6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2012 4:06 PM by gdgmacguy
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How to check iphone 4s is originaly factory unlocked 

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
Solved by Lawrence Finch on Nov 20, 2011 10:12 AM Solved

There is no such thing as "factory unlocked". NO iPhones are unlocked in the factory; they are unlocked because their IMEI is Apple's Activation database as unlocked. If you call Apple they will be able to tell you if an iPhone is unlocked or which carrier it is locked to.


If you bought it from someone other than Apple as "factory unlocked" it most likely is hacked or jailbroken.

Reply by KiltedTim on Nov 20, 2011 11:30 AM Helpful

Purchase an unlocked phone from a legitimate source (i.e. Apple if they sell unlocked phones in your country or a carrier who sells unlocked phones. See this list: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1937).


If you already have one, you should be able to call AppleCare and give them the serial number. They should be able to tell you if it's locked and who it's locked to.

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