Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 8:51 PM (in response to pavloZ)
After I requested to unlock my iPhone from AT&T (and it was approved) I had to go to iTunes to restore the phone with the unlocked software. I don't recall if I had to restore it, or if I could had just updated - either way that is what I had to do. No code to enter.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:09 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
- Ensure that you've waited the recommended wait period provided by your carrier.
- Back up your iPhone.
- Erase the contents of your iPhone.
- Swap the old SIM card with the one for the new carrier.
- Complete the setup assistant and restore your backup.
Can I stop at step #3 and still have an unlocked phone.
My friend whom i give the phone to can do 4 and 5?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to pavloZ)
Haven't tried that myself... But I have my doubts that you can do that as the process will not be completed in one session and you will not have gotten the all important iTunes message that is along the lines of... Congratulations your iPhone is now unlocked...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:38 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
i had an iphone 4 with its own SIM card
i upgraded to a iphone 5 that had its own SIM card.
I kept the same number.
I backed up the old iphone 4 to itunes and backed up the information to the new iphone 5.
The iphone 4 still has a SIM card, though it has no cellular service.
Is that any clearer?
Can i unlock the iphone 4 with its existing SIM card that has no cellular service.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:41 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
Based on my experience, I don't you would have a problem giving the phone and having them perform the restore. I used a computer that never saw that iPhone 2G as I hadn't used it in years and the sim card was deactivated. I don't remember the steps I took with the sim cards, but if I was required to use a different SIM, I threw in an old T-Mobile sim (everytime I have unlocked a phone, it needed to be another carriers sim). But regardless, if the person you are giving it to doesn't have an AT&T sim, they should be able to insert it, connect to iTunes and tell it to restore the phone (unlocking it). The reason I think this will be fine is my assumption is that it is tied with the phones ID not you or your sim. I can't garantee, but I think you will be ok having them restore the phone after AT&T approves it.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2012 9:45 PM (in response to Chris Dolan)
First turn off iMessage and Facetime on your iPhone 4
Do this: Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
Next connect your iPhone to your computer and Restore it as a new iPhone. You will get the message, "Congratulations your iPhone has been unlocked."
I did this, with the inactive microSIM, on my iPhone 4.
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