Is there any particular way of restoring the iPhone5 to work on T-mobile?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aznboi91, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    This may sound dumb.... but...
    Is there any particular way of restoring the iPhone5 to work on T-mobile? I just bought it straight from the apple store at retail price today.


    Thanks for all the help!
     
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    aziatiklover

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    No need to restore just insert a nano sim and you are good to go! As long you paid full price att it should be factory unlocked or the verizon version.
     
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    mohsy90

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    The easiest way to do is, is to buy an unlock from unlock fusion on eBay for $4. They will unlock your iMEI and then all you need to do is restore the phone and it should be unlocked for any GSM sim.

    If you bought the Verizon, it comes factory unlocked for GSM.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I bought the Verizon 32GB version. So does that mean I just have to pop my nano sim in there and it should automatically work? No restoration process needed?
     
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    Jordan921

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    No process needed. Just pop in nano sim and you're good to go. Hopefully in your area you get 3G service tho otherwise it's Edge speeds for ya.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow... is it supposed to be this difficult to get the iPhone 5 sim tray out?
    Its like stuck or something...
     
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    Jordan921

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    Well that sucks for you.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats strange.... I guess I had to put more force than expected... Thanks for the help though! :)
     

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