How to Fix or Remove Blacklisted T-Mobile iPhone that has Fraud Status

If your attempt to fix a blacklisted T-Mobile iPhone failed, it is probably under the fraud list but it can still be fixed using a premium service here.

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Buying a used iPhone is tricky because there’s a risk of the seller reporting the device as lost, stolen or even fraud.

In most cases, the blacklist of a T-Mobile iPhone can be removed using the service here.

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However, if the blacklist removal got rejected or denied, chances are the device has a fraud status on the database.

The fraud status is not usually indicated on the report.

Even if you do a check on the T-Mobile’s free checker, it won’t return the status as fraud.

In this case, it’s best to do another attempt to remove the blacklist again, but this time by choosing the Stolen / Fraud status.

This is known as premium service, as it uses additional level of removal method.

Once the removal or cleaning is done, you should get the following message:

“Congratulations! Your device is ready for use. Select one of the SIM cards on the previous page to get started.”

It’s good to go and you can activate it on the network.

We do recommend that you proceed with unlocking the device, as there’s always some risks that it will get blocked again.

Go to this link to permanently unlock your T-Mobile USA iPhone. This service also support MetroPCS iPhone.

How to Fix or Remove Blacklisted T-Mobile iPhone that has Fraud Status was last modified: June 14th, 2018 by Jonathan

12 Ways to Fix Your iPhone X Overheating after iOS 12 Update

Have you updated your iPhone X to iOS 12 but experiencing a rapid battery drain or overheating on your iPhone X? Here are some possible fixes.

During the recent release of iOS 12 (beta), many users who have updated to the latest iOS are experiencing overheating on their iPhone X.

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We compiled 12 possible fixes which we have tried during the previous iOS versions so we hope that it can resolve your problem.

12 Ways to Fix iPhone X Overheating after iOS 12 Update

1. Leave the iPhone As Is

It is advisable that you turn the screen off and let the iPhone finish whatever it’s doing after the update is applied.

If you haven’t updated your iPhone yet, choose a time when you don’t really need to use your phone such as after office hours or on a long weekend.

2. Reboot your iPhone X

Rebooting your iPhone will force kill any minor software crashes or error within iOS.

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This basically forces your iPhone to reboot by following the steps below.

  • Firstly, press the Volume Up button – briefly press and release the Volume Up button.
  • Next, press the Volume Down button – briefly press and release the Volume Down button.
  • Finally, press and hold Side button – press and hold the Side button (Sleep/Wake button) and then you see the Apple logo appearing

The Apple logo will appear and your iPhone should start normally.

Any process that was stuck in the memory should have been terminated safely.

Some users who were experiencing warm iPhone were able to fix it after doing this simple hard reboot procedure.

3. Check Location Based Reminders

Users should also check their iPhone’s location based reminders and background refresh settings to make sure the iOS 12 update did not change these settings.

If turned on, they may further increase battery draining and causing the iPhone X to overheat.

4. Erase your iPhone

If all fails, try to run a backup first and then erase all documents and settings and then followed by restoring from backup.

It also’s highly recommended that whenever you update your iPhone, do it on your computer via iTunes instead of using the OTA (Over-the-Air) update.

This somehow “magically” fixes most iOS related issues.

5. Remove the iPhone Case or Cover

To protect your iPhone X from any possible damage, you may have installed a protection case on your iPhone.

However, this may reduce the heat dissipation performance of your iPhone and will make your iPhone gets hot easily.

So if you have put your iPhone in a case, remove the case to let it cool down.

6. Stop Playing Games

Many new iPhone games are using a lot of hardware resources and may strain your mainboard processors. Since you’ve just updated the iOS, perhaps it’s a good idea to force terminate the game first and launch it at a later time.

If possible, don’t play too long on your device.

7. Terminate Any Running App in the Background

Terminating any running app in the background is useful to save battery life and to cool down your iPhone X.

Simply double-tab the Home button to preview all running apps. Then swipe up to close the apps.

8. Unplug your iPhone

If your iPhone X’s temperature rises when charging, try to unplug it and wait for a few minutes. It will normally cool down.

Consider getting a genuine iPhone X charger or cable if you’ve been using a non-genuine version.

9. Turn off Location Services and Bluetooth

One of these may be the culprits causing your iPhone X to overheat.

Switch off Bluetooth on the Control Center by swiping up and then toggle it or go to Settings > Bluetooth.

Location Services can be turned off by going to Settings > Privacy > Location Service.

10. Perform Check on Background iCloud Services

There’s always a possibility that some background services of the iCloud are stuck running in the background.

This may also cause iOS 12 battery draining and overheating problems even when you are not using your iPhone.

Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you check the iCloud backup, iCloud Photo Library, or other iCloud related services if they run into errors running in the background.

11. Full Reset your iPhone

If your iPhone X continues to overheat after updating to iOS 12, try to perform the Reset All Settings procedure.

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Rest All Settings.

This resets your iPhone without affecting your data.

12. Downgrade iOS 12 to iOS 11.4

This is probably the last resort to address your iPhone X problem.

However, you can only downgrade to earlier iOS version if Apple is still signing it. That simply means Apple is still authorizing the downgrade procedure.

These possible fixes are recommendation and there are always some possibilities that the problem won’t be fixed.

However, if one of the solutions above managed to fix the issue, please don’t forget to leave your comments below.

Please feel free to share these tips!

12 Ways to Fix Your iPhone X Overheating after iOS 12 Update was last modified: June 12th, 2018 by Jonathan

How to Fix iPhone X Ambient Light Sensor Not Working after Screen Replacement

There are reports saying that Apple disables the ambient light sensor when the screen is replaced. What are the ways to fix this issue?

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Just last month, people are complaining about the ambient light sensor of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone X are not working after third-party screen replacement.

This is also happening even with genuine screen replacement.

For some reason, the replacement will trigger a component within the logic board to turn off the ability of the device to adjust the screen brightness.

We performed our own sets of tests below.

Test Status
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A OK
Logic Board A + Display B +Cable A (Hot Swapping) OK
Logic Board A + Display B +Cable A (After Rebooted) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable B (Hot Swapping) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable B (After Rebooted) Failed
Logic Board A + Display B +Cable A (After Restored) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A (Hot Swapping) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A (After Rebooted) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A (After Restored Again) OK
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable B (After Restored) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A (Hot Swapping) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A (After Rebooted) Failed
Logic Board A + Display A +Cable A (After Restored Again) OK

After testing on an iPhone 8 by replacing with a China-made screen, we had the same issue of ambient light sensor not working.

Even with a genuine part replacement, the ambient light sensor still didn’t work properly.

There’s no real pattern shown but it seems to be affecting a large number of devices.

Based on some reports, the failure rate is around 30-40% out of the devices fixed.

For those who run a repair shop like us and people who like to do DIY repairs, this can be a big problem. You can’t enjoy a low cost service compared to the one offered by Apple.

The only fix for now is to get it fixed at an official Apple store or at an authorized repair center.

We’re also checking all the different components within the logic board to see how Apple put this restriction. We will update this article soon.

Please leave your comments below if you manage to find a workaround.

How to Fix iPhone X Ambient Light Sensor Not Working after Screen Replacement was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Jonathan

What To Do if You Bought a Lost or Stolen T-Mobile iPhone X

We love great deals online, but what if the deal turned into a nightmare? Here’s what you can do if you bought a T-Mobile iPhone X that’s reported lost or stolen.

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Buying a used iPhone is usually a great deal but we don’t always know the intention of the sellers.

In most cases, sellers are honest when selling their phones to someone.

However, there may be some unscrupulous sellers who like to take advantage of other people by selling it and then reported it as lost or stolen.

This happens very often just like the one reported on Reddit:

So I seem to have really screwed myself. I bought an iPhone X from someone locally – when I met them, they showed me the phone working, making phone calls, etc… I paid them for it and came home.

Now I’m home and I pop my SIM, and it said “phone not allowed”. Spoke to T-Mobile, and it turns out the seller called and reported the phone lost after he sold it to me.

The seller has since stopped answering my phone calls / texts. I can file a police report, but they’re not likely to care.

This is very tricky because although you can check the status of the phone online using T-Mobile’s IMEI checker website, but you can’t check whether the seller is genuine or not.

First thing you might want to do is to contact the seller and ask for a refund.

This may be a long shot, but if you bought it used on eBay, you can ask for a refund from the seller by following the refund procedures set by eBay.

You will have to arrange to have it shipped back to the seller, once he or she confirms that the iPhone is in order, eBay will release the funds back to your account.

The case may be different if you got your blacklisted iPhone over on Craigslist or on the street. It may be difficult to get your money back because these types of sellers probably won’t entertain your calls at all.

They may use a temporary email address and will no longer respond to your email.

You don’t really have other options but to request for removing of the blacklist on the T-Mobile database.

This can be done remotely using the service here. The service is normally called unbarring or IMEI cleaning.

The service only requires you to submit your 15-digit IMEI on your iPhone X when ordering.

Everything else will be done remotely on the T-Mobile database by changing the status from blocked or blacklsited to clean. It’s really that easy.

The services are available in different timeframe – instant (1-60 minutes), 24 hours service and regular 1-3 business days depending on your requirement.

If you ran out of options, do consider using the service we offer.

Once the blacklist is removed, you’ll have the option to unlock it permanently using this unlocking service for T-Mobile iPhone. This allows you to switch any carrier you like and even use it internationally.

All of the services offered are done remotely and doesn’t require you to ship your phone to us.

Sounds Good! Please fix my T-Mobile iPhone X remotely!

What To Do if You Bought a Lost or Stolen T-Mobile iPhone X was last modified: May 27th, 2018 by Jonathan

How to Remove the Contract or Unpaid Bills Status of AT&T iPhone?

If you bought a used AT&T iPhone with unpaid bills, can you change the status from unpaid bills (financed) to clean? What if it’s under contract?

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Most of us would try to get the best deals online especially when buying a used iPhone.

However, it has some drawbacks because potentially the device may be blocked by its network or blacklisted on all network.

Here are some of the reasons why they get blocked:

  • Unpaid bills
  • Under Contract
  • Lost
  • Stolen
  • Reported missing
  • Insurance claims

Many people buy used AT&T iPhones with the hoping to get it unlocked.

It’s really that straightforward because AT&T iPhone with unpaid bills or under contract needs additional cost to unlock it.

Some people don’t really want to get it unlocked; instead they wish the unpaid bills or the in-contract status can be removed.

What else can you do with a device that’s blocked on the network? Well, here are some possible options:

  • Unlock the device
  • Sell the device
If you choose to unlock the device, as long as it’s not blocked on other network, you can use it on Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile (USA network).

However, if it’s blocked on all network, you can still unlock it but you may not be able to use it in USA.That’s still not the end though, because there are options for you to remove the unpaid bills status and in-contract status remotely.

Fixing the ESN/IMEI remotely would mean “cleaning” it on the network.

Once it has been cleaned, other carriers will update their databases as well which makes it possible for you to use on all network for as long as the device is unlocked as mentioned earlier.

If you wish to consider removing the unpaid bills or in-contract status of your AT&T iPhone, please refer to the service here.

How to Remove the Contract or Unpaid Bills Status of AT&T iPhone? was last modified: June 4th, 2018 by Jonathan