Issue with Unlocked iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ryhno45, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    Hello :)

    I am having an issue sort and I am pretty much stumped :(

    I have an iPhone 5 from AT&T. I recently got an upgrade and purchased the 5S. Now the current iPhone 5, I would like to give it to my girlfriend. When I got the device, I had it immediately "unlocked" through an Ebay reseller. According to (http://iphoneimei.info/), it says the device is SIM LOCK: Unlocked.

    When I put in a SIM card other than AT&T's, the device restarts and I see "Requires Activation," followed by an Invalid SIM message which request the original SIM to be inserted.

    If I insert my SIM from the 5S, everything works fine.

    Any advice on how I can solve this?

    Info about device:
    iPhone 5
    Replacement from Apple.
    Ios 7.0.6 (JB)
    (I would like to keep the jailbreak..)

    Thank you very much, I appreciate the help!
     
  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Have it connected to wifi, insert the sim, then connect to iTunes. It needs to activate with the new sim card in.
     
  3. ryhno45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response.

    I tried the method, however it did not activate. I receive the error that the phone needs to be activate by another carrier. This is displayed on itunes and the device itself.
     
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Then maybe the phone isn't unlocked. Those IMEI checking sites aren't always accurate. Did you get a message from the eBay seller saying the phone was unlocked?

    I would have gone through AT&T to get the iPhone unlocked.
     
  5. ryhno45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes I did get a message from the seller. I have all the other requirements other than the "14-days after upgrade" to request an unlock from AT&T. They are my last resort, however I am wondering if I am doing anything wrong. :confused:
     
  6. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    The next step would be to restore it. It's whether or not you want to sacrifice the jailbreak.

    There are programs out there that can restore your iPhone while keeping the jailbreak intact. iLexRat can do this, I've used it before.
     
  7. ryhno45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've used iLexRat (Option 12) and SemiRestore to put it to the Welcome screen. From there, I login into the Wifi, insert the card, and it tries to activate.
     
  8. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    And still nothing happens?
     
  9. ryhno45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup. Still nothing :(
     
  10. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    Hopefully someone else could chime in here. Maybe it's not unlocked? I guess the next would be to fill out the AT&T unlock request form.
     
  11. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Just make an att unlock request since the 5 is out of contract.
     
  12. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    wait so the replacement from apple is the original phone you bought? because if not the IMEI will be different
     

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