Can anyone confirm IMEI unlocks for iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by whoknows87, Sep 22, 2012.

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    whoknows87

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    Are the IMEI unlocks from eBay, Applenberry working like they did for the 4 and 4S?
     
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    I can confirm the eBay unlocks work on the AT&T iPhone 5. I entered my request yesterday and got confirmation today. I popped in a trimmed tmobile sim and it works.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Which eBay seller did you use?
     
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    whoknows87

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    I've seen advertisements, but not sure if any works
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    i wish there was one available for Rogers in canada.. i might need it next year
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yes, I got my i5 unlocked too.
    I used unlock_fusion on eBay.
     
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    whoknows87

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    I wanted to make sure , because a friend is purchasing one from here ( the states) and want to use it overseas on a GSM network, I told him just buy an At&T and unlock it
     
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    faiz23

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    You never know when Apple will relock the phones on you in the future. I would recommend get a verizon iphone 5 which is unlocked.

    Edit: On second thought get the phone that has a native LTE band and if it ends up being the AT&T version then use ebay unlocks and pray apple does not mess around with iphone 5 that are not factory unlock since they have not even started selling factory unlocked.
     
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    BrownManUPS

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    I just have a question before I do this... why does this work? How come this guy has the "power" to do this? Seems so awesome but almost too good to be true...
     
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    Daremo

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    I can't answer that, because I don't know. All I know is, it worked for me.
     
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    Worked for me today

    And I bought it through unlockfusion on eBay. Took less than 2 hours, and I just restored and got the "Congratulations! Your iPhone is unlocked" message. Sweet!
    15 bucks well spent, IMO.
     
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    I guess they must have friends who have access to the AT&T computers
     
  14. macrumors 68020

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    Smart guy with a hack or inside knowledge.

    As said, who knows if the carrier pushes a LOCK back to your phone at some point.
     
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    Never happened before, doubt it will now.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    May consider trying one of these eBay auctions this time one I actually get my iPhone 5. I hate waiting
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    I purchased the Gevey IMEI unlock on Friday afternoon ... order status says complete but I've tried connecting the phone to iTunes, did the backup, and then did the restore, and I haven't gotten a congratulations your phone is unlocked message yet. :(
     
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    Actually, this happened to a bunch of people this week, including me. My iPhone was relocked (originally unlocked by unlock_fusion). It took a couple of days to get it unlocked again.
     
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    BrownManUPS

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    What was the process of getting it unlocked again?
     
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    Applejuiced

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    While the system updated probably.
    Where you using a Tmobile sim and then it stopped working? How did you know it locked again?
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    CONFIRMED.


    Got two iPhone 5 for AT&T unlocked and another iPhone 4 replacement whom AT&T wouldnt unlock so I went ahead used unlock_fusion.

    Works ace, can confirm that T-mobile works on iPhone 5 (had to size it down to the nano sim), also Straight talk aswell.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    got 2 iphone 5's unlocked but not from ebay
    restored this morning and got the congrats message
     
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    It was unlocked properly late last week. Out of curiosity, I ran the number through the IMEI checker sites early this week, and they suddenly changed to locked. Then I read a bunch of other people here experienced the same thing (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1398957). Stupidly, I restored the phone, and of course, didn't get the Congrats message, indicating that the phone was need relocked. It took a couple days of emailing unlock_fusion to get it unlocked again.

    Kind of paranoid about it now, as it doesn't seem to be exactly permanent.
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Oh, so that was for a 4S?
    I know it doesnt happen all the time and usually once its unlocked its good for life.
    Something to do with AT&T updating their system or similar. I hear you, it does suck having to worry about it.
    My iphone 5 seems to be unlocked still knock on wood:)
     

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