Non Activated iPhone unlocks

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  1. whoknows87 macrumors 6502a

    whoknows87

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    I restored and updated my old iPhone 4 to iOS 6 going to sell it to a friend he wants unlocked it, I already cut my sim card to a nano sim, if I purchase those IMEI unlock codes will it still work on a non activated phone?

    thanks
     
  2. ANMA dojo macrumors regular

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    AT&T? if yes, then you should be able to restore + activate it in itunes after purchasing an IMEI unlock code. Verizon/Sprint? no bueno.
     
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  4. whoknows87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've ordered the unlock code and received it, the phone was already restored and updated to iO6 upon reciving the email i restored the iPhone/update to iOS 6 again, the issue is I do not have an active microsim, the message i get on itunes is that i need a sim to activate it..... isn't it supposed to show phone is unlocked message?
     
  6. Ripcord83 macrumors member

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    even unlocked it'll still ask for a sim for activation.
    any old sim will do though.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    You always need a sim.
    You won't get the message without one.
     
  8. whoknows87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so I assume it's already unlocked, I just need to find a sim to activate it , the phone is unlocked now just not activate it, I say this because the Phone is going overseas, I guess I have to find a microsim just to make sure I did an IMEI Look up and it shows as unlocked now
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    You should be ok but always better to verify and double check your IMEI unlock went through.
     
  10. whoknows87 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot
     

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