iPhone 5s unlocking

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by almostirish, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. almostirish macrumors member

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    Ireland
    #1
    Hi,

    I bought a new iPhone 6 plus and figured I would sell my old iPhone 5s. I contacted my carrier and they approved my unlocking request but said I need to do this:

    Step 1: Insert a Non Three SIM card into the phone
    Step 2: Turn handset on
    Step 3: Connect the phone to iTunes
    Step 4: Restore the software

    I cannot do this because I do not have another SIM card and I will not buy one for this reason only. I need to unlock it as the resell value is better unlocked. Any ideas what I can do?

    Thanks for your help - if this thread is in the wrong part of the forum I apologise in advance.
     
  2. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Grab a friends sim. Though you no longer have to insert a different sim to unlock the phone.
     
  3. almostirish thread starter macrumors member

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    Location:
    Ireland
    #3
    I think I solved it myself, I did a full reset, connected it to my Mac and iTunes launched and said "Congratulations, you have unlocked your iPhone"

    Cheers!
     

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