1. Who am I?
My name is Melvin and I’m a freelancer. I have many projects of developing software to unlock iPhone for some companies on Odesk and Freelancer. But I think I need to do something to share and help people so we have this blog. If you got an iPhone and it can not be unlocked, come here and I will help you. I cann’t promise that I will help all of you but I will try my best to release many iPhone Unlocker tools as soon as I can.
2. Why are some iPhones sim-locked?
The reason many network providers SIM lock their phones is that they offer phones at a discount to customers in exchange for a contract to pay for the use of the network for a specified time period, usually between one and three years.
This business model allows the company to recoup the cost of the phone over the life of the contract. Such discounts are worth up to several hundred pounds, Vodafone for example give you a 4S free of charge if you sign up to a 2 year contract! If the phones were not locked, users might sign a contract with one company, get the discounted phone, then stop paying the monthly bill (thus breaking the contract) and start using the phone on another network or even sell the phone for a profit. SIM locking makes it more difficult to do this.
3. Do I need a sim card from the network my iPhone is locked to?
Yes, but use it for testing your iPhone has been unlocked not for unlocking process.
4. What is a jailbreak?
Jailbreaking is where you run some software on your PC or Mac with your iPhone connected, in order to gain access to the operating system, allowing users to download additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store. It is NOT a sim unlock.
Jailbreaks are free – do not pay for them. Any site selling software to unlock your iPhone is actually just selling a jailbreak.
5. What about unlocking with a Gevey Sim?
A gevey sim is a hardware ‘hack’ which tricks the iPhone into making a call via a different route. You will never be able to update your handset if you use a Gevey Sim. Because they sit ‘behind’ your own sim, they are also prone to getting stuck into the iPhone forcing a trip to an Apple Store to take the phone apart and get it removed, which they now refuse to do and claim they void the warranty. It’s totally unsupported by Apple. My method turns your iPhone into a factory unlocked unit, meaning you can always update to the latest version of iOS. Your iPhone is an expensive device, and you want to keep up with iOS updates as Apple brings out new features etc.
6. How does the unlock work?
Download iPhone Unlocker for the model iPhone you have, put your IMEI, what network your iPhone is locked to. iPhone Unlocker will help you to mark your IMEI as unlocked within Apple’s IMEI database. Once this is done you then simply connect your iPhone to iTunes and restore in order to complete the unlock. No stress, no hassle, no drama. Your unlock is guaranteed and is also permanent, meaning you can safely update your handset and sync with iTunes without ever worrying about it re-locking.