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Factory iPhone Unlock for all models locked to Softbank Japan (3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S)

Our official iphone unlock service is the safest, fastest and permanent way to unlock your iPhone locked to Softbank Japan.

With our direct connection to the Apple IMEI unlocking database, this is the best way to unlock your device for any SIM card.

Our direct connection to Apple will verify that your handset is locked to Softbank Japan before purchase, ensuring you don't purchase an incorrect unlock.

Unlock Softbank Japan iPhone

  1. VERY IMPORTANT: This service supports all ESN - excluding Bad, unclean and Lost and Stolen

    This unlocks the GSM portion of the handset for international use. If you are based in the USA, it will still have to be used on Verizon(it won't work on AT&T for example).

Supported Models

iPhone 2G

iPhone 3G

iPhone 4

iPhone 4S

iPhone 5

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5C

Get started and enter your IMEI and Model

Your IMEI number is a 15-digit number unique to your handset. You can find your IMEI number in the Settings > General > About screen, or by dialling *#06#

If you cannot access this screen and you have an iPhone 4 or 4S then simply eject the sim tray on your iPhone. The IMEI will be printed on the sim tray - but please be aware that sim trays are sometimes switched.

If you have an iPhone 5, 5C, or 5S, the IMEI will be printed on the back of the iPhone itself.

Unlock possible - we can unlock this handset on all basebands, up to and including firmware 4.2.1.

Reviews of Softbank Japan Official iPhone Unlock

  Ease of use: 10/10 
  Speed of Delivery: 10/10 
  Value for Money: 8/10 
  Customer Service: 9/10 

  Overall score: 9.56/10 (66 reviews)

Gian Luca
Jul 25, 2014
1:43 pm
n ordine 2208589 servizio fantastico sblocco avvenuto iphone 4s bloccato Softbank Japan compagnia eccezzionale grazie solo loro hanno promesso sblocco e hanno mantenuto un po di attesa ma tutto bene persone serie e affidabili ancora grazie

Jul 24, 2014
3:25 pm
Fiz o desbloqueio mais demorou uns 30 dias para desbloquear mais cumpre o que promete desbloqueio direto da apple muito bom, quando precisar novamente ja sei onde vou procurar, muito bom

Yu Fujiyoshi
Jul 22, 2014
11:36 pm
I would like to thank you guys. iPhone has become now free!

Teddy Helal
Jul 22, 2014
1:19 am
Let me tell you, I had so many worries about this website, or generally unlocking my iphone 5s online. I've had my iphone since January and i finally got it unlocked. It was quite pricely, but it was worth every cent. I live in Occupied Palestine, and my phone certainely unlocked. All i had to do was wait. I highly recommend this website. Thank you again!

Hermilo Garza
Jul 22, 2014
1:14 am
Excelente servicio gracias por todo desbloqueaso en 24 hrs. Muy recomendable iphone 5 bloqueado a Softbank Japan ahora funciona en mexico con Telcel y al 100 % de sus funciones quizás algo alta la inversión pero 100% legal y sin ponerle cosas raras al aparato

Yu Fujiyoshi
Jul 21, 2014
11:17 pm
It survives a different sim free so can use anywhere in the world, thank you very much from now on.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Jul 21, 2014
9:23 pm
I tried several sites and have had only negative results are then addressed to me unlockiphone.and I solved my problema.consiglio then anyone unlockiphone. This service is really easy to use and reliable but it takes longer and longer 6 days, I hope that next time it will be within the promised 72 hours again..

D N Patel
Jul 18, 2014
4:12 am
I should say they are the best unlocking service website. Providing the services to unlock barred is just awesome. Thank you to this website for their services

Geir Haukland
Jun 6, 2014
9:44 pm
I'd say 5 stars no doubt. This is the second time we use this, and so far they deliver as promissed. I will recommend this to my friends that have iphones that are locked, but they should be working on the timeframe they set, except from that, excelent service, and fast reply on email. Superb job guy's once again.

Armando J. Salvador Jr.
May 17, 2014
11:50 pm
apple iphone 4 locked to Softbank Japan now unlock to Philippines!!! It just took 5 days hurrrayyyy!!! At first i thaught it was a scam but now i know it real 101% Im going to unlock my iphone 4 Softbank Japan next.. Hope you can unlock it too!!! Im using Globe now Thanks

Dang Ngoc Linh
Apr 9, 2014
3:40 pm
My iphone is now unlocked by and it works with local carrier (VMS mobile phone), that's great! The fee for unlock is expensive, however, I'm happy. I do hope that it will be permanently unlocked!

Kawooya Moses
Mar 20, 2014
6:32 am
If you have some money on your card that can afford to pay for this exclusive service, I suggest that u pay for it ASAP because its a permeant unlock in iTunes and theres no need to ever jail-break and use Software based unlocks which are not dependable... it may take some time about 2 weeks but it finally comes through; Thanks

Michael Cronin
Mar 19, 2014
11:44 pm
Was worried about having to sending my card detail at first but go to say the took just until 3 week to get my Softbank Japan locked I phone unlocked but was well worth the wait. A massive thank you

Feb 12, 2014
11:11 am
Simple Method to unlock any iphone. 2nd time i use this website to unlock my iPhone. Simply i can say use this web site to unlock iphone.. Thank You.:)

Hitesh Saini
Feb 12, 2014
11:03 am
unlockiphone co is really trustworthy before I was thinking don't know my phone should unlock or not but it's unlock from Softbank Japan within 5 days nice service

Lokesh Gunda
Nov 27, 2013
9:00 am
This march, my brother has sent me the iphone 4s to me from America. I stay in India. I took my iphone to the apple store and requested for an official unlock. To my surprise, I discovered that such feature is not available. So I was not able to use it as an iphone. One fine day, a friend of mine has informed about this website. At first I was skeptical as how can a third party unlock the iphone officially which the apple store denied to do it. After going through the posted experiences, I got to believe it. With out any problem, after following the instructions, I had got my iphone immediately. Now I can make my phone call. Now I tell many of my friends about this website and all of them have got their iphone unlocked OFFICIALLY. Thanks for the website to unlock the iphone. I give a 5 Star.

Liam Carbin
Nov 25, 2013
10:01 am
At first I was a bit sceptical, "Surely it is a scam." I decided to try it anyway, after payment I quickly recieved an email saying that payment was succesful and in 1-3 days time, I should get another email telling me to connect to iTunes. 4 days later, I got the email....I was still sceptical. I restored my iPhone and I didnt get a message saying " Congratulations your iPhone is now unlocked" I definitely thought something had gone wrong now. However I popped in a new sim card and the iphone activated just fine. It had worked!! Just by plugging my iPhone into iTunes. The only problem I have is that I cant use my sim from my 3gs - However this is not iphoneunlocks fault. It is my fault. As the 3gs and 4 use different types of sim cards. I bought a micro sim cutter off ebay to cut my sim down to size. However the cutter had cut it wrong!! It had cut the actual metal part of the sim, rendering it useless. Typically when I cut a different PAYG sim it cut it perfectly!! Sods Law!!. I now have a new sim in the post from my carrier. Highly recommend these guys, there are lots of people that say this is a scam....It Isn't. Works perfectly. Thank you very much. Unlocked my Softbank Japan iPhone.

Deep Patel
Nov 24, 2013
7:04 pm
My iphone4s was locked to Softbank Japan network and had lost all hopes as i upgraded that to 6.0 by mistake and could not do with gevey sim. Tried all types of hacking and cracking was nothing more than an expensive IPOD. However came across this site which could officially unlock iphones!! I had a doubt but their reviews by real people on FB helped me to decide to give it a try...and the decision to pay money online to a company which was not in India did not go in vain...! Thanks guys...i m so happy promise to my wife to get the iphone unlock was fulfilled.... Just too happy !!!

Candy Precious-princess Hordatt
Nov 24, 2013
5:10 pm
THANKS SO MUCH FOR UNLOCKING MY IPHONE4S! I'm from the Caribbean and I had gotten the iPhone 4S Softbank Japan ... I had tried different ways of unlocking my phone and even ordered the Gevy Sim and jail broke it too..... then I came across you guys! I was skeptical at first but after reading all the reviews here and on Facebook, I told myself these guys have to be legit and I have the feeling that they can unlock my phone. So I had pre-ordered my unlock to get in the queue and within 1 week I got notification that I can complete my order for the unlock.. I finished ordered my unlock and today 1 week later I finally got the message that my phone was unlocked.... My phone was jailbroken so I had to restore and upgrade and I smiled sooooooo much when I saw my country's carrier showing on my phone!! :))) You guys delivered on your word that you do unlock iphones! Some get it right away, some wait a few days or 2 weeks or more, but I can guarantee that these guys can do the job! If they can unlock my phone, they can unlock any other iphone! :))) you just need to have a little patience and it will get done! :))) Now I can use my phone as a phone and not just use it as a game console or music player.. Thanks so much again guys.. Will definitely recommend!!! :))) You rock!! :))

Sudhakar Mallavarapu
Nov 24, 2013
1:11 pm
Great, I am from India had a Softbank Japan Iphone 4s, it just got unlocked. as they said it took for me 5 working days. I am so happy i have upgraded to IOS 6 and it is working fine for me.

Favio Monill
Nov 24, 2013
9:09 am
En solo una semana desbloquearon mi iphone 4S de Sprint!! I got my iphone 4S after a week!! I´ll recommend your website.

Sarah Louisee
Nov 23, 2013
6:01 pm
My son sent me his old iphone 4 from America. I chose this site because it was an officila iphone unlock one. I ordered an unlock on Friday evening without realising that it was not supposed to happen at weekends, I expected to have to wait until Monday however I recieved an email to say that the unlock was done on Sunday. Not being very techie I was anxious about following the instructions but to my surprise I did it and the phone was indeed unlocked. I did not get the message saying unlock complete but what the heck it's done. Brilliant service thank you.

Jessica Garza
Nov 23, 2013
4:03 pm
With every other website I've tried my iPhone never completely stays unlocked but with unlockiphone now it's locked for good! I will definitely recommend this to all of my friends to use with their iPhones! :)

Ibraheem Yashar
Nov 23, 2013
3:11 pm
I had a iPhone 4s for my friend locked to Softbank Japan , got it unlocked by amazy service from unlockiphoneing team. its very professional way to unlock the iphone and I recommended it for all the users. I cannot express how happy to have unlocked finally after trying to unlocked it many times with no success! Thanks you guys on unlockiphone team for great job :)

Darwil Torres
Nov 23, 2013
1:04 pm
This site didn't failed me despite my first time to know about there service. My iPhone 4 at BB 4.12.01 is now unlocked forever!!! :-)

Nay Tun Thein
Nov 23, 2013
12:10 pm
I bought an iPhone 5 from Softbank Japan and unable to unlock it. Everybody says I won't be able to, but they DID IT! !!!! Well done and Thank you.

Ranma Rosalejos
Nov 23, 2013
12:02 pm
Very simple and it really works. At first i find it a little bit pricey but in the end its worth the money and pretty assured that service is great compared to those bogus sites claiming they can unlock iphones for half a price

Andrew Horton
Nov 23, 2013
11:09 am
The process was clear and straight forward. No hidden issues or complications. Excellent service.

Max Thompson
Nov 23, 2013
9:02 am
I bought an iPhone 4 unlock late Friday before noticing that unlocks don't get processed on the weekends, but lo and behold, I got my unlock Sunday morning when I was expecting Monday.

Iris Hanae Yamamura
Nov 22, 2013
7:01 pm
I'm very grateful for this service! I was having trouble to unblock my cellphone, since I came back from Japan, I tried in many places to try to unlock, and I couldn't. I couldn't use my IPhone for half a year, and this site solved my problem. Just the price isn't so good, a little expensive, I think. :( But thank you very much!

Coffee Cake
Nov 21, 2013
6:08 pm
Its really woow was sooooo happpyyy to get the reply n then unlockd. Beyond the words. I dnt ve enough words to say thank you.

Heimir Berg
Nov 21, 2013
6:07 pm
I took the whole day searching for the right company and the best price for the unlock on my new Iphone 4. Then finally i decided to go with this service after reading all the reviews from customers on the website. Big THANKS..5 star service and just skip those other services on the web, this one is 100% !!

Roslan Udin
Nov 21, 2013
5:59 pm
Finally my ip4 officially unlock...worthly waiting for me...Thank you tu OIU...make me feel free now...

Paulo Krug
Nov 21, 2013
4:14 pm

Oluwaseun Ola
Nov 21, 2013
4:13 pm
At first i though it was a scam but when i got the message that my iphone is unlocked ,i was very happy i mean i have been carrying an ipod for 7 thank you and by the way you ave excellent customer care service.just keep it up

Danny Tu
Nov 21, 2013
3:11 pm
Service was very fast and efficient. Absolutely no complaints at all.

Dan Simmons
Nov 21, 2013
1:06 pm
Great service. Speedy process. Easy as anything to do once you get the go ahead email. Phone unlocked in seconds an works perfectly!

Teruo Ishida
Nov 20, 2013
5:06 pm
Eu confesso que tive minhas dúvidas, porque estava demorando um pouco, mas agora saiu o desbloqueio, por isto eu só tenho a agradecer e indicar para os amigos que tenham iphones bloqueados softbank, que eles cumprem o que promete.

Zenis Baluja
Nov 19, 2013
10:02 am
When i shifted to india from japan my iphone became just an ipod as it was locked to japan. Tried everybody but no one was able to unlock and finally unlockiphone made the impossible to possible and my iphone 4 is now official unlock and i am luving it. Thanks a lot to your team

Jensen Sy
Nov 18, 2013
9:13 am
Thanks for unlocking my iphone 4 w/ Softbank Japan carrier..:D I hope you have an unlock solution for iphone 5 softbank carrier.. Anyway thanks again until next unlocking session..

D A Townsend
Nov 10, 2013
2:10 pm
Very pleased with our transaction. I searched everywhere on the web until I finally found a legitimate company. So many ripoffs and incompetents out there- don't waste your time or money. We moved from the US and had two iPhones to unlock- the best deal we found here was three times as much. So what are you waiting for ?

Wendy Woo
Nov 10, 2013
11:00 am
I wonder do you guys unlock iPhone 5 from Softbank Japan and how much it cost in US dollar .i live in america . i really want to unlock my iPhone 5 Softbank Japan because I'm going back to Viet Nam so I can use 3G network in Viet Nam. Does it work ? I'm waiting for the replies Thanks Wendy woo

Nov 9, 2013
4:07 pm
thank you for unlock iphone but my be expenseive

Nov 9, 2013
3:00 pm
at first I was worried especially with the fraud test but it did not take long to be unlocked and I happily started using with my phone

Alfredo Petrucca
Nov 9, 2013
1:11 pm
It responds faithfully to the expectations.

Nov 9, 2013
12:10 pm
This is a legitimate service which I am happy with.

Matt Dowdy
Nov 9, 2013
10:08 am
I was a little skeptical at first paying a company to unlock my iPhone and after putting my details into there website I changed my mind, shortly afterwards I received an email with a link to plenty of genuine positive reviews for me to look through and another email offering me £10 off the unlock price so I decided to go with it and I'm glad I did, I placed my order on Thursday and it's now Monday and my phone is unlocked so in total took only 2 days as they said that weekends don't count, I will be recommending this site to anyone that asks me where to get an iPhone unlocked when it seems like too much trouble for their own carrier to do it for them, highly recommended Thanks

Mathew Jopsy
Nov 9, 2013
8:00 am
they are genuine and upto what they say on their website,i got what i was looking for and i would recommend this site to all my iphone user friends.thnx a lot.

Rose Harlow
Nov 7, 2013
5:12 pm
I would thoroughly recommend this Company - a little expensive may be, but one has peace of mind that the unlocking has been carried out by a Company of good repute and reliabilty. I particularly liked the way it kept in touch along the way - letting me know the progress of the unlocking. Well done!

Nov 7, 2013
5:12 pm
Fast and realiable service. Iphone works great. Thank you very much I will defently recommend then

Nov 7, 2013
5:11 pm
Really pleased! We thought it would be a lot more complicated!

Pedro Schwenzer, Madrid, Spain
Nov 7, 2013
4:03 pm
First I had my doubts about the service, you never know if it is not a well known company, but I trusted the "official" iPhone unlock service, and it worked. It's a bit expensive, but as I had not to go to any phone service and could organize unlocking from home (the new phone company didn't offer that service) it is comepnsated by good service. Complete service information.

Nov 7, 2013
2:10 pm
Sono stati fantastici!!!

Nov 7, 2013
2:08 pm
This is a Lagit unlock site I personally used them more than twenty time no problem at all.

Nov 7, 2013
11:02 am
Sbloccato iphone 4s bloccato con sunrise... Funzionante al 100%

Nov 7, 2013
8:04 am
My phone unlocked in 20 hours and saved me the hassle of going in to one of those shady shops. Thanks!

Nov 6, 2013
5:13 pm
As I need my iPhone 4S in Europe I wanted to unlock it and I wasn't sure if I can do it online without too much headache. I found this guys and I said I have nothing to loose because they won't charge you if the unlocking is not possible. After 2 days from my submission I received the email confirming that the phone is ready to be use with any carrier! Yeeey, it's perfect ! It is easy, fast and theist convenient way to unlock your phone . I definitely recommend it to you ! They are a good company!

Jo'ke Reweghs
Nov 5, 2013
6:02 pm
It took a little longer than expected, but I'm happy that my iPhone finally works!

Manish Lasod
Nov 5, 2013
4:04 pm
Its was been a year I was holding two I-phone and were using them as I-pod. finally came across this website and got the work done. But just a lil unhappy with their customer service as I called them from USA and no one picked the phone as I was on hold for 20 mins. Other than that my phone works fine.

William Mccammond
Nov 5, 2013
4:03 pm
Was slightly worried about this being a scam site, but having read the good reviews I knew it couldn't be. It's 100% genuine, they unlocked my Softbank Japan iPhone 5 successfully! Original timeframe was 1-3 days, took about 7 working days in the end, but was worth the wait! Would recommend these guys, just be patient :-)

Nov 5, 2013
11:13 am
After trying 2 other companies who sell cheaper unlocking 'jailbreaking' from $9.95 to $29.95 I just paid the £50 to have my sons iPhone 4s officially unlocked by a uk based company. Q. Why did I pay so much more? A. because the other companies unlocking software didn't work and the gauranteed refunds aren't being paid. Guess you get what you pay for. Only reason I can't give 5 stars is because of cost and time taken (3 days), but at least it worked unlike the other scams that are out there.

Mitsuyasu Oliver Nakajima
Nov 4, 2013
5:00 pm
For Softbank which is a super reluctant carrier for the unlock, the company made me wait for 6 months until it was out of "pre-order" status. After I paid the remainder of the fee (£50) after 15 days IT WAS UNLOCKED!!!!!!! The explanation of customer service was at least responding but too short to be confident about the success of the service.

Alan Carpenter
Nov 4, 2013
11:10 am
After listening to other people on the difficulties in getting an Iphone unlocked, especially when the provider was in another country, it was quite daunting until I saw the unlockiphone website. After reading a short intro, I decided to go with the flow. The downside was I had to wait about 1 month for the unlock. But when it did it was very straightforward. Not the cheapest but they do deliver.

Nov 3, 2013
3:01 pm
Great service, had a problem but they managed to fix it and finally unlock the phone without additional costs. Recommended.

Customer L
Nov 2, 2013
1:04 pm
I had some little problem with the payment as my country of residence does not match the country of my bank account. Once this was solved, the process unfolded very smoothly. I had to restore my iPhone (as suggested in the instructions I received), but this was done without any problem.

Nov 2, 2013
9:02 am
Good and easy!

Permanent IMEI unlock for Softbank Japan iPhones (3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S)

Factory iPhone MEI Unlock for iPhones locked to Softbank Japan. Unlock your iPhone with a factory IMEI unlock and make your iPhone sim-free. Supports all baseband and firmwares including the latest iOS 7 and beyond.

Your iPhone is permanently unlocked and will remain so on updates with iTunes as it is an official unlock.

Get your iPhone locked to Softbank Japan working on your network of choice.

Our service is performed from the comfort of your own home. NO jailbreak hacking of your iPhone is required. Using our Softbank Japan-approved IMEI unlock, your warranty remains intact and your iPhone simply becomes a factory unlocked unit.

Prices starting at £39.99

How to unlock iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S locked to Softbank Japan

Step 1: Simply enter your IMEI on the Buy Now page - using our direct connection to Apple we will tell you instantly what carrier your handset is locked to and whether it is locked to Softbank Japan.

Step 2: The unlock price and timeframe will be displayed for an unlock for an iPhone locked to Softbank Japan and you simply enter your email address (for the unlock notification when done) and enter your credit/debit card details.

Step 3: Once we have marked your iPhone as unlocked from Softbank Japan we will send you an email, containing easy to use instructions on how to carry out the unlock - it's literally as simple as plugging your iPhone into your computer and iTunes will display a message telling you that your iPhone is now unlocked (see below). Alternatively, if you already have service on your iPhone locked to Softbank Japan or have access to a WiFi network, the unlock will be applied automatically Over The Air.

How we are different from the crowd

  • INSTANT carrier checking - never buy the wrong unlock again - other sites make you wait hours if not days if you choose to check your carrier first, and also will refuse to refund if you choose the wrong network when purchasing an unlock. However with just your IMEI we give you everything you need - guaranteeing you are purchasing the correct product. We take the guessing out of unlocking.
  • The fastest unlock delivery (check the reviews!)
  • Telephone support which is actually answered rather than a recorded message going nowhere. Remember we aren't robots though and don't work 24/7 - please call us during UK working hours Monday to Friday.
  • Status of your unlock is updated hourly, from submission right through to unlocking.

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