As you may have heard how AT&T is unlocking iPhone‘s of its customers with a good track record or those who paid a termination fees for their carrier locked phones . The method to officially unlock iPhone 4 from AT&T is explained below . The process of unlocking is straight forward and simple and needs on your IMEI number and email address.
Step by Step Guide to Officially Unlock AT&T iPhone 4 :
Method 1 : Calling AT&T Customer Care
- First find out the your IMEI number of your iPhone 4. To do that tap Settings > General > About > IMEI
- Call AT&T customer care by dialing 611 from your iPhone 4 or call 1800-331-0500 and then dial 0010 to directly talk to a customer care representative and skip the hold time (International users can dial 1800-335-4685 . ISD charges apply) . Representatives are available Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time, or Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.
- Ask the customer care executive to unlock your iPhone 4 and provide the IMEI number of the device (Step 1). Wait for the instructions to be emailed to you which takes upto 72 hours . ( Note : iPhone jailbreakers must skip to Method 3 at the bottom top preserve jailbreak (apps, tweaks) while unlocking their phones )
- Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and verify that you have internet connectivity
- Connect your iPhone 4 using the dock connector to USB cable that came with your iPhone
- Backup and restore your iPhone using iTunes
- After restoring, your iPhone will be unlocked ( giving the message as shown below )
Method 2 : AT&T Online Unlocking using Chat Support
- Find your iPhone’s IMEI number and head over to AT&T’s Chat Support Page here .
- Fill in the chat form and enter “I want to unlock my iPhone 4″ in the “How may we assist you today?” space . Click Start Chat to connect to a AT&T representative.
- Give all the details of your phone and explain them that you want to unlock your iPhone 4 . Give them the device IMEI number and your email address . You will now receive the unlock details in your email address. Wait for the instructions ( Follow Step 4 – Step 7 above . iPhone jailbreakers must skip to Method 3 at the bottom top preserve jailbreak (apps, tweaks) while unlocking their phones ).
Stay tuned as we bring you the latest updates about Officially Unlock iPhone 4 . If you are an AT&T customers , please write down your experience below in the comment section .
Method 3 : Unlock a Jailbroken iPhone 4 and Preserve Jailbreak
- After completing either of the above steps till Step 3 and then follow the tutorial here .
Also Read : How to Unlock iPhone 4 Un-officially
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