5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 8, 2012 9:11 PM by Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com)
jatin89 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently bought an iPhone 5 from apple and it was factory unlock, but i had to sent it back for screen replacement and they sent me a new phone with new IMEI number and stuff, So my question is How do i make sure that my replacement iPhone 5 is factory unlock is there a way to do it?


iPhone 5, iOS 6.0.1
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 (17,290 points)

    Your carrier may be able to tell you, otherwise just try a SIM from another carrier.

     

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  • jatin89 Level 1 (0 points)

    Lets say:

    1. You have bought a phone from apple.ca
    2. You are not on contract from any cariers
    3. You do not have an extra sim from another carier

    Then in this situation, what should a person need to do? Is there a number or anything like that

  • Rojmer Level 4 (1,485 points)

    Try a different Sim card from a carrier other than yours.  If you don't have one, ask to borrow one from a friend or relative and put it into your phone.  If the iPhone recognizes the Sim, your iPhone is unlocked.  This will not damage or change your friend's Sim card in any way, if you just put it in your phone and take it out after determining whether it is recognized or not.  Don't change any settings while the Sim card is in your phone.

  • ckuan Level 7 (29,553 points)

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  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 (17,290 points)

    I believe all iPhone 5s sold in Canada are unlocked.

     

    Troubleshooting 101
    Some topics covered
    -Basic troubleshooting steps
    -Hard reset instructions
    -Manual restore instructions
    -Hardware troubleshooting
    -Preventive Maintenance
    -Anti-theft & recovery tips
    -Battery-saving tips
    -Repair options
    -Contacting Apple

     

     

     

     

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