iOS 5 Bug Allows You to Unlock Your AT&T iPhone for T-Mobile Without Jailbreaking

iPhone on T-MobileAfter the battery issue on iOS 5 (v5.0), which was supposed to be fixed on 5.0.1. Another prime bug which really impressed us is that iOS 5 can unlock your AT&T iPhone for T-Mobile without a need to Jailbreak. This bug was uncovered by a hacker, but of course we don’t know his/her name. This hack works only with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and the one month released iPhone 4s.

Instructions for performing the trick were posted to Pastebin yesterday, and later made big news on Twitter after they were tweeted by famous iOS jailbreaker Chronic. Those interested in performing the hack will need both AT&T and T-Mobile micro SIMs, and the 16-step tutorial we’ve pasted below. That sounds like a lot of steps, but don’t be put off; the hack is actually incredibly easy.

Now, unfortunately this hack is only available for GSM models and not CDMA (Verizon).

But enough speaking lets pass to the steps.

  • Insert original carrier AT&T SIM card
  • Dial 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 what do you think? Will Apple fix this hack/bug? in my opinion, of course they will.  Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Orest from TekBloggers.com source via http://www.TechnoBuffalo.com

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