iPhone 4 on iOS 4.1 - How to unlock

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Knowlege Bomb, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

    Knowlege Bomb

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    I have an iPhone 4 that AT&T just unlocked for me. In the confirmation email I received it says I have to restore the phone to complete the unlock process. My issue is that I don't want it on 7.1.2.

    Is there any possible way to complete my unlock without upgrading?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Try just inserting a new SIM. These instructions are classic among all four carriers, but the reality is that you don't have to restore.

    That said I understand it to be the way it works now.

    It won't hurt to try a different SIM without restoring first though.
     
  3. Knowlege Bomb thread starter macrumors 601

    Knowlege Bomb

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    I don't have one, unfortunately. Guess I can just trust that it's done and go ahead and sell it.

    Before anyone asks, I care what version it's running because I'm selling it to a friend and don't want it to run like a dog for him.
     
  4. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    I was told the same with my iPhone5 running 9.0.2 a month ago. Didn't need to restore at all - as opposed to what the operator's people stated. Just popped in the new SIM and it asked for iTunes for activation and all was OK.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

    eyoungren

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    Yeah, customer service at all four carriers has failed to get the memo on this.

    I think perhaps, it's yet another opportunity Apple takes to prevent jailbreaking and so they haven't bothered to pass the info down. Or perhaps that's part of the carriers agreements with Apple, that they have to mentioned this.

    In any case, it's no longer relevant.
     

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