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Learn about iPhone: About unlocking

HT5014 Unlocking iPhone4 iOS6 by the book

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Dec 24, 2012 7:00 AM

Hello,

I did everything by the book. Upon expiration of my time-plan contract, I submitted the unlock request to my service provider (from whom I also bought the device first-hand), and got the unlock authorization confirmation, stating that the request was accepted by Apple. I've been advised to connect the device to the iTunes on the Mac where I sync the contents and keep my backups, and the iTunes app would guide me through the process.

I did it, yet, nothing happened so far.

I have tried up to my best in browsing the support pages, yet found very little information that could be of any use.

I requested the unlock not because I wanted to change the provider, but because on few iPhone 4's (including mine) there is a "Dial Assist" firmware bug which prevents from correctly dialing some emergency numbers. Even if one turns DialAssist off, it still stays on, on a locked device, nevertheless.

 

The "Learn about iPhone: About unlocking" page points me to wrong directions. I don't want to erase my contents, I don't want to plug a new SIM card so far, I just want having the device *unlocked*. Most legal way. With carrier authorization. By the book.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Best Regards,

UU

iPhone 4, iOS 6
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,975 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to unixunix)

    unixunix wrote:

     

    The "Learn about iPhone: About unlocking" page points me to wrong directions. I don't want to erase my contents, I don't want to plug a new SIM card so far, I just want having the device *unlocked*. Most legal way. With carrier authorization. By the book.

    Sorry.You do't have a choice. That's the way it works. If you back up your phone, you can restore from the backup when the process is complete.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,975 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to unixunix)

    Fine. Don't believe me. I don't really care. You have the documentation from Apple in black and white. There's your confirmation. If you can't figure out how to follow simple instructions, it's not my problem.

     

    Nobody said you have to erase everything each time you need to insert another SIM card. You only need to do that when you unlock the phone. Once it is unlocked, it will remain unlocked.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,710 points)
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    Dec 24, 2012 11:49 AM (in response to unixunix)

    unixunix wrote:

     

    I don't trust you.

    It sounds like a hacker's joke.

    And you would know this because?

     

    unixunix wrote:

     

    I won't do it unless I get an official confirmation from Apple.

    Then do not do it.  You will not get a confirmation from Apple, at least not in these forums.  These are user to user technical support forums which is abundantly clear when signing up to post here.

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