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Beware of iPhone Unlock and Jailbreak Scams

Beware of iPhone Unlock and Jailbreak Scams

Jailbreaking and Unlocking tools and software for the iPhone have always been free. However, not everyone is as net savvy and aware of the free tools and guides available and they fall prey to con-artists who resell the same set of free softwares in a new package and expensive prices. This posts aims at spreading some awareness in this regard.

We have always been posting tutorials and detailed guides with tested procedures about jailbreaking and unlocking your iDevice. We not only know what Jailbreaking is all about but also know which people on the internet can be trusted with the same. Most importantly there is no price you need to pay. A few of our latest tutorials posted are listed here:

Our iPhone/ iPad/ iPod Touch Jailbreaking Guides:

Our iPhone 3G/ 3GS/ 4 Unlocking Guide:

Authentic Direct download links for iPhone/ iPod Touch / iPad Firmware IPSW from Apple:

All the links listed above are legit. Most scammers use these very guides and tools to make some profit from customers seeking quick unlock solutions. In most cases, these scammers will take an advance payment from you and will keep you waiting until the regular iPhone Devs release an unlock or jailbreak exploit. Moreover, your credit card details are acquired by them and these credentials are used for non-legit purchases later.

You should only trust these and only these names for legit jailbreak and unlock info:

If you want to be kept up to date on progress as it’s being made, you can also follow:

Most fake and scam websites can be identified by just one look at the site. However, some may make it look more professional and anyone can fall prey to them. Here’s a list of a few scam artists we came across.

latestiphoneunlock.com or iphoneinfused.com

They charge you $30 or $10 during an offer and do include CNet and MacRumors logos to sound legit but they are not. Look here for another report on this scam site.

easy-iphone-unlocking.com Promises iPhone unlock in minutes and supposedly has an unlock that works in India. Costs $35 but doesn’t work and the Customer support cannot be reached.


An Ebay.in Seller

For 300 INR here you can buy a tool which actually comes for free.

Unlock-the-iphone.com

Another scam website which asks you for @30 and promises free iPhone Games and Wallpapers. Don’t take our word. Check out complaints from customers who already fell prey to this scam here.

More scam links listed as follows:

  • iphone4unlocked.com
  • unlock4ios.com
  • the-iphone-unlock.com
  • newiphoneunlock.com

The fact that there are so many of these is not surprising but definitely disturbing. Next, we’ll find people asking for our credit card details before we breathe the air in a new town. What do you think, let us know via your comments.

Article by Rajat

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  • Andrew September 18, 2010, 3:57 am

    This website is a complete SCAM. When you pay for the software to jailbreak/unlock your iPhone you will not hear from them again. Unfortunately I got caught out by these crooks but I’m going to every website that advertise for this company and I’m writing bad reveiws. I don’t want anybody else to get ripped off like I did. They advertise 24/7 365 days a year support. I’ve tried phoning, emailing and using their “Live Chat” but I’m yet to speak to anyone. The customer reviews on their website are also fake. How can all the reviews give 5 stars out of 5? No company is perfect! iPhoneunlocking.com are SCAMMERS – PLEASE DO NOT PAY ANYTHING TO THESE CROOKS. Don’t get caught out like I did. I had to cancel my bank card just in case they tried to take more cash from my account. PLEASE DON’T DO IT!!

  • simonli2575 March 26, 2011, 11:22 am

    Not only websites, even (real life) stores helps you to jailbreak with $

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