Free iPhone IMEI Network Checker is Back Online! Check Yours Now!

Got an iPhone but not sure on which network it’s locked to? For a limited time, we are offering a free IMEI checker service. Check your IMEI now!

UPDATE: We also have another free way of checking your carrier by using its ICCID. See here.

 

It’s so easy to submit, click Like, +1 or Tweet to reveal a one step instruction:

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Due to potentially large amount of requests, response time may be slow – it will take up to 72 hours. If you want a faster service, please use this.

We won’t conceal your IMEI, so submit at your own risks; although we haven’t heard anything about how someone can misuse your IMEI. So far, no one has the knowledge to edit an iPhone’s IMEI except by replacing the baseband chip.

Example of result:

  • Network: AT&T USA (FYI: can be factory unlocked, click here)
  • Status: Locked/Unlocked

UPDATE: We can also check if an iPhone is reported stolen, missing, barred or blacklisted here.

If you find this free service useful, please do us a small favor by clicking ‘LIKE’ or ‘Recommend on Google+’ below.

Could Be The New Budget iPhone Called iPhone 5C for “Color”?

Here we go again… the rumors about the next generation iPhone. If this is true, the new “budget” iPhone will be called the iPhone 5C.

Summer is usually the time when iPhone rumors start to fly around. During the past few weeks, you and I have been hearing and reading about the planned budget iPhone from Apple.

The budget iPhone is rumored to come in bright colors, probably similar to the colors of current generation of iPod touch. If the rumor is true, this will be the first time ever that the iPhone will come in other colors beside the monotone colors e.g. slate/black/white. Therefore, based on the leaked photo above, could the letter “C” stand for Colors?

No other smartphone manufacturers have gone down this route before, so, Apple, trying to be ahead of the game is making a risky decision by producing iPhones in multiple colors. Historically, Apple has always been successful when launching products in an untapped market before. This could be another one, and only time will tell.

Let’s just hope that the new iPhone won’t look too “cheap” considering they’re going to be a budget phone.

via MacRumors

Semi-Restore: One Click iPhone Restore without iTunes to Keep Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.1.x

After last week’s iOS 7 beta release by Apple, the iDevice  scene is happening once again with the launch of Semi-Restore.

Semi-Restore is one of the most exciting iPhone jailbreaking tools already made available for free to public. If you’re a seasoned iPhone, iPad or iPod touch user, this is the exact tool that you’ve been hoping for.

It’s not actually a jailbreaking tool but rather it helps you restore your iPhone without wiping your jailbreak. In other words, this program will restore your iPhone or any iDevice without actually using iTunes while keeping all iOS system files intact.

This tool is extremely useful for newer devices such as iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 as currently there’s no method of restoring it and stay on the same iOS version. You are left with no choice but to update to the latest version. This is how Apple wants it to be. No jailbreaking for you.

Installing the latest iOS means you will lose your jailbreak and there’s no way to jailbreak it until the next available jailbreak becomes available, and that’s usually take a long time.

With the weekend release of Semi-Restore, you can do all these just by one click. You won’t have to rely on iTunes and it will clean up your device and restore it to its original factory settings while keeping your untethered jailbreak.

This tool supports any iDevice currently running on iOS 5 and up to iOS 6.1.2. Both Windows and Mac versions are readily available for download (links at the bottom of this post).

Here are some important notes before attempting to use Semi-Restore:

  • Semi-Restore is built for Windows XP SP3 or higher, OS X 10.6 or higher, and Ubuntu 12.10 or higher (or the equivalent Linux).
  • There are other alternatives to fix your jailbroken device such as uninstalling Mobile Substrate from Cydia.
  • Backup, backup, backup! Need I say more?!
  • While using Semi-Restore, don’t do anything else on your computer especially if it involves iTunes or XCode.
  • If your device has corrupted systems files, it will not fix the problem. It will conflict with Siri Ports, Spire etc.
  • Don’t panic if your device reboots or resprings during the process. This is completely normal. Sit tight and let it do its own thing.

A big thanks to the developer @CoolStar for making this tool available to the masses. A lot of folks have had the opportunity to test it during development so kudos to these guys as well.

Download link on the official website of Semi-Restore.

How to Open or Extract iOS 7 Beta IPSW from DMG Firmware File on Windows

If you run Windows and can’t restore iOS 7 beta with DMG file you downloaded, try this easy fix.

Wow, although iOS 7 isn’t officially released, there are already thousands of people (excluding developers) testing the iOS 7 beta.

If you have a PC, you may bump into a problem when trying to restore or install iOS 7 after downloading the iOS 7 beta firmware and registering your UDID.

DMG files are native on Mac OS. These archived or zipped files are commonly used to hold OS X programs. Opening DMG files on a Mac system is easy: just double click the file to mount it and that will reveal its contents.

However, on Windows, users cannot open DMG files by default. If you need to restore an iOS 7 Beta file, you need to extract the .IPSW file contained within the DMG file.

How to Extract iOS 7 beta IPSW from DMG File

  1. Download and install 7-Zip which is a free open source program for Windows capable of opening almost any archived file including DMG files.
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Just 4 steps to get you going! You still can test drive iOS 7 if you haven’t done so by registering your device’s UDID.

I’m certainly looking forward to the official release of iOS 7 this fall!

iOS 7 Beta Direct Download Links Available for Paid Registered UDID Customers

Loving the new UI on iOS 7? Once you have registered your UDID, you can download iOS 7 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch here.

UPDATE: If you already registered your UDID, you can purchase the direct download links here.

Finally, the iOS has a new look after no major interface update since iOS 5. I have a mixed feeling about the new update, but overall I think it looks good. Some of the UIs look familiar e.g. the message/SMS window resembles Microsoft Windows phone OS.

iOS 7 is scheduled for public release this fall. In the meantime, if you’re eager totest drive it right now, there are a few things you need to know before installing it on your device.

  • iOS 7 beta is a pre-release software which may be unstable, buggy and has no warranty on it. Apple releases it only for developers to test and provide feedback to Apple.
  • If you update to iOS 7, you can still downgrade your device but only to the latest iOS which is currently at iOS 6.1.3.
  • That means you will lose your jailbreak especially if you have an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or any A5-based devices.
  • Only if your device’s UDID is registered on Apple’s developer program then you can install iOS 7 beta, or any beta releases software. Get your iOS 7 UDID registered here.

How to Install iOS 7 Beta on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPad

Before you begin, please be sure this is what you want to do. Something may go wrong which may cause data loss, void your warranty, losing your jailbreak or unlock etc.You will have to spend many hours just to get your device working again. If you don’t wish any of these these to happen, stop, and forget about the whole thing. Otherwise, proceed below:

1. Download iOS 7 beta by Googling for it, create an Apple’s developer account or direct download from here (for paid UDID registration customers only, currently uploading, page is password protected, only available for paid customers).

2. Install the latest version of iTunes and backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

3. Put your iDevice into DFU mode while your device is connected to your computer.

4. On iTunes, click Shift+Restore (PC) or Option+Restore (Mac).

5. Point it to the iOS 7 you just downloaded in Step 1.

6. Wait for the restore to complete. If you have registered your UDID, it will activate normally. Continue with the activation steps. That’s it!

iOS 7 files are huge, they’re about 1.1GB in size so think about your connection speed and how long it would take to download them.

If for any reason you wish to go back to iOS 6.1.x, you can repeat the steps above, but be sure that you have iOS 6.1.x firmware downloaded for Step 5.

If you’re an Apple fan, I’m sure that you won’t be disappointed with this latest iOS.