Unlock iPhone without update

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sangweb, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. sangweb macrumors newbie

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    Hi expert,
    So AT&T approved my unlock 4s but when I click on restore, it requires me to update to 8 which I rather not. Is there a way around this update? I like to unlock but remain the same IOS that I am currently on. TIA.
     
  2. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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  3. sangweb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I put the phone in dfu mode, iTunes will restore and unlock it without forcing me to update?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You dont need to restore.
    Just stick another carriers sim in and it will activate without the restore.
    Just make sure you're connected to wifi.
    Those must restore iphone to unlock it instructions are outdated.

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    False.
    If you do a dfu restore or any restore you'd be stuck going up to the latest 8.0.2 ios version.
     
  5. markyr17 macrumors 65816

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    Really? This is news to me. I'm with Verizon, so haven't had to worry about unlocking in a few years. Do you have a link anywhere showing this, or is it something you just know from experience?
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Experience and from many others also experiencing the same.
    All Verizon iPhone 5 and newer iPhones are fully unlocked so you don't really need to do anything on your end.
     
  7. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Well not really, as long as you have the right ipsw downloaded, you can still restore to the version you are currently have and not have to install the latest. All you need to do is hold the option (mac) and find the file you want install (provided that Apple is still signing that firmware).

    It's a matter of if Apple is still signing it or not. Two nights ago, I was able to downgrade back to 8.0 from 8.0.2 and it looks like Apple is still signing 8.0.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can only restore to firmware version that apple still signs like you said.
    The OP is on ios 7 and does not want to go up to ios 8.
    So shift restore or option restore is not an option for him.
     
  9. sangweb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.

    This works, I've just plugged in the SIM in having wifi and works flawlessly, Thanks Applejuiced.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Welcome bud.
    Enjoy your unlocked iphone.
     

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