Unlocked iPhone 5.. Won't unlock.

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  1. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    I had an unlocked iPhone 5 that was replaced at the apple store. It shows, to apple that the original phone and the new phone should be unlocked. However, when I connect to itunes, I don't get the congrats message -- ever after a DFU restore.

    Apple swears it's actually unlocked.

    But, I can't unlock it.

    Anyone seen this issue before? Fix?
     
  2. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

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    once a phone is unlocked, you'll never see that message again. Maybe that phone is already unlocked? just put a different SIM into it and see if its truly unlocked or not. or run an IMEI check online.
     
  3. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    The "congratulations" message comes up randomly. I restored my iPhone 4 3 times before the message came up. Try putting in a sim card to see if it works.
     
  4. WolfSnap, Sep 24, 2013
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    WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It shows unlocked, but I've never seen the message.

    All my other iPhones show the message just fine.....
     
  5. jimmysalg, Sep 24, 2013
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    jimmysalg macrumors member

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    Yeah I wouldnt worry, happens all the time.
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I have 2 unlocked iPhone 5's... One always shows the "congratulations" message when I restore and the other showed it once and never again. It's totally random.
     
  7. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I managed to get a T-Mobile SIM to test; and, sure enough, it activated within about 5 seconds. So, all's good.. But, still no Congrats message. Strange stuff..
     
  8. FlyUnlock.com macrumors member

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    So whats the prob? :)
     
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    he won't feel satisfied unless Apple congratulates him :D
     
  10. KPOM macrumors G5

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    "Congratulations, WolfSnap, your iPhone is unlocked.

    Love,

    Apple"

    :)
     
  11. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Suddenly, I feel all warm and fuzzy. Thanks!
     

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