HT5014: iPhone: About unlockingLearn about iPhone: About unlocking
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to MarkVentura)
What do you think is the difference between "set up as a new phone" and " a full restore"?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 9:02 PM (in response to roaminggnome)
Thanks Roaminggnome. Here's the directions given after I called in to get it unlocked.
1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and verify that you have internet connectivity.
2. Connect your iPhone using the dock connector to USB cable that came with your iPhone.
3. Backup and restore your iPhone using iTunes .
(For information on backup and restore, please visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1414.)
4. After restoring, your iPhone will be unlocked.
So I was read it as restoring from a previous backup on itunes. In iTunes there is only two choices. Restore from a previous backup or Set up as a new iphone. If I have to restore from a previous backup, won't all my new iphone5 data be moved back to this old iphone4? That doesn't seem like the path I'd want to take.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2012 9:04 PM (in response to MarkVentura)
Then restore as new.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2012 4:40 PM (in response to roaminggnome)
Thanks Roaminggnome. You were correct. I restored as a new phone, bought a cheap T-Mobile $10.00 pre paid micro SIM card to test it and it works. I did have to plug my phone back into Itunes using the USB cord once the new SIM card was installed into the phone. Then the signal went from "searching" to T-Mobile.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to MarkVentura)
how did you unlock you iphone 4 what software did you use? I am having trouble unlocking mine
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 9:20 PM (in response to corim83)
I just unlocked mine by asking ATT. As long as you're out-of-contract, they will do it. Otherwise, there are companies online that do it for a fee.