unlock fusion unlock on 4S, now locked

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ratbrain, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. ratbrain macrumors member

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    wondering if any unlock fusion users out there have experienced a unlock reversal.

    i had a 4S my mom was using. unlocked thru unlock fusion ebay store last year.

    upgraded her to iphone 5

    restored the 4S back to 5.1.1 to sell

    met up with the buyer today and couldnt get his tmo sim to activate.

    came home pissed. checking now on imei checker sites and it does say my 4s is now locked....

    ive used unlock fusion 10+ times and this is the first its happened to me...

    any others out there with similar experience?
     
  2. Ann P, Sep 28, 2013
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    Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Those IMEI check sites aren't always reliable. Do you have another T-Mobile SIM to test? Could have been a problem with the buyer's sim card.
     
  3. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    i tried with 3 different tmo sims. buyers, buyers gf, and mine

    buyers was from a working 4s unlocked. gf was using tmo phone. and i took my nano sim out of my 5

    :(
     
  4. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I think a fusion unlock rep is on the forums.
     
  5. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    cool. hope they see my thread.

    ive never had an issue with unlockfusion before and ive unlocked alot of phones.

    just happen to be this one today....
     
  6. nicholasss macrumors regular

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    Is the imei blacklisted?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I'd contact them directly through email so they can take a look at it.
    It's a rare situation but I'm sure they'll take care of you.
     
  8. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    nope. mom was using the phone until wednesday and i swapped her sim into the 5 i just gave her

    restored the 4S and had it sitting her to sell and i found a buyer today

    sold tons of phones before and while activating the tmo sims were not working

    tried 3 tmo sims and none were working and concluded that it was locked.

    came home checked a few imei checkers and it says its locked

    same sites did say my 5 and my wifes 5 were unlocked so i think its legit

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    emailed them thru the swiftunlock site and i sent a msg to him thru ebay....

    kinda upset because i wasted alot of my time trying different sims in front of buyer and wasted their time...
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sucks.
    Hope they take care of it quick for you.
    I never had a prob with them. Knock on wood:)
     
  10. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    me too.

    i told the seller i would fix it and bring it to him because i felt bad i wasted more than an hr of his time.

    ive never checked after i've restored the phones. but i guess i will start checking them after restore.
     
  11. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    unlockfusion responded to my email.

    told me to update itunes and my ios version...

    updated itunes and 4S to ios 7.0.2

    and its still locked....

    now i've lost the option to downgrade and JB....

    :mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Whether it was still locked or unlocked once you update a 4S to iOS 7 you cannot downgrade and JB it again.
    I don't know what else you expect from anyone here. Stay in touch with your unlock seller and tell him to resubmit the unlock again.
    Good luck.
     
  13. FlyUnlock.com macrumors member

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    Hi, which carrier?
     
  14. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    yup. i know. im stuck without JB until a new ios7 version comes out.

    i've ordered another unlock from him via swiftunlocks.com

    im just wondering if anybody else has had their unlocks re locked....

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    my 4s is ATT version
     
  15. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

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    Did you turn off 3g before you insert the TMO sim?
     
  16. Velin macrumors 65816

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    This is why "locked" phones are such BS. FCC should outlaw this crap, it serves no purpose other than to enrich wireless carriers. Can't stand it.

    So happy iPhone 5s off-contract phones are basically unlocked out of the box if you get Verizon, T-Mobile or AT&T. Never, ever buy a "locked" phone from a carrier, the "subsidized upgrade" is never worth it and all you have is problems like the poor OP. Stop doing it folks, don't give your valuable money to these damn carriers for locked phones.
     
  17. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    nope, but tried that and no go.

    still get the prompt for activation and then eventual sim not valid error....

    swiftunlock order got cancelled. there seems to be some problem with their ATT servers...

    may take some time to get this thing re unlocked....
     
  18. ratbrain thread starter macrumors member

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    anybody else experiencing a delay with unlockfusion unlocking services?
     
  19. brand macrumors 601

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    A new version of iOS 7 does not guarantee that it will be able to be jailbroken.
     
  20. FlyUnlock.com macrumors member

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    Try calling Apple. I think thats their responsibility as far as the phone had been unlocked already ...
     
  21. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    just have AT&T unlock it, no big deal
     

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