Having problems getting your iPhone 5 series unlocked? Today I’m going to tell you the best methods of unlocking an iPhone 5, 5s or 5c that will allow you to use a different SIM-card on your iPhone.

A quick online search will give you hundreds if not thousands of unlocking methods however the majority of these are simply scams designed to get your money without offering anything worthwhile. An authentic unlock should be straightforward, easy and, most of all, inexpensive.

I’m going to look at the ‘bad’ methods of unlocking your phone and explain why you shouldn’t use them while also letting you know the ‘good’ method to unlock an iPhone 5 series and why it works so well.

Software Unlock – 100% scam

Software unlocks to unlock iPhone 5/5s/5c are a commonly advertised method of unlocking an iPhone 5 series. The truth is that they never actually work and every single piece of software is a scam that has the sole aim of getting your credit card details. Don’t expect a refund from these guys either when you do figure out that it doesn’t work. I’ll be honest, I have fallen for this trick twice now and each time I lost my money with no results. Make sure and learn from my mistakes: there is no software you can download which will unlock your iPhone 5 series.

Hardware Unlock – will invalidate your warranty and take weeks to perform

A method and a solution on how to unlock iPhone 5 that does work is altering the hardware on the iPhone 5 series. This involves ordering alternative SIM card trays from China, inserting them into your iPhone and then putting in a new SIM card. While this does work there are major drawbacks. One is that it takes weeks to get the tray and if you aren’t adept at technology then it can be difficult to insert the new tray yourself. Secondly the tray can get jammed rendering the iPhone useless. Try taking it to an Apple store and see what they say because you have just voided your warranty.

Network Unlock or IMEI Unlock – Easy, permanent and really fast

Ok, so we have the ‘bad’ ways to unlock an iPhone 5 series, what about the ‘good’? A Network Unlock which is also known as an IMEI Unlock is incredibly simple and easy to do and will unlock your iPhone. You pay someone with the know-how to access Apple’s global database containing all the iPhone registration numbers (IMEI) and they then transfer your iPhone number to the ‘whitelist’ meaning that you can use that phone on ANY NETWORK you want.

When the unlocking is complete you get a nice email to confirm that you can now use your iPhone on any network and your iTunes greets you with this message when you connect your phone:


IMEI pic


So, once you see this message your iPhone is officially unlocked, for good. Also, a big bonus of this method is that your warranty is still intact.

I never knew about this method until recently and I thought the only way to get a network unlock was to pay around $300 to my carrier for them to do it for me.

No way is that a reasonable fee I thought so I went online and searched around for IMEI unlocking companies. These are the ones I found and they are safe, have a good reputation and customer support and provide a proper unlock iPhone 5/5s/5c series.

  1.   Official iPhone Unlock(10/10 – pick of the bunch)

For me these are the best guys around.

They offer complete iPhone 5 series unlocks at a cheap price and have great customer service into the bargain as well. Also, their delivery was really fast and they are a service that does provide a way to unlock iPhone 5.

I started the process on a Tuesday night and by the next morning my iPhone 5 was unlocked. Incredible speed. I thought I would have to wait another week or so before I heard anything back but once I connected my iPhone to iTunes the next day I got the message I posted above.

Dealing with them was a pleasure. They offer great customer support and even though some of the question I had probably sounded a bit silly to them, they answered in a polite manner so I understood every step of the process.

Their prices are in UK pounds because they’re an English company, but it works for international carriers everywhere (I personally unlocked 2 AT&T USA locked iPhones – one iPhone 5 & one iPhone 5s).

You can find more information about them here: Official iPhone Unlock

2. IMEI Unlocking (OK service, 7/10) 

I would use this service as backup to Official iPhone Unlock. The guys that run it seem to be good at what they do however I found that their customer service was lacking somewhat.

They weren’t rude or anything, it was just that it took 4 or 5 days before I got a reply from them – perhaps they are busy and this was before they managed to unlock iPhone 5s ? On top of this I thought their website was a bit difficult to figure out navigation wise and they don’t support all normal payment processes either which isn’t ideal. Although I was wondering how to unlock iPhone 5/5s/5c and they did help me out.

Not a terrible service but they pale in comparison to Official iPhone Unlock.

3. IMEI Codes (Puzzling website with average service, 6/10) 

These guys are OK was well although they suffer from many of the same issues as IMEI unlocking but they do unlock iPhone 5c and other models.

Again, not terrible but certainly not the best and should only be used if the other services such as Official iPhone Unlock aren’t available.


I hope all this information wasn’t a bit of an overload.

I’ll sum up real quickly for you…

  1. Software unlocking does not work. Period. Stay well away if you don’t want to be scammed.
  2. Hardware unlocking does work but it is drawn out and will void your iPhone warranty.
  3. IMEI unlocks are, as I have shown you, the safest and most reliable method to have your iPhone 5 series unlocked.

Hopefully this is clear. If you are wondering how to unlock iPhone 5/5s/5c/ or having a lot of trouble getting your iPhone 5 series unlocked then I would recommend getting in touch with Official iPhone Unlock for a safe and fast unlocking process.

As I have shown you, there are several other options to getting your iPhone 5 series unlocked and being able to connect to another network but they are either a complete scam or just aren’t safe.

Hopefully you make the right decision.


Mike Tutor


iPhone_5_unlockFollowing on from last week, we are going to continue telling you all you need to know about the iPhone 5 unlock.

iPhone Unlocking is Illegal Isn’t it?

No, it is not. The iPhone 5S unlock is 100% legal to do and it is safe. Do not get unlocking muddled with unblocking. That is a term used to describe the modification of an iPhone for use after it has been blocked by a network carrier. It’s a process often used on stolen iPhones and, if you buy secondhand and have your suspicions then you should report it straight away.

Where Do I Buy an Unlocked iPhone?

You can purchase an unlocked iPhone from almost anywhere. If you want, a brand new one you are better off going to Apple but you can get secondhand ones from a number of different sites including eBay.

However, be aware of a couple of things. Buying a brand new unlocked iPhone will cost you big time. You will have to pay full price for the phone and then decide if you want a prepaid SIM or find a contract that suits you.

If you take out a contract on an unlocked iPhone you may as well buy one on contract in the first place – you will get a much better price! And then you can buy an iPhone 5C unlock which will work out cheaper.

Also, if you buy through places such as eBay you are taking a gamble that you are getting what you pay for. An awful lot of scams originate from online market places and often you have no recourse. Also, you will probably find the prices are much higher.

Why are Mobile Phones Locked?

So you can get a better price. When you buy an iPhone from a carrier, you get a cheap price in return for a minimum 2 year contract. That’s how they make their money back – through your contract. That doesn’t mean that you are being “rooked” as it were.

When you buy an iPhone in this manner you can also buy pay to unlock iPhone 5. This give s you the benefit of a contract and the addition of knowing that you can swap out your SIM card at any time.

My iPhone is Locked onto a Foreign Network – Will it Work in another Country?

No. Each network in each country is treated as a separate entity even when they are subsidiaries of the same company. The only way for you to use your iPhone on a network in another country is to unlock iPhone 5S. That way, you can use it anywhere in the world without any hassle and at cheaper prices.

Doesn’t My Network Have to Unlock My iPhone By Law?

No. Your network is under no legal obligation whatsoever to unlock your iPhone. They don’t even need a reason to refuse you. The best way is to unlock iPhone 5Cusing a reputable third party vendor.

OK, So I Want to Unlock My iPhone and Use Another Network – What Else Do I Need to Know?

Once your iPhone s unlocked you gain access to a number of benefits that will pay you back your unlocking fee time and time again.

First, you get to decide which network you use. If you don’t want a contract, don’t have one. You can get some good prepaid deals tehse days.

If you are on contract and you unlock your iPhone, you can swap the SIM card to another one when you travel to places where the coverage for one network isn’t so good.

You can save a fortune on roaming fees when you travel abroad. Simply use a local SIM card and save tons of cash – as well as being in full control of what your mobile bill is costing you.

One more benefit – if you decide to sell your iPhone, having it unlocked for use on any network can grad you an extra $100-150 on the sale price and that is not to be sneezed at!

That concludes our mini-series on unlocking the iPhone. We hope you have found it useful and that you now know the best route to take.


iphone-5-unlock1Hello and welcome to part one of our series on iPhone unlocking. We want to give you a comprehensive overview of the iPhone 5 unlock but, to make it easier for you to read, we have split it down a little.

So, without further ado, let’s delve right in and start with the main thing you want to know:

What are the Benefits of Unlocking the iPhone?

The main benefit is the freedom to use any network you want. If you find yourself traveling where your current mobile network does not have good coverage, you will be able to swap your SIM card out for one that does work. Please bear in mind that a GSM iPhone will only work on GSM SIM cards and the same applies to CDMA phones.

If you frequently travel abroad, you can save a ton of cash when you unlock iPhone 5. You will no longer be tied to your network for expensive roaming fees. You will no longer be worried about getting a huge bill through the post.

Instead, you will be able to use local SIM cards and get much cheaper rates for calling or texting.

One last benefit is that, should you decide to sell, by applying an iPhone 5C unlock you will be able to command a much higher second hand value. In some cases, depending on the condition of your iPhone, one that is unlocked can be worth up to $100 more than one that is locked to a network.

How Do I Know If My iPhone is Locked?

Obviously, if you bought it from a carrier then it will be locked but, if you bought your iPhone second hand, it may not immediately be clear. The first thing to do is pop in a SIM card from a different carrier. If it works, it’s unlocked. If it comes up with an Invalid SIM card message, it isn’t.

In this case, you will need to purchase an iPhone 5S unlock as soon as possible so you can reap the benefits listed above.

How Do I Do This?

It’s very simple – purchase an iPhone 5S Unlock through a reliable vendor. Make sure they offer you a money back guarantee and customer support. When you unlock iPhone 5S you will need to have certain information to hand:

  • Your IMEI number
  • The network the iPhone is currently locked to
  • The model of iPhone you have, in particular whether it is GSM or CDMA

Make sure these details are correct because wrong information can leads to a delay.

I Got Caught!

Please, please be aware that there are plenty of scam websites that are offering fake solutions to unlock iPhone 5C. Some will charge you but you will not get anything in return. Others won’t charge you but all you will get is a major headache and the possibility of an iPhone full of viruses.

One more thing – if the unlock solution you find is a software unlock, avoid it. While it may work, as soon as you update your firmware, your iPhone will lock again and you will be back to square one.

Join us next week for more information on unlocking the iPhone.


indexUnlocking an iPhone is a fairly easy and painless procedure if you do it the right way. When you by your iPhone 5, unless you specifically buy an unlocked one it will be locked to a carrier. That means you cannot use it with any carrier other than the one your contract is with.

But you can. Because you can legally get your iPhone 5 unlocked for use anywhere. When you do your research you will come across three main types of iPhone 5 unlock – hardware, software and factory. Do not get yourself in a spin over the difference because we are about to explain them to you and tell you which one you should use for the best results.

Hardware Unlock – Works but is expensive

If you choose to unlock iPhone 5C with a hardware unlock you could be opening yourself up to a world of pain. First, a hardware unlock requires physical access to the iPhone which could render your warranty void if anything goes wrong – which it can. Second, it is an expensive option. A hardware unlock is generally only good for certain basebands and, if yours changes – it will if you upgrade your firmware – then your unlock may not be compatible.

Software Unlock – Does not work, nothing more than a scam

Once upon a time, this used to be the only way you could unlock iPhone 5. These days, there is a much more sophisticated method available, which we will talk about in a minute. The software unlock is dangerous. Nine times out of ten, you will not get your iPhone unlocked. You will pay for it but it won’t happen and when you go to get your money back, the company will have mysteriously disappeared. Second, if by some slim chance your iPhone 5C unlock does work, as soon as you upgrade your firmware, your iPhone will lock again and you will have to purchase another solution. Third, many software unlock solutions do nothing more than invade your iPhone and infect it with viruses and malware.

Factory Unlock – The only permanent solution that really does work

Trust us when we say that this is the only permanent way to unlock iPhone 5S. A factory unlock necessitates you providing your IMEI number which is then placed, for a fee, on the Apple whitelist. This means that your iPhone is permanently and indisputably unlocked and this cannot be reversed. This kind of iPhone 5 unlock is done by a third party and is guaranteed, as long as you use a reputable source.

Things to Know Before Unlocking

Before you can unlock iPhone 5, you need to have some information to hand:

  • What Model iPhone are you using?
  • Is your iPhone a GSM or CDMA version – this makes a huge difference.
  • What firmware version are you running?
  • What is your baseband version?
  • What is your IMEI number?
  • What carrier are you currently locked to?
  • Has your iPhone been blacklisted for any reason?

In Conclusion

When you decide to unlock iPhone 5/5C/5S make sure you only use a vendor with a good reputation. There are many fraudulent sites out there that will happily take your money and give you nothing in return but a headache.
Be prepared to do some homework, get reviews and customer feedback before you make up your mind, And please, be prepared to pay for your unlock- they are not free and anyone who says they are is lying.



You pretty much cannot predict what might occur around the corner, today, this year or tomorrow from now. We live in the society where heaps of wrong activities take place practically everywhere. It is fairly easy to get your personal belongings stolen: purse, totes, cellular phones … or even automobiles! In this article we’ll discuss how you can protect your auto or get it back with the cell phone spy on your mobile phone.

How You Can Protect yourself from automobile larceny?

Brace yourselves… winter is approaching. With temperatures it is a typical issue for motorists to get themselves and their cars in jeopardy.

“It makes you a really easy target for vehicle thieves. Car Burglars have everything they need, there, to steal your car,” stated Kate Porras of The Western Colorado Auto Theft Task Force. Truth can be bitter, although this is real although it might seem funny.

Puffing basically means the phrase when some one begins the engine of the vehicle and leaves the car without any supervision.

We’ve got a fantastic trick to make it possible for you to keep your vehicle warm, safe and sound without dragging

It is going to be your windshield, that may remove the importance of dragging and a shield.

Why to do this?

Set tracker. In situation your auto, or your device gets stolen away from your vehicle – monitor it easily from any internet supported equipment. Cell phone spy will keep tracking the location of a burglar!

This trick will be very useful for you! Lots of people keep an extra cell phone in the auto.

Eventually, there’s no a worldwide choice that will protect you from a vehicle stealing or something such as this, but chew over any way that is potential to be conscious, make sure to not leaving your car unattended and some other matters which are tiny!

Retain your cell phone tasks on the account that’s secure and encrypted. See all texts, photos calls, /movies – your on line data storage that’s not common. Fairly useful!


Unlock-iPhone (1)With the forthcoming release it’s another horror story to be locked up by providers that are exclusive with services that are poor –giants in the communications sector who do not actually give a flying fig. What exactly does one do?

What’s Jailbreaking?
Technicians had to develop a method to override these limits, since Apple put restrictions on its apparatus. The procedure for removing these constraints is called jailbreaking. It’s done the iPhone’s root system so programs can be downloaded by people and use the telephone for other providers.

This, nevertheless, needs software for each iPhone launch. A unlocking application isn’t going to be accessible because hackers need to examine the model’s programming system until after it is released. With this said, we have to wait several weeks to allow them to produce a brand new software that’s the ability to unlock the iPhone 5.

As with the previous variants, procedure or the system to unlock iPhone 5 will not be other. To do so, you first must install a program called Unlock.Program. Other applications that you candownload and install are CyberDuck, and Lockdownd.

Once installed and downloaded, browse your component and search for Autolock. You can obtain this address then exploit on Network. Write the IP address and set aside.

Return to your home display and start the downloaded program. Tap on select SFTP under the Safe File Transfer, the Open Connection button and after that type the IP address which you duplicated.

You are going to subsequently get linked, after which you must select the “/thing” then locate “/user/libexec.” Harness continue. Turn your telephone off subsequently remove the SIM card. Turn the phone on again and choose the program called “Unlock.” This should let you know that “All files are prepared.” All files and press Start will start installing. After the setup is complete, it’s simple to use with other SIM to the iPhone!

In America, it’s legal to unlock the iPhone 5. It’s also legal because the laws that govern locking of telephones just apply to copyright problems to jailbreak iPhones. Unlocking one will not break a copyright and besides, restricting an individual’s ability to select what carrier to use and what programs to download is just plain poor business ethics.


Are you a new entry into the Apple family? Do you wish to own a brand new iPhone 5? If yes, trust me, you are making a wise move. The brand new iPhone Series has many sensational benefits. However, techno geeks tend to daunt the price of original Apple devices. By default, iDevices have a very high price tag. Likewise, the iPhone is famous for its special call charges. This is why many people tend to unlock iPhone 5! When compared against locked phones, the unlocked ones will let you save several thousand dollars every year. In other words, unlocking will make your iDevice a less expensive gadget.

It is quite interesting to note that unlocked iPhones will confer you with many indispensible benefits. For instance, when you unlock iPhone 5, you can enjoy cheap data plans, affordable internet packages and sensible SIM cards.

Famous iPhone Service Providers

Apple restricts its users to a predetermined list of dealers. You cannot use SIM cards from third party brands. This is because Apple has signed deals with selected network providers. These packages are customized to suit the pricy phone. In most cases, mobile plans for Apple gadgets would be expensive and unique. For instance, T-Mobile, Vodafone and AT&T are famous names with special mobile plans for iPhone users.

The Real Scenario! Why are iPhones Expensive?

On the other hand, conventional Smartphone users can make use of plans from affordable names like Sprint, Metro PCS, Verizon and US Cellular. These brands tend to offer amazing deals at breath taking rates. For instance, you can acquire unlimited internet and 500 free calls at USD 3. Doesn’t this sound wonderful? Meanwhile, original iDevice owners should spend at least USD 14 on such plans. This is why you should unlock iPhone 5! When you unlock your pricy iDevice, you can acquire plans and deals from many unauthorized Apple dealers.

A Real Stat!

Do you know that unlocked Apple phones can be used to access data very quickly? This is because unlocked iDevices will let you enjoy the gadget’s hardcore features. This is why 2 million users have unlocked the gadget.

Common Plans For Unlocked iPhones!

As mentioned previously, famous names like Verizon, Straight Talk and T-Mobile has special deals and offers for iPhones that are unlocked. For instance, Straight Talk is famous for mobile data plans. When you unlock iPhone 5, it is wise to get hold of Straight Talk’s Data Plans. The brand allows users to access 3GB of 3G data at USD 55. Similarly, Verizon has drafted new 4G services. These connections will let you access internet at the speed of light. AT&T’s 4G internet connection for iPhones starts at a lumping price of USD 120. Whereas, Verizon offers the 4G service at USD 60 for unlocked iPhones!

Ultimate Bottom Line – Understand Your Service Providers!

When you unlock iPhone 5, you will have the wit to amuse over many sensational benefits. However, the ultimate offers will depend on the service provider and their proficiency.


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