Unlock


Type of unlock service

There are many kinds of locks in Apple products.
Below is the list of locking type. The list is clickable.

Passcode Lock / iPhone is Disabled / iPad is Disabled

iPhone or iPad forgot the password? Or you enter too many times incorrectly, and then it became disabled.
This is can only be fixed by resetting (Format/Erase) the device.

NOTE: All the data will be lost.

Cost: RM30 

Time: 30-60 minutes

Apple ID locked / iCloud locked / FMI locked

Forgot your Apple ID, then unable to activate the iPhone or iPad?
First, here split two categories, iPhone and iPad.

iPhone Unlock Apple ID

There are two types of Apple ID locked or iCloud locked in the iPhone.
You need to know which one you are having. Because one of it we can’t unlock.

Blacklisted

This is the one we can’t unlock.
Photo below is the sample of blacklisted iCloud ID locked.

iPhone blacklisted icloud lock
We can't unlock this

Now there is no one to unlock this. To unlock this, we have one option which is to replace the motherboard but it’s very expensive.

Clean

This type we can unlock. As photo below.

iPhone unlock icloud malaysia
Factory unlock available.

Cost: RM 450 to RM 1000 (Depends on what model)

Time: 14-21 working days 

Note: In 2020, we don’t do this service many because some of them after unlocked, inside still got a telco lock and it can’t use any Malaysia Sim cards. I strongly suggest you not to unlock it, unless you already checked it’s not a Malaysia iPhone. iPhone from Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam and some countries are good.

If you found some web site iCloud unlock methods, I advise you to read this article first. 
[Ways of Apple ID unlock / Remove iCloud 2019]

iPad Unlock Apple ID

Whatever iPad model you have and whatever locked condition, we can unlock them all.

Unlocking iPad Apple ID / iCloud requires a hardware modification.
We take out the memory chip and reprogram a new serial number.

Note: If your iPad support SIM card, it will be disabled after unlocked.

Cost: RM 150 to RM 800 (Depends on what model of iPad)

Time: One day or few days (Depends on which model of iPad)

You want to know how we do it?
[Factory Unlock iPad Apple ID Tutorial Video]
Article I wrote in my old blog [how to unlock Apple ID of iPad Pro].

SIM locked / Carrier Locked

Carrier locked - Sim not supported

Show SIM not valid?
iPhone from the USA, Japan, or other countries might have carrier locked. 
Means it can be only used a specific carrier.

We have two options to unlock those iPhones.  

Factory Unlock (Permanent unlock)

This is considered officially unlock, but the cost of it depends on where it from and the contract of that carrier bound.

If you know which carrier, we can quote you an estimate price.

If you don’t know anything about your iPhone, then we need to check it by submitting your iPhone’s IMEI to the server. We will charge RM20 fee to obtain the information of your device from Apple server.

NOTE: In 2020, we don’t do unlock for USA Sprint iPhone anymore because most of them get relocked after 3 months. 

Third-party unlock method (Turbo SIM)

This is a cheaper option to unlock but you can’t update the iOS because it’ll be relocked once you updated the iOS.

Currently this unlock is NOT available.

Cost: RM150 – RM 350 (Depends on which model)

Time: 30-60 minutes

[More info link]

TELCO lock malaysia

What is Malaysia Telco Lock?

This is different than the Carrier Locked I mentioned earlier.

Some people they signed the contract from Maxis to get the iPhone cheaper. Usually it’s still under installment plan like 12 or 24 months.
If the owner didn’t pay or clear the bill, Maxis will lock the iPhone to prevent it to use any other Malaysia SIM Card.
Yes, just Malaysia SIM card cannot. It still can use on other countries.

Watch the video about the Telco Locked iPhone

Telco Lock symptoms

Malaysia telco locked won’t show invalid SIM message like carrier lock. It’s just showing No Service with whatever SIM you inserted.
But if you use it in another country, it works perfectly. It just blocked all the Malaysia carrier.

But let's make sure it's not a motherboard problem first
  1. Go to Dial Page
  2. Press *#06#

If nothing show up after you entered *#06#, then it’s a motherboard one of the chipset called Baseband is not working. It can be repaired.

If there is IMEI show up, then it’s not a motherboard problem. It’s the telco lock.

There is a chance a Network IC problem if you were using it a long time without a problem, and then it suddenly becomes No Service.
It can be repaired, send to our workshop we check for you.

Solution for Malaysia TELCO lock

We can’t unlock Malaysia TELCO!

The only solution is to swap the whole iPhone or just replace the motherboard which is not cheap. 

Advice: I think you better find someone to help you sell it off in another country and then buy the same one back.