Interesting issue with unlocked devices

blairian89

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I own two unlocked devices that were purchased at full-retail price from Apple.

I have restored them both with the latest updates (10.3.1) and I never received the notifications saying "Your iPhone is unlocked!" This happened on both devices. I do a full wipe and restore every software update that comes out (Crazy? Probably.) and this is the first time that I have not received the message. I called and spoke with Apple Support earlier and they verified that both devices are shown as unlocked. Has anyone else noticed the same thing with 10.3.1?
 

eyoungren

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I own two unlocked devices that were purchased at full-retail price from Apple.

I have restored them both with the latest updates (10.3.1) and I never received the notifications saying "Your iPhone is unlocked!" This happened on both devices. I do a full wipe and restore every software update that comes out (Crazy? Probably.) and this is the first time that I have not received the message. I called and spoke with Apple Support earlier and they verified that both devices are shown as unlocked. Has anyone else noticed the same thing with 10.3.1?
I think that's probably a one time deal.

I've only seen it once and currently (between my wife, myself and my son) I have five unlocked iPhones.
 
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blairian89

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I think that's probably a one time deal.

I've only seen it once and currently (between my wife, myself and my son) I have five unlocked iPhones.
Perhaps that is the case - I imagined that it would show that screen every time a restore was done, but I tend to be wrong somewhat often. Have you done multiple restores on your devices?
 

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Perhaps that is the case - I imagined that it would show that screen every time a restore was done, but I tend to be wrong somewhat often. Have you done multiple restores on your devices?
I've restored the same unlocked iPhone multiple times and seen the message multiple times.
 

eyoungren

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Have you done multiple restores on your devices?
No. Two devices are jailbroken, both on iOS 9.0.2. So, restoring them would eliminate my jailbreak. And it's unnecessary.

One device I restored from iCloud but it was stock at the time and I already have a differen SIM in it when I did it. One device came to me unlocked already and the last device was where I saw the message because I needed to restore it in iTunes (but not because I wanted to see the message).

Both the device I received unlocked and the one I saw the message on have been restored more than once however through iTunes and the unlocked message has never recurred.
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I've restored the same unlocked iPhone multiple times and seen the message multiple times.
I've only seen it once on a device restored two or three times.

Not disagreeing, just my experience - which is why I made the earlier reply I made.
 
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