Unlocked iPhone question.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    I unlocked (att) a phone to sell. I haven't done the restore. Do I have to do it or can the new buyer do it? The unlock was approved.
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    No need to do a restore beyond iOS 7, I believe.
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks! How did I not know this?
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Because the stupid carriers are still following the old "restore your phone" script. Apple itself notes that you do not have to restore, yet the carriers still push out this instruction.

    Who the hell knows why?!
     
  5. HEK Suspended

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    Basically because the carriers don't have a clue as to what they are selling.
     
  6. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Even though it may no longer be necessary, restoring is the only way iTunes tells you directly that the iPhone is unlocked.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The phone is unlocked.
    You dont need to do anything.
    A restore is not needed anymore, you just put a sim card in and takes you in the activation screen and phone will work with any gsm sim.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    There are certain exceptions, but for the most part their customer service reps certainly don't.
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    Sure. If you REALLY want to see that "Congratulations" message.

    Otherwise, it's a pretty direct indicator if you insert a different SIM and get service.

    Just sayin'. :)
     

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