A question about iPhone 5 unlocking

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ozziegn, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    I payed $3 to get my iPhone 5 unlocked on eBay. They asked for my IMEI then I got the email telling me the phone has been unlocked roughly three hours later.

    They told me to restore the phone through iTunes to complete the unlocking process.

    So my question is this. I'm really not in a hurry to do the whole iTunes restoring thing. I'm wondering will that unlocking thing always be there for whenever I do restore or do I need to do it now before its too late?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    PsstGreek

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    #2
    You're fine. The unlock will always be there.
     
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    ozziegn

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    Thanks for the reply. My phone is running great as is. I didn't want to restore nothing if I didn't have to.
     
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    boshii

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    You don't have to restore if you can find a t-mobile nano sim to pop in.

    The restore doesn't actually finish the unlocking process. It just gives you confirmation it worked. A t-mobile nano sim will do the same.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ozziegn

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    So what are these unlocking people doing to unlock these phones? How do they do it by just the IMEI?
     

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