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Hi, My friend wants to get her old 3GS unlocked with AT&T.... She currently uses SAM+Ultrasn0w to Activate and Unlock....

My question is: Will she have to use SAM and Ultrasn0w to Unlock And Activate if she requests an unlock from AT&T??

Thanks -SDK

asked 18 Jun '12, 01:26

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No. Assuming they unlock it, that is.


answered 18 Jun '12, 01:26

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edited 18 Jun '12, 01:27

An unlock from AT&T is an official unlock, same as if you would have purchased the phone factory unlocked from Apple.


answered 18 Jun '12, 01:27

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Ah...So she wouldn't have to preserve BB everytime a new iOS comes out?


answered 18 Jun '12, 01:28

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(18 Jun '12, 01:45) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image


(18 Jun '12, 01:47) surej96 surej96's gravatar image

Another small question: Will she get push notifications working again with a non-AT&T SIM if AT&T approves her request?


(18 Jun '12, 02:36) surej96 surej96's gravatar image

Only if she's using an official carrier, meaning a carrier you could actually buy an iPhone from, not necessarily AT&T. Otherwise, you have to take other measures to get push and FT etc working.

(18 Jun '12, 02:41) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

So, t-mobile?

(18 Jun '12, 02:48) surej96 surej96's gravatar image

you will either need to activate with an official carrier sim or use SAM to get back push. if you were to activate with a T-mobile(usa) sim you wouldn't get the push certs

(18 Jun '12, 02:53) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

So what you're saying is that even if the iPhone gets Factory Unlocked, I would still need an AT&T SIM to Activate/Get Push Notifications?

(18 Jun '12, 03:00) surej96 surej96's gravatar image

yes. you'd still need a sim from att/o2/rogers etc.. any official iPhone carrier. T-mobile USA doesn't have the iPhone, therefore won't get the valid certificates. Once you've activated with an official sim then u can swap to T-mobile and be fully functional.

(18 Jun '12, 03:05) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

OMG!! Thanks so much.... Now I'm gonna check the status of 6.15 bb downgrade... @musclenerd says within the hour :)

(18 Jun '12, 03:12) surej96 surej96's gravatar image
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