Refers to unlocking iPhones. Unlocking an iPhone that has been locked to a specific carrier (such as Verizon or AT&T), allows you to use it on other compatible networks.

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Can a Operator locked iPhone be updated to iOs 7?

I was wondering if a locked iPhone (with a contract of 2 years) can be updated to iOs 7 and still working well and under the same contract.
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Is there a difference between factory unlocked and carrier unlocked?

I just successfully unlocked an old AT&T iPhone 4 and 4S using AT&T's unlock process. They are not jailbroken. As I've gone online to sell the phones, the selling phrase is "Factory Unlocked." ...
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How can I check via software if my iPhone is unlocked?

I have a carrier-unlockable iPhone. That means they sell it locked but will unlocked upon request. As is generally the case with carriers, mine is a sack of incompetence. I requested the unlock and ...
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Unlocked iPhone replacement

If an iPhone is locked, then unlocked and then replaced for a refurbished one in an Apple Store, will the new one remain unlocked?
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How can I unlock an iPhone 4 without the original receipt? (UK)

My friend sold me his old iPhone because mine got stolen and he didn't need his any more. However, in order to unlock it so I can use my O2 sim, his network (3mobile) require the original receipt for ...
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Unlock Mac from Terminal or Automator

In my attempt to start iPlayer and BBC News every morning, I have scheduled Automator to open a page. It does work, however my Mac stays locked, therefore I need to get out of my bed and enter the ...
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Has anyone actually gotten AT&T to unlock an iPhone?

We're going to be moving to Germany in a few weeks, so I visited AT&T today and asked them to unlock our phones. They unlocked my Android device, but told me that "Apple did not give [them] the ...
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Can a factory unlocked iPhone 5 be used with Sprint?

If I were to buy a brand new factory unlocked iPhone off eBay would I then be able to use that phone on sprint?
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Factory unlocking an iPhone?

I'm interested in factory unlocking my iPhone 5 so I can use it world wide when I travel. I've found a few websites like: http://www.unlockaniphone.org/ but I'm very cautious of the few blog posts ...
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Is there a better way to travel internationally with an iPhone (3GS/4 specifically)?

I've travelled to Europe and Asia quite a bit with iPhones with no problems (I live in the US), except for the fact that making calls anywhere outside the US is crazy expensive and of course I ...
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Restoring original baseband to iPhone 3G 4.2.1 with iPad baseband

A friend of mine bought an iPhone 3G from some T-Mobile cell phone vendor. The vendor had installed a custom 4.2.1 ipsw with the iPad baseband because iPhone 3G's wasn't unlockable at the time. That ...
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iPhone 3GS Upgrade/Jailbreak/Unlock Help

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.0.1 with baseband/bootrom 05.16.02. I want to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 but also make my device unlockable. With that baseband, however, I can no longer ...
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I tried updating my iPhone, but now it says “SIM is invalid”

I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB. I have just tried updating the phone using iTunes. The phone is second hand, and was unlocked when I bought it. I didn't know that when you try to update it, it loses ...
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How does the Country Unlock Work

I live in Korea, where the carriers offer a free and legal country unlock. You have to give them the serial number and IMEI. However, due to the language barrier, the instructions after this are not ...
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Turning off or restarting iPhone if lock button is broken?

Now that I know how to lock the iPhone if the lock button is broken, I was wondering how I can restart the phone or turn it off. The lock button is completely unresponsive and holding it down does ...
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How to unlock iPhone 4 if original carrier doesn't provide the service?

I have two iPhone 4 locked by the original carrier. I can't get the factory unlock because this carrier don't provide this service. I try to unlock via software but I can't, because the baseband ...
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How to unlock an iPhone 3GS with 05.16.05?

I had a perfectly working unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3GS, but of course I had to go ahead and try to get iOS 5 on it. I didn't know I need to preserve my baseband while updating it, so now ...
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Using verizon iphone5 in chennai [duplicate]

this question would have been asked by many others. I tried my best to find myself but i was not able to. sorry for asking again. can I use a new verizon $199 iphone 5 with aircel for making calls ...
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Is an unlocked phone and a jailbroken phone the same thing?

I just read that apple is now selling unlocked phones? I also read somewhere earlier (probably Wikipedia) that jailbreaking was made legal. Is jailbreaking and unlocking the same in this context? ...
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Is it possibe to upgrade and re-jailbreak (in order to unlock) a 3Gs running on 4.1?

I have a locked 3Gs running 4.1 and it's pretty annoying not be able to install anything on it anymore (most apps nowadays require at least 4.3) I can not unlock it officially because i bought second ...
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Can I use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 with european sim cards?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. AT&T is going to unlock my phone for me before I leave since my contract is in good standing with them. Will I be able to use my iPhone 4 with European carrier sim ...
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Experience with iphonejailbreakunlock.com

My sisters iPhone needs to get unlocked. A previous topic didn't help me out, despite the great answers and suggestions. So a colleague of me advised I should buy the iphonejailbreakunlock.com. It's ...
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How can I Unlock a iPhone 4S bought in London, in Denmark?

My friend purchased two iPhone 4S's in London. The salesman in London refuses to unlock the devices since you need a UK credit card, which my friend doesn't have. Is it possible to unlock the devices ...
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How legit is this website in telling if the phone is sim unlocked [closed]

How legit is this website. It says my phone is not sim locked but I'm to scared to update it and ruin the jailbreak unlock. Somebody said they could factory unlock my phone for free so I gave them my ...
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How can I unlock an iPhone 3G that no longer has a service plan?

I have an old iPhone 3G which I purchased in Canada and it was locked for three years to Rogers, a service provider. Last month, I stopped the service and moved to the US. I was not able to use the ...
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How can I check if an iphone is sim unlocked already? [duplicate]

For the iPhone 4S and 5, is it possible to easily check if they are sim unlocked ? If so how ? I've already seen this question but sounds a bit more complicated than I hoped. What's the simplest ...
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iPhone 4S unlock and/or jailbreak?

I have seen there are several jailbreak and unlocks are available for earlier models. Is there any trusted unlock and/or jailbreak available for iPhone 4S? I am not sure about the iOS version as I ...
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How can I remove a sim lock when I'm no longer an Orange France customer?

I bought an iPhone 4 in France. When moving to Belgium, I've put a belgian SIM card but I noticed that the phone is SIMLOCKED. I contacted the person who sold it to me and explained everything. He ...
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Getting an unlocked iPhone 4/4S to work on T-Mobile

There are several aspects I'm not clear on, and I'm wondering if what I want is even possible. 1) I want an unlocked (officially; no jail-breaking) iPhone 4/iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4 unlocked is ...
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Help me unlock a German iPhone 4 iOS 5.1?

I just bought a second iPhone for my sister on the net for almost no money. When I got the iPhone today, I saw why. It's a German iPhone on iOS 5.1. It's locked and it only accepts the SIM provided ...
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unable to boot my Mac book after file vault 2 activation

after activation of file vault 2 I am unable to boot my computer, the apple sign turns into a prohibitory sign with a spinning circle beneath it , that spins forever. I really need the data on this ...
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Cant fully slide to answer call IPhone 4

As the title describes, sometimes, but not too rarely, when I have an incoming call I cannot fully slide the lock to answer. It will get to like 20-30% and then jump at the start. Sometimes after many ...
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Are there any cons to buying a used iPhone 4S unlocked by a Gevey sim?

In comparison to a factory unlocked iPhone, are there any cons to buying a used iPhone 4S unlocked by a Gevey sim?
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iPad 2 locked by Apple?

A relative of mine got an iPad about a year ago and has not updated it until November after he asked me to help him with the update. We had updated it to the most recent ios possible at that time ...
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The cheapest and reliable way to unlock iphone 5?

What is the cheapest and reliable way to unlock iphone 5? Is there any reliable free solution? The phone is now locked to U.S. Sprint service.
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Does iPhone's baseband change when updating iOS?

I would like to know more about basebands. Does it change when updating iOS? Do all iPhones have the same baseband? If not, how do they differ? And ... can I unlock an iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1.1? I ...
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How do websites offer a factory unlocking service

There are numerous websites online which offer an actual genuine factory unlocking service if you provide the iPhone's IMEI code. They advertise a service which whitelists your iPhone's IMEI code from ...
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How do I unlock my Mac without having to click my name?

In Snow Leopard, at least, I could press Cmd + L to select my name and then press Enter to get the password prompt, but I can't get that to work in Mountain Lion when I've left the computer locked for ...
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Unbrick iPhone 3GS?

I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5 and baseband 5.16. After reading various blog posts and threads, I was told that in order to unlock it, I had to first upgrade it to the iPad baseband (6.15) and ...
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Will I be able to use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 3GS with European carriers?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. I have an iPhone 3GS that has been unlocked by AT&T. Will I be able to use my iPhone 3GS with European carrier sim cards once I get there?
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Mac Mini locked through Find My iPhone, can't unlock it

So my friend locked his Mac with his iPhone using Find My iPhone. Unfortunately there seems to be no way of unlocking it. I have provided a picture of it below: I really hope someone here knows ...
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iphone 3GS and iOS 5.1

I have an iPhone 3GS which is locked on the AT&T network. It was jailbroken before and after I clicked "Erase all settings", it won't boot up. Now I'm thinking to upgrade to latest iOS 5.1 and I ...
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With which carriers can I use an officially-unlocked iPhone?

Recently AT&T has begun officially unlocking iPhones which are out of contract. But I know this doesn't mean that all carriers are supported, because some carriers use different frequency bands ...
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Downgrade iPhone 4 baseband from 4.12.01

Need help with downgrading an iPhone 4 (GSM) from baseband 4.12.01 to be able to unlock it for use with other operator than AT&T. Have tried this guide (Downgrade iPhone 4 Baseband 4.12.01 to ...
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Does anyone have experience with buying an officially unlocked iPhone 4 in the US? [closed]

Does anyone has experience buying an iPhone 4 to be unlocked (oficially by Apple) in the US? iPhones are unlocked by Apple, after you request the unlock to your carrier (once you have paid the ...
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How does H2O Wireless work with the iPhone without needing any unlock?

My friend purchased an iPhone 4 that cannot be unlocked so the store sold him a new cell phone service called H2O Wireless. You simply pop in the sim card and it works without needing any unlock or ...
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Is it possible to use baseband at 4.10.01 on iOS 5.0.1?

Is it possible to use baseband at 4.10.01 on iOS 5.0.1? How, considering that redsnow 0.9.9b8 is does not recognise 5.0.1 ipsw? Is it safe to upgrade iOS wirelessly or it will upgrade the baseband ...
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Official Unlock after Jailbroken Unlock?

I jailbroke and unlocked my 3GS (4.1, baseband 06.15.00) a few months ago to use it in another country. However, my 2-year German contract is up and I could ask my former carrier to ask Apple for the ...
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Is my iPhone model number MC922LL/A unlocked or locked?

I have seen that there are many other model numbers of iPhone 4S's, but I have not seen any info about model number MC922ll/A Is an iPhone 4S of this model unlocked or locked to a specific mobile ...
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How can I upgrade my jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 3GS to 4.2?

I have an iPhone 3GS running on 4.0.1 and I want to upgrade it to 4.2 with my Mac. How can I go about doing this? Current Version: 4.0.1 (8A306) Model: MB7... Modem Firmware: 05.13.04