AT&T iPhones successfully unlocked, restore process will remove jailbreak
Members of the iMore nation started hitting AT&T yesterday, the moment the previously announced official unlocks for iPhone became available, and so far the results have been successful but mixed. Forum member Irish Rose reports a successful iPhone 4 unlock, tested and working on T-Mobile EDGE. Reader Juan Tarrio, however, was told his iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G unlocks would require approval and that he'd hear back by April 16.
Once AT&T has entered your iPhone IMEI number into Apple's database, you'll receive the following email confirmation:
Thank you for contacting AT&T Customer Care about your unlocking your iPhone.
We have reviewed your request and determined you are eligible to have the requested iPhone unlocked.
To complete the unlock simply:
- Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and verify that you have internet connectivity
- Connect your iPhone using the dock connector to USB cable that came with your iPhone
- Backup and restore your iPhone using iTunes
Note: Since the unlock process requires your iPhone be restored via iTunes, that means it will remove any jailbreak currently on the device. If you were only jailbroken in order to be unlocked, that won't matter and you can go ahead and restore to your heart's content. If you have an iPhone 4S and have been holding back on iOS 5.1 until a nicely packaged, untethered jailbreak is released, you may want to hold off on restoring, or do without your jailbreak for a while.
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i have an AT&T iphone and i need to contact company to unlock it ........can i know how you contacted the AT&T(exact number or email id)........do i have to provide them any informations regards
It's for an iPhone 3GS.
do you currently have an account with AT&T?
No I dont have and never had. So the unlock was successfull within 4 days.
When I put in the card, a popup appeared asking me whether to authenticate the phone using iTunes or using a WiFi connection. I selected my WiFi connection, and a couple of seconds later, the phone was connected to the new carrier.
But when talking to find reason, my phone call disconnected.
Called again got different person and they transferred me and I gave my IMEI # and they were able to enter to system and push to APPLE. After 2 hrs I restored my iphone 3GS and I got message saying "Iphone Unlocked".
So I am good to go.
I think if you have bought your iphones by paying full cash and without contract, you can still call AT&T and they will unlock; but might take a week or two. Please have a check with AT&T.
I did backup and restore, but I didn't bother to check if I actually needed to. This is my backup 3GS which will be going to Straight Talk for the GF.
i did have to point out to them that i wanted to unlock the 4 and not the 4S
I dont have and AT&T account to ask
IMEI: 01 233800 912680 6
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call ATT customer care or chat with tech support (international services), have ur IMEI # ready and they shd be able to process it ;-)
yes you will be able to see push notifications and use iMessage and facetime from T-Mobile