Comparing the Different Methods To Unlock An iPhone
Factory IMEI Unlock:
The first method for unlocking your iPhone,is a Factory unlock by IMEI which is done when the request from your carrier or a 3rd party unlocker such as CanadaUnlocking.com, the iPhone Unlock is done by whitelisting the IMEI number in the Apple database.
This is usually the best solution as it is an official unlock from Apple however for some Carriers it is either very expensive or unlocking is not available at all.
When you Factory Unlock your iPhone by IMEI method it is unlocked forever and you can update to new iOS versions, without worrying whether it will affect your unlock or not. IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity and it is a string of numbers which Apple uses to categorize iPhone’s as locked or unlocked.
If you want to Factory Unlock the iPhone , or to enquire about the pricing, go to this page, where you will find Factory Unlocking services for the USA and over 40 other countries:
iPhone Unlock Chip Method
The iPhone Unlock Chip Method of unlocking an iPhone involves purchasing a passthrough card or SIM interposer.
You purchase one of these special passthrough cards that essentially sits on top of your SIM card. In order to maintain this sort of unlock you must always keep the card between your SIM card and SIM card tray.
This method of unlocking has become more popular because our new Unlock Chip now supports the latest iOS versions, functions perfectly, it is less expensive and you can always use this same chip on other iPhones.
For example if in the future you buy a new iPhone or get your iPhone replaced by Apple then you can remove the CHIP from your old phone and place it into your new phone easily.
Some older Sim Chips were known to have issues, meaning they would suddenly stop working or they would not support all of Apples features such as iMessage etc. CanadaUnlocking.com is happy to have released the latest iPhone Sim Chip which works with all iOS versions.
It is the smallest and most powerful unlock chip to date, it has been rigorously tested and has proven to be the most reliable chip ever made.
To put our money where our mouth is, we are also offering a 3 month replacement warranty on them. Also it supports all of the iPhones great features such as iMessage. To date there is no noticeable difference in features between our sim chip and a Factory unlock by IMEI.
Hardware-Unlocking an iPhone without software
The unlock by SIM chip is also called a Hardware unlock. It has become a very popular option since our latest updated software allows the iPhone to be unlocked seemlessly. We are even able to update the SIM chip on your own so that in the event of a future iOS unlock the phone would still work on other networks.
Recently we have made a new discovery on Apple’s iOS platform which allows any device to be factory unlocked to any network by using our SIM chip and directly modifying the ICCID. Once unlocked, the device will still continue to work, even when the SIM chip is removed, still allowing you to use any network’s SIM card.
Best of all, it doesn’t require jailbreak to work, and is compatible with all iPhones (including the X) and works up to iOS 11.4.1 as well as iOS 12 and later updates.
If a future update becomes incompatible, then simply re-insert the SIM chip and change the ICCID number. Simply contact us for this new ICCID number in the future if needed.
Here are the steps to Update the iPhone ICCID number
- Insert a unsupported SIM with the SIM Chip into a locked iPhone
- Launch the "Phone Dialer" and type *5005*7672*99# and then hit the GREEN Call button then tap edit ICCID at the bottom of the page
- When prompted enter in the following numbers: 8901-4104-2778-0604-3133
- Hit send anfter entering the above code and then before Restarting the device tap on "ACCEPT" in the bottom RIGHT corner and then follow the setup
- Once you are back at the Home screen, remove the SIM chip and now you can use the previously unsupported SIM card
Now your iPhone has been unlocked by the SIM chip method. We should also mention that this isn’t entirely permanent and if you do a factory reset the device will be locked again, but that's not a real problem since you can just insert your SIM chip in again to unlock it.
Which iPhone Unlocking Method To Choose?
Essentially you have two options when it comes to unlocking your iPhone.
- Sim Unlock Chip (Passthrough Card/SIM Interposer)
- Factory Unlock (Unlock by IMEI)
If you have chosen the iPhone Unlock by IMEI then proceed to place your
If you have chosen the SIM Unlock Chip then place your order on the Top of this page.
Please note, that the chip will be physically mailed by USPS to your confirmed paypal or credit card billing address. Typically, the card is mailed out within 48 hours, and depending on where you live it should arrive by regular mail (USPS) within 2-14 days. Rural areas make take a little longer.
Safe, Fast & Easy!
100% Guaranteed to Permanently Factory Unlock your iPhone. Your iPhone will remain unlocked even after updating firmware. Simply plug your iPhone into iTunes when you receive our E-Mail and your phone is unlocked!
Select your iPhone Model to proceed with the factory Unlock:
- Unlock iPhone 5
- Unlock iPhone 6
- Unlock iPhone 6 Plus
- Unlock iPhone 6S
- Unlock iPhone 6S Plus
- Unlock iPhone SE
- Unlock iPhone 7
- Unlock iPhone 7 Plus
- Unlock iPhone 8
- Unlock iPhone 8 Plus
- Unlock iPhone X
- Unlock iPhone XR
- Unlock iPhone XS Max
- Unlock iPhone XS
* IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:
Please select the network your iPhone is currently locked to. If it is not listed in the networks below, DO NOT order it as another network! If you are not sure of your Network, please contact us first.
Also Please make sure your iPhone has been activated first with the Network it is currently locked to. (You must be able to access the home screen of your iPhone).