iPhone 5 unlock via IMEI code.

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  1. Fgozalo macrumors member

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    Hey guys, just a quick question out of curiosity:

    Considering that many people successfully unlocked their iPhone via te IMEI unlock method, that is, white-listing their phones, do you think this process will also work the the iPhone 5?

    I mean, since it doesn't really matter which iOS firmware, baseband or model is being used, it should probably work, right?

    For those who already got the new iPhone, will any of you venture in such thing?

    Thanks for any imput.

    Ps: Sorry for the bad English.
     
  2. satchow macrumors 6502

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    I don't see why it won't work. Probably should wait a few days before paying for an unlock to confirm it can be done since I don't think anyone has unlocked one yet.
     
  3. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Mine was unlocked out of the box since I paid full price.
     
  4. brazilzen99 macrumors newbie

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    You bought a Iphone 5 FULL Price ?? How can I do that ?? Just ask for one full price ?? What about if they ask me what carrier ?? Do I just choose ATT and don't give them any phone number ??

    thanks,
    regards,
     
  5. foobi macrumors regular

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    omg
     
  6. satchow macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming you live in America since you mentioned AT&T. You can't get an unlocked one in America yet, he probably got it in another country.
     
  7. brazilzen99 macrumors newbie

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    In the past I bought a ATT iphone at Apple Store for full retail price and when I travel out of the US to Europe, Asia and South America for business purposes I just buy a prepaid sim card at a local store and use it on the iphone. That is why I'm asking this.

    I just thought the Iphone being sold NOW at the first days and weeks of launch will not be able to buy them at full retail at the Apple store.

    This was my question. How do I proceed ? Do I ask for a full price phone, just this ??

    thank anyways,
     
  8. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy at "no commitment" price, it will be an unlocked iPhone.
     
  9. kramerica2 macrumors regular

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    are you sure about that? have you tried it yourself?

    hopefully you're correct...
     
  10. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    It happened for 4S as well, as long as you paid in full there won't be any problems. Why do you think all those Hong-Kong scalpers wait in the lines... :cool:
     
  11. cbw87 macrumors member

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    If someone could please confirm this for both ATT and Verizon band models that would be really, really great. That's all I'm waiting for to pull the trigger...
     
  12. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    If he does he didn't update his location which says Brooklyn, NY.
     
  13. rml4uk macrumors member

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    I'm pretty sure that's wrong. I believe that in the iPhone 5 announcement, as has been the case in the past, they said that unlocked devices would be available at a later date. If you paid full price for a 5 today, all you got was an off-contract, but still carrier-locked iPhone 5.
     
  14. trevorlc macrumors member

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    I was not eligible for upgrade on Verizon so it gave me the option to pay full price, there was never anything during ordering about renewing/extending my contract like in the past.

    No idea if that means its unlocked or not, I'll see what I can figure out after FedEx delivers it today. It might very well still be locked I just didn't have to extend the contract, no idea till I get it though!
     
  15. lamenramen macrumors regular

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    This is not true. The apple store is not selling unlocked phones for awhile. They are selling locked ones at full price, which you can have at&t unlock if you are a current of recent customer and show that you paid full price. When this can be confirmed I am not sure. That is to say, no one has gotten at&t to unlock an iPhone 5 yet since it is just a few hours old. Someone please post how to do this if they are successful.
     
  16. Lintrix macrumors member

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    "No commitment" price simply means buying a carrier-locked phone that does not make you commit to any service. It's totally different from buying an unlocked phone. This applies only for US of course, as different countries have different rules.
     
  17. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    Apple said a unlocked ip5 isn't gonna be available right away.
     
  18. cbw87 macrumors member

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    Actually, early indications (anecdotal accounts only) are that when you plug an AT&T "no commitment" iPhone into iTunes to activate it (or restore it), it unlocks automatically - no call to AT&T required.

    So these are de-facto unlocked. What we don't know is whether the same can be said for the Verizon "no commitment" models.
     
  19. sevimli macrumors 6502a

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    Please check the other threads about what I was saying. People already gotten their unlocked phones... :cool:
     
  20. steph280 macrumors member

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  21. outie2k macrumors regular

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    In the case of last year's 4S, when you buy no-commitment at&t phone at full price, it came unlocked. It was a fact.

    Is it the same with iPhone5? Very likely, but pending verification.
     
  22. cbw87 macrumors member

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    And, moreover, is this the same with the Verizon "no commitment" model?

    Seemingly less likely...
     
  23. Lintrix macrumors member

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    Hmm interesting.. if that is indeed true, then I need to be more educated on this. I did not realize that the carrier would automatically unlock the phone for you when you purchase them at full price.
     
  24. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Wrong. Showed up in the morning ready to buy a locked AT&T at full price and thus be able to unlock through AT&T. One of the employees said they were selling unlocked, saying "they are all unlocked until we lock them when you buy it subsidized." Makes sense and sure enough when I got home the phone was already unlocked ("Congratulations your iPhone is now unlocked.") and all I had to do was call AT&T to hook it up to my line.

    That said, I still bought the AT&T specific model, meaning it's compatible with AT&T's LTE, etc. But the phone was fully unlocked otherwise and I can use it overseas on 3G/HSPA+ networks (and LTE if compatible, but probably won't be).

    Edit: And yes, my location on the left is still current. I went to the SoHo store.
     
  25. cbw87 macrumors member

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    That's interesting... "they're all unlocked until we lock them" - does this mean the Verizon versions are also unlocked?
     

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