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  • GIVEAWAY - Unlocking the iPhone 5


    A few million people got an iPhone 5 this morning.

    We're betting some of you are looking to unlock it - whether for resale value down the road, or to use a foreign SIM in the iPhone already (good luck though - your carrier will need a compatible nano-SIM).

    There's an abundance of sites offering unlocks. Some are legit, some are scams. We have used various ones in the past, and thought we'd share a couple we recommend now since iPhone 5 support has just been added (note - these services unlock other iPhones as well - 3G, 3G[S], 4, 4S).

    Neither of these services require a jailbreak, and both are permanent unlocks (you can update your firmware normally, etc, and your device will still be unlocked).

    iUnloc.kr

    iUnloc.kr is a newer service, but from guys who've been developing for iPhone for a while now. This service is wholly automated, with an emailed response when you're unlocked. Plus their site is pretty.

    They offer a variety of service speeds and prices:

    • 2-5 hour turnaround. on sale for $45.
    • 1 hour turnaround - $55.
    • 24 hour turnaround - $25.


    iUnloc.kr will also be releasing a Cydia app here in the next few days, which you can grab through the ModMyi repo. We'll update here when that's available.

    NegriElectronics.com

    NegriElectronics has been around a long while, and has a reputation of quick customer service and quality products. They sell unlocked phones as a specialty, and their iPhone unlock is quick and effective. You also receive an email when your device is unlocked.

    The iPhone unlock service from NegriElectronics runs $120, but is on sale for $18.50. It is "instant," which is labeled as a 2-3 hour turnaround.

    You're in great hands with either of the above services - ModMyi.com recommends them (we should mention - we don't receive anything in exchange for these reviews, although we did test an unlock to verify it works with each service).

    We're also giving away 10 unlocks - 5 from iUnloc.kr, and 5 from NegriElectronics.com. Use the widget below to gain entries into the raffle, and we'll pick a winner Monday morning!

    This article was originally published in forum thread: GIVEAWAY - Unlocking the iPhone 5 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 173 Comments
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      blkcadi,
      will itunes say anything once it's unlocked or does it just happen behind the scenes?
    1. Cowboy's Avatar
      Cowboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sniper488 View Post
      blkcadi,
      will itunes say anything once it's unlocked or does it just happen behind the scenes?
      You get a message the pops on screen in iTunes saying your phone is officially unlocked
    1. pito_d's Avatar
      pito_d -
      I'm from outfox the states, I could use this. pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!

      me, me , me pliz
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Cowboy, thanks!
    1. ubaid98150's Avatar
      ubaid98150 -
      I like this giveaway but the prices for the sites are a bit ridiculous. I know a site that does it for 19.99 and says they do it in 12 hours but ive gotten it in 2-3
    1. ubaid98150's Avatar
      ubaid98150 -
      ive gotten mine unlocked from unlockstation.com for 19.99 but i have more to unlock ofcourse since its free
    1. jdye06's Avatar
      jdye06 -
      Are they pretty reputable??

      Quote Originally Posted by ubaid98150 View Post
      ive gotten mine unlocked from unlockstation.com for 19.99 but i have more to unlock ofcourse since its free
      Awesome!!! Hope I get one! For frreeeeee!!!
    1. aadil's Avatar
      aadil -
      Would love to get the unlock for my iPhone 3GS tied to Rogers since they are quite tough on unlocking it and I want to use it in Kenya!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by aadil View Post
      Would love to get the unlock for my iPhone 3GS tied to Rogers since they are quite tough on unlocking it and I want to use it in Kenya!
      This is for ATT iPhones only
    1. ubaid98150's Avatar
      ubaid98150 -
      i believe there fairly new, but i went with them bc i met the owner on craigslist. was buying a phone, he told me about it. But my iPhone is unlocked so all is good. Now if i could just get my sisters iphone unlocked from here just for raising its value, i would be super happy
    1. FURBY8704's Avatar
      FURBY8704 -
      I just received this after waiting 24 hours -__-

      "Thank you for using iunloc.kr. We regretfully inform you that the service you selected does not support the iPhone 5. You have been fully refunded back to your paypal account. "
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      I just received this after waiting 24 hours -__-

      "Thank you for using iunloc.kr. We regretfully inform you that the service you selected does not support the iPhone 5. You have been fully refunded back to your paypal account. "
      What carrier is your phone locked to?
    1. ubaid98150's Avatar
      ubaid98150 -
      Quote Originally Posted by FURBY8704 View Post
      I just received this after waiting 24 hours -__-

      "Thank you for using iunloc.kr. We regretfully inform you that the service you selected does not support the iPhone 5. You have been fully refunded back to your paypal account. "
      ouch. there i5 service is 45$ ;/ thats a bit ridiculous
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Though I think it's been already said in this thread - remember that CDMA Verizon iP5's, even in contract, are already factory unlocked. No need to use an unlock service. Sprint is also a CDMA phone but don't know if they're unlocking their new iP5's or not. Unlock services are 99.8% only needed for AT&T locked phones.
    1. fangirlsolo's Avatar
      fangirlsolo -
      i want!
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      "I just received this after waiting 24 hours -__-

      "Thank you for using iunloc.kr. We regretfully inform you that the service you selected does not support the iPhone 5. You have been fully refunded back to your paypal account. ""

      Very, very weird!!!!!!!
      I just did my iphone 5 and it came back unlocked from them.
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      I'm not using that seller, but I have gotten 4 new i5's unlocked since Friday. Huh.
    1. FloRocka's Avatar
      FloRocka -
      I got this!
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by blkcadi View Post
      I'm not using that seller, but I have gotten 4 new i5's unlocked since Friday. Huh.
      Strange that 'our' seller doesn't say 'iP5' as unlockable yet. Only 3GS, 4 & 4S. I know several who've had 5s unlocked so far. It's a beautiful thing. ;-)
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Our seller does say iPhone 5 on their site, I just had it done if we're talking about the same our seller