Lost my supposedly permanent unlock iphone 5--ideas?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by unagimiyagi, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,
    I purchased a factory unlock from ebay, and it worked. I just upgraded to ios 6.1 and jailbroke. Now I have the sim card not valid error, and I put in my at&T sim, and things are fine. But I use T-mobile and that sim card is no longer valid. I assume this means that I've lost my allegedly permanent unlock. I thought my # is in the AT&T database, so how did this happen?

    Any insight would be appreciated.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    chargit

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    Location:
    Evansville, In
    #2
    what is your imei# I will check it for you to see if it is unlocked. you can pm me if you want
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Hi thanks. I think that somehow I did lose my unlock, b/c I just bought another code and it works again.

    This is weird--I either bought from the wrong ebayer, or erasing the phone, putting ios 6.1, and jailbreaking, which I did, had erased the unlock.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    chargit

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    #4
    if it was truly factory unlocked nothing you did erased it. there are a lot of scams on eBay so there is no telling what happened.
     

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