It can be quite costly sometimes to buy an iPhone that’s already been unlocked. On the flipside, unlocking iPhones is not the easiest of things to do all the time. However, recently a solution has been devised for people with locked iPhone device and who are in need of using SIM cards not from that carrier to which the device is locked. Fortunately enough, the solution is available already as well.
The solution is using latest R-SIM & ICCID trick which is actually a SIM card to unlock your device once it is installed. Actually, it takes advantage of a bug in the iOS platform from Apple. It means that the SIM is to be installed first and then, after taking a few steps, you could be able to swap the SIM card from just about any carrier back in. Your iPhone will now be all set to be used like any unlocked iPhone out there without any kind of issues whatsoever no matter whom the carrier is.
You may find other similar guides that use the SIM swap method, but those used R-SIM 12. Right now, we have the latest R-SIM updated version 13 that extends support for latest iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. That’s something quite notable as older one created problems when working on new iPhones from Apple because of change in the design of SIM tray. With the latest update, we also have the process speed increased and there is better standby time as well. So, it’s all great news then.
Now, if you are ready to unlock your latest iPhone with our R-SIM & ICCID trick, here are the steps you need to follow:
- First of all, you’ll need to have latest R-SIM version for the iPhone that can be downloaded online.
- Next, insert your R-SIM into the locked iPhone.
- Now, open the Emergency Call Screen before entering the code *5005*7672*00# in dialer before tapping the phone caller button.
- When Input ICCID screen appears, enter the code as follows: 8901-4104-2792-0258-7523.
- Next, tap Send and reboot the device and follow typical setup process of iOS for activation.
- Once you are done, remove R-SIM from the iPhone and then insert the regular nano SIM from your desired network back into it again. You can now start using the iPhone just like any other unlocked device out there.
So, these are the steps that you can use for unlocking your iOS device, and they work fine on just about all the iPhones starting from iPhone 5 and going as high up as the latest iPhone XS Max running both iOS 11 and iOS 12.
The process may not be the ideal one, particularly if it requires you to do it again should your device hard reboots or you choose to restore it with iTunes. However, it is definitely better than having nothing like that and it’s worth to check out for sure. Remember, however, that Apple might be able to patch the flaw some time soon with future updates for iOS despite the fact that it is working just fine ever since iOS 11 was released.