and got signal, but says need to activation. line works fine dont have network for internet.

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello cesar, did you delete verizon bundle files using ifunbox?

  • Cesar Peralta

    i cant access root files whitout jailbreak or show me how please. its 911

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hmm thats a problem. Then you need the latest version of R-Sim III with version 4.2. It will unlock you iPhone 4s on 5.1

      • Cesar Peralta

        I have 4.2 and 4.5 and not work at all.

        sprint got signal and carrier but says cant activate.

        and verizon show no service but network works fine but no internet. cant activate eighter

  • Bhatt Rameez

    Hi … I'm using iPhone 4S Sprint with R-SIM 2 in it. My Service Provider is BSNL. My Celluar Data is not working. I tried with unlockit.co.nz but still it's not working. Please gimme a solution that will make my celluar data to work. Thanks

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello Rameez, you need to manually enter the gprs data settings under General > Network > Cellular Data Network > apn . Your data connection will work then.

  • http://idroidcenter.wordpress.com Cesar Peralta

    VERIZON iphone 4s IOS 5.1 RSIM3 RGKNSE

    unlock dont works of course because i dont have jailbreak. Line works fine, in the phone appear no service. but the line works and have no internet.

    Sprint iphone 4s 5.1 RSIM3 rgknse

    the phone show carrier name. and got signal, but says need to activation. line works fine dont have network for internet.

    This phones dont have jailbreak IOS 5.1

    theres a way to navigate into root files whitout jailbreak for manage those files or whatever

  • Jet

    Hello tushar, I tried the 2nd option but no can do. I got a message " Setting Succeeded. Service Center Address. No Address"

    *5005*7672*+971506060000#

    Any ideas? Thanks

  • Jet

    Tushar need ur help more than ever. Now I can't send any SMS at all

  • reji

    Hi,

    I have a 4s 5.1 with verizon.Can you help me to use other carriers.

    Thanks,

    reji

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello reji, to unlock iphone4s verizon on iOS 5.1 you need R-Sim III version 4.2

      • Mello

        Hello,

        I have R-Sim 3 V4.2 for my 4S VERIZON, am on iOS 5.1. But as u know jailbreak is released ONLY for 5.1.1. (u kno if no jailbreak ther won't be var folder on ifunbox). My question is if i update to 5.1.1 can i unlock using the same r-sim 3 V4.2? Plssssssssssss… Help me :(

        • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

          Hello Mello, since the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak was released yesterday only, i cannot clarify you on this at this moment. Will update you as soon as i confirm it.

  • Jet

    Ok here are the steps I did.

    1. Confirmed the SMSC# with friends & with the carrier, it is +971506060000.

    2. Called *#5005*7672#

    Interogation Succeeded. +971506060000

    3. Called *5005*7672*+971506060000#

    Setting Succeeded.

    Service Center Address.

    No Address

    4. Called *#5005*7672# again

    Interogation Succeeded. +971506060000

    Now am back to square one. I can send SMS without the country code (still can't send with the country code. =sigh=)

  • iEconCal

    So I decided to get rid of Rsim altogether and went with TPSIM, The phone works unlocked as promise. but now I have a dilemma, I deleted the carrier bundles as you posted in your instructions for the verizon, and my phone says no service, even though I can make and receive calls, and receive text but not send text.

    Can you guide me as to how I can restore this? Needless to say, I cant restore the 4S on the current firmware, as apple does not sign anymore. Help would be much appreciated

  • Sufiyan

    Hi,

    Thanks for the article. I managed to unlock my iphone 4s, 5.0 (sprint). I can call and send sms but cellular data isnt working. I configured the apn settings for etisalat uae as well, but the 3g icon in the status bar just appears for a brief moment and then disappears. Please advise. Thanks

    PS: I dont have a data plan, but I am just trying the prepaid one.

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello Sufiyan, do you have 3G data activated on your number?

  • rkisbest

    DuDe i unlocked my iPhone 4s verizon11.3 but now my iphone unable to send msgez need help :( how to fix send messages … :(

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello rkibest, you may see this thread for a solution R-Sim cannot send sms.

  • ezequiel

    hi, i from argentina, and i buy 4s in republic dominican and i have r-sim iii but i need de 10 digit of the carrier (claro republic dominican) because i don't meeting

    please help me!!!

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Hello ezequiel, i looked for the MNC code for Dominican republic but could not found a 10 digit code yet. Will update you if i find anything on this.

  • Mello

    Hello,

    I have R-Sim 3 V4.2 for my 4S VERIZON, am on iOS 5.1. But as u know jailbreak is released ONLY for 5.1.1. My question is if i update to 5.1.1 can i unlock using the same r-sim 3 V4.2? Plssssssssssss… Help me :(

  • Mello

    Hello Tushar,

    I have R-Sim 3 V4.2 for my 4S VERIZON, am on iOS 5.1. But as u know jailbreak is released ONLY for 5.1.1. My question is if i update to 5.1.1 can i unlock using the same r-sim 3 V4.2? Plssssssssssss… Help me :(

  • Jennie

    Iphone 4s if i unlocked can it use in usa? Thanks

    • http://techx64.com Tushar Agrawal

      Yes jennie, unlocked iPhone 4s can be used with any GSM sim anywhere.

  • yogesh

    hey there…I have iPhone 4s 5.0.1 base band 1.0.13 / AT&t
    and I hv even got r-sim v.3.0

    can u help me the way out to unlock it

    • http://techx64.com techx64blog

      Hello Yogesh, Please follow the instructions on the page, if you are stuck at any step, just ask us.

  • Roxanna

    Hi I unlocked my sprint iPhone 4s but I can't get my cellular data to work. Do you have any suggestions? I went to AT&T

    • http://techx64.com techx64blog

      Hello Roxanna, you need to set apn for your service provider from network settings. Go to Settings > General > Network > Cellular Data Network > enter your apn. If you dont know the apn ask the service provider for data access point name.

  • Isha miah

    Dang …. I wish they make one that is for all iOS version and future iOS !!!!

    • http://techx64.com techx64blog

      Haha, i wish but even better if apple just drops the locking thing. No more locked iPhones :D What do you say Isha?