Unlock Verizon iPhone 4: Is it Possible?

by Chris on February 7, 2011

Lots of people are asking us – “Is there any tool available to unlock Verizon iPhone 4“? Although, we can unlock iPhone 4 on AT&T using Ultrasn0w, but can it be used on Verizon network to unlock CDMA iPhone on baseband 01.51.00?

Interestingly, iPhone 4 on Verizon is riding on Qualcomm MDM6600 chip. This is the same chipset as the Droid Pro world phone and supports both GSM and CDMA, which means that Apple *could* have supported GSM! So can it be used to work on AT&T? No! The Verizon phone cannot be used on a GSM network, as it lacks a SIM card. The Verizon phone will only work on CDMA systems not only due to the lack of a SIM but also because of the antennas: as iFixit notes, “this phone supports two cellular frequency bands, while Apple supports five bands in the GSM version.”

According to iOS hacker pyte, unlocking CDMA iPhone 4 would require an ESN/MEID from a donor phone w/ service which is a US federal crime. Even Musclenerd, confirmed that unlocking a VZW iPhone requires adjustment in CDMA settings per-carrier.

And, if unlocked, it will only work with Sprint network and you’d have to approach Sprint to activate your unlocked iPhone 4, which doesn’t seem to be plausible. So you cannot unlock CDMA iPhone 4 at all, neither any tool is available, as of now.

Chose wisely! Unlocking iPhone 4 is very much required, when you are moving out of US and you want to use your iPhone in other countries as well. If you frequently move to other countries or going permanently out of USA, buy AT&T iPhone 4 “ONLY”.

Currently, you can only jailbreak your iPhone 4 on Verizon network using Chronic Dev Team’s flagship Greenpois0n tool. The guide to jailbreak VZW iPhone 4 is same. Just download Greenpois0n tool and follow the guides below.

Stay tuned, we will keep you informed as and when more information comes-in. For all jailbreaking related updates, please follow us on Twitteror become a Facebook fan.

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  • Jose Berumen

    This is Just fake…How can you do that if iPhone 4 from verizon DON’T have SIM CARD? You can’t use it on GSM with out SIM Card…Go fool someone else..

  • Hkn301

    i can make verizon iphone works with all gsm and other carrier all over the world . this unlock device also capable to unlock all iphones ever made and eve latest firmware update , doesnt matter . stay positive and %100 legal without touching iphones hardware. hkn301@gmail.com

    • Godfather0709

      how is that possible?

    • Domz007

      can you unlock my verizon iphone 4 or not? if so lets do it!

    • Toyola02lay

      can u unlock my iPhone4?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6CVAD3OBFEO74LCC3EWAWOE65A VINCE

      how is possible to unlock verizon iphone you use gsm in another country/ helllllllllllpppppp

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