3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2013 9:22 AM by Michael Black
quinny58 Level 1 Level 1

If I dont have a sim for another network how do i go about unlocking my phone


iPhone 4, unlocking
Reply by paulcb on Jan 15, 2013 8:53 AM Helpful

Contact the carrier to which the iPhone is locked to.  They are the only ones that can authrize the unlock.

Reply by Michael Black on Jan 15, 2013 9:22 AM Helpful

You were incorrectly informed.

 

An unlock begins with a request to the carrier the phone is currently locked to.  They will determine if your request is valid, and if so, will inform you.  Then, with that original carrier's SIM still in it, you would be instructed to plug the phone into iTunes and perform a restore, after which it would be unlocked (with confirmation of that in a message displayed at the end of the restore process).

 

Only then, would you insert another carrier's SIM card.

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  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6

    Contact the carrier to which the iPhone is locked to.  They are the only ones that can authrize the unlock.

  • quinny58 Level 1 Level 1

    I have this is how I was told to unlock it by inserting a sim from a different carrier to the one it is currently with and following some actions they have told me but at the moment I dont have a different sim

  • Michael Black Level 7 Level 7

    You were incorrectly informed.

     

    An unlock begins with a request to the carrier the phone is currently locked to.  They will determine if your request is valid, and if so, will inform you.  Then, with that original carrier's SIM still in it, you would be instructed to plug the phone into iTunes and perform a restore, after which it would be unlocked (with confirmation of that in a message displayed at the end of the restore process).

     

    Only then, would you insert another carrier's SIM card.