unlocking for possible sale, iPhone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Unlock' started by jaw2k9, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. jaw2k9

    jaw2k9 Member
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    Apologies if this has been asked/answered before.

    I have and use an iPhone 5. I placed an ad for my iPhone 4 and got several nibbles, but no sale. Nearly everyone wants the phone unlocked, it's presently an AT&T phone.

    So, since the 4 is mine, not under contract, etc. what is the unlock process/protocol?

    Can I stroll into my local Apple or AT&T store and request it be done?

    I don't have a desire to jailbreak the phone - and that's what most of the sites I've read suggest doing - or seem to suggest that this step is mandatory.

    Thanks!
     
  2. chris

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    I was able to purchase an unlock code off eBay for $3. It didn't require a jailbreak and the process was easy. The eBay retailer was UnlockFusion.
     
  3. jaw2k9

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    Thanks! I think this is just what I am looking for. I assume the thought of asking for this 'service' at an Apple store would be <ahem> frowned upon?

    I will check out what ebay has to offer.

    Follow-up, if I may. If you did this for purposes of selling the old phone, was it more easily sold?
     
  4. chris

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    Apple would probably refer you to the carrier. You could call your carrier, but the odds are not with you if you are in contract.

    I figured for $3, it couldn't hurt. I sold a 64GB iPhone 4S (in pristine condition) for $500.
     
  5. jaw2k9

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    Again, I thank you. seems I'll be approaching this via the ebay method.
     

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