Unlock unactivated AT&T iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marcelo4527, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. marcelo4527 macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2012
    I'm about to get from someone and unactivated iPhone 5 from at&t and I have the IMEI number in case I need to unlock or something, but it says that it was never activated!

    I don't have access to an at&t sim card, so will I be able to activate the phone with a different sim?
  2. Fdfan100 macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2013
    If you want to get passed the activation screen, you're going to need an AT&T SIM. However if you do get the phone unlock, do a restore from iTunes with the phone, as well having inserted the SIM of your choice. If the phone unlock successfully, you should get passed the activation screen.
  3. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
  4. marcelo4527 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2012
    So as long as I get it unlocked and it's unactivated because it asks for a sim card i'm good right?

    And if for some reason it shows this http://imageshack.us/f/824/activateiphonewithoutss.jpg/ then i guess i'm screwed

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