Official IMEI Factory iPhone Unlock for GCI USA Now Available

If you just purchased an iPhone locked to GCI USA but can’t unlock it, we can now provide permanent unlock service for your iPhone on Apple’s database.


General Communication Inc. (GCI) is a telecommunications corporation operating in Alaska, USA and it’s now officially joined the iPhone band wagon since the iPhone 4 was first released.

US consumers now have more choices to go for which network instead of just AT&T to get a “subsidized” iPhone.

That’s really good for consumers, though.

Related Article: 5 Tips on Buying Used iPhone Online on eBay or Craigslist to Avoid Scam

So if you just got yourself an iPhone from GCI USA, using the service we’re offering will allow you to use any SIM card worldwide.

GCI USA iPhones, just like AT&T iPhones are locked if they are sold with contract.

This is the only permanent unlock solution for Apple iPhone as your IMEI is registered as ‘unlocked’ on Apple’s database.

  • Simply connect to iTunes to have your iPhone officially unlocked by Apple forever.
  • Extremely easy and no technical knowledge required.
  • Legal and no jailbreaking needed.
  • Update to the latest iOS and beyond freely without having to worry about your baseband being updated.
  • Unlocks all currently available and future basebands.

However, at this stage only non-blacklisted device is supported. That means it’s not blocked by the network.

How does it work?

1. Submit your IMEI number from your iPhone in the order page (get this 15 digit number by going to Settings > General > About on your iPhone).

2. We will send you an email once it is ready to be officially unlocked (typically 5-7 days in most cases and up to 15 business days)

3. Install the latest version of iTunes and backup your iPhone.

4. Restore to the latest iOS version by clicking restore or update.

5. Once restore is complete, disconnect iPhone and reconnect it after 10 seconds.

6. Now insert a different carrier SIM card (not your GCI carrier SIM card).

7. Wait until iTunes detects your iPhone. iTunes will then display:

Congratulations, your iPhone has been unlocked.

There’s really no way to hack the GCI iPhone at the moment so officially unlocking it is the way to go.

If you bought this used, please check here whether it’s blacklisted or not because only non-blacklisted GCI USA iPhone can be unlocked.

Unlock your GCI USA iPhone here.

10 Common Issues Faced by iPhone X Users Right Now

Are you planning to get the iPhone X soon? Find out what are the common issues faced by the first batch of users now.


The new iPhone X is beautiful and many people have gotten this latest iPhone by Apple.

However, just like any first batch of new models, there are several issues faced by the users.

The issue related may be related to hardware or software which have been raised on Apple’s community support page.

Here are the 10 most common issues faced by iPhone X users:

1. Yellow Screen on iPhone X

The user mentioned:

Your iPhone screen is Yellow (Without True Tone, nightshift is off, no low power power , no color accafomation is on) my question is simple , Why we got a defect device? Because if re-calibrate that in the Display acadomantion it looks fine but still please check if there is a bug and recalibrate all the devices next software update at the picture two devices(left one is defect). Please let us know if it’s software issue.

2. iPhone X Ringer Problem

The user stated:

I recently bought a new iPhone X and has been great until this ringer problem. Every now and then the ringer will turn on and off repeatedly and on its own. And sometimes the ringer will stay on and won’t switch back off. The switch will be on silent and it will repeatedly go on and off on its own without the switch moving. Does anybody else have this issue or know of a fix?

3. iPhone X Green Line on Screen

The user complained:

Day one and a bright green line has appeared down the right side of the iPhone X.


Anyone else having this issue?

4. iPhone X Low Light Photos Blurry

This user stated:

Trying to determine if my iPhone X has a bug or hardware issue.

Issue is that most of my indoor/low light photos are blurry due to the iPhone rarely firing the flash and choosing very slow (long) shutter speeds, typically 1/4, 1/7, and 1/8th second, which are typically too slow for handheld photography, even with image stabilization.

Is anyone else experiencing this?

Took lots of pics at a party the other night and over 80% were blurry. Not cool.

5. iPhone X WiFi will Not Enable

The user described:

I had Wi-Fi enabled and then about an hour later I noticed that the Wi-Fi is off.  I go into setting/wifi and wifi is disabled.  It will not re-enable unless I restart iPhone and then the same thing happens again after about an hour.

6. iPhone X Blurry Photos

The issue was mentioned by the user:

I recently bought the iPhone X and Google Pixel 2.

When I take images, they’re always blurry on the iPhone X.

I’ve attached two examples, notice the clarity in the images (iPhone X on left, Pixel 2 on right).

Mickey- notice the clarity in he dots on mickey’s uniform? Iphone they’re blurry..

On the person image, notice how the clarity again is much less on iPhone.

Do I have a defective unit?  I’m really unhappy with the clarity.

7. iPhone X Touchscreen Issue

The user described in detail:

My new 256GB T-Mobile Spay Gray iPhone X has a non responsive touch screen. After initial boot up, I could not swipe up to begin setup.  After numerous resets using volume up, volume down and then holding side button, I was able to use touch screen and start setup process. I then had numerous issues during setup (slowness, iCloud backup restore failure, freezing).  Did an erase and reset up via Reset in Preferences > General and everything  seemed to start working normally.  After about 6 hours, the touch screen stopped working again.  Have not been able to use phone again even after a erase and restore in iTunes.

Anyone else having touch screen issues or is mine a one off lemon?

8. iPhone X Top Speaker Distortion

The user explained:

Hi, my iPhone X is a few days old. The sound from the top earpiece speaker has a crackle. Happens on all music, apps, or videos.   Problem seems to go away when I plug headphones into it or use Bluetooth speakers. Any advice? Anyone else got the same issue?

9. iPhone X with Different Hue / True Tone

The issue described by the user:

I have been struggling hard to keep the best iPhone X and so far two iPhone Xs I got have different hue or you can call it different True Tone when turned on. So I will need help in deciding which one is more accurate, correct or closer to intended tone? Any ideas, information or insights will be highly appreciated. I was in fact thinking to buy another one to further inspect. I also compared with the ones at the Apple store and they all have different variations.

Please note that both phones have identical setting and nothing is turned on in Accessibility settings.

10. iPhone X Screen Render Issue

The user highlighted the issue with video shot:

Did anyone encounter this display technical render issue? iPhone X display Issue – YouTube

These were the 10 issues recently highlighted on the Apple website.

No one knows for sure yet whether they are isolated issues or some batches are affected.

Which issue do you have and did you manage to get it fixed?

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iPhone X and iPhone 8 / 8 Plus Can Record 4K 60fps Video

Do you know that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 are the only smartphones in the world which can shoot 4K 60fps video?


After a series of leaks before the announcement of the new iPhone, the new models were finally announced with some new features.

One of them is their capabilities of recording 4K video at 60fps, something that no other smartphones are capable of doing, not even DSLR cameras.

The reason why this is possible is because of the powerful processors that are built with iPhone X and iPhone 8.

Meanwhile, DSLR cameras don’t have as powerful processors because of the amount of heat generated from them. The heat can’t be dissipated properly and will cause issues.

Apple invested a huge amount of money to research and develop their powerful processors which can be used on the new iPhone X and iPhone 8.

So if you ever need to shoot a 4K video at 60fps, only the new iPhones will allow you to do it.

This is What Caused Apple to Remove the iCloud Activation Lock Checker

Can’t check any device iCloud Activation Lock status on anymore? This is probably the reason why.

A few years ago, Apple made the iCloud Activation Lock Checker available for public to use to check whether a device has its iCloud lock enabled or disabled.

This is useful to prevent people from buying device that’s lost or stolen, because it needs to be activated once a full restore is performed on the device.

The website provides access to enter serial number or IMEI, and will return a simple status whether iCloud is ON or OFF.

So far, Apple has not provided any real reason why the web page has been taken down but it seems the reason why it was disabled because people were “stealing” iCloud disabled serial number to activate another device.

This is done by re-programming the chip of an iPad with a different serial number. Although it’s a sophisticated process, but hardware experts are able to take advantage of this exploit.

While it helps to reduce abuse, it doesn’t help people who are looking to purchase used devices. Only folks who have access to Apple’s database are able to make a manual check of iCloud activation lock status.

Do you need to check the status Activation Lock status of an iPhone? Find out how to do it here.

iOS 9.3.2 is Coming Soon to Fix iPhone SE Bluetooth Issues

If you’re having issues with Bluetooth with your iPhone SE, you’re not alone. Read more here on how it will be fixed soon.

Owners of the extremely impressive iPhone SE have found iOS 9.3.1 is distorting audio on Bluetooth phone calls to the extent that it is unusable.

There are numerous people using headsets and in-car Bluetooth and the problem is causing them to be furious.

So far, any available troubleshooting method such as restart, reset or restore on iTunes doesn’t seem to fix the problem.

iPhone SE users are venting our their frustrations on the Apple support forum. Analyzing this from another angle, this bug is very serious because many people are dependent on the Bluetooth feature to talk hands-free while driving.

If you’re one of the people affected by the iPhone SE Bluetooth issues, do practice common sense and avoid holding your phone while driving.

According to a thread in the forum, Apple is already testing the iOS 9.3.2 and it’s meant to fix this specific problem. The engineers were able to reproduce the issue on multiple Bluetooth devices.

If all goes well, iOS 9.3.2 is going to be released within the next few weeks.