Did the authorized unlock on my iPhone work?

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  1. iPhonePhreak macrumors member

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    I just paid $50 for my iPhone to be unlocked through my carrier and I was told to reset it on iTunes and I did that but I didn't get any notification telling me that the unlock worked. How can I know if it was unlocked without having to put in another SIM because I don't have a microSIM at the moment

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    I should also mention that I didn't reset my iPhone from its original computer. Does that have anything to do with it?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  4. jent macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you have to connect it to iTunes via USB, back up, restore from backup, and if it is successful iTunes will then display a message telling you your phone is unlocked. I've seen it done with AT&T in the U.S. and a deactivated AT&T SIM card was in the phone, so I'm not sure you'll need a SIM from another carrier.
     
  5. iPhonePhreak thread starter macrumors member

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    Is that safe?

    I did that and didn't get any message
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Yup, safe

    It will tell you the status. I used it for my iphone
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, I used it many times.
    It will display if its carrier unlocked or not.
    Along with many other details.
     
  8. iPhonePhreak thread starter macrumors member

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    Apparently I have to pay to see whether or not it's unlocked? Did you guys pay for it?
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    You can get results without paying.
    Can't remember but many others done it.
     
  10. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I just requested an AT&T unlock and I received an e-mail saying that my case has been resolved. That's it though -- no unlock instructions.
    Is there typically a 2nd e-mail with the unlock instructions once the unlock goes through or does that 1st e-mail mean I'm ready to do the backup and restore?
    My restore takes hours so I don't want to waste my time if the unlock hasn't gone through yet.
    Thanks

    Oh, and to the OP: Everything I've read says that you must have an activated SIM from your carrier in the phone when you do the restore.
    The carrier requests the unlock from Apple so Apple needs to confirm that that IMEI really is on that carrier before they unlock it.
     
  11. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    I got my unlock instruction email first and 2 days later a resolved email.

    Any active SIM will do, your carrier will sent the IMEI number to Apple, no other information.
    I had my t-mobile SIM in my AT&T locked phone when it unlocked.

    If you are jailbroken you can deactivate the phone with SAM from Cydia or wth redsn0w, no need to do a full restore than.
     

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