Unlocking An AT&T Iphone 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by krawfo, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. krawfo macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
    I have an out-of-contract 5S that I'm waiting to unlock. AT&T says it should be processed tomorrow.
    I ran a RESET ALL SETTINGS and installed OSX 8.1.1 .
    They said to backup and then restore the phone from iTunes. Is that correct?
    Is there a free way to confirm that it has been unlocked?
    Thanks for your help.
  2. baller1308 macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2009
    What's wrong with connecting it to iTunes? I've unlocked a few phones and just connected it to iTunes once I got feedback that it has been processed and while setting up the phone you'll see the message that the iPhone has been unlocked.
  3. vmaniqui macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2013
    you'll see a message like this one.

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  4. krawfo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2011
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 603


    Nov 15, 2012
    This. Then you're good togo
  6. Mephisto1 macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2014
    There is no need to go through iTunes. The IMEI unlock is whitelisted on Apples servers. Insert another carriers SIM card if it activates and shows service your good to go otherwise it will say invalid SIM.
  7. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2010
    Don't need to restore anymore. Just put a different SIM in and it will ping Apple's servers to see if it's "allowed." If it goes thru... it's unlocked.

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