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  • GTR_Lover Level 1 (10 points)

    I did Erase my whole iphone

  • GTR_Lover Level 1 (10 points)

    Okay I will try again tommorrow and see if it works.

  • vtonehundred Level 1 (0 points)

    I called AT&T on 11/19 to ask to have my old iPhone 3Gs (out of contract for 1.5 years, and have not been AT&T customer for 1 year) to be unlocked.  They asked for the IMEI number, and then told me all I had to do was back up and restore, which I did a few hours later and the phone is unlocked.  I waited at most 8 hours.

     

    Good luck.

  • GTR_Lover Level 1 (10 points)

    AT&T says my iphone is unlocked but I never got a message oh well.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 (34,991 points)

    You must connect the phone to iTunes and click the Restore button on the iPhone summary screen (NOT Restore from Backup). At the end of the restore process if the unlock has been successful you will get a message that says "Congratulations, your phone is unlocked".

     

    If you don't get this message either AT&T did not enter the unlock order or your phone was previously jailbroken, in which case you cannot get it unlocked legitimately.

  • vtonehundred Level 1 (0 points)

    Was your iPhone sold by AT&T?  The operator specifically asked if phone was an AT&T phone before she sent the request over to Apple which properly limits unlock requests to phones sold by that vendor.  My phone was previously jailbroken and unlocked, and I restored to a custom 5.1 firmware by Option-Clicking on the Restore button in iTunes.  I played the cat & mouse game of jailbreaking/unlocking for years and would probably be classified as a rogue phone if Apple had such a definition, so if my phone can be unlocked using the official means, I bet any phone can. 

  • GTR_Lover Level 1 (10 points)

    The AT&T lady said the IPhone was unlocked and no jailbreak since ios 6.0.1 doesn't even have a jailbreak. Also apple said they don't do unlocks and they get calls from people asking the same question or almost as me to them and they said they do it so I am guessing my iphone was unlocked already but no message in itunes still. Also I already sold my iphone 4 as unlocked in advertisement since AT&T told me it was unlocked.

  • MadParty Level 1 (0 points)

    So to get this straight, if I had jailbroken my old iPhone 4, but then restored it to iOS 6 (which is no longer jailbroken), I still can't carrier unlock?  I got an approval from ATT but no congrats message when restoring a few days after...

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    It is not always possible to undo the damage done by jailbreaking. You can't get help here MadParty. Discussing jailbroken devices is forbidden by the terms of service.

     

    Jailbreaking voids any warranty or AppleCare agreement and forfeits all rights to support here and from Apple.

     

    Try google. maybe you'll have some luck there.

  • MadParty Level 1 (0 points)

    Yeah it's an old device that was jailbroken in the past. It's not my primary iPhone and is no longer jailbroken.  I just want it to be on iOS 6 and carrier unlocked by ATT so I can use it with a local sim overseas.

     

    Thanks.

  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    As I said. It is NOT always possible to un-jailbreak it.

  • Mike-S- Level 1 (0 points)

    This is what you need to do:

    1. Go to website "imei.info" (without quotation marks of course)

    2. You will enter your phone' IMEI which you can locate by clicking on settings, general, about. It is a 13 digits number, starting with 99

    3. Click "check"

    4. The check will give you the information about the phone

    5. Scroll down where you will see three options: Report an error, Check network and sim lock , Free sim lock and warranty status check.

    6. In your case, you need to know if your iPhone is unlocked or not, so you can use the last option

     

     

    I hope this helps. Note: you may need to purchase points if you need to recheck the information.

  • MadParty Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!  Will check it out.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 (34,991 points)

    That site is a hoax. There is no way to know if your phone is unlocked from the IMEI, except by asking Apple directly. Unless, of course, that site has hacked Apple's activation server.

  • MadParty Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe I'll just try the obvious solution and get a T Mobile sim and see if it works..