What is remote Factory unlocking by IMEI number?
First you need to understand what a Imei number is. The International Mobile Station Equipment Identity or IMEI /aɪˈmiː/ is a number, usually unique to identify mobile phones, as well as some satellite phones. It is usually found printed inside the battery compartment of the phone, but can also be displayed on-screen on most phones by entering *#06# on the dial-pad, or alongside other system information in the settings menu on smartphone operating systems. The IMEI number is used by a GSM network to identify a phone. and is unique to each phone.
Carriers or manufacturers will lock a Smart phone to restrict it’s ability to be used on only certain carriers. This is done by locking the Smart phone to a code. The code lock is associated to the phones IMEI number. Removing the Code Sim restriction by the “Factory Method” is usually done one of two ways.
1. Some phone’s will require entering the associate code into the device manually to Unlock the device.
2. Others will require the code to be changed in a data base and the phone code will be updated the next time it communicates with it’s data base.
With our service at iPhoneasyunlock we can go to the data base and get the unlock code or Change the code settings in the data base. All we need is your phones IMEI number. Once we get your phone’s unlock code or change it’s status in the data base, you simply need to enter the code into the phone or hook the phone up to its data base (ie –iTunes/ Device Unlock App Server…) and the phone will become permanently unlocked. This is all done remotely so you do not have to send your phone in and all be can done where ever you like World Wide. Once unlocked you can use your device on any GSM carrier in the World.
Since Factory unlocking is the same process that the Manufactures or carriers use to unlock Device’s it will not void your warranty or damage your device.
Common Question and Answers:
Q: Will I lose my contacts or Apps when Unlocking my device?
A: We recommend backing up your device before unlocking or making any change’s to your device. When ever updating or restoring your device there is a small chance of losing data. The risk of losing data is the same as when doing any changes to your device ie. installing new app or updating firmware.
Q: Is there any chance of damaging device?
A: Factory Unlocking will not damage your device. Factory Unlocking is the only method that will not void your Manufacture’s warranty and is Permanent even after doing Updates or restoring your device.
Q: Will I still be able to use my current carrier after unlock?
A: Yes. Not only will you be able to use your current carrier, you will be able to use any GSM Carrier in the World.
Q: Do I have to download any third party Software to unlock my phone?
A: No, Factory unlocking does not use any Third party software, Some phone’s may require a factory app or software to communicate with the data base server.( ie. iTunes or Android Device unlock app.)
Q: Will I be able to use all my phones functions after being unlocked.
A: Unlocking you Phone will not change any of it’s abilities other than removing the sim card restriction. Some carriers may use different bands or have other requirements for using their network. It is recommended that you check that your Phones hardware is compatible to the network you plan on using.
Q: Can I update or Restore my Device After Unlocking?
A: Yes, Factory Unlocking is Permanent even after updating to new firmware or doing factory reset or restore.