iphone 5 second hand purchase

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by bhavesh92, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. bhavesh92 macrumors newbie

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    hii there, i have bought iphone 5 it is factory unlocked from usa i purchased it second hand in india i am not able to software update my phone (currently ios6).. it is also jailbroken (cydia).. and also i am not able to reset my phone it just hangs for 40 odd minutes then i have to hard restart... questions are : 1.if i update to ios7 through itunes will it cause some problems as it is jailbreak.(as said by everyone) 2.if i restore to factory settings will it get locked again (as i am not sure whether this is carrier unlocked or unlocked by my local retailer).
    I am ready to remove jailbreak.
    pls advice
     
  2. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Doing an iTunes restore will make the iphone completely stock and normal ios 7.0.4

    The unlock will stay if it is indeed factory, if it is a gevey or similar sim unlock you may have issues.
     
  3. bhavesh92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this is what i am really not sure about..i was really dumb to buy an second hand iphone without having look about all these things..but yaa in terms of tech i am smart person..
    so is there any way to find out that whether my phone is really factory unlocked or a third party unlock.. ?
    bcos the person who sold phone to me is vanished. not to be found anywhere.:(:(:(
     
  4. gotluck macrumors 603

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    There would be a funky looking Sim tray or extra piece in the Sim card slot. It is a physical piece of hardware in the Sim slot

    I dont think whether it is a carrier or factory unlock matters.
     
  5. bhavesh92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so what should i do next ? bcos i have very hardly managed to buy this expensive phone i wont mind if i just get stuck to this ios, i mean i would love to use ios6.0.1 the current one on my phone.
    i would only like to update to ios7 if it will not cause any issues..bcos my parents would kill me if i ****up this phone.
    you have been really helpful.
     
  6. gotluck macrumors 603

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    I'm thinking you are safe but i can't vouch for it :-/
     
  7. bhavesh92 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    most of them are claimiing that i have factory unlocked phone bcos i can use my local simcard (vodafone) in this phone and it is working absolutely fine with downloads whatsapp calls and everything.
     

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