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Heads up! AT&T will start unlocking iPhone this Sunday, April 8

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Probably not a deal but 9to5Mac just reported that AT&T will start unlocking iPhone in good standing. Here is the statement on 9to5Mac [9to5mac.com]

“Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock their AT&T iPhones. The only requirements are that a customer’s account must be in good standing, their device cannot be associated with a current and active term commitment on an AT&T customer account, and they need to have fulfilled their contract term, upgraded under one of our upgrade policies or paid an early termination fee.”

Apparently it's due to the many complaints that Tim Cook's office received from AT&T customers. I would like to think that the SD community has a lot to do with that.

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wouldnt suprise me if att is giving these case numbers that will be "resolved" on the 16th just so people don't argue with them on the phone and tie up reps for hours and they can process thier paying customers unlocks quicker for those that have been waiting..

come the 16.. everyone will get emails saying.. we have reviewed your request...and blah blah blah.. NO... sorry.. but we'd like to offer you this special deal of $X off your first month and no activation fee if you switch to at&t today..lol
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If that's what they're doing, it's a terribly inefficient way of getting people off the phone. I was on the phone with a rep for a good half hour yesterday getting case numbers.
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Quote from abeagler View Post :
If that's what they're doing, it's a terribly inefficient way of getting people off the phone. I was on the phone with a rep for a good half hour yesterday getting case numbers.
But if they told you no.. You'd ask for a supervisor, want to explaing your "unique" situation and then keep calling back hoping to get a rep that will make an exception.. But it is true that the phones would be busy on the 16th..but they have your email for the upsell..lol
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Just call 611 from my phone... it appears no one there knew what had been going on... any more successful stories out there?
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Hello experts ... suggestion please ...
I have an iPhone4 (bought directly from apple store, 2years back ) and i am out of contract now... with
base-band 4.11.08 (iOs 5.0.1), i have jail broken my phone couple of months ago and was hoping for a software unlock for a long time now. This thread has great info, but can some one tell if i backup and restore now using latest itunes, will i lose my jail break ? is apple still signing 5.0.1 SHSH?
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Quote from deal_wat_cher View Post :
Hello experts ... suggestion please ...
I have an iPhone4 (bought directly from apple store, 2years back ) and i am out of contract now... with
base-band 4.11.08 (iOs 5.0.1), i have jail broken my phone couple of months ago and was hoping for a software unlock for a long time now. This thread has great info, but can some one tell if i backup and restore now using latest itunes, will i lose my jail break ? is apple still signing 5.0.1 SHSH?
I'll answer one question: Apple is no longer signing 5.0.1.
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Quote from deal_wat_cher View Post :
Hello experts ... suggestion please ...
I have an iPhone4 (bought directly from apple store, 2years back ) and i am out of contract now... with
base-band 4.11.08 (iOs 5.0.1), i have jail broken my phone couple of months ago and was hoping for a software unlock for a long time now. This thread has great info, but can some one tell if i backup and restore now using latest itunes, will i lose my jail break ? is apple still signing 5.0.1 SHSH?
yes you will lose the jailbreak if you restore like always. and apple is no longer signing 5.0.1.
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Quote from deal_wat_cher View Post :
Hello experts ... suggestion please ...
I have an iPhone4 (bought directly from apple store, 2years back ) and i am out of contract now... with
base-band 4.11.08 (iOs 5.0.1), i have jail broken my phone couple of months ago and was hoping for a software unlock for a long time now. This thread has great info, but can some one tell if i backup and restore now using latest itunes, will i lose my jail break ? is apple still signing 5.0.1 SHSH?
Use Ifaith to save your current firmware shsh blobs. It will even work on iOS 5 as long as the device is vulnerable with limera1n exploit. It will not downgrade your baseband though and iPad 2 and iPhone 4s are not supported.
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Quote from 1stbuy View Post :
I'll answer one question: Apple is no longer signing 5.0.1.
Quote from carigis View Post :
yes you will lose the jailbreak if you restore like always. and apple is no longer signing 5.0.1.
Quote from coooliced View Post :
Use Ifaith to save your current firmware shsh blobs. It will even work on iOS 5 as long as the device is vulnerable with limera1n exploit. It will not downgrade your baseband though and iPad 2 and iPhone 4s are not supported.
Thanks guys for the replies, reps to all of you ... i feel blessed and you guys made my morning bright woot.
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Quote from Monotorious View Post :
I bought the phone from craiglist also. What type of questions do they ask? Plz tell what I need to do or how to approach them?
Thanks in advance
They started off by checking if my account is still under contract (they wont do it if there is a contract remaining on ur account). Then they transfer you to the tech department where they figure out if the phone has been associated with a line with a contract. If you pass those two steps, you can get an unlock and you just restore for the unlock. No tricks or anything, pretty straight forward.
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3GS unlocked with no problems. Thanks OP.
Did you have to backup and restore through ITunes? How long did you have to wait after putting in the request? Thx.
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I just spoke to a rep at AT&T who pointed out that not all iPhones were eligible to be unlocked. When I asked him where I could see what models were available he was unable to provide me with this info, so I then told him that after reading the conditions for unlocking as published by AT&T that my iPhone 4S did qualify, as follows

1. Not under a current contract
2. That my account was in good standing ( as I do not even have an account)
3. That an early termination fee had been paid.

He relented and agreed with me and issued me a case number to have it unlocked. Here is a link that helped my argument.

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn....svl=title
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Just called in. They will let me know latest on April 17th if I'm eligible or not. Got my case number Smilie.
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I just connected my 3GS which is JB. Did not have to restore, unlock message came out right away after connecting to Itunes.
What iOS version were you running on that 3GS?
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I called and the rep is asking me to fax some invoice showing i purchased the phone.
anyone else have had that experience?
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