A couple of months have passed since Apple announced iPhone 5. While no software unlock solution has been made available up till now, it is possible to unlock iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S on latest firmwares like iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0 using R-SIM7. This tool promises to unlock your iPhones on said firmwares without requiring them to be jailbroken.
Unlocking an iPhone will definitely be a priority for those who wish to use their devices on another mobile network domestically or even when they’re travelling around the world. If you bought your iPhone from a carrier, it will be locked to that carrier and you can not use any other SIM with it. Previous iPhones have been easily unlocked using software based solutions, but for the time being R-SIM7 is the only way you can unlock iPhone 5 or even iPhone 4S.
How To Unlock iPhone 5 And iPhone 4S With R-SIM7:
It is actually quite easy to unlock iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S using R-SIM7. You just have to insert the SIM card you intend to use along with R-SIM7 in to the iPhone. It also has support for nano SIM. When it is inserted in the device a menu will automatically pop up. You can also manually access this menu by launching Settings.app, then tapping on Phone followed by SIM Applications.
Tap on Select Carrier and chose your desired carrier. If it does not show up in your list you can manually enter it though for that you will need to enter the 7 digit IMSI which can be obtained by your carrier. Once these settings have been taken care of you will be prompted to reboot the iPhone. When reboot is done, you will have a fully unlocked iPhone.
If you want to unlock iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S but they are CDMA, you will have to install R-SIM7’s auxiliary patch to iTunes which is available on their website. As previously mentioned, you do not need to jailbreak your device in order for this jailbreak to work. R-SIM7 can be purchased online for a limited time at a special price of $23.90.