Can I get At&t unlock code?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by born4sky, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. born4sky macrumors 6502a

    born4sky

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    Since my contract is done with At&t can I get unlock code from them?
    iPhone 4

    Also if there is LOCK FREE iPhones that being sold on Apple... why cant we use that software to upload on locked phones?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    There is no such thing as an unlock code or unlocked vs locked firmware. Locked and unlocked iPhones run the same firmware. They simply talk to servers at Apple that say for each phone whether it's locked or unlocked. When a UK carrier (O2) for example unlock a phone they simply update the database and it's done next time the phone activates with the activation server.

    As to why AT&T won't do it: they don't want to.
     
  3. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Pretty sure even if you've finished your contract they still won't unlock an iPhone. Other phones, yes. But not iPhones.

    Greedy #*$@(&#(@&s!
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    That is false.
    AT&T will never unlock any iphone locked to their network.
    If you buy it full price from Apple then its officially unlocked.
    Talking or arguing with AT&T wont get you anywhere either.
     
  5. born4sky thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. Lylyluvda916 macrumors regular

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    no unlock codes but they can unlock it still

    Hello:)

    There aren't any codes used in unlcokign iphones. once you have completed you contract or have paid of the ETF, you can go online and fill out the iphone unlock request form. Be aware that if you have not meet one of these requirments, and your phone has been reported lost ot stolen, you will not qualify for it. From experience i met all requirments but they denied me an unlock for my phone. To resolve this i simply called them or started a chat and eventually got my phones unlocked once they reviewed my qualifications. to date i have successfully unlocked 3 iphones through the carrier. You only qualify for 6(i believe thats the right amount) unlocks per year.

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    Hello:)

    There aren't any codes used in unlcokign iphones. once you have completed you contract or have paid of the ETF, you can go online and fill out the iphone unlock request form. Be aware that if you have not meet one of these requirments, and your phone has been reported lost ot stolen, you will not qualify for it. From experience i met all requirments but they denied me an unlock for my phone. To resolve this i simply called them or started a chat and eventually got my phones unlocked once they reviewed my qualifications. to date i have successfully unlocked 3 iphones through the carrier. You only qualify for 6(i believe thats the right amount) unlocks per year.

    once att has approved the unlock, youll need to simply plug your phone into itunes and your phone will do the rest. you might need to restore so your jailbreak, if you have one, will be gone. your itunes will display a message telling you its been unlocked.

    if you have a jailbreak and want to keep it but still want it unlocked, i recomment using GPP sim. They sale it on amazon and its like 12 bucks wiht expedited shipping.(just tried this on a blacklisted iphone 4s)
     
  7. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

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    Okay if your trying to unlock your iPhone call AT&T they will help you with that or go to the AT&T store for a faster process time cause over the phone they will just lead you to the online unlock request site and I think that takes 24 hours or so I think but if you want a alternative unlockfusion.net is hella cheap in unlocking AT&T iPhones and fast

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    AT&T will unlock your iPhone do not listen to what these guys are saying. My iPhone 5 was unlocked day 1 when the iPhone 5 was released

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    You don't need to restore your phone or plug it into iTunes. They tell you that but you don't have cause when I had gotten my iPhone 5 when it was released. AT&T unlock it right then and there for me and I went to T-Mobile for a sim and it was up and running just fine without plugging in or restoring
     
  8. exynos-octa macrumors newbie

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    iPhone users always get shafted. Which is why you should stay AWAY from carriers
     
  9. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

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    If you finished your contract AT&T will unlock it... Since when iPhones can't be unlock? I think your stuck in the past years where we had to use Ultra S sim cards/GPP sim cards or jailbreak to unlock an iPhone
     
  10. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    Way to quote a post from over 2 years ago.....
     
  11. KattDaDon macrumors 6502

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    Never mind... I had realized it after posting.
     

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