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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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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Unlocking iPhone 4

I forgot my passcode to my phone because my friend changed it. I'm not locking it, so I can still use my phone. The computer my phone is backed up on is down right now. Is there any way I can go 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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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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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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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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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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Can I use a t-mobile contract free iphone 6 in europe with a sim card from a local provider? Or: How do I know if my country has a compatible network?

A friend of mine is going to NYC. I'd like him to buy a contract free t-mobile iphone 6 for me cause they are cheaper in the US. I would like to use this phone with my european sim card provider. Is ...
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Find out if my iPhone is unlocked without purchasing another SIM

Is it possible to determine if my phone is unlocked without buying another SIM card? I don't know where it was originally purchased or what the original terms of the phone service were. All my ...
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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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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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Is it possible to unlock a CDMA iPhone 4S (from Virgin Mobile) to use another SIM in it?

My friend has an iPhone 4s, it was bought from in the USA from Virgin Mobile. I want to do a factory unlock (unlock the SIM). I already know how to jailbreak, would jailbreaking work? Any help would ...
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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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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 ...