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Unlocking Iphone through ITunes

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Aug 22, 2013 1:58 PM

Hey party ppl^^

 

About 10 days ago I got a text from my Carrier.

"Your iPhone unlocking request has been approved. Please follow the instructions you received to complete the unlocking process"

The text I got.

"Please back up & restore your Iphone and then Sync the I-Phone with I-Tunes to complete the unlocking process. Thank you"

Now I am going to go through the method I used.

Connect Iphone to computer through USB.

Opened up I-Tunes on my PC and accessed my Iphone.

Under Back up > manually Back Up and Restore> I press "Back Up Now"

Then under iPhone 3GS> "Restore iPhone..." get a Dialog box warning about Restore and I confirm Restore.

Message on the Screen says "iTunes is restoring the software on this iPhone"

After about 7 to 10 minutes I get Dialog says that my IPhone has been restored to Factory Setting, etc, etc.

On my Iphone I restore from ITunes Backup, disconnect and reconnect Iphone from USB get a dialog box confirming restoring.

At this point my phone tries to connect iTunes. On ITunes itself get message "iTunes could not connect to this iPhone. An Unknown error occurred (0xE8000024)." press ok.

Disconnect and reconnect Iphone from USB and it connects to ITunes as normal. (I don't get a message that my iphone has been unlocked)

At this point I know nothing has happen, I try and use a sim from another Carrier and there is No Service.

I have tried this a number of times using 2 differnet PC's, same thing happens.

 

Now to every bodies favourite Copy and Paste http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5014

Opened up I-Tunes on my PC and accessed my Iphone.

Under Back up > Manually Back Up and Restore> I press "Back Up Now"

To my Iphone  Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings.

After about 2 minutes my Iphone restarts. I go through setup until it asks about back up, I choose back up by ITunes, disconnect and reconnect Iphone from USB and it connects to iTunes.

On ITunes > Restore from this BackUp (chooeing the backup I just did)> I press continue. I get a dialog box telling me that my IPhone starting to restore (or something like that) and my Iphone restarts, connects to ITunes without any problems and that’s it. (I don't get a message that my iphone has been unlocked)

I try and use a sim from another Carrier and there is No Service.

 

According to friends/fiends and internet both methods should work, Can anyone tell me what I am missing? I have been told that the top method does not work by some people and does by others, really I don't care just any help with the method that you know works would be great and Please don’t reply with “one of them methods doesn’t work” that is just being an ***.

 

Thanks.

PS sorry for the long post, wanted to get everything down:)

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.1.3

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