Question about official unlock procedure

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JD92, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. JD92, Jan 19, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012

    JD92 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2005

    I've put in a request with my carrier, Vodafone UK, to have my iPhone 4S unlocked. I got an email today that said they had "submitted a request for unlocking your handset & the reference number of your request is <number>" - which according to their people on Twitter means the request has been sent to Apple.

    Does anyone know how long it takes for Apple to unlock an iPhone once they've received the request from the carrier? It's been about 10 hours since I received that email and it's still not working with my O2 UK SIM.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    After your carrier has submitted the unlock request, you have to restore the iPhone in iTunes. It's iTunes that does the actual unlocking as the iPhone isn't setup to do so.

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