Unlocking question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Boyd01, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    I'm giving my old AT&T iPhone 4 to a friend from Europe so she can use it on T-Mobile while visiting the US. The phone still has my original SIM card. I no longer use this phone since I now have a 5s.

    I requested an unlock from AT&T and received an e-mail confirming that it was approved. I have followed all the instructions in the e-mail...

    After restoring, I erased the phone and went through the setup procedure again. How can I verify that the phone is really unlocked? When I go to Settings > General > About, it says Carrier: AT&T 14.2. Does that mean it is still locked, or is that just a result of it still having the original AT&T SIM card?

    Assuming that it really is unlocked, should I now erase the phone again then have my friend put her SIM card into it and set it up for her account?

    Sorry, I'm new to this unlocking stuff. :)
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Put a non-AT&T SIM into the phone. If it works you're fine.

    Just a result of the SIM that's in the phone.
  3. Boyd01 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Thanks, that's what I thought. But I was expecting some indication in settings menu that the phone is unlocked.
  4. ChittagongBoy macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2011

    There is no indication on the phone itself whether its unlocked or not.

    You can use this http://iphoneimei.info/
    to verify unlock, all you need to do is punch in your IMEI and wallah :)

    detail you will see :

    Telephone Technical Support: Expired
    Repairs & Service Coverage: May 5, 2014
    Carrier: Unlock
    SIM Lock: Unlocked

    cheers !
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    If you restore it though iTunes, you'll get a window saying it's unlocked right before iTunes asks you to set it up as new or restore from backup. Either that or insert a non-AT&T SIM card.

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