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How to Unlock an iPhone?

How to Unlock an iPhone?

Please take backup of your iTunes before you start.

1. Please make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes software on your computer. You can check it at http://www.apple.com/itunes/download

The next 2 steps are optional to unlock your iPhone, but these 2 steps will make sure that your iPhone is running the latest operating system software. If you do not have the original carrier SIM card or do not wish to update your firmware, please go to step 4.

2. If you've the SIM card from your original network (the network your iPhone is currently locked to), insert it. Connect your iPhone to your computer using the Dock Connector to USB cable provided with your iPhone.



3. Update your iPhone's software in iTunes (It's running the latest iPhone Operating System or iOS).



4. Insert a SIM card from a new service provider into your iPhone. It doesn't has to be a SIM card from the network you wish to unlock - it can be any valid SIM card from ANY network provider except the network your iPhone is currently locked to.


Inserting Sim - original iPhone


Inserting Sim - iPhone 3G & iPhone 3Gs


Inserting Sim - iPhone 4, iPhone 4s & iPhone 5

5. By inserting new SIM card, connect your iPhone to your computer and wait for iTunes to detect your phone.

6. Once it's been detected, disconnect the iPhone from your computer and wait for 20 seconds or so.

7. Reconnect your iPhone to your computer and wait for iTunes to detect it again.

8. Once your iPhone is detected for 2nd time, the process is completed and your iPhone will be unlocked. After searching for few seconds, you'll see your new carrier logo appear in the top left hand corner on the screen of your iPhone's. This unlock is permanent and you can update your iPhone's firmware at anytime.

If you wish to see the unlock screen below within iTunes to confirm this is an official unlock, simply perform a restore within iTunes and once your iPhone is restored you will be presented with the message"Congratulation's, your iPhone has been unlocked" once the restore has completed.

What is IMEI Unlocking

How does it Work?
IMEI unlocking is the simplest way to unlock your phone. The IMEI number is a unique 15-digit identification number for your phone, which is displayed when you press *#06# on your phone's keypad. The IMEI is also printed on the back of your phone, usually underneath the battery.
Once you submit your IMEI to us, we will retrieve the 8-digit unlock code for your phone via a remote database .To enter the code in your phone, simply insert a different SIM card (from any network but the one that your phone is locked to) and enter the unlock code at the prompt.
Once your phone has been unlocked, you will never need to enter the code again, even if you upgrade the software (flash) or hard reset your phone.

iPhone DFU mode explained, and how to enter DFU mode on your iPhone

What is iPhone DFU mode?

DFU mode is a state that you can put your iPhone into where it can interface with iTunes but does not load the iPhone operating system or boot loader (this is what really differs DFU mode from recovery mode). DFU stands for Device Firmware Update.

What is DFU mode used for?

The primary reason people need to access DFU mode on their iPhone is to change the firmware on the device. This can serve to downgrade to a prior iPhone firmware and operating system, or to use a custom firmware that is required for a jailbreak or SIM unlock. For instance, if you got the iPhone OS 4 download installed and decided you would rather have a prior version of the firmware on your iPhone, you would need to do this through DFU mode.

How to enter iPhone DFU mode

    • Connect the iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes
    • Turn the iPhone off (hold down the power button at the top of the iPhone)
    • Hold down the sleep/power button and home button together for exactly 10 seconds, then release the power button
    • Continue to hold down the Home button until a message appears in iTunes telling you an iPhone in recover mode has been detected

iphone itunes dfu mode

  • When you are in DFU mode your iPhone screen will be completely black

iphone dfu modeEven though the screen is black, that doesn’t mean the device can’t be interfaced with either iTunes or a custom firmware client (for jailbreaking, etc).

Remember that if you see the restore logo, iTunes logo, or any message on the iPhone screen, you are not in DFU mode but standard Recovery Mode. Again, DFU mode is signified by having a completely black screen on the device. If anything else is the case, repeat the steps above until you enter into DFU mode successfully.

Exit DFU mode on iPhone

The simplest way to exit out of DFU mode is to hold down the Home and sleep/power buttons on the iPhone while connected to iTunes. Then just hit the power button as and this should reboot the device as usual.

And if you’re curious, yes this works all the same on an iPod touch.

The most common use for DFU mode is to jailbreak. It’s not unusual for people to buy an existing iPhone and jailbreak the device to use the phone on another network or overseas, this is often a cheaper way to get an iPhone than to sign into a contract with AT&T, pay roaming charges, or pay the full iPhone 4 price. This is assuming you can find someone with the new iPhone that will sell it, considering how tight iPhone 4 availability and demand is at the moment, that might be difficult!