Do I lose my carrier unlock if I jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by petrucci666, May 1, 2011.

  1. petrucci666 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a European iPhone that was carrier unlocked (IMEI white-listed) and I'm using it on AT&T in the US. I want to jailbreak it so I can use TetherMe so I can tether it to an iPad/laptop when necessary.

    I'm worried I'll lose my unlock if I jailbreak it. Can this happen?



    Thanks!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If it truly is an official carrier unlock, then you can't lose it.
     
  3. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it's the official unlock. I personally went through the process with the carrier's technical support to do the unlock. It took a couple of days where they send the IMEI to Apple and they whitelist it etc.


    Thanks for your answer, that's all I needed to know!
     
  4. petrucci666 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't want to open up another thread so I'll just ask it here.

    In what instances CAN I lose the carrier unlock? Restoring it maybe?
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If it truly is an official carrier unlock, then you can't lose it for any reason.

    I guess if someone went in to Apple's database and removed your IMEI then a restore would relock it, but Apple has no reason to do so unless something shady went on.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    With an officially unlocked iPhone you can never lose the unlock ever.
     
  7. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    I think in theory if you damaged the phone and got the replacement in the US the replacement phone would be locked, even for you having a legit unlock.

    But yeah, official unlock should be permanent.
     

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