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Hi all,

I'm completely lost with the new iPhones, so here's my question:

Is it ok to restore a 4S to 6.0 ? I bought it second hand in US while on holiday and I live in France but my brother locked it down playing with wrong passcodes... So either it stays locked or I go in 6.0 ;( Will it become a an iPodtouch while there's no jailbreak, or will I loose future jailbreaks for ever ?

And since we can't jailbreak OS 6.0 on 4S, will it work like an ipod touch or like an iPhone if I buy a SIM card unlock from the grey market ? Won't upgrading now to 6.0 be a problem in the future if a 6.0 jailbreak comes ? As for phone carrier unlock (never did it before, I have a iPhone3G with ultrasnow), are there grey market solutions since I'm not in US ? Would Iproservice cutyoursim etc work in this case ?

Thanks a lot


Hello, you can bypass the passcode if you can have your brother enter it correctly or sync it to the computer that it is paired with. For unlocking, no jailbreak is required, since the device is second hand, you will have to use a 3rd party unlocking solution, I work with iProService, however I can also vouch for cutyoursim as well as applenberry.

(17 Oct '12, 19:04) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

But what steps to do if I didn't sync it before it was locked up due to too many codes ? I can't enter the good code anymore, and I never synced it with my computer since I bought it. So I suppose I will have to restore to 6.0 correct ? And what then ?

Thanks for helping !

(18 Oct '12, 08:45) e1111 e1111's gravatar image
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