iPhone 5 Unlocking Issue (does it relock?)

kirky29

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Jun 17, 2009
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Hi there,

I bought a refurbished iPhone 5 originally locked but it was unlocked for me - today I went to Erase All Content and Settings - now it seems to be locked again... is that normal?

I called them up and they said the unlocking process could take 1 working day, but it was unlocked when I got it - now it isn't ...

I'm trying to use my T-Mobile (EE) Sim Card in what I think is originally an O2-UK locked iPhone. Thanks..!
 

kirky29

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Who unlocked it for you?
I got it from a phone business seller on eBay. I called them up and they said it can take a working day to unlock - but my problem is that when I got it, it was unlocked ... now it's locked again. I'm not sure if the process is still ongoing or if I've messed it up.... :-/
 

yateseyd1991

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Jun 23, 2011
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Try restoring the iPhone using iTunes, you should then get a screen that says something like "congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked"


:apple: iPhone 5 32GB White, iPad 3 16GB Black, iPod Video 240GB, Shure SE425's :apple:
 

617aircav

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It should still be unlocked if it was properly unlocked the first time. I did 5 unlocks from eBay last week. All iphones remained unlock after a full restore.