There is good news for those who have bought the off-contract iPhone. A couple of days ago AT&T’s new unlock policy began unlocking iPhones at customer’s request. Carrier unlocking allows customers to switch out the AT&T SIM card for a SIM on another network, if the bands are supported. This really is great for customers who would like to travel with their AT&T iPhone around the world. The following is AT&T's official statement on the matter:
Beginning Sunday, April 8, we will offer qualifying customers the ability to unlock the 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.
AT&T’iphone Unlock So now most of us probably know how to unlock the off- contract iPhone with the help of AT&T’s online chat system. Even though your iPhone wasn't totally unlocked after following the given steps it got the ball rolling for the iDevice to be unlocked within a week. In case you have a Jailbroken iPhone that you want on unlocking due to AT&T’s new unlock policy, then you'll need to take heed to a tweet posted by one of the most famous hackers MuscleNerd earlier today:
@MuscleNerd For everyone enjoying new AT&T’s new unlock policy: use redsn0w’s “Deactivate” option on “Jailbreak” screen to avoid restoring and losing jailbreak
It seems that when your iPhone is unlocked by using AT&T’s new unlock policy this may cause issues with your Jailbreak. So what you will have to do is download the newest version of RedSn0w, and then re-jailbreak your iPhone making sure that you check the “Deactivate” option. This will certainly avoid having to restore the iPhone when it gets unlocked, leading to you losing your Jailbreak. Check out our website to get more useful information, such as a guide for protecting your iPhone’s Jailbreak when unlocking it with AT&T’s new unlock policy.