Unlock Blacklisted iPhone: How to Unblock & Unblacklist a blocked iPhone

Unlock Blacklisted iPhoneIn this post, I am going to share how you can unlock a blacklisted iPhone. And let’s be honest here:
Most people who have a blacklisted iPhone don’t even know that their iPhone’s IMEI is blocked. How would you know if a device is blacklisted when you buy it on eBay, Craigslist or on other online marketplaces?

If you didn’t check that iPhone before buying, then there is a very good chance that you bought an iPhone with a blacklisted IMEI number. This means that you will not be able to use this iPhone inside the country that was blacklisted and change your mobile network or carrier.

A lot of blacklisted AT&T iPhones are sold on these online marketplaces, so checking them before buying them is essential.

If you have really bought a blacklisted iPhone and now try to unblacklist the iPhone, I highly suggest looking at iPhoneUnlock.Zone.

Unblacklisting and/or Unlocking a Blacklisted iPhone

Before proceeding with an Unblacklist or Unlock of a Blacklisted iPhone, you need to perform an IMEI GSX & Blacklist Status iPhone Check.

iPhone Unblacklist Services:
If your iPhone is reported as LOST or STOLEN to a Mobile Network, then there are services that can remove your iPhone from that Blacklist (Your iPhone’s IMEI number)! Those are called iPhone Unblacklist services.

The Unblacklist service removes the LOST/STOLEN status ( basically cleans the IMEI number from a Blacklist )

Unlocking Blacklisted iPhone:
If you do not want to use this iPhone inside the country that it is blacklisted, then you only need to remove the Network Lock of that iPhone. This can be done with a Premium Network Unlock service.

The Premium Network Unlock services will remove the Network Lock of your iPhone.


Unlocking a Blacklisted iPhone ( Bad IMEI )

You can use a blacklisted iPhone only if you have done an official factory unlocking and outside the country where it was initially blocked. All you need to do is select the package depending on the carrier by which your device was blocked and get the official unlocking solution.

If you are the owner of a blacklisted iPhone locked to AT&T, Vodafone, KT Freetel SK, Netcom and Movistar, you can order an official unlock that will remove the SIM-Lock from your device. Have in mind that the blacklist status cannot be removed, since only the original owner can do that.

Officially Unlock Blocked AT&T iPhone 6, 6 Plus
Easy Express Premium Unlock for Blacklisted AT&T iPhone (5/4S/4/3GS/3G)
Officially Unlock Blocked Movistar Spain iPhone
Officially Unlock Vodafone Australia iPhone
Officially Unlock Blocked UK O2 iPhone
Officially Unlock KT Freetel SK Korea iPhone
Officially Unlock Blocked Netcom Norway iPhone
And much more Mobile Networks are being supported by iPhoneUnlock.Zone

You need to learn in which network your iPhone is Locked and Blacklisted, and then select an available solution for your device.

CAUTION: First identify in which Network your iPhone Locked and Blacklisted to have 100% successful unlock results!

So let’s look at how you can figure if you have got a blacklisted device.

If It doesn’t get any signal from networks the minute you have turned it on or a couple of days after you have purchased the device, then this is a good indication that your device has an issue (Either a SIM-Lock or a Blacklist).

List of iPhone blacklist official checking tool

No 1. Worldwide iPhone Blacklist Status Checker

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If you have an iPhone that is blacklisted by AT&T and it is officially factory unlocked and you are based in the United States, resell your device. There are a lot of people out there who are willing to purchase it who are living outside United States. Foreign customers can use their blacklisted AT&T iPhone in their own countries because it is blocked only in the United States. The best thing to do is to tell the buyer the truth about your gadget.

Our suggestion is to use iPhoneUnlock.Zone. Not only it is a tested and trusted company, but their success rate is close to 100%!

REMINDER: Without Knowing with 100% certainty of the Mobile Network that Blacklisted your iPhone, it is impossible to know which Unlock service to pick (And it will fail). Always perform a GSX/GSMA Blacklist check before ordering a Premium Network Unlock service (To ensure 100% successful unlock result).
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  1. Arjun says:

    I have a blocked / blacklisted iPhone 5s locked to T-Mobile USA. I tried many unlocking services online and all of them came back saying that they could not unlock my iPhone. The money also was refunded. I am currently in India. I won’t be going to the USA anytime soon. However I want my iPhone to work in India with the local carrier. What do I do? I currently use the iPhone 5s to play games and listen to music. I spoke to T-Mobile tech support regarding this and they were like the phone needs to be in the USA to unlock. This is not going to happen. Is there a way that from here in India I can unlock my iPhone that is Blocked/ blacklisted to the USA network? Also it is running iOS 7.1.3 and it is jailbroken. What can I do now? Will you be able to help with this problem ?

      1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

        Hi, Paco and have a happy new year!
        As far as I know blacklisted UK iPhones remain blacklisted after SIM Unlocking only inside the UK so, you will have no problem in using your iPhone inside Italy or any other place in the world (except the UK, of course)
        Visit iPhoneUnlock.Zone and get your Premium IMEI Unlock Service to finally free your iPhone!
        Take care Paco!

    1. Zisis ( User Karma: 54996 ) says:

      Hey Arjum,

      What do you mean that it needs the iPhone to be inside USA to get unlocked? Is this iPhone activated with T-Mobile USA Network? If it is activated then it can be also unlocked. Go to the following link and pick T-Mobile USA Network and “Yes, it is blacklisted”. You will see the Premium T-Mobile USA iPHone Unlock service, which can unlock your iPhone so you can use it inside India.

      Visit iPhoneUnlock.Zone

  2. Anees says:

    hi my iphone 5s is locked and also blacklisted i wana unlocked and also clean it so please tell me how i can do it. its carrier is vodafone UK and imei is 358686059214027

    1. Jason ( User Karma: 54996 ) says:

      Hey Anees,

      Your iPhone can be unlocked, even if it is blacklisted. After the unlock, the blacklist status will not get removed. The best option for you, will be to contact the original owner and ask him to remove the blacklist status of that device. You can find the contact information of the original owner from the iCloud Contact Information service.

      For unlocking your Vodafone UK iPhone 5s, please go to the following link and answer to the 4 simple questions about your iPhone. At the end you will be suggest with the Premium Vodafone UK iPhone Unlock service.

      Proceed with a Vodafone UK iPhone 5s Premium Unlock order

    1. Jason ( User Karma: 54996 ) says:

      Hi Tecksmith.

      For the time being, there is not a service that can remove the iCloud Lock from a blacklisted device. In such cases, only the original owner can remove the iCloud Lock and the blacklist status of that iPhone. If you do not know how to contact the original owner, I suggest to use an iCloud Contact Information service!

  3. khorby says:

    I bought an iphone 5s online i tried an icloud unlock as soon as i got it but waa told its on apples icloud stolen list but the phone is also locked to sprint USA is there a way i can umlock it

    1. Jason ( User Karma: 54996 ) says:

      Hey Khorby,

      First you need to remove the iCloud Lock from your device.The only way to remove an iCloud Lock from an iPHone, is with the help from the original owner.

      I suggest using the following service, which is a trusted iPhone unlocking company, that support iCloud Contact Information service. It will provide you all available contact information of the original owner, so you can ask him/her to remove the iCloud Lock from your device.

      Order an iCloud Contact Information service from iPhoneUnlock.Zone.

      After removing the iCloud Lock from your device, then you can proceed with a Premium Sprint USA iPhone unlock service

  4. Jason says:

    Hi there can my iphone 6s+ be unlocked?
    It was working fine when i brought it but was blacklisted 3weeks later.
    Because it is on contract and the person i brought it off is refusing to give my money back.
    Do i have any options?

    1. Jaime says:

      Hi Cierra, I’ve come across your inquiry regarding blacklisted iphone 6s in the ultrasnow website. I found out that your iphone has been cleared and clean of blacklisting. Would you be kind enough to share how you did your unblacklisting? I bought a phone in ebay and it was working fine, after a couple of weeks it went blacklisted and I have the phone for sometime now. Can you please share how you did your blacklisting cleaned. Thank you very much in advance.

  5. janice diones says:

    iphone 6+
    locked to icloud previous owner
    Blacklisted reported as stolen/lost
    i am scam twice now… 1st is when i bought the phone.. 2nd is paid online to unlocked it on icloud and they said its blacklisted so my money is gone… is this REALLY POSSIBLE FOR REPAIR??? if yes, can we do a deal with it? since im afraid to get scammed again….? its like Repair 1st pay later?? i will submit all my i.d’s or everything u’ll ask for….. im no scammer.. im a victim of scammer… so please help me 🙁

    1. Makis Kimas ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      I am sorry to hear that Janice and sorry for the time waited for a reply.
      A blacklisted iPhone is always unlockable with an IMEI method and a proven Unlock services provider like iPhoneUnlock.Zone.
      For the ”iCloud Locked” part you need to get the original owner’s contact information, get in touch with him/her and ask to remove the iCloud lock. But I can’t tell if he/she will agree to do it. Of course, you can also send a formal iCloud removal request to Apple with that info. They might unlock it or arrange a meeting with the original owner.
      No matter what you do (and I wish you good luck) I can tell you this in order not to get scammed again:
      Always do an IMEI Check for iPhone’s overall Lock status & hidden issues BEFORE you buy it & BEFORE you go for an unlock service!
      This is the only way to do it right!
      Tell me how it went. (this time I will answer you ASAP)

  6. manmender singh says:

    hey hi hepl me out , i bought iphone6 through third party , and its is unlocked phone from uk o2 , and i generate my iphone id on this phone inhabe an icloud on this phone , but i am no able to use sim , what will be the solution for, and i missed that guy phone number, so no option to find the owner

    1. Makis Kimas ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      The only way to bypass the iCloud Lock is to find the original owner and as I see you know that!
      If you can’t find his phone number or email all you need is an iCloud Contact Info service.
      You will get all his contact info and in case he is not responding you can also send a formal iCloud Lock removal request to Apple!
      They Will either remove the iCloud Lock or arrange a meeting with the original owner!
      I hope I’ve helped!

  7. Michelle Fitzgerald says:


    I have a blacklisted 5s to 3 network Ireland. Is it possible to unlock to any irish network or should I just throw it away!?

    1. Makis Kimas ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hello, Michelle!
      Don’t lose all hope.
      The best way to be sure about your iPhone is an iPhone IMEI Check Service!
      They will not only tell you everything about your iPhone (you already know that it blacklisted by 3 Network Ireland but maybe there is more to it)
      But they will also suggest how to unlock your iPhone.
      You will only need the iPhone’s IMEI number (find the iPhone’s IMEI number)
      The good news is that if they don’t manage to find an unlocking solution for your problem or your iPhone can’t be unlocked, you will get All your money back, even those spent for the IMEI Check Service (I think the IMEI Check costs around 9 to 10 US dollars)
      I really believe that your iPhone can be unlocked but because it is blacklisted you might not be able to use it in Ireland but this doesn’t mean you have to throw it away!
      You can always sell it on online stores like eBay, Amazon or Craigslist because your iPhone will not be blacklisted to a foreign country and iPhone 5s is the second most popular iPhone model + unlocked second-handiPhone’s are sold $100 to $200 more expensive than the locked ones
      Feel free to ask me anything else and also to tell me how your blacklisted iPhone 5s Unlocking went!
      Take care!

  8. Ajay Khairnar says:

    Hi i have i phone 5s and carrier is UK02 tesco and its is newtork lock and also black listed if i unlock network carrier then i able to use it in india ? with any sim .

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Ajay!
      Yeap… your iPhone 5s will be unlocked to any GSM Network worldwide and it will remain blacklisted only to UK and maybe 1-2 more European countries!
      So yes, your iPhone 5s will be fully unlocked to India and almost the whole world (except UK) ;-)!
      The best Premium IMEI Unlock Service that works 100% guaranteed (or you get all your money back if it fails) is with iPhoneUnlock.Zone!
      Check them out!
      I hope, I’ve helped!
      Take care!

  9. muni says:

    Hi, I have an Iphone 7 which is blacklisted by att.. Can someone help me in unlocking it and how much do you charge for it.?

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Muni!
      Unlock.Ultrasnow.EU is not an iPhone Unlock provider but we help people to unlock their iPhone safe & 100% guaranteed or they money back!
      Go to iPhoneUnlock.Zone and fill in the 4 questions:
      1. IMEI number (how to find IMEI number)
      2. iPhone model
      3. Which Carrier locked & blacklisted your iPhone
      4. iCloud lock status
      If you are not sure about all of them they will do an IMEI Check for your and the money for this service will be deducted from the Premium IMEI Unlock Service you will need!
      As soon as you answer the questions and provide your email, their customer support will explain your situation in detail and tell you much it will cost you to SIM Unlock your blacklisted iPhone!
      I hope, I’ve Helped!
      Take care and come back to tell me how it went!

  10. Hello. I bought Iphone 7 plus verizon. It was ok when I bought it but 2 days later working with T-Mobile stopped working because the guy reported lost or stolen. Is already unlocked. What can I do to use it with T-Mobile? If I sell it is gonna work in Another countries? Thanks

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Carlos!
      This is a common iPhone Scam!
      The guy who sold you the iPhone will get a new one from his insurance plan and yours is now blacklisted inside the country you are living!
      If you are living in the USA your iPhone is also blacklisted in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico!
      The iPhone will remain blacklisted forever from now on unless the dude who scammed you, report that he found the iPhone and there aren’t services that can unblacklist a Verizon iPhone!
      Verizon is not SIM locking the iPhones (as far as I know) so you are right!
      Even if it was the only thing a Premium IMEI Unlock Service would do would be to SIM Unlock the iPhone!
      Unfortunately, the only thing left for you to do is to sell this iPhone 7 Plus via an online market to a country it isn’t blacklisted (basically the whole world except USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico)
      I’m so sorry you were scammed!
      I hope, I’ve helped!
      Take care!

  11. nav says:


    I have blacklisted iPhone 5S in India which was with telus (Canada).? How to unlock iPhone and remove it from blacklist.

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      It is really easy to SIM unlock your blacklisted iPhone 5s with a Premium IMEI Unlock Service!
      Your iPhone 5s after the Premium Unlock will remain blacklisted in Canada (and maybe the USA, Mexico and Puerto Rico) but you will have no problems to use it in India and everywhere else in the world with any GSM Mobile network!
      Unfortunately, there is no way to unblacklist an iPhone (unless the original owner report that he/she found it, pay his/her pending contract bills or authorities decide that the iPhone was not involved in illegal activities)
      But again, in your case, you won’t have any problems in using it!
      I hope, I’ve helped! Come back to tell me how it went!
      Take care Nav!

  12. ram says:


    I have blacklisted iPhone 6S in India which was with telus (US AT&T).? How to unlock iPhone and remove it from blacklist.

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Ram!
      Is your iPhone blacklisted by AT&T or Telus?
      You really need to figure out which Carrier blacklisted and locked your iPhone 6s!
      Go to UnlockSpector and get an IMEI Check Service!
      They will reveal everything about your iPhone and offer you the right IMEI Unlock Service!
      Because the iPhone is blacklisted, you will need a Premium IMEI Unlock Service!
      The good news is that since you live in India you will have no problems in using your iPhone in your country and all other countries in the world (except USA, Canada, Mexico & Puerto Rico)
      I hope, I’ve helped!
      Take care Ram and come back to tell me how it went!

  13. Chris says:

    Found an iphone on a train. It is now disabled and globally blacklisted. How can i unlock this phone if i dont know the cell phone providor?


    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Chris.
      You can find out which Carrier locked and blacklisted the iPhone and ALL other hidden issues it might have with an IMEI Check Service from UnlockSpector!
      You will almost instantly get an IMEI Check Report containing everything you need to know in order to unlock the iPhone and more!
      Keep in mind that the guys there will tell you if the iPhone can be unlocked and suggest you the best iPhone Unlocking services!
      Take care Chris and come back to tell me how it went!

  14. leslie says:

    someone sold me an iPhone 6s+ and later I checked and the phone was blacklisted in the USA by the carrier Sprint due to unpaid bills. I did the background check for the premium IMEI unlock service and it says that you can use any sim card card with it, but it also mentions that any blacklisted phone will not work in the country it is blacklisted in, so does that mean that even if I get it unlocked I won’t be able to use it with another carrier sim card here in the us?

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Leslie!
      Since your iPhone is Blacklisted for pending contract bills, the Premium Factory Unlock will SIM Unlock your iPhone inside the USA and worldwide, with all GSM Mobile Networks but you won’t be able to use Sprint ever again unless the pending contract bills are paid!
      Take care Leslie!

  15. Gaurang Dalwadi says:

    Hello, I have iphone 6s locked to T-mobile USA. I tried many unlocking services and all of them came back saying that they could not unlock my iPhone. The money also was refunded. I am currently in India.I want my iPhone to work in India with the local carrier. What do I do? Please help me.

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Gaurang!
      We made an extensive research about T-Mobile USA (you can see it on our Carrier Unlock Comparison Pages)
      Anyway, if you get a Premium IMEI Unlock Service from iPhoneUnlock.Zone, your blacklisted iPhone will be SIM Unlocked 100% and since you live in India, you will have no problems in using it in your country!
      You can also read this T-Mobile USA Blacklisted iPhone Unlock article for more info.
      Take care Gaurang! You iPhone will be unlocked, at last!

  16. Kisma says:

    I have a blacklisted AT&T iPhone 6 Plus which is blacklisted/Lost. I’m currently not in the USA but i want to get it unlocked to use it overseas. How can i do that? What services can provide the fast and secure unlocking for me?

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Kisma!
      A Premium IMEI Unlock Service from iPhoneUnlock.Zone will SIM Unlock your iPhone without issues!
      The iPhone will remain blacklisted at the USA, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico after the unlock due to the blacklisted/LOST state!
      If you are not planning on living or visiting these countries, you will have no problems!
      Take care Kisma!

  17. jose says:

    Hi i have i phone 5s and carrier is AT&T and its is newtork lock and also black listed if i unlock network carrier then i able to use it in in Europe ? with any sim .

    1. Makis ( User Karma: 10 ) says:

      Hi, Jose!
      A Premium IMEI Unlock Service will SIM Unlock your blacklisted AT&T iPhone and as long as your iPhone was not blacklisted in Europe, you will have no problems in using your iPhone in Europe and everywhere else in the world (except the country it was blacklisted and maybe a few more neighboring countries)
      Take care Jose!

  18. michael says:

    i have an iphone 6s that is blacklisted in US and i leave in greece can i use it safely with my sim without any problems?

  19. Iveth says:

    hi I bought an iPhone 5s in USA.
    I’m from canada. I bought a straight talk they told me it was unlocked.
    the phone was working fine until it just won’t let me in. says SIM not supported.
    I called Total Wireless and apparently the phone is not activated and it will not work in canada because their plans don’t do roaming.
    the contract is supposed to be for 12 months the carrier has blocked unlocking..
    am I still able to unlock it with this program?
    please help me

  20. Ajay says:

    My brother in India got a phone from our relative who lives in US. That relative had iphone 6s and he also had an insurance and bought from AT and T. That person sold the iphone very cheap to my brother and claim to the insurance as lost. My brother unlocked the phone through some mobile shop and is using that phone now in India . If he send that phone to me in US can I use that phone without any complication. They might track the phone since it is blocked here before.

  21. Shane says:

    Hi I got an iPhone 6 that I purchased about 3 months ago and it started beeping when I tryed making calls but it’s got a signal and I can use 3G on it for internet and I done some checks and found out it was blacklisted by t-mobile (U.K. Only) so I went onto an eBay blacklisted remover and after afew weeks I’d happened to put my virgin SIM card in and it rang so I also tryed to ring out and it was spot on and it worked for about a week but then stopped working again and I wrote back to the eBay seller who said they would look into it as its been removed from the blacklist and acouple months later still nothing so I said I would rather have my refund inwhich they gave me but can you let me know if I can still get this iPhone 6 working and where did I go wrong as I fought that I shouldn’t go back to the same network who blacklisted it and t-mobile and virgin and EE are as 1 here in the uk but the eBayer who removed the blacklist said I could use what ever I want and it wouldn’t get blacklisted again so my question is can I still get this iPhone 6 I’m using now as an iPod (as it wont ring in or out but does have a signal and can FaceTime over wifi) I blacklisted or unbarred for the UK,??,cheers

  22. Andy says:

    Hi, I bought a iPhone 7 from someone on-line. Used it for a couple of days then the individual I bought it from called it saying he lost it. So now since it says no service cause the carrier blacklisted it as a lost phone I’m using it for music and social media. Is there any way to unblock it so I can us it in Europe. The carrier is rogers in Canada.

  23. Arjun Patel says:

    Hi i got an Iphone 7 from my friend who was in Australia with Vodafone Australia, He sold it to me really cheap in India but now its not working, his iphone 7 was in insurance claim so he got new iphone7 but its not working with me in india.How this can be fixed, I really don’t know much about what happed to my phone, am willing to pay anything to get this phone work.

  24. gopizunaid says:

    i have purchased iPhone 7 plus for seconds in India and it is in blacklist and the mobile is from united states and the i cloud is locked.Is it Possible to unlocked from blacklist and use it in Indian network without any problem? let me know so that i go for unlocking in that respected site and how much does it costs and how many days it take time to unlock?. iPhone 7 Plus Product Version: 10.3.3. Locked. Thank You.

  25. Shekz says:

    Hi. I paid 100 US to iPhoneIMEI to unlock my blacklisted iPhone 6 and they claimed my phone is unlocked. Only last month I learned (when went to India and tried Airtel SIM) that it was still locked. iPhoneIMEI is claiming the unlock didn’t work because the phone was blacklisted. I lost 100 bucks and have a voucher. Can I trust your service? I understand there are so many scammers out there to grab your money. Please advise.

  26. suresh says:

    Hi.. I have iPhone 6s+ I bought second hand.but mobile is blacklisted how can I open please advise.i am in Madagascar. If there any possibility open online. Please send link..

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