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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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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How to unlock an iPhone 5C?

My brother-in-law works at a bar. He has had an iPhone 5C there for months, so he took it and tried to find the owner's phone number so he could contact them about their phone, but iCloud didn't let ...
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How do I tell if my AT&T iPhone 5 is unlocked?

I requested AT&T to unlock my iPhone 5 at http://att.com/deviceunlock . I got an email saying that my device may be unlocked. According to the instructions in AT&T's email, I need to do an ...
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How can I find out what carrier an iPhone 3gs is locked to?

I'm trying to activate an old 3gs but am unsure of what carrier it is on. I don't really want to go testing all the sim cards I can find to see if I luck out. Does anyone know of a way to find out? ...
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Can second hand SIM locked iPhone 4S be activated with a different carrier?

I have my first experience with an iPhone, so really need some guidance and advice. I have got a second hand iPhone 4S - OS 5.1.1. I was told that it is SIM locked to a certain network. When I ...
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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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After unlocking apple id and sign in to iTunes I cannot unlock my iPhone

I have got a second hand iPhone (5s) of my friend and it has been restored before and now has hello on the screen. i get his Apple ID and password for that. My friend his self has iPhone 6 with the ...
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Unlock a Virgin Mobile USA iPhone 4s — worthwhile?

I have an iPhone 4s that works with Virgin Mobile USA. Since carriers must unlock phones now I'm wondering about unlocking this one. But I haven't been able to determine if it would actually be ...
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How to enter passcode created with Greek characters once the Greek keyboard has been disabled?

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7 and I entered a passcode with Greek letters, then I removed the Greek keyboard and now my iPhone is locked. I can't unlock it because the Greek keyboard isn't there any ...
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Broken FileVault Drive

I'm coming to you having a few issues with my old hard drive. Basically, my MacBook crashed a few days ago. It seems like my disk has some bad sectors and has started a kind of autodestruction ...
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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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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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Is is possible to move a Verizon iPhone 4s to another US cellular carrier?

Is it possible to use a Verizon iPhone 4S on another US carrier, such as GSM AT&T or T-mobile or CDMA Sprint, etc? And why if not? Assuming the devices has been legitimately unlocked via the ...
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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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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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Can I unlock an iphone and still develop apps for it?

I am being offered an iphone 4 but it is locked to orange and I want to use my O2 sim in it. The thing is that I want the phone so I can go into app development and have heard that working with a ...
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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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What carriers can utilize my unlocked AT&T iPhone 5?

What carriers can utilize my network unlocked AT&T iPhone 5? I just unlocked it by submitting the request to AT&T and restoring it. Thanks!
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Does “reset network settings” on iPhone enable me to change mobile carriers?

Say, for example, if I have the iPhone 4S, and I select "reset network settings" in "General", would that enable me to change mobile carriers from AT&T to T-mobile?
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System Preferences lock always unlocks itself after restart

The Mac's System Preferences panels have a universal "lock" icon which, when locked, will apply to all panes, therefore preventing the user from changing any settings until they unlock the System ...
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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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iphone jailbreak - its asking for active sim card

i'm in china and need to jailbreak/unlock my iphone to use it here with chinese sim card. I followed the instructions online about how to do this using a program called snowbreeze. It worked and i ...
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How to get SAM activation tickets (iPhone 5, iOS 7.0.4)

I was asked to unlock an iPhone 5. The phone has been jailbroken successfuly (with SSH access), but I can't get around the simlock. I've tried SAM, but with no luck. When SAM is enabled, the phone ...
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Can I use basic iPhone 5/5s/5c with Aio Wireless “Aio Basic” plan?

I would like to buy an unlocked iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, and use it with the Aio Basic plan from Aio Wireless, an AT&T prepaid subsidiary launched in mid-2013. On their web-site, Aio Basic @ 40 ...
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How to know what's my iphone 4s carrier using IMEI?

I have an iphone 4s ios 6.1.3 my cousin bought it from U.S.A or so he says. He says the carrier is Verizon CDMA. However in the settings I see carrier: virgin 14.0 I am outside the USA so i need a ...
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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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Jailbreak an officially unlocked iPhone

My iPhone 3GS was unlocked using O2's official method. I am considering jailbreaking but am unsure if this will affect the unlock status of the handset. The jailbreak options available seem a little ...
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a problem with the area locked SIM card, how can I unlock my iphone?

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 7; however, I need to fully unlock my iPhone (which I inserted a SIM card into). How do I do this? Note: my sim card is from Tahiti (French Polynesia). Can you ...
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Iphone 4 without itunes or lock button

Okay my iphone needs to connect to itunes, but my device doesnt support itunes and my iphone lock button is broke, what can I do?
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iOS: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID

Occasionally, when unlocking my iPhone or iPad, I get the following message: Your passcode is required to enable Touch ID Now this is not after a number of failed attempts or turning the device off. ...
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Is there a simple or “one-click” unlock for sprint iPhone 6 plus IOS 8.1.1?

How do I unlock iPhone 6 plus IOS 8.1.1 from sprint?
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iPhone 5 locked to Japanese network KDDI

Hope someone can help me with my locked iPhone 5. I was given it second hand in Japan and want to use it in New Zealand. It used to be on KDDI. When a Sim from NZ is inserted it shows invalid Sim. ...
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Using at&t iphone 5c in India

Would an unlocked AT&T iphone 5c work well with 2G/3G in India? AFAIK, India doesn't have 4G yet. So, I am not too worried about 4G/LTE. Would it latch onto 3G in India? I bought the phone in USA. ...
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Autolock iphone?

I use my iPad and iPhone as an alarm clock every night and keep them plugged into the wall. I want to be able to look over during the night and check the time, but I don't want them to be open and ...
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Which carriers will my unlocked AT&T iPhone 4s work with?

I purchased a subsidized AT&T iPhone 4s in October 2011 (model MC922LL/A). I just unlocked the phone through AT&T's unlock website and received an email confirmation. I have backed up and ...
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Will an AT&T iPad purchased from Best Buy US work in india?

I am planning to purchase iPad Mini wifi + cellular from Best Buy. The Best Buy representatives were not sure it will work in India with different service provider or not. They are selling iPad with ...
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Is it possible to unlock iOS 6.1.3 already?

For a iPhone 3GS with a IOS version 4.1(with cydia) is it possible to upgrate to 6.1.3(or something above 5) and unlock. iTunes gives update for 6.1.3 . While evad3rs have unclocked till version ...
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Can I use an iPhone 4 on Straight Talk?

I have an iPhone 4 that's currently on AT&T. My 2-year contract will be fulfilled in January, and at that point (if possible) I'd like to switch my service to Straight Talk or some other less ...
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How to use a iPhone 4S (that was activated on a CDMA carrier) with a local GSM network?

I'd like to know if I could factory restore my iPhone 4S, insert a SIM card and see if that would make it activated in the other GSM network. The phone was bought from a regional CDMA carrier but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unlocking iPhone 3G

I hope this doesn't go against the rules of the site. I have an iPhone 3G for which I did a restore without knowing it was unlocked as it originally came from the US (I'm in Mexico) I'd like to fix it ...
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10.11: Good Samaritan message not showing on Filevault2 unlock screen

You can set up a lock Message under System Preferences => Security & Privacy => General => Set Lock Message. This Message is stored in NVRAM. Under 10.9 Mavericks it was not only shown on ...
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iPhone 5s (iOS9) and iPad 2 (iOS9) Passcode Freeze

I have the advanced passcode enabled on my iPhone (i.e. a full passphrase as opposed to a simple numeric unlock code.) When I wake up my iPhone and enter the passcode, quite often it freezes. I have ...
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How to fix the time display at the top of the screen flashing?

Sometimes when I unlock my iPhone 6s 64Gb with iOS 9.2 the time display at the top of the screen flashes or the whole display at the top of the screen (signal strength time and battery) takes a second ...
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Forgot passcode. Can't reset without turning off “Find My iPhone”. iCloud.com doesn't display phone

I forgot the passcode for my old iPhone 4 which I planned on letting my friend borrow while she waits for a new one. Here are the things I tried: holding home and sleep/wake button until symbol ...
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iPhone 4 cracked and will not slide over for password.

I cracked my iPhone 4 and now it's messed up. The phone turns completely on where i can see my lock screen picture, but if trying to sliding over to unlocked it..it won't slide. The only place I can ...