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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. tegieng's Avatar
      tegieng -
      Need to unlock my 4S although my 4 was unlocked by ATT free already (after contract expired).
    1. chrisw05's Avatar
      chrisw05 -
      i never need an unlock but i also didnt need 64GB's its all about the re-sell in the future
    1. Borischan's Avatar
      Borischan -
      Checked unlockr, if you're not on AT&T, don't expect those prices
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Sweeet
    1. batrad's Avatar
      batrad -
      Looks like verizon iPhone5's are already unlocked
      Love to win a copy for my AT&T unit
    1. myiphone3gs4055's Avatar
      myiphone3gs4055 -
      this is what I'm waiting for. Pick me pleaseeeee
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      I can't say that I would mind a free unlock. I just signed a new 2-year contract, but hey, why not?
    1. engana's Avatar
      engana -
      Seams pretty cool... iphone 5 unlocked already? niiice
    1. mydarkblueshirt's Avatar
      mydarkblueshirt -
      Count me in.
    1. Cromatek's Avatar
      Cromatek -
      My carrier is a b***ch and I want one of those codes.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by 14u2nv View Post
      um, did everyone miss the story about ATT unlocking phones free? I got my 4 unlocked by them just by filling out a form. I don't understand all these people charging a bunch to do it.
      Not anymore. For out of contract phones, sure they do for free - up to 5 phones. But the article was about in-contract phones and after a few days they stopped doing it. Now for an in contract phone you need to use an unlock service as described in post #1.

      And count me in too!
    1. MJedi's Avatar
      MJedi -
      I would like to unlock my iPhone 4S.

      I used that AT&T web form, but they won't unlock it because it's still under contract.
    1. PathKiller29's Avatar
      PathKiller29 -
      Everyone seems to be obsesses with unlocks now
    1. 14u2nv's Avatar
      14u2nv -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Not anymore. For out of contract phones, sure they do for free - up to 5 phones. But the article was about in-contract phones and after a few days they stopped doing it. Now for an in contract phone you need to use an unlock service as described in post #1.

      And count me in too!

      um, I'm in contract and just did mine a couple days ago through AT&T. It was free and quick.
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      this i dont get?? if your foreign carrier doesn't offer a nano sim yet, then why not just cut the current micro sim to size? on ebay, they are already selling nano sim card cutters. also, there's a template floating around which you can cut it yourself.

      to use a foreign SIM in the iPhone already (good luck though - your carrier will need a compatible nano-SIM)
    1. fidosam's Avatar
      fidosam -
      Nice! Good luck to all
    1. daytonaviolet's Avatar
      daytonaviolet -
      Quote Originally Posted by PathKiller29 View Post
      Everyone seems to be obsesses with unlocks now
      we'll if carriers (ATT) didnt lock the iphone, there would be no obsession to unlock it. i have a 2yr contract with ATT, but even if i unlock it (so i can use it when i travel) .. i will still be using ATT. but even if i leave, ATT will send me a $250 early commitment fee. Thats the same price difference as purchasing a non commitment unlocked iphone.

      i think for the most part, ATT customers with a subsidized unlocked iphone will NOT leave ATT. we just want the flexibility when we travel
    1. Boomgoesc4's Avatar
      Boomgoesc4 -
      I can't wait to do this
    1. staysic722's Avatar
      staysic722 -
      and this is why I love the jailbreak community, because average users will never hear about these amazing options
    1. MPS3's Avatar
      MPS3 -
      this is a ******* joke AT&T phones only
      AT&T unlock for free anyways