Can I upgrade to iOS 7 beta?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by lovewd, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    So here is my situation. I want to upgrade to iOS 7, but I don't want to lose my unlock. I bought the phone from some guy off of craigslist, and it was unlocked when I got it. I am not sure if he had it carrier unlocked directly from at&t or some unlock method on the internet. So I am really wondering, would updating to the beta re lock my phone? By the way it is a 16GB iPhone 4
     
  2. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    Not sure, but why not just wait til 2 weeks (rumoured)
     
  3. ionjohn macrumors 65816

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    Just wait until it's officialy released 'cause you don't seem to know jack about betas and whatnot
     
  4. dhlizard, Aug 28, 2013
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    dhlizard macrumors G4

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    There are only 3 possible ways it could be unlocked:

    Ultrasn0w via Cydia
    sim interposer in sim slot with carrier sim
    IMEI unlock

    If it it either of first 2 methods, when you update, you lose the unlock.
    The IMEI unlock is forever.

    Honestly, if you require the phone to be unlocked, without knowing what you are doing, I recommend you stay clear of updating since going from beta to GM can be semi-technical
     
  5. lovewd thread starter macrumors 6502

    lovewd

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    It's not like I don't know anything. I already put it on my iPad. I just don't want to lose my unlock. But I guess I'll just wait
     
  6. pottyvick macrumors regular

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    Check online to see if its imei unlocked... ive used imei.info and its free... (if im not supposed to post that link, sorry)
     
  7. Wikwoo macrumors newbie

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    iOS 7 on iPhone 4 is dreadful, it's so slow and laggy and just ugh, wait until the full release, trust me, I have the beta on my 4 and it's pretty bad..
    If you do insist on putting the beta on there, no, it won't reset the unlock, (mine was unlocked when I updated to the beta)
     
  8. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    It just depends on how it was unlocked. If it was a jailbroken/software unlock then it won't be preserved. If it was IMEI unlocked then it will be preserved.
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    Do you have an app called "Cydia" on your phone? Also eject the SIM tray and see how many physical cards are in there.
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    dlhlizard's response pretty well covered it three days ago.
     
  11. lovewd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What would sim cards have to do with anything? And of course I would have mentioned if I was jailbroken.........
     
  12. Nermal, Sep 4, 2013
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    Well that's what locking is all about - restricting the phone to certain SIMs - so it has a lot to do with it!

    Edit: A little clarification: My earlier post was to see whether there's an interposer in there. If there is one then it's pretty much guaranteed to not be an official unlock.
     

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