quick question about unlocking..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cody21, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Cody21 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    I got an iPhone 5 and on the 21st I sent in an unlock request to have my 4S unlocked and it got approved the following week. Now every time I try to activate the phone, I am met with the message "Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable" or "Your request could not be processed." The first message is when I try from the phone itself, and the second is when I try from iTunes.

    Now my question, could it be because the SIM that is inserted in the phone isn't active? Like will a SIM with active service need to be inserted before it can become activated?
  2. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    Sim does not need to be active. I put in inactive sim and still get congratulations ur iPhone is unlocked message after a factory restore.

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