Non Activated iPhone unlocks

whoknows87

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Aug 8, 2012
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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
 

ANMA dojo

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Mar 22, 2010
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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
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.
 

whoknows87

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Aug 8, 2012
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S.Florida
Yes.
You should be fine.
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?
 

Ripcord83

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Jun 12, 2009
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Bay Area, CA
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?
even unlocked it'll still ask for a sim for activation.
any old sim will do though.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
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?
No.
You always need a sim.
You won't get the message without one.
 

whoknows87

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Original poster
Aug 8, 2012
673
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S.Florida
No.
You always need a sim.
You won't get the message without one.
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
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,532
At the iPhone hacks section.
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
Exactly.
You should be ok but always better to verify and double check your IMEI unlock went through.
 
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