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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Unlocking old Sprint iPhone 4s

I have an old Sprint iPhone 4s that hasn't been under contract for around a year now and I have a friend on T-Mobile whose contract doesn't end for another year. He still has a flip phone so I want to ...
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How to unlock iphone 5s?

I was given an iPhone 5S for christmas and looks like it is locked to AT&T. How do i unlock it so I can use it overseas? I have looked online but there is no answer except for these suspicious ...
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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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iPhone lock time not showing showing all options

On my iPhone running iOS 7, I can only set auto-lock times of up to one hour. My son's can have an auto-lock time of up to three hours, and there's no obvious difference between our two phones. ...
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How to run iphone side by side with another iphone

I just bought a new iphone to replace the one I dropped in water. The old iphone works except for the screen and I can't back it up via itunes on my computer because I have a password on the old ...
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Buying used iPhone 5s for use abroad

I'm looking to buy a used iPhone 5s from eBay. It will be used as an iPod Touch for a while, but I'll be moving out of the US in about a year or so. Sprint phones are by far the cheapest, but as I ...
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Putting iPhone passcode into Xcode, so I wouldn't need to unlock my iPhone for every build?

Is there a way that I could put my iPhone lock code into Xcode, so I wouldn't need to unlock my iPhone for every build? It gets really frustrating that I need to physically unlock my iPhone before ...
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How to activate an iPhone that was recently factory unlocked and has been used with a Gevey prior to the unlock

I've been using my iPhone 4s with a Gevey (a hardware-based unlock solution) for 2 years. I recently bought a factory unlock from a popular service in order to update an OS. The phone was locked to ...
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Unlocked 5s won't connect to new carrier (docomo) data network

I recently moved to Japan and got a new SIM card, with a contract, from docomo (one of the major carriers here). I had my iPhone 5s unlocked by a third party, and inserted the new SIM card into this ...
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Is my Verizon iPhone 5c unlocked?

I have a Verizon iPhone 5c. Is it unlocked so that I can just go to T-Mobile or AT&T prepaid, by just popping in the SIM card?
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I'm locked out of machine as will not accept password as I shut down while using French keyboard

I cannot get into my Mac Book Pro, I just get the password picture which shakes. The only different key for the password is a which is q on French keyboard but that doesn't unlock either. I normally ...
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Encrypted/Journaled Seagate won't accept Password

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro Intel running Mountain Lion. I have a 2tb Seagate External Drive with 3 partitions: all three were set up the same way with different passwords as a person who used to live ...
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Can I use my fingerprint to login/unlock the screen on a Mac?

I own a mid-2009 MBP with OS X Mavericks installed. I'm a hi-tech enthusiast who wants to use the fingerprint scanning feature made available by many scanners on the market to login into my account ...
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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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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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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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Edit Content of IPSW file to install older baseband firmware

I just got this old iphone4 from my aunt a few days ago and it is locked to AT&T... it has already been updated to the latest version 7.1.2 and has never been jailbroken. I have read that the only ...
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Sim not Valid for apple iphone 4s

i have the same kind of error on my iPhone 4s. How can I solve that problem?
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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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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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Is it possible to use a Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 with any other carrier or Pay-Per-Use carrier?

This is probably seems like a FAQ but I haven't seen anything definitive as of today. I have a CDMA-Only Verizon iPhone 4 (not a 4S) that recently came off contract. I'm aware that it's CDMA only ...
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What to do if you forgot your lockscreen password? [duplicate]

How would I go about forgetting my lock-screen password? What can I do to get back in? This is about the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. More of a How-To question, someone I know forgot their password.
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Do you need to activate an iPhone 5s with the original carrier sim card before you can factory unlock it?

I bought an iPhone 5s and gifted it to a friend abroad without opening it and activating it. I was wondering if it's possible for that friend to unlock the iPhone without having to activate it with ...
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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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Unlocking an iPhone 5 [duplicate]

I bought an iPhone 5 from a CraigList guy here in the U.S and sent it back to overseas for my mom as a gift! Now it turns out it is Locked under ATT. I know we can go to ATT website and request an ...
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Sim Not valid when activating my iPhone

I have a unlocked iPhone 4 or at least that's what I've been told when i bought it. But then I went ahead to unlock it again, when I put a SIM card in, it says no service or at least i hope that's ...
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will Verizon iphone 5s work for T-mobile carrier? [duplicate]

If I buy a Verizon iphone 5s, does it work for T-mobile carrier? Like is there a way?? Please Help!!
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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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Unlock iPhone 4 T-Mobile

I bought an iPhone 4 in 2011 from Carphone Warehouse and the carrier was T-Mobile. It was a 2 year contract that finished in January 2013. I have now left England and moved to Amsterdam. I want to ...
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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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Unlocking an iPhone with iOS 7.0.4 using SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module)

I want to unlock my iPhone with a utility called SAM, or Subscriber Artificial Module. I saved my activation ticket and used it to unlock my iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1. A few days ago I replaced my ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I update and jailbreak/unlock my iPhone 3Gs from 4.1 to 6.1.3?

I have an iPhone 3Gs running iOS 4.1 (baseband 06.15.00, serial number: 8704244TEDG). I want to update it to iOS 6.1.3 instead of iOS 7. How can I update it, and unlock it using Ultrasn0w after ...
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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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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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Unlock Verizon 4S iPhone

I just purchased used iPhone 4S from a Verizon customer in the United States. I would like to unlock it and take it to Europe and use it on a GSM network. How can I do this? Phone info: iPhone 4S ...
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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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iOS 7 Unlock iPhone Animation Cut

I don't know how to explain properly, so please bear with me... So this only happens when I don't have a passcode enabled. When I unlock my phone, the animation to the home screen isn't the full one; ...
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Can I buy an iPhone 5C in the US and use it in Ireland?

I'm going to New York soon, and the iPhone 5C is just $99 USD. I am wondering if an Irish SIM work or if I would have to get it unlocked?
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Least expensive prepaid data roaming with an unlocked iPhone in the US

Will be travelling to the US a bit and trying to determine the least expensive way to get my unlocked iPhone online. My provider (Rogers) has a standard US data roaming rate of $30/mb but also ...
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iPhone 5S showing SIM invalid [duplicate]

My brother brought me iPhone 5S from UK, It was given without any sim and it was working fine, until I restore it following restore iOS device to factory settings page, now I can't activate device, ...
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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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iPhone 5 locked out from Previous User

I bought a used iphone 5 today. When i insert a nano sim and try to activate it, it says the previous user has locked the phone please the number and get it unlocked. I bought the phone through an ...
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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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iPhone 3G 4.2.1 Unlock

Is there any way I can unlock an iPhone 3G with Firmware 4.2.1 and baseband 05.15.04? I correctly installed Cydia and Ultrasn0w (under iOS 4.1.2 or something like that if I remember right) via ...
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Locked iPhone 5 AT&T works on Tmobile network

Hope this question is in the right location. I recently switched from AT&T to Tmobile. I put in a request with AT&T to unlock an iPhone 5 under my family plan and was deined due to the ...
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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?