A new ICCID spoofing bug can factory unlock any Apple smartphone with a simple trick. Here’s how you can unlock your iPhone model with a Turbo SIM.
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ICCID bug bypasses iPhone’s activation lock
A new SAM-style activation bug allows you to factory unlock any iPhone model with a third-party SIM. Egyptian Twitter user “iCloudlocate” was the first to discover this method.
This bug relies on a special SIM card called Turbo SIM. All you need to do is insert the Turbo SIM and change its ICCID or SIM number to “89014104277806043133” and your iPhone will get factory-unlocked.
For the uninitiated, unlocking is useful if you have a bad ESN device, a smartphone that is blacklisted and can’t be activated. Furthermore, unlocking and bypassing the activation lock is essential if you purchased a carrier-locked iPhone.
As of right now, users have successfully bypassed the activation screen and unlocked the following models. But before you jump on the unlock bandwagon, ensure that you have the necessary supplies in store.
- Update (August 21) – A working number added below.
- Update (August 20) – No ICCID number is working as of right now.
- Update (August 2) – Apple can’t patch this unlock bug, they can only patch the SIM number. We will keep this page updated with the latest working ICCID.
Which iPhone models are factory-unlockable?
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 plus
- iPhone X
How to factory unlock your iPhone
1. Insert a Turbo SIM card
- Purchase an RSIM 12 from eBay or Amazon. Sellers on eBay are comparatively cheaper than those on Amazon so we recommend going for eBay. Alternatively, you can purchase any other interposer SIM card like Turbo, Gevey, or GPP. Ensure the SIM card you purchase lets you change the ICCID or SIM number.
- Once you get your hands on the SIM card, insert RSIM 12 with your SIM card to the SIM tray. If you are having trouble inserting RSIM, watch this video.
- Wait for your smartphone to display the activation popup.
2. Edit your ICCID/SIM number
- Tap Dismiss and press the home button once.
- Use the emergency call option and dial *5005*7672*99#.
- Tap Edit ECID and type in 8901-4103-2792-5283-5526.
3. Eject the Turbo SIM
- Restart your device and set it up.
- Once you are on the home screen, eject your carrier’s SIM card and remove the interposer card.
- Insert your SIM card again. That’s pretty much it! Your smartphone is factory unlocked and you can insert any carrier SIM without activation locks.
- Remember, a hard reset and a clean restore will remove the unlock. The unlock will remain functional if you update your phone via OTA or iTunes.
- Do not hard reset your iPhone or perform a full restore with iTunes unless you want to remove the unlock.
When will Apple patch this bug?
As you already know, Apple doesn’t take kindly to leaks and bypasses. Since this bug is available publicly, Apple will roll out a patch within a few hours from now.
If you have a bad ESN Apple smartphone, go ahead and unlock it before Apple closes this loophole.
Were you able to successfully unlock your device? If yes, leave your comments below.