Yes its true , A permanent unlocking solution based on IMEI Number of your device is now available online . A handful of websites are now offering this unlocking service for a hefty amount starting $170 . According to the provider your device will be unlocked within 24 hrs and you don’t require jailbreaking or unlocking your phone. The unlock will be permanent as it will be based on the IMEI unique code of your device . You will be able to upgrade your firmware anytime you wish without having to worry about baseband upgrades and loosing your unlock .
How IMEI Unlock Works ?
All mobile devices have their unique IMEI numbers . The service provider will put this number in Apple’s white list and when you sync with iTunes , it will unlock your phone permanently . With this type of unlocks you don’t have to worry about future iOS upgrades and your device acts like any other factory unlocked phone.
After the unlock request is processed , you have to connect your device with your computer and iTunes will unlock your phone officially . But the unlock solution comes for a price .We are not sure how legitimate these unlocks are . There is a speculation over this unlocking method as Apple can well identify and disable this type of unlocking now available in the gray market .
Update : It has been heard that online unlockers are not taking any more order and this method has been halted for an undefined period . It seems , Apple has closed this method .
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