Difference Between Factory Unlock, Software Hardware Unlock and Jailbreak

cyberboki 23/08/2012 11
Difference Between Factory Unlock, Software Hardware Unlock and Jailbreak

Difference Between Factory Unlock, Software Hardware Unlock and Jailbreak

There has been an interesting debate in the online community on how to unlock iPhone 4 4S 3GS. Since there are many different ways involved in unlocking an iPhone, the users often get confused which method to use. Today i will take this opportunity to help all dev.mk readers about factory unlock, software and hardware unlock and jailbreak.

Why Is Your iPhone Locked To A Specific Service Provider?

Many service providers lock their SIM to a specific network to offer phones at reduced prices to their customers in exchange for contract for usage for a specific time period. Most of us may not be convenient with the service provider and would like to switch to another network. But in a SIM locked phone you are not allowed to switch to another network. This is not fair isn’t it? There are certainly many ways to unlock your post to be used with any network.

In this article I am going to differentiate between factory unlock, hardware and software unlock and jailbreak.

Factory Unlock And Its Benefits

First and foremost, factory unlock is a permanent and there is no need to unlock it after each iOS update or upgrading the phones firmware. It is also the easiest and safest unlock method to use your phone on any network. There are many factory unlock service providers in the market. After my personal experience and seeing the user ratings, I highly suggest the one and only Official iPhone Unlock service provider to unlock your iPhone with Baseband 04.11.08 or Baseband 04.12.08. The method used by OfficialiPhoneUnlock turns the iPhone into a factory unlocked device. This means the iPhone can still be updated to the latest iOS firmware and get the latest updates from Apple directly.

All you need to do is provide your iPhone’s IMEI code to officialiphoneunlock.co.uk. Don’t have an IMEI code? Don’t worry you can use our IMEI Checker to find your iPhone IMEI code number.

As soon you send your IMEI code the professionals at OfficialiPhoneUnlock will do the unlocking for you within 24 hours. Any iPhone model like iPhone 4 4S 3GS with Baseband 04.11.08 or Baseband 04.12.08 can be unlocked regardless of the any firmware version. Some may be skeptical on how the unlocking process may affect the iPhone but you don’t have to worry about any risk of damage to it as all the iPhone features will still be available. The successful factory unlock your phone can work on any carrier in any part of the world. Did I mention that you have the complete freedom to switch between service providers.

How Is Factory Unlock Different From Software And Hardware Unlock

Most hardware unlocks such as the Gevey SIM hardware tricks is not really worth it. You may cause damage to you iPhone and void warranty. The downside of this method is that you may never get any software updates from Apple. This is due to the fact that hardware unlocks device stays inside your handset and it may cause a malfunction. Most importantly Apple will not fix such a problem since you have voided the warranty.

What Is Jailbreak?

Jailbreak is the process where you install specific software into your computer with the iPhone attached, to facilitate the access to the phone’s operating system. This process can just allows users to download extra apps and themes that may be unavailable from the official Apple app store but remember a jailbreak phone is not a SIM unlock so you cannot use the phone with a different operator.


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So there you have it, I hope this article demystify the three distinct processes of the iPhone 4 4S 3GS unlocking myths. An important note to remember, if you have used a factory unlock, then your iPhone will have the same features and functions as a new factory unlocked phone at only a fraction cost. It is highly advised to unlock your iPhone only using officialiphoneunlock.co.uk and be sure to enjoy all Apple original updates.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rondip2000 Anirban Ghosh

    I have factory unlocked from your end . My question is can I jailbreak the iphone 3gs for more option ? After jailbreaking factory unlock will work or not ?

    • http://www.bojcheski.com Borche Bojcheski

      Jailbreaking has nothing to do with Unlocking. If you iPhone is factory unlocked you can update your iOS, restore from iTunes, Jailbreak, Re-Jailbreak and thats all because it’s factory unlocked. Thats the meaning of factory unlock :) it’s unlocked for life :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/rondip2000 Anirban Ghosh

        Ok I have done it from this site …So I can now jailbreak for more features right sir ? Please reply .

        • Trent

          you can just jailbreak the install ipad baseband for your 3gs to make it unlocked for free if you wanted to

          • http://www.facebook.com/rondip2000 Anirban Ghosh

            I want to install Siri port ..for this I need to jailbreak means need cydia …Should I do it ? and I dont have to unlock again as it is factory unlocked .

          • http://www.bojcheski.com Borche Bojcheski

            If you want to install Siri port, then all you have to do is Jailbreak your iPhone (it wont get locked once you jailbreak). Jailbreak in terms meaning removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV). So don’t worry, if you iPhone is factory unlocked you are good to go for the Jailbreak without fear and install the Siri port

          • http://www.facebook.com/rondip2000 Anirban Ghosh

            Thanks sir for your reply ….One thing ..How can I PM you ? Could you tell me that my imei no. is factory unlocked or not .

  • ruzhica

    how to know if my i phone 4 is unlocked without a sim card version 5.1.1 and modem firmware 04.12.01 …thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/wilmer.suarez.71 Wilmer Suarez

    i have 4s from verizon but this one is on blacklist can i use in sudamerica with factory unlock it safe to make this process ? thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/adam.daieh Adam Daieh

    Very informative post. I was able to jailbreak my phone successfully by the help of