Unlocking AT&T 5S from Apple

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phi1316, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. phi1316 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2012
    I've tried searching around and it seems tough to find the answer. I bought my phone from Apple device only (AT&T version). I want to use it with AIO Wireless, but how do I go about unlocking it?
  2. KaijuRed macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2013
    Read this

  3. blhoward2 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2012
  4. Col Ronson macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    plug it into iTunes and restore it. It will be restored and then unlocked.

    Just a warning with AIO, they throttle your max LTE speeds to 8Mbps. Not exactly a blowing deal.
  5. BruiserB macrumors 68000

    Aug 9, 2008
    First of all, you don't have to since AIO is ATT, so it would work fine even on a locked phone.

    Second, your phone is unlocked since you bought it "Device Only". If you want to prove it to yourself, stick in a SIM from T-mobile and verify that it connects. You don't need to do anything special.

    Once your phone is activated, put your IMEI into iphoneimei.info and you should see it show as unlocked. If you try to check before activating your phone it may still show as locked.
  6. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i bought an at&t 5s (device only), popped in my sim, and it just started working for me.
  7. phi1316 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2012

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