How To SIM Unlock iPhone On iOS 8 - 8.1 (Guide)

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Unlocking iPhone is very popular, but it sometimes becomes hard to unlock an iPhone when you don’t really know how to. Well if you want to SIM unlock iPhone running on iOS 8 and above, you have come to the right place. Here is the guide on how to SIM unlock iPhone on iOS 8 - 8.1.

SIM Unlock iPhone Guide

This post will tell you on how to unlock an iPhone running iOS 8 - 8.1 using the SIM unlock method. Do note that this is different from the factory unlocking as you will need the R-SIM constantly.

Before I begin the guide on unlocking iPhone on iOS 8+ using R-SIM, you need to know a few things. Therefore, check out the important notes below before attempting the guide.


  • This method uses an R-SIM. You will need to purchase an R-SIM otherwise it won’t work.
  • You can use other SIM’s to unlock iPhone but so far only R-SIM has been known to unlock.
  • You can unlock iPhone on any versions from iOS 8 - 8.1.2.
  • This works on all versions of iPhone from 4S and above.
  • You will need 3G compatible SIM only as 4G currently does not work while using an R-SIM.

iPhone’s which can be unlocked:

  • iPhone 4S.
  • iPhone 5.
  • iPhone 5c.
  • iPhone 5S.
  • iPhone 6.
  • iPhone 6 Plus.

Let’s begin the guide on unlocking iPhone using R-SIM method.

iPhone factory unlock


Step 1: Take out your SIM card placeholder.

Step 2: Put R-SIM in it and on top of that put your regular SIM card.

Step 3: You will be presented with an options menu.

Step 4: Select your iPhone from here. If you have an iPhone 5 tap on the “mode2 for iOS6 i5”. It depends on which R-SIM you have. This option might be different for you.

Step 5: Now select your network from the given menu. An example can be “U.S. AT&T”.

Step 6: Tap on “Accept”.

Step 8: Restart your iPhone.

If you have taken the above steps correctly, your iPhone should be unlocked on any version of iOS 8.

Here is the video of an R-SIM unlocking an iPhone.

That’s a pretty easy way to unlock an iPhone running iOS 8 and above.

If you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, and are compatible with the requirements, you can unlock your iPhone for free and that too a factory unlock method. To do that, just head over to the link below.

How to unlock iPhone for free - factory unlock.

If you have any questions regarding unlocking iPhone using an R-SIM, leave a comment below.

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