iPhone Will this erase my Jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by c0venant, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. c0venant macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    I am going to ask (and pay) my carrier to unlock my phone, but it is currently jailbroken and I would like to keep it that way. Does unlocking the phone imply performing a full restore on iTunes, thus losing the jailbreak?

    It's an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4

    Would appreciate your help. Thank you:)
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    If you restore to apply the unlock it will.

    Just get SAM from Cydia, deactivate your phone and plug into iTunes to re-activate. The unlock will attach.

  3. eddiec312 macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2008
    Miami, FL
    According to this: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5014 you might not have to restore. After the carrier unlocks you can try sticking in another SIM and it might work off the bat. But if it doesn't then you probably do have to restore it.

    The hard part is finding another carriers SIM card to test it after it is unlocked.
  4. c0venant thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2012
    thanks, but is that app updated to work with iOS 7? I don't want to mess up my phone.. The instructions I see on the website don't mention Evad3rs jailbroken devices.:confused:

    that would be wonderful if it worked. I really don't want to lose this jailbreak seeing as there probably won't be a new one until early next year. It's a long wait.
  5. localboy28 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    Won't affect the jb
    Change sim and connect to iTunes
  6. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    I just got a 5 unlocked through AT&T 3 days ago. Its running 7.0.4 as well.

    I requested unlock, 2 days later got an email it went through.

    And Bam, put in my tmobile sim and it worked. I never restored, or connected to iTunes!

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