Users with iPhone who have updated to iOS 7.0.2 released by Apple recently are also able to unlocked their smartphone. This guide is for iDevice owners who haven’t unlocked yet but wish to perform this step in order to get the opportunity to easily switch between carriers in any corner of the world.
The two newest iPhones [5S and 5c] are mostly sold under 2-year contract in other words they are locked to particular carriers. iPhone 5 / 4S / 4 are also often locked to mobile operators meaning their owners can’t change the SIM card and switch to another carrier. This can be changed once and forever. Everyone is able to unlock iOS 7 device using a factory, legit and safe service.
Hardware and Software iOS v.7.0.2 Unlocks
There are no hardwareor software solutions for iPhones on the latest iOS. It means you can’t perform such unlock right now. It could happen so that new methods will be available in the future. Hackers and different companies are always in search for new programs and additional SIM-card unlock solutions. You can follow the news and use such methods once they become available to public.
IMEI Unlock for iOS 7 Firmware Versions
This popular method is distant. The company that offers such unlock simply places the IMEI number of your smartphone to the Apple official database of unlocked devices [when the gadget is locked its IMEI is listed as “locked” on iTunes]. After the process is complete iTunes finds out your status is “unlocked” and you are able to use any SIM card of your choice.
You don’t need to jailbreak your handset or install some unknown programs on it. IMEI unlock is permanent. It saves your warranty and allows you upgrading your firmware / baseband without being re-locked.
Price is the only drawback of this method. It is not free. You are required to pay the company that unlocks your smartphone by IMEI code which you can find in Settings – General – About section or through *#06# combination.
The instruction is simple. You select the company that will perform iPhone unlock by IMEI and provide your IMEI number and carrier you are locked to.You will get an email with instructions on how to complete unlock by connection to iTunes.
Beware of scam sites that take your money but don’t change the status to “unlocked.” You should order the service from trusted and reliable firms only.
iPhone 5S is a new Apple smartphone released in September 2013. It comes with a lot of great features. Fingerprint sensor is one of them. This is an exclusive option that is not available for other iPhone models yet.
iOS 7 update hasn’t been perfect. No matter how hard developers and Apple were working during the testing period the new firmware still has some bugs. iOS 7 hotspot not working is one of the problems users face after installing this operating system on their iPhone / iPad.
iPhone 4 users who have installed iOS 7 would probably like to downgrade or unlock baseband 4.12.09. How is it possible to do? Is there an easy solution to both problems?
We hope you haven’t upgraded to the new iOS 7 without having your baseband preserved if you had a device unlocked with Gevey SIM or Ultrasn0w method. This way you will lose your unlock and won’t be able to perform the same procedure for your new firmware because both Ultrasn0w and Gevey SIM jailbreaking unlock methods don’t support the new iOS 7 yet [no one knows when and whether they will be updated].
If you are searching for the way to downgrade iPhone 4 04.12.09 you might find some instructions but don’t follow them. You will never succeed. It is sadly impossible 4.12.09 downgrading to previous modem versions. Why? We’ll explain this to you.
Smartphones created by Apple can’t be downgraded after you have upgraded their iOS version / baseband. Sadly, such protection is used so that hackers or other people couldn’t damage the gadget via discovered exploits.
In other word, having the smartphone with such baseband you are stuck with this modem firmware. You can only update it in the future when iOS 7.0.2 is available for public download. There is no method for iOS 7 jailbreak yet, but you are able to unlock your handset even with the latest baseband.
There is no software / hardware unlock for iPhone 4 users. The only way to unlock this model is via factory unlock solution which relies on your IMEI number. If you know your IMEI code and original operator your gadget is locked to you can find a reliable company that offers iPhone unlock by IMEI number and order this service. You’ll have to pay for such unlock but it will be guaranteed and successful if you have the smartphone that was activated with the carrier and is not blacklisted [sometimes it is even possible to unlock a barred IMEI number].
Step 1. Contact the company and make sure you are eligible for unlock [the smartphone is activated, you know the carrier name and IMEI code].
Step 2. If you got an iOS 7 device from a reseller ask its previous owner to turn Find My iPhone app off. Otherwise you won’t be able to activate the device and use it.
Step 3. Order factory unlock service for your iPhone 4 with baseband 04.12.09 and wait till the status of your device is changed to forever “unlocked.”
Use your unlocked gadget and follow the new. Maybe it will become possible to downgrade 04.12.09 baseband in the future [if hackers find such a way].
A week after the release of the final version of iOS 7, you can now download a technical update of iOS 7.0.2, aimed at fixing bugs. This update fixed bug that allowed you to bypass entering the passcode on the lock screen to access the iPhone and iPad.
Previously, Apple has released an iOS 7.0.1 update. The assembly is only available for iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c and is aimed at correcting errors associated with the work of iPhone 5S Touch ID.
The update, that was launched earlier within the day, removes the Lock screen bypass problem that reared its mind not lengthy after iOS 7 went public. Just in case you’re running iOS 7.0.2 for jailbreak reasons, there’s you don’t need to worry MuscleNerd has confirmed that iOS 7.0.2 is supported for potential future jailbreaks. Also you can unlock iOS 7.0.2 iPhone without any issues.
Clearly, if you are still on iOS 6.1.3 and jailbroken, you’ll want to steer clear of any iOS 7 updates. Case for that people who have previously lost their jailbreaks/didn’t have one to start with, and therefore are wishing for any future iOS 7 jailbreak.
Regrettably, if you simply attempted to complete an OTA update to iOS 7.0.2, and your device got stuck into recovery mode. Unfortunately TinyUmbrella didn’t work with kicking the unit from recovery mode You can restore the device using iTunes now. It suppose to be another one of iOS 7.x bugs.
Try to edit the hosts file on Mac or Windows, to comment the gs.apple.com entry, which permitted to revive correctly.
If you like to update your device to iOS 7.0.2 you can use direct IPSW links below:
Have you tried to get factory unlock or any other hardware / software unlocking for your iPhone and it doesn’t work? Here is the fix to “no service after unlock” that should solve your problem and allow using any SIM card across the world.
A lot of iPhones are sold locked to one carrier. This means users can’t change their SIM card to use other network because their device supports only the SIMs from the mobile operator it is originally locked to. There are three methods of iOS 7 gadget unlocks: hardware, factory and software unlock.
Many of iPhone owners still use turbo SIM cards in iPhone unlocking. Some still use Gevey, others still use TP-Sim or X-Sim and iPhone 5 owners can use R-SIM, popular Sim card unlock in our days.
But there are still those who want to buy such hardware solution and then use it on iPhone. Here you will find how to use each of them and enjoy any Sim on every iPhone model and baseband including iOS 7.
iPhones continuously come out with new versions of software that add a particular functionality, and eliminating errors. On phones from different generations can be different functionality in the presence of one and the same version of the firmware. For example , iPhone 3G with iOS 4.0 does not support multi-tasking, while the 3Gs and 4 support.