unlocking iphone 5 from ebay?

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  1. mikemea macrumors newbie

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    Just being curious that what if i buy unlock code from ebay or other website to unlock the iPhone 5, & lets say if something happen to iPhone 5 & want to replace from apple store with applecare+. will they replace it without any Question ask on why this iPhone unlock? or will i lost my applecare+ warranty?

    i am confuse/nervous, because i paid $99 for applecare+ & i don't want to loose it.

    Please reply if anyone had experiences on this..... & had/have successfully got replace? i dont care after changing the iphone stay lock or not..
     
  2. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    My 3GS got unlocked in the warranty period and they swapped it for a battery defect and never said anything. The next one was unlocked too :)
     
  3. dessskris, Aug 18, 2013
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    dessskris macrumors newbie

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    Careful: do some research first on how to unlock an iPhone. I've come across an article explaining there is NO software unlock or hardware unlock, they're just trying to rip you off! You can't buy an unlocking code from eBay (heck, does that kind of thing even get sold on eBay? They must be nuts!) What works is an IMEI unlock where you have to give them your IMEI and they will add your IMEI to the whitelist of unlocked iPhones. Then for the last step of the process you just have to connect your iPhone to iTunes, and then it will say that your phone has been unlocked. Sounds legit right?

    The cheapest way to do this is through your carrier. However they might make you use their service for at least 6 months before unlocking. So if you want the quick method, you can go and try www.officialiphoneunlock.co.uk They hire people who work for Apple/carriers or have access to the whitelist so they could add your IMEI to the whitelist. Some reviews say they're the most reliable, and are very reliable. I haven't tried it though and it looks very costly to me (especially with UK carriers...). But that's an option for you.

    Do NOT trust other websites that say they'll unlock for you at a cheap price, they're most likely scammers that just want your money!

    Good luck with unlocking your iPhone!

    EDIT: oh and, the IMEI unlock shall NOT void your warranty whereas the fake software/hardware unlock will indeed void your warranty so be careful!
     
  4. emscie macrumors newbie

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    Quick question, upon unlock by carrier, do I need to complete this stage myself or let the buyer do this iTunes thing

    "Then for the last step of the process you just have to connect your iPhone to iTunes, and then it will say that your phone has been unlocked."
     
  5. noirluispher, Aug 20, 2013
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    It would be best to complete before selling. This is exactly what I did prior to selling my iP4.
     
  6. nicholasss macrumors regular

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    For anyone interested in attempting to buy an unlock from:

    www.officialiphoneunlock.co.uk

    I suggest reading this first:

    http://www.mondaiji.com/blog/other/general/10177-scam-alert-officialiphoneunlock-co-uk
     
  7. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    Interesting article and best to stay away from them too.
     
  8. stormchaser macrumors 6502

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    There's another one called:
    www.officialappleunlock.co.uk

    With these details:
    Contact Us

    1 Ripple Court, Brockeridge Park, Gloucestershire GL20 6FG

    Live Chat Available

    For immediate assistance please contact one of our support team using the 'Live Chat' feature below. (When Available)

    Live Chat is available Mon-Fri between 10.00am and 4.30pm. Outside of those hours, please use the form to the left and we will endeavour to answer any questions as soon as possible.

    Kind regards

    officialappleunlock team.

    Don't know if they are real or fake too.
     
  9. pixelss macrumors member

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    I'm currently trying different Ebay sellers. for 1 black listed iPhone and 2 under contract phones. I will update as i get results.

    1)

    Iphone 4s - under contract - rejected $8.90 - trying a new seller at $14 price tag

    2)

    iphone 5 - In progress - $10.80
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why are you replying to an old dead 1.5 year ago old thread.
     
  11. ifanme macrumors regular

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    Maybe for the reason of advertisement something?
     

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