- 1 Intro: Found iPhone 5
- 1.1 Lock and other problems of a Found iPhone 5
- 1.2 What all these unlocking methods for a found iPhone 5 have in common?
- 1.3 How can I discover all hidden issues of a found iPhone 5?
- 2 Summing up with how to Check and Unlock a Found iPhone 5
Did you get lucky and found an iPhone 5? There is a certain procedure to be followed with a found iPhone 5 or any iPhone in order to check & unlock it. I will show you how to use an IMEI Check tool to find out everything about a found iPhone 5 and collect all the vital data to unlock a found iPhone 5 via an IMEI Unlock method. With these tips, you will be able to check and unlock any iPhone either you found it or bought it locked. In the end, you will know how to handle a found iPhone 5 or any other iPhone model and moreover, you can use the same tips before you buy a second hand iPhone and in order to unlock it!
Intro: Found iPhone 5
Last weekend a friend of mine called me to tell me that he found an iPhone 5 on the beach. He had no idea about iPhones so he asked for help. So what can you do with a found iPhone 5? Can you just turn it on, put your SIM card and it will work? Maybe you are extremely lucky and the found iPhone 5 is completely unlocked and you will be able to use it right from the start! But most of the times, the found iPhone 5 can be:
- iCloud Locked (and the Find My iPhone feature is also ON)
- Can have other concealed issues
- A combination of all the above
- All of the above
- None of the above (0,01%)
So how can you check out ALL of them at once and unlock a found iPhone 5?
Lock and other problems of a Found iPhone 5
Let’s take a look at all these problems one by one and see how to deal with them!
What to do when the found iPhone 5 is Network Locked:
Almost all GSM mobiles, like most of iPhones, are SIM Locked to a single Carrier, in a specific country. If the found iPhone 5 doesn’t accept your SIM card, then it is 100% Network locked. In order to Network unlock a found iPhone 5 you will need an IMEI Network Unlock Service. But maybe there is more to it!
What to do when the found iPhone 5 is iCloud Locked:
You will understand that a found iPhone 5 is iCloud Locked from the first moment you will turn it on! Immediately the iCloud Activation Lock Screen will appear:
- Asking the original owner’s Apple ID and password
- Stating that the found iPhone 5 is LOST, STOLEN or even ERASED
- Sometimes displaying a message from original owner with an email address or a phone number, to reach him/her
Don’t get confused by sites talking about tools that can hack and bypass the iCloud Lock. Only the original owner can remove it. So his/her contact info are the only way to disable the iCloud lock. Maybe the original owner will refuse to iCloud unlock the found iPhone 5 but on the other hand, you can get a finder’s fee for returning the found iPhone 5 to him/her!
What to do when the found iPhone 5 is Blacklisted:
When the original owner reports an iPhone as Lost or Stolen to his/her Carrier, the iPhone becomes instantly Blacklisted. This can also happen when there are pending contract bills or the found iPhone 5 is still under contract or involved in fraud activities. The found iPhone can also be unlocked with a Premium IMEI Unlock service but there is a chance that you won’t be able to use it inside the country that it was blacklisted. This means nothing if you found the iPhone while travelling abroad or when you sell it UNLOCKED at the higher price you can get!
What all these unlocking methods for a found iPhone 5 have in common?
Whatever the lock case is only one iPhone unlock method works: The Official IMEI Unlock Method (or also known as Factory Official Unlock method)
This method needs:
- The iPhone’s IMEI number
- The iPhone model
- The Mobile Network that locked the iPhone
- The iPhone’s Blacklist Status
Only these four are enough to trace an iPhone inside GSX databases of Apple and Mobile networks servers and switch the iPhone’s Lock status from locked to UNLOCKED!
The Official IMEI Unlock Method:
- Is recognized by Apple and all Carriers worldwide
- Unlocks any iPhone, any iOS, any Carrier, any baseband
- Is permanent
- The iPhone is like brand new and you can use iTunes normally
- You can update to any iOS version
- You don’t have to jailbreak and doesn’t mess the previous jailbreaking
- There is no suspicious software to download. The unlock process is completed via iTunes
Again the only way to learn everything about a found iPhone or any iPhone is an IMEI Check Service. This service uses ONLY the iPhone’s IMEI number and your email! Then you instantly receive an IMEI Check report with
An iPhone IMEI number can be found quickly by dialing *#06# with the iPhone’s phone app! If you are wondering why you need to know the Apple Warranty status or the Insurance Claims, keep in mind that when these two features are active the original owner can request and get a new iPhone from Apple as a replacement for his/her loss and your found iPhone will become completely USELESS and without unlock ”cure”!
Summing up with how to Check and Unlock a Found iPhone 5
There are no restrictions when you use an IMEI Check Service to unlock an iPhone. The iPhone will be 100% unlocked just by following the right procedure:
#1. Check the found iPhone for secret problems
and gather all necessary data to finally
#2. Unlock the found iPhone with an Official IMEI Unlock Service
If you still have problems in unlocking a found iPhone or want to share you found iPhone unlocking experience with me and Unlock.Ultrasnow.EU visitors, don’t forget to leave a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP. Take care!