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How to Unlock an iPhone for free

2013-02-20 23:50:21 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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As of 2010, the iPhone was available only to AT&T customers, leaving users of other carriers out of the picture. Is it possible to unlock the iPhone for usage with other carriers? The answer is yes.
Unlocking is the removal of SIM restrictions on the modem, allowing the use of the iPhone on any carrier. There are 2 types of iPhone unlocks:
software unlock: the iPhone is unlocked by a software
hardware unlock: modification have to be made to the actual hardware to unlock the iPhone
The main reason to unlock your iPhone is if you want to use it with a different service provider (ie T-Mobile).
Here, you may want to ask: What's the difference between Unlocking and Jailbreaking an iPhone?
The basic difference is that jailbreaking is about controlling what software you can install on your iPhone (or other iOS device), while unlocking allows you to choose what mobile phone carrier the device will work with.
We have introduced an easy way of jailbreaking iPhone several days ago, here now we will give you another guide of how to unlock your iPhone for free. Follow below step-by-step guides.

Easy guide: How to unlock your iPhone for free?

Preparation: Backup and restore your iPhone using iTunes.
Step 1: Make sure your iPhone and iTunes are updated to the latest versions
Just open the iTunes and update the software and connect your iPhone to do the same.

Step 2: Download and start the software
1) Click on the below Windows or Mac icon to download the software onto your computer.
Windows Version Mac Version
2) Double click the blackra1n icon to start the process. Then click the "make it rain" icon and your iPhone will enter recovery mode and automatically reboot.
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Step 3: iPhone get jailbroken and prepare to unlock your iPhone
Once the iPhone reboots it will be jailbroken and you can now unlock your iPhone and install Cydia. There will now be a blackra1n app on your device.
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Step 4: Last step to unlock your iPhone
Open the blackra1n application and doubleclick on the sn0w package and Cydia and hit install. Once complete your iPhone will be unlocked and you will be free to use it on any carrier.
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