September 12, 2017 will always be remembered as the day Apple came out with three new iPhones: iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X (ten). We will briefly go over the unlocking of these new gadgets. Carrier fees may be high and frustrating obviously. Therefore, a lot of users who are going to get their hands on these new devices, will eventually want to break free from high network fees. While the terms and conditions may vary, in most cases IMEI unlock will work as the official unlock method approved by Apple.
Below are certain facts that will help you differentiate the processes:
• Apple voids any warranty (www.apple.com/legal/warranty/) entailed with the phone after jailbreak. However, with the current status of jailbreak methods, warranty is no longer a problem because you can always click on factory settings allowing Apple not to recognize an iPhone which underwent the illegal process.
• There are two ways how to unlock iPhone 8 which are software unlock and hardware unlock. The first one refers to an iPhone unlocked through modification of the software and vice versa.
• iPhone 8 unlocking can only become illegal if it is not allowed by the network provider (source: imeiphoneunlock.com/how-to-unlock-iphone-8-plus-x/)
Understanding the IMEI
The IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity is an assigned number to recognize the iDEN, GSM and WCDMA mobile phones. It has no direct relation to the subscriber, instead it is used to identify the device itself. In the unlocking iPhone 8 process, the IMEI number of your Apple device will be enlisted in the database of iPhones which were officially unlocked. At present, there are several providers all over the world which provide permanently unlocked versions.