It is exciting owning an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus. However, it becomes disappointing having your phone locked to a service provider who charges expensively. If you want to switch from your current carrier to another carrier due to better services offered, then having your iPhone 7 or your iPhone 7 Plus unlocked is what you need to do. Unlocking your iPhone involves the removal and getting rid of restrictions that are preventing you from accessing the services of another carrier or service provider. There are three ways or methods of unlocking your iPhone available in the market.
Unlock Your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
This was the first method to be discovered for unlocking iPhones. It became available first after the release of the iPhone 3G. This method took advantage of a hardware loophole and exploited it to enable users to change service providers as much or as frequently as they wanted. Apple later identified it, and after the release of iPhone 4, it was closed. It later emerged again following the release of iPhone 6. Although it may not work with the previous models, it works fine with iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.
Hardware unlocking is also another method of unlocking the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. This is a simple way of unlocking your iPhone. You only need to take it to a phone repair shop, and within a matter of seconds, it is serviced. However, it is not an advisable way of having your iPhone 7 Plus, or iPhone 7 unlocked because:
• It is highly dangerous and may reduce the efficiency and usage of your iPhone.
• Only has an effectiveness rate of less than 30%.
• In case it is not successful, your warranty will be rendered completely void.
This is the most effective way of unlocking your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. IMEI unlocking is also known as the factory unlock. Every iPhone is identified by its unique IMEI code. This code is different for every iPhone. Along with some other identifying features such as the year of production, storage size, color and the model number, the IMEI code is kept in the Apple database. Here the IMEI unlocking involves changing your iPhone’s status from being locked to a certain network to getting it unlocked from the Apple database. This is done by contacting the manufacturing company and then giving them your iPhone’s code. It is a way of unlocking that is effective, permanent, safe and on top of it all, it does not interfere with your warranty.