Unlock any jailbroken iPhone with the Loktar_Sun SAM unlock method

APRIL 27th 2012 - The has been patched. I attempted the unlock on two phones I unlocked just yesterday with no issues and today they will not activate. If you saved your unlock ticket, you are safe.

APRIL 25th 2012 - Please use the SAM 0.1.16-1 unlock tutorial, it is MUCH easier and requires less steps and less prerequisites.

Some unexpected and surely welcoming news is circulating Twitter right now. A new method has been released to unlock any(presumably) jailbroken iPhone using SAM from Cydia. The phone must also be on iOS 5.0 or higher. SAM, Subscriber Artificial Module, is a tool that has been around for a while now that allows you to activate an iPhone with an unofficial SIM card. Up until now, that has been the main use for this tool.

However, something tells me that SAM is about to get a HECK of a lot more downloads in the coming days. A Chinese hacker, Loktar_Sun, has released an IMSI unlock method to actually unlock your device using SAM. This method has been confirmed by @musclenerd of the iPhone Dev Team, so this is no joke. As if that's not enough, this unlock method does not depend on your baseband so those who have been stuck on the dreaded 04.11.08 baseband finally have a saving grace.

Requirements:

  • Your iPhone must be jailbroken in order to install SAM.
  • Your iPhone must be in good standing(this method will not unlock blacklisted devices).
  • You must be running the latest version of iTunes(10.6.1 at the time of this tutorial).
  • You will need to know what carrier the phone is locked to. If you don't you can try this website to find out.
  • Finally, you will need to have the SIM, you will ultimately use, in the phone.

How to unlock your iPhone using 's SAM method:

*CAUTION* If you are an unlocker that has been using the Gevey SIM to unlock, you must uninstall the Furious Mod package from Cydia in order for this to work.

Step 1: Install Sam Bingner's SAM package from Cydia. You can get it from Sam's repo which is http://repo.bingner.com make sure to use the newest version(0.1.14.-2 at the time this tutorial was created). Some people have had issues installing SAM from the official repo. If this is the case for you, you can download our SAM deb pack for manual installation.

 

Step 2. Open SAM through the settings app or by launching the SAMPrefs icon that was added to your springboard. You will need to have the SIM card you intend to use in your phone.

Step 3. Go to utilities and select "De-Activate iPhone", your ActivationState under "More Information" should now be "Unactivated"

Step 4. With SAM enabled, choose "By Country and Carrier" in the "Method" options and then select the country and carrier the phone is currently locked to in the options boxes. For some carriers which use more than one Carrier ID, you may need to select a "SIM ID." If you don't know what SIM ID to choose, just pick the first one, if you get to the end and your phone doesn't activate in iTunes, start over and select a different SIM ID until you get it to work. To be clear, in this step you want to choose the carrier that the phone is locked to, not the carrier you will be using. If you don't know what carrier your phone is locked to, try using this website.

Alternatively you can try other methods such as "Auto Detect" or "By Bundle Name." Different users have had success with different methods, be patient and try as many different method combinations as you need until you get service.

 

Step 5. Go to "More Information" and copy or write down the IMSI  listed in "SAM Details," then tap "Spoof Real SIM to SAM." Make sure you are copying the IMSI from the "SAM Details" section(the second section under More Information).

Step 6. Go back to the main SAM screen and change your "Method" to "Manual." This will display 2 new fields, ICCID and IMSI, simply paste or enter the IMSI string that you got from Step 5(you can leave ICCID blank).

Step 7. Connect your iPhone to your computer and allow iTunes to do its job (reactivating your phone), double-click the "Phone Number" parameter in the "Summary" screen of your iPhone in iTunes and make sure that the ICCID matches that of your SIM card. If not you need to start over from Step 1. After the phone is activated, close iTunes.

Step 8. You should now disable SAM(toggle the switch in SAMPrefs). If you don't disable SAM you won't get signal.

Step 9. Now reopen iTunes, you may get an error saying that your iPhone cannot be activated but that is to be expected. Close iTunes once more and reopen it. This time you should get signal within a few seconds.

KNOWN ISSUES/SOLUTIONS:

  • If you are getting iTunes error 1664 which is something along the lines of "Could not locate carrier update for this iPhone" try deactivating your phone with Redsn0w instead of SAM. Open Redsn0w, go to "Jailbreak" and then once you get to the options screen choose ONLY "deactivate" do not check any of the other boxes. Thanks to dOpe(Oscar) for this solution
  • If you are having issues trying to get your carrier selected, try a variety of different options under the "Method" section. If you are having issues try the "Auto Detect" method. Others have reported success by choosing the "By Bundle Name" method as well. Just try a series of different options to figure out what works best for you.
  • If you went through the process and didn't receive any errors from iTunes during the process but still do not have signal, open up SAM and make sure that SAM is disabled. If it was enabled, disable it and then connect to iTunes again.
Once you've unlocked your SIM, make sure to save your unlock ticket. You will need a separate set of unlock ticket files for every SIM you wish to unlock. Also, saving your unlock ticket will ensure that you can continue using this unlock even if and when Apple closes the hole.

Have you unlocked your iPhone using this method? If so, we would like to know. Please leave a reply and let us know what carrier you are using, what iPhone you have, what firmware you are running as well as what baseband you are on.

  • Al228

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!

  • Raykid15

    This work for 4.12.01??

    • JaeM1llz

      This method supposedly does not depend on what baseband you are on in order to work. Please give it a shot and let us know how it goes!

      • Alabin 6

        fucked up my phone, seriously.
        could go through all the steps at the first try. didnt work. second try, didnt give me options : enable, choose carrier…
        fucked….

      • IP4

        Hi JaeM1llz,
         
        Can you please share the procedure how to install the SAM Manually in my email add. THANKS matey!
         
        abnoy.a.co@gmail.com

        • JaeM1llz

          Download the deb files from the tutorial above. If you don’t know how to manually install a deb file read this: http://iphoneblogr.com/2010/09/how-to-install-a-deb-file-via-ssh-and-terminal/

  • Mariners1720

    If I have a sprint sim card which is connected with nextel I think will this work? Please let me know ASAP please (:

    • JaeM1llz

      This method will only work with GSM carriers, CDMA iPhones are programmed in a different fashion.

      • Mariners1720

        I have an AT&T iPhone ( which is not connected ) and my dad has a nextel phone with a sim card can I use that sim card in my phone and unlock it with SAM ??

        • JaeM1llz

          Nextel is part of Sprint, so it may also use CDMA, though I am not sure. Please give it a try and let us know if it works. Be sure to have the Nextel SIM inserted when you perform the unlock.

          • Mariners1720

            Will do (:
            So I just insert the sim card and install SAM from Cydia and follow the directions on here? :o

  • Gertiks

    can u pls explain me step 4 ?? cant find that option …

    • JaeM1llz

      In step 4 you want to select the carrier that the phone is locked to.

  • John

    I tried it with my simple mobile sim card. and itunes detects an invalid sim card:s. any ideas of what i did wrong? thanks

  • Gertiks

    Do I need to update to 5.1 to reactivate my iphone ??

  • John

    Nvm Got it working. Thank you very much. Im on 5.0.1 bb:4.11.08 using simple mobile and its working like a charm!

    • JaeM1llz

      Thanks for reporting back John, I am going to add a few notes to the tutorial to try and clear some things up.

    • Mike

      john i am having the same issue what did u do differently

  • Mike

    THE SIM CARD INSERTED IN THE IPHONE DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE SUPPORTED !!!! I get this error every time i try to connect to itunes my 
    ICCID matches so does the other help pls !!!!!

    • Thommie Nilsson

       Same for me..

    • http://twitter.com/padakuv Jon Lajoie

      same here

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548063099 Lucas Dantur

      same. any solutions??

  • http://www.facebook.com/michal.foster Michal Foster

    Worked extremely well for me. Quick and painless. Although I wasn’t sure which carrier it was locked to but after some trial and error, AT&T mobile vanguard services was quite a surprise!

    iPhone 4: iOS 5.0.1 Jailbroken with Cydia
    BB: 04.10.01
    T-Mobile – Florida

    WAAAY better than the Gevey I was using. Less battery usage, and my signal never drops like it did frequently on the Gevey.Here’s to hoping it doesn’t get patched, forcing me to go back to the Gevey…

    • JaeM1llz

      Thanks for reporting back. According to MuscleNerd, even if it does get patched, as long as you save your unlock ticket with SAM, you will still be able to use this method after it is patched.

  • bubeta

    Itunes activated the phone, ICCID’s fine. Phone number appears as n/a and NO SERVICE singn on the phone. Any ideas why? The sim its working fine on other phones. Im with a Rogers iPhone 4 on 5.1 BB 4.12.01
    Thx for this guys. looks very promising.

    • bubeta

      The installed simcard is from Telecom Personal – Argentina.

    • http://twitter.com/padakuv Jon Lajoie

      ame here

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Huynh/100001621068084 Thomas Huynh

       Iphone 4 BB 04.12.01 ios 5.1 It went through the entire process fine.  On the phone it says no service.  the ICCID match.  the question is how I know the iphone is unlock?

    • james jers

       after activate some time it vil show no service dnt wrry just reboot yu vil get signal bar. worked for me

  • Andrewwdang

    I have an iphone 4 4.11.08 on 5.1.01 and i cant even install SAM. It says I need preferenceloader and libhide. can anyone help me?

  • guilo

    Pliz  I don’t understand when you put the carte in your iphone ?   in the begging or i wait ?

    • guilo

      I want say the carte sim you want unlock you put in your iphone in the begginning ?

      • JaeM1llz

        Yes, you need to insert the SIM for the carrier you wish to use before you do the process. This unlock only unlocks your device for the SIM you have inserted at the time you perform the tutorial.

  • Filovr92

    pleas HELP me,doesn’t work..:(
    iphone 4 16gb
    bb: 4.11.08
    vodafone uk-United kingdom
    i leave in italy and i would use a vodafone sim..

  • Rahulontheedge

    my version of SAM is 0.4.1.2 and it is not showing options like ” method” or “carrier” and stuffs..please help

    • guilo

      go to home screen on sam and go to method select manuel

  • Rahulontheedge

    my version of SAM is 0.14.1.2 and it is not showing options like ” method” or “carrier” and stuffs..please help 

    • JaeM1llz

      As the tutorial states, please use the latest version of SAM for this.

  • Jane

    Do u need an AT&T sim card for this to work Pls respond someone 

    • JaeM1llz

      No, you do not need an AT&T SIM card, you just need the SIM for the carrier you want to use and you need to know what carrier the phone is currently locked to.

  • Mike

    uPDATE GUYs i unlocked my iphone YESSSS 

  • Rabah

    it work fine thank you

    • Rabah

      work on  BB 04.11.08  O2 iphone 32 G

  • Ammar245

    works great   on att iphone 3gs and att iphone 4 both ios 5.1 tethered jailbreak

    3gs worked on tmobile ,   iphone 4 worked on simple mobile  

    both took me a while to figure out after all the problems and time i figured it out and it works great!

    for simple mobile , choose T-mobile USA then try all the id`s the 3rd one worked for me on simplemobile

  • Raja_shayan

    totally worked on my iphone 4 baseband 4.11.08 ios 5.0.1 !! just had to find my carrier on which the iphone was locked to! using itool i found that it was telenor, denmark! but that was not available in the by country method. i found it in bundles option :) cheers 

  • Kal

    This is frigging awesome!!!!! I had to try a few times but it worked.

  • Figcww1434

    What I I want to unlock for resale purposes? I use the phone with AT&T and bought it from them. But can I do this whole process with my AT&T sim?

    Or if I borrow my Friends T-Mobile sim is it only unlocked to t-Mobile or unlocked to every service provider?

    • JaeM1llz

      The process only unlocks your device for the SIM that you have inserted at the time you perform the method. You will have to perform the method every time you want to unlock for a different SIM.

  • SoOfxkindOpe

    so do i take out my gevey to perform ? or do i do with gevey.? can anyone verify that for me plz and thanks

    • JaeM1llz

      You do not need Gevey at all anymore, this process takes the place of Gevey.

      • SoOfxkindOpe

        so i take it out before doing the process is what i want to know im in usa and want to use this process to unlock the att locked ip4 for use with tmobile usa

        • JaeM1llz

          It doesn’t matter what you do prior to doing the process, just make sure the SIM you want to unlock for is inserted when you start the process. This method only unlocks for one individual SIM at a time, it does not unlock the phone completely allowing you to freely switch between SIMs.

  • Mariners1720

    What do I do when I connect it to iTunes and it says ” sim card is not supported. ” ?

    • Deepakbest

      same problem im experiancing, im using a phone locked on Softbank(japan), and i tried various methods and still no go :(

  • Henry Zakka

    Had to try it a few times but finally got it to work perfectly… I am using an iPhone 4 ios 5.0.1 modem firmware 04.11.08. It was locked to Movistar from Venezuela and got it unlocked for Digitel Venezuela. I am going to try in the US with T-Mobile and At&t. As soon as I have any news, will be sure to post it back here!
    Anybody knows if there are any updated news on the jailbreak status for iPad 3??

    • JaeM1llz

      Thanks for reporting back, glad to hear you got it working. No update on the iPad3 jailbreak yet, we will be sure to post some news about it when it becomes available.

    • Aspire2920

      got it working.. this is great..

  • Aspire2920

    the sim is activated but i dont have any signal
     

  • Aspire2920

    itunes could not check for an update of the carrier settings of your phone.. Error message..
     

  • Johnb056

    HI this does not work at all. I have ATT 3GS, 6.15 ios 5.1
    first all kinds of errors and time outs downloading this from cydia.
    2nd it never deactivates the phone, when you go back the interface states activated.
    3rd, ran it anyway several times, and nothing.

    Any ideas ???
    thanks, John

    • JaeM1llz

      It definitely works as evidenced by the numerous reports of success in the comments thread. The reason it did not work for you is because you are on the iPad baseband. This method is only for people who are using stock iPhone basebands. Now that you have upgraded to the iPad baseband there is no way to go to any other baseband. You will need to unlock that phone using Ultrasn0w.

  • Lopo

    It works!!!
    For we was critical to use “Autodetect” instead of “By Country and Carrier” in “Method”.

    • JaeM1llz

      Thanks for reporting back, yes the “Auto-Detect” method is a great alternative, the reason we did not use this method in the tutorial is because it requires that you have a SIM for the carrier that the phone is locked to(which many people do not).

      • Eric

        i unlocked it by using auto detect abd i don’t have the official sim. initially i selected tmobile and one of the sim ids but didn’t work so i used the auto detect abd copied that. it worked like a charm. no more ultrasnow or gevey..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7GTOV3NYNNGO7HU4DYWLDXMSW4 Chuck Bros

    doesn’t work for me :( , where i can find “phone number ” ??? 

    • JaeM1llz

      The phone number is found in iTunes under the “Summary” tab of your iPhone.

  • Challil Kessler

    Hey geil es funktioniert !! Hab ein at&t iPhone 4 bb 4.12.01 Version 5.1 und hab ein O2 SIM …
    Handy ans pc hängen und iTunes starten .. SIM einlegen (O2 ) dann mit at&t Einstellungen wie oben beschrieben loslegen !!! Einfach geil

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7GTOV3NYNNGO7HU4DYWLDXMSW4 Chuck Bros

    if i don’t have the original sim what should i do ??? 

    • JaeM1llz

      You do not need the original SIM in order to use this method. You just need to know what carrier the phone is locked to. Select the Country and Carrier method and choose your country and carrier from the options.

  • French Londoner

    bb: 4.11.08
    vodafone uk-United kingdom

    Doesn’t seem to be working :(

  • Toymachine

    WOW I get crazy.. It worked with auto_detect and I changed from the original to the non-network sim during the copy&paste process when I switched back to manual and pasted the ISMI

  • Abdullah

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!! I am using STC carrier, iPhone 4, BB 4.11.08 IOS 5.0.1

    • JaeM1llz

      Great to hear, thanks for reporting back!

  • JamesH

    Hi guys great work apparently. However, it doesn’t seem to be working with vodafone UK, any suggestion ?

    • JaeM1llz

      Try different variations in the Method setting. Try different SIM IDs until you find one that works.

  • http://twitter.com/annitalopes Anna

    i cant doi it….

  • http://twitter.com/annitalopes Anna

    I have the original sim how can i unlock my att iphone to another carrier

    • JaeM1llz

      With your official SIM inserted, choose the “Auto-Detect” method and copy the IMSI number from the “More Information” tab. Then take out your official SIM and insert the SIM you wish to unlock for, then choose “Spoof Ral SIM to SAM” then go back to the main screen of SAM and change to the “Manual” method. Now paste the IMSI number you copied into the IMSI field and connect your phone to your computer and open iTunes.

      • http://twitter.com/annitalopes Anna

        Thanks

        • JaeM1llz

          You’re welcome, how did it go?

          • http://twitter.com/annitalopes Anna

            not yet

  • @reddis

    it worked for me it took awhile and i thought it would never work but i kept trying and i had to deactivate using redsn0w and the third carrier ID for AT&T also using Carrier Bundles apart from the country method in the tutorial

    • JaeM1llz

      Glad you got it working, ya it seems like the most difficult thing is to find the right combination for carrier settings. I would advise anyone having difficulty to stick with it and just keep trying other method combinations. Using the Bundle Name is a great alternative to the Country/Carrier option.

  • Max

    Hi all;

    iPhone4, BB 04.11.08, iOS 5.0.1JB, AT&T locked. Successfully unlock using SAM.

    Thanks to sbingner.

    • JaeM1llz

      Great to hear, you should thank Loktar_Sun as well :) Sam gave us the tool to unlock, but without Loktar, we would have never known it was possible!

  • Deepakbest

    Hey Guys,
    I DID ACTIVATE 2 OF MY SIM IN THE SAME MOBILE!!!
    First i had to fight with the steps for 2hrs with around 20-30 iteration of all the steps
    Then my first sim got working
    Second time i tried with different sim. which again took 1hr.
    Then the second also started working!

    The important things i noticed are…
    ->u cannot make it work in the first try!(it might take hours too)
    ->Patience is the key
    ->do the steps mentioned correctly!
    ->while choosing the Sim ID, do try all the methods(But for me the “Select country and Carrier” only worked”)
    (Note:If u have internet connection in mobile, u can use “Activate” option available in the SAM itself)
    ->The CHECKPOINT is at which ur ICCID matches is very important,bcoz once u reach this step, u dont have to step one again!
    ->continue with the next step, and resume from the CHECKPOINT(not from the begining) if u dint get the signal.
    (This also will take some repeatives disconnection and connection btw iTuenes)
    ->finally everything works!

    • Deepakbest

      though i cant switch back to the first sim!

      i saved the contents of that ”
      Lockdown” folder at each successful activation!
      IF some1 has any idea of how to switch between two different sim’s activated in the same mobile, please comment here!
      Thanks.

      • Dooha_333

        make sure U make a backup first..Then replace the current Lockdown folder with the backup from first sim..then enable SAM and disable it to get sim refreshing…U should have a signal then.

        Please let me know

        Also, I cant activate another sim..It always ends en itunes saying sim not supported..How did u fix this ?

        • Deepakbest

          like i said, patience is the key for the itunes to re-activate ur sim!

          i disconnected/connected iPhone and closed/reopened iTunes many times…
          but just the one b4 the successful attempt, iTunes did show some error msg in a popUp msg box, and then i got it sure that it will connect the next turn…

      • james jers

        useless  Lockdown backup i tried. after replace my mobile got d singnal but started 2 respring

        • JaeM1llz

          It works fine. You need to extract the contents from the backup file and overwrite the files in the lockdown folder for it to work.

  • Derin

    Please 2 Thing
    1.choose my country or another country in method??
     2.what about my Gevey? i will use it or not? till now coudnt unlock it, Help <3

    • Dooha_333

      the country of the original iphone carrier that the iphone was bought from.

      no u don’t need Gevey anymore :)

    • JaeM1llz

      Yep, what Dooha_333 said :)

      • Dooha_333

        :)

        Do u know how I can activate another sim ?

        • JaeM1llz

          You do the same process for every SIM you unlock. But you need to make sure to backup your unlock ticket for each SIM you unlock for. Any time you want to switch SIMs you will have to replace the files/folders in the lockdown folder with the corresponding files. Go here to learn how to save your unlock ticket

          • Dooha_333

            thanks :)

      • Dooha_333

        NVM :) kept tweaking around and got it 

  • memi254

    my sam in 0.1.2.4 is that the right one??

    • JaeM1llz

      The most recent official release of SAM is 0.1.14-1

      • memi254

        so mine is fake? i downloaded the right source what could it be

  • Mariners1720

    Will this work if I have a NET 10 sim card? :o
    Please reply ASAP please (:

    • JaeM1llz

      I’ve never heard of that carrier, please give it a try and let us know how it goes.

      • Mariners1720

        What if it’s not on the list of carriers?
        What are my options?

  • Mariners1720

    Will this work with a NET 10 sim card?
    Please reply.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EgyaAsiamah Kwabena Asiamah Ansong

    I have problem proceeding to the next stage after a Installing SAM(version 0.1.14-2). The screen become black and then take me back to the home page. I go back to cydia and what I see is “Modify”. I tap and I keep facing the same problem………………… What do I do?????

    • Dooha_333

      try respring ?

  • Vothelo

    It worked for me no issues on 4s with 1.0.14. Question…to go back to stock att for when I decide to sell it, can I do that simply by putting sim back and restoring activation through SAM or do I need iTunes?

  • Fadizbook

    Brother i have a problem
    The phone unlocked pretty well but my baseband is 4.12.01 n i have a teathered jailbreak
    So when i reboot my device and rejalibreak it there are no signals
    Bt when i reboot it without jailbreaking the phone works perfectly
    Plzz help!!!

  • Devo

    Hello, im from canada and my fiancée is mexican. To make our longdistance relationship easier, for christmas i got her and her sister each an iphone 4. Sadly they were both ios 5.0.1 and bb 4.11.08 and i had no idea how impossible it would be to unlock them from bell and fido to work on telcel in mexico! Finally! We got her sisters to work after a few tries! Soon we should have my fiancées unlocked too! It really works! Just as stated below, keep trying!

  • Michela

    Guys i was doing the procedure through the SAM and when i connected to ITunes it said… IPhone could not be activated sim seems not be supported. So it could not be unlocked and also the number of my ICCID and also IMSI got blank at SAM! I m lost help me please!

  • Patrikstaaaar

    push notificatilns not working. I pressed clear push and conne ted to itunes, but they still not working. anyone has this issue too?

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  • Ajibolabello26

    THANKS so much itz 100% working… Am in Portugal and my SIM is locked to 3 in UK… but now working with my TMN SIM in portugal… My question is CAN IT also work with other SIM without going thru the process again? Thanks

    • JaeM1llz

      No, this process only unlocks the exact SIM that you have in the phone at the time you do the process. You will have to redo this process for every SIM you want to use on your phone and you will have to individually backup each unlock ticket for each SIM and then restore only the ticket you are using at the time.

  • Lirjanlover1112

    My MMS doesn’t work… only works for iMessage and nothing else… can you help please? this was after SAM

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Khaled-Ali/500977570 Ali Khaled Ali

    cant open SAM it says “there was an error loading the preference bundle for SAM” and when open from home screen a black screen appears 

    Please Help!!!!!

    • JaeM1llz

      Go to Cydia and make sure you have SAMPrefs installed. If it’s there, uninstall and reinstall SAM. Make sure you are installing the latest version from the official repo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Khaled-Ali/500977570 Ali Khaled Ali

    still not working :S @JaeM1llz:disqus 

    • JaeM1llz

      Please check above, I provided you with a download to install all the SAM debs manually.

  • Dmonleo

    YESSSS!!!!!!!!  At LAAASSSSTTTTT!!!!!  SUCCESS!  Unlocked iPhone 4 5.0.1 bb 4.11.08, using SIMPLE MOBILE.  Thank you for this tutorial…..  Thank You!

    • JaeM1llz

      Great to hear, glad you were successful!

    • Geexdot

      What carrier did you choose to get this to work ? 

      • iphoneblogr

        You need to manually select the country and carrier that your iPhone is locked too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Khaled-Ali/500977570 Ali Khaled Ali

    Help..  
    After I installed sam and went to settings>sam only this message is showing ” There was an error loading preference bundle for sam.”
    (When installing sam at cydia i also got these red messages: ‘trying to overwrite…which is also in…” and ” sub-process … returned an error code (1)”

    When I click Samprefs icon (seen at homescreen) i only get a black screen

    I’ve tried
    - removing/uninstalling
    -deleting bingner as source
    -re-adding repo and reinstalling sam, etc

    but i still get the same result 

    • JaeM1llz

      Try downloading our SAM package and manually installing each of the .deb files http://www.mediafire.com/?2w0j0cpon6fkmm4

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Khaled-Ali/500977570 Ali Khaled Ali

        thanx Sam is working now but new problem appears when i press attempt activation a message appears ” Activation reports Error: Activationinfo rejected. you must select the original carrier SIMID of your phone”

      • IP4

        hi, JaeM1…can you send the procedure how to install the SAM package manually?

    • FrozenLucas

      I had the same problem, so do this: Uninstall Packages AcUtil, Stockify, SAM and SAMPrefs … Once you uninstall, install again from SAM repo.bingner.com

  • R M_619salman

    I have iPhone 4 locked with baseband 4.12.01 iOS 5.1

    • Dsfd

       dont work anymore–repo down-packages down-all down

    • Dsfd

       dont work anymore–repo down-packages down-all down

      • JaeM1llz

        It works fine. If the repo is down you can download and manually install the deb files that we posted in the tutorial.

  • Lk4u_89

    Why it says the sim card inserted does not appear to be supported in my iTunes??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=547076067 Veekee Weekee

     I get to Step 7 with no issues, and then I plug my phone into iTunes and get “The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported”. I can’t go any further – any advice?

    • JaeM1llz

      Try again and use a different “SIM ID” in step 4

      • http://twitter.com/ArthurLeismann Arthur Leismann

         I have same problem, but my phone locked T-Mobile Germany, and have only one Sim ID.
        Try four hours and nothing.
        How i can this fix? ;(

        • JaeM1llz

          Try using auto-detect instead of country/carrier

          • http://twitter.com/ArthurLeismann Arthur Leismann

             I dont have original sim :(

          • JaeM1llz

            Some people have gotten it to work using auto-detect even without an official SIM

  • http://waldyd.myopenid.com/ Nestor Waldyd

    When trying to unlock with iTunes, the following was prompted:

    “The SIM card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported. ”

    I am using a TIGO SIM from COLOMBIA. My iphone is originally locked for AT&T USA.

    Any ideas to solve this?

    • JaeM1llz

      Try using auto-detect instead of country/carrier. Make sure your phone’s activation state says “Unactivated” before you start.

  • Alex Ong

    I tried both installation of SAM both give error and a blank SAMPref. Please help. My email is alexong2005@yahoo.com.sg

  • Gajan Gnana

    My phone is blacklisted in UK, but I’m able to use it in Denmark using gevey sim.. Can i unlock my phone using SAM???

    • JaeM1llz

      I would assume so. Not all carriers use or share the same blacklists, so if your IMEI is banned on one carrier in the UK, you should be able to use it on your current carrier with the SAM method if it was working fine with Gevey. Might as well give it a shot!

  • Wodzer

    works like a charm on 3gs with Polish orange sim card on factory Austria T-mobile locked phone

    • JaeM1llz

      Glad you were successful!

      • James

        i need help please i tried to do it, failed, so undone and now with correct carrier sim it says sim failure help please if i restore will it go back to normal 
         

        • Guest

           Hi James, I initially got the SIM failure on my iPhone 4 originally on ATT US with 5.0.1 firmware and 4.11.08 baseband.
          Make sure you turn SAM off and restart your phone.

          • DJ

            hey..what do you mean by turning off SAM? can you send me steps pls..mine is also stuck in sim failure

        • DJ

          Hi James…any luck?

      • Ajibolabello26

        Please is dis method still working?.. cos ave been trying 4 awhile but no succed… always stuck at wen i want to disable SAM… PLEASE any HELP????

  • Erinmcgee21

    Worked for me, very straight forward! What a life saver!

  • Johnny

    Hi there! It worked for me as well but when i turned it off and turned it back on it says no service. Any help here please!

  • vinni navlani

    Hey frnds please help me out..
    as this method doesnt work on blacklisted device.
    so how would i know that my i phone 4 is in blacklist or not ??

  • Sahil Idnani

    i have a sprint cdma 4s will this work on it??? plz help

  • Pkrstic

    by default I have IMSI number in the SIM Details is the same as the one in the SAM Details. It did not work for me. any suggestions?

  • Sahil Idnani

    will this unlock work for sprint cdma 4s & can i use a gsm sim on the same plz help

  • Aaa

    Finally a solution that works!!! Unlocked iPhone 4 ATT iOS 5.1 BB 4.12.01. had to try a few times, but it worked!!!

  • Aaa

    Finally a solution that works!!! Unlocked iPhone 4 ATT iOS 5.1 BB 4.12.01. had to try a few times, but it worked!!!

    • Kaly22

      guyz my sim details  and sam details are are same can u help me please

  • Jiri

    YAY!  Been waiting for this for 20 months. No more Gevey and no more expensive no-phone iPhone…

    Thanks Guys.

  • Guy

    Worked fine here. UK Orange iPhone now working on Aussie Vodaphone network. 5.0.1 IPhone 4S

  • Mattcarter

    Works for me. What would haapen if i update to 5.1?

    • JaeM1llz

      You would lose the unlock. Any time you restore or update you will lose the unlock, so make sure you save your unlock ticket so that once you restore/update you can rejailbreak and reinstall the unlock ticket.

  • mmhmmm!

    How do you determine what company/service provider the phone is locked to? I know mine is Orange, but there are plentiful of countries. 

    • JaeM1llz

      You can’t determine, you just need to know what carrier it was purchased from.

  • http://twitter.com/criticalowl Jacob Gill (高健)

    Still no luck here in Taiwan. My phone is iPhone 4 bb 04.11.08 locked on AT&T. I’ve tried auto-detect, Bundle and the rest, and I still get nothing. When I press push to de-activate I always get the push notification twice, and I’m wondering if anyone else has been having the same problem. 

  • http://twitter.com/EvoWeb_Mod Titanium

    Need help.  Don’t know what’s going on…  I was testing and went into SAM and clicked on De-Activate iPhone without a sim in my 4s.  Then it suddenly to me to the activation screen and I’m stuck there.  I tried putting in the sprint sim that came with it but it keeps telling me “only compatible cards bla bla..”.  I remove it so I can at least get in to the 4s and use it as usual not as a phone but it’s not happening and still stuck on the “only compatible cards…” screen.  I switch it off and on without a sim in and takes me straight to the activation process.  I can’t get in to my 4s now :(

    Help me please!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ali-Khaled-Ali/500977570 Ali Khaled Ali

      http://blog.iphone-dev.org/search/redsn0w  download redsn0w and hactivated once again

      • http://twitter.com/EvoWeb_Mod Titanium

        I tried but nothing works.  Tells me nothing to be done.
        My 4s is already jb on 5.0.1.  Cydia installed and all for a couple months now.  I did as instructed in this tutorial and downloaded the SAM debs and manually installed all one by one.  Started SAM, clicked on de-activate just like in the guide, and 4s jumped straight into the activation screen, and been stuck on it ever since.  Tried it with the that came with it, which used to work before, no luck. Tried it without a sim, which used to work too taking me to the main screen, no luck.  Stuck forever on activation screen now.  Some told me to try jb again with absinthe, and it tells me my 4s isn’t activated and needs to be activated for it to work.  I tried redsn0w now and told me nothing it can do.  I’m suspecting this SAM de-activated my 4s and nothing is working now.  I somehow need to re-activate it at least to make it go back to previous state.  I guess someone needs to make a pc software that would re-activate my 4s or else I’m stuck like this forever.

  • http://twitter.com/EvoWeb_Mod Titanium

    Still stuck on activation screen every time I switch on my 4s :(

    I was using at as an ipod before but now it’s gone completely useless.  What have I done :(

  • Jonnyb

    I got Vodafone UK to work for those who haven’t. On step 6 both fields were filled so i removed the ICCID and replaced the IMSI with the one copied from SAM then opened iTunes. This time instead of SIM not compatible message I got NO SIM message so I pasted my ICCID back into the SAM details reopened iTunes and it worked!!! Everything after that in the steps above happened as explained.
    Hope this helps.

    • Ss

      Hi dude, I also had Vodafone UK – I believe I’ve done exactly what you’ve said but still after reopening iTunes the second time it still says “the SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported. Only compatible SIM card from supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone …”

      Could you describe again step-by-step ? Thank you so much !

      • JaeM1llz

        The loophole was patched by Apple yesterday, unless you successfully performed the unlock before Apple closed the loophole and saved your unlock ticket, there’s nothing you can do now.

  • fells great

    love you it works for me after more than 100 times trying…. finally i have a signal after 6months 

  • http://www.facebook.com/acelmeta Ajald Çelmeta

    I can’t install SAM on my IPHONE. I don’t know but when I try to install it , it say that the requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed. Modifications it say just INSTALL —– SAM which I can’t push and then Depends —–com.ericasadun.utilities and also Depend SAM Prefs 0.1.14 . When I try to Install Sam Prefs it does the same thing. Can someone help ?

    • JaeM1llz

      You need to install the dependencies before you install SAM. Install Erica Utilities and SAMPrefs first. Use the debs we provided in the tutorial if you are having problems.

  • Karkisrijan

    i have unlocked three iphone 4 using sam method ,first i unlocked at&t ,then softbank from japan and bell canada , but while copying original imsi provided in sam menu of these network did not work except at&t ,at&t phone was in 5.0.1 version softbank was in 5.0 and bell canada was in 4.3.1, previous two were modem firmware of 4.11.x and the later one has 4.10,

    • Lans

      i just want to know if you have really unlocked the iphone 4 softbank(japan) successfully?  coz i have aiphone 4 softbank but i can’t use beacause it’s locked . Hope for your answer. TY

    • Yosefmari2011

      hi i can’t unlock softbank phone too. please help

  • James

    hey does anybody know if this works with three mobile, i cant seem to see it or auto detect wont work, any ideas thanks.

  • Eazy

    Please help out here, i can’t get to add the SAM repo to my cydia, anytime i try i keep getting the Verification Error(The request timed out). Please help now

    • JaeM1llz

      Download the deb files from step 1 in the tutorial above and then install them manually.

      • Michelle

        how to do you do that! :( im having the same problems! helppppp

        • Aasim Bawany

          try installing it in safemode

  • James

    omg i got it hahaha i cant belive it thank you very much 

    • JaeM1llz

      You’re welcome, glad you got it figured out :)

  • Shinji3rd2000

    Works great, Iphone 4 32gb, locked to AT&T (Cingullar) 3rd SIM ID, iOS 5.0.1, baseband 03.10.01. Good bye Gevey.

    • JaeM1llz

      Great news! Thanks for sharing your success :)

  • http://twitter.com/bebotchild Gracie Hearts

    OMG! it worked! i kept choosing the carrier i wanted to use not that the one the phone is locked to! thanks alot!!!!! omg! i feel so sur-real.. i am even afraid to use it! had it for ages! ;-( *tears of joy*

    • JaeM1llz

      You’re welcome :) Make sure you save your unlock ticket now and then you’ll have it forever :)

  • IvanSRB

    Managed to sim-free iphone4 5.01 here in Serbia! Thanks…
    Have no idea the origin of the phone, used it with GEVEY…Just selected “by country” and “AT&T”.
    iTunes showed 1664 error, but after a few tries everything went well…Didn’t used “deactivate” from redsn0w…

    Thanks again…Ivan

  • gregfili

    sim card not supported when connected to itunes… help?

    • JaeM1llz

      Choose a different SIM ID

  • Ying Kit Yuen

    In step 7, after i have connected the iphone 4s to itunes, it states that “SIM card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported”

    i try to run the “Revert Lockdownnd to Stock” before deactivate it, but it returns “Stockification failure”.

    Any help is appreciated. thanks.

    • Ying Kit Yuen

      Ok, i have solved this problem by selecting the unlock carrier by “By Bundle”. i can now read the ICCID and that match to the sim card. and the phone is FactoryActivatied under “More information”.

      But after i turn off SAM, it returns to Unactivated and when i try to reconnect it to itunes as stated in step 9. it still states that “SIM card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported”.

      Any ideas?
      Thanks.

      • Ying Kit Yuen

        if i only turn off the hactivated and keep SAM enabled, it states that the phone cannot be activated. but no matter how many times i try to reopen the itunes, it keep saying the phone cannot be activated.

      • JaeM1llz

        The SIM ICCID is supposed to match the ICCID in iTunes, not in SAM

  • alexong2005

    I wonder now I had unlocked using SAM on my iphone 4 iOS 5.0.1 baseband 04.11.08 and jailbroken, can I proceed to upgrade to iOS 5.1 without preserving the baseband.

    • JaeM1llz

      Yes, but when you update you will lose the unlock and have to either repeat the process or use a saved unlock ticket and 5.1 is a tethered jailbreak currently.

  • Liorbenda

    i need to download SAM manually, but i have absolutley no clue how to… please help :/

    • JaeM1llz

      Download the deb files I linked in the tutorial and follow this method to manually install them: http://iphoneblogr.com/2010/09/how-to-install-a-deb-file-via-ssh-and-terminal/

      • Liorbenda

        ive got a mac >_<

        • JaeM1llz

          Use terminal instead of WinSCP

  • Sportybulldog10

    IT WORKED!!
    iPhone 4
    Used to be AT&T but now its T-mobile!!!
    IOS: 5.0.1
    Baseband: 04.11.08

    • JaeM1llz

      Glad you got it going!

  • Lans

    does the unlock work again if you just turned off your iphone and turned in on again ? TY

    • JaeM1llz

      Yes, you can freely turn the phone on and off once it is activated. Only restoring/updating removes it.

  • Abudhabidave

    iPhone 4, originally from UK, now on 5.0.1 and the famous PITA (pain in the ass) 04.11.08 baseband, now working OK on China Unicom!!  Happy days!!

  • Melikcay

    it is currently working…

  • Ioannis

    hi there from Greece , the unlock worked with the first try using the auto method on one at&t american iphone 4  , thank you for your explicit article 

    • iphoneblogr

      Thanks for your feedback, great to hear everything went smoothly for you also.

  • Mike

    Thank you so much. I can use my iphone 4 BB 4.11 now! Great job to the chinese developer =) to those who want to this. I suggest you watch this video: 

    • iphoneblogr

      Thanks for your feedback, great to hear it worked for you :)

      • Mike

         i cant stop looking at my phone’s signal bar. Sounds funny right? But we all know how frustrating it was to wait for a long time. Seriously, i love this phone more than ever. It taught me patience and that “never give up” attitude. =)

  • Dcsharp

    Quick question.. .If I do this with one SIM will I then be able to redo the whole procedure from the beginning with another SIM?

    • iphoneblogr

      That’s correct, after you have completed the steps you can backup your lockdown folder and complete the process again with a different sim-card. You will then be able to switch between different sims by replacing the lockdown folder with the appropriate files.

      • Ambulansya

        Hey by saying replacing lockdown folder does that mean i have to replace the whole lockdown folder? What if i delete the lockdown folder? What will happen? I tried doing the procedure to 2 diff sim but after having a signal it goes out (no service) after awhile….

        • JaeM1llz

          You need to replace everything inside the lockdown folder with everything inside your zipped unlock ticket.

          • Ambulansya

            Thanks for your reply. But if i delete the lockdown and do not replace it with the saved ticket? Can i still redo the process? For my other sims? Because the backed up ticket was just a random sim i used. But now that im putting my personal sims it goes out of service for awhile.

          • JaeM1llz

            You can redo the process as many times as you want to until Apple closes the hole.

  • Patrickjoseph01

    I just unlocked my sprint 4s ,  transfered my service to t-mobile works great.

  • JulesRJ

    Success!!!  After several tries.  Works on iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 (9A405), model MC610LL, bb 04.11.08, locked on AT&T USA, unlocked for Claro Guatemala.

  • Naynee

    Working GREAT !!!

    Iphone 4 16 GB
    iOS 5.0.1
    BaseBand 02.10.04
    Locked on AT&T

    —  Now Runnig Excellent over Movistar Argentina  —-

    You must do exactly Step-by-Step the GUIDE !! if don´t work at 1st try again, if you download SAM and the iphone get stuck with rebooting No Problem, Force ShutDown ( Power & Home Button ) Turn on and try to install SAM again from Cydia.

    Remember to save your unlock ticket!

  • Yunus Uzun

    thats right!!!!! its works
     

  • Maddy

    I’m trying  SAM Unlock with my Gevey SIM, but it doesn’t work. As you specified, i haven’t instaled “Furious Mod package”

    • JaeM1llz

      You can’t SAM unlock with a Gevey SIM. You have to use a SIM from the carrier. You do not need the Gevey SIM at all anymore.

  • Secretly

    Good day :) Ahhm I always get the message “there is no sim card installed in the iphone you are attempting to activate” what do you think is the problem?? iphone 3gs 16gb From 4.0.1 to 5.1 :)

    • JaeM1llz

      It means exactly what it says, you don’t have a SIM card inserted. If you were using Gevey before make sure you remove the Gevey SIM before performing this method.

  • Chelsearob77

    Hi there, My iPhones baseband is the famous 4.11.08 locked on the 3 network in the United Kingdom & want to unlock it to work in Peru (where I now live) 

    One question I have would me unregistering my old sim number, then registering with a new one (not only different network, but also a different country) cause my ITunes account to change or be affected in anyway?

    Also I have credit left on my iTunes account, so would I need to spend that before I do the SAM unlock & sync my phone with iTunes?

    If anyone has the answers to my questions then I would be very grateful 

    Thanks.

  • Nipun Sankla

    i have an iphone 4s which is locked with verizon….does anyone know the bundle name for verizon??

    • JaeM1llz

      This method is only for iPhones locked to a GSM carrier, it will not work for CDMA carriers such as Verizon.

  • Eazy

    I think somebody should please work on a walk-through or an alternative to get this done, there are plenty of user out there still stuck with their iPhod Touch.

    • JaeM1llz

      There is no alternative for this method, this tutorial is the only way to perform the SAM unlock.

  • Tchaffus

    Just unlocked my iPhone 4 on ATT US, firmware 5.0.1 and baseband 4.11.08.
    Using SIM ID 310 150 479 313 323
    Thanks…

  • Derikk44

    What if SIM details doesn’t show you anything from the beginning? Like no ICCID even after you have put the sim in? and iTunes keeps saying no sim installed.

  • mmhmmm!

    Issues with batter life using SAM on IOS 5.0.1! need a solution that does not require carrying a usb cable everywhere!  
    BTW unlock is successful. the HARDEST part is finding the correct carrier that it’s locked to and SIM ID. good fucking luck to that. everything else is breezy

    • mmhmmm!

      And this is the best guide found so far. other guides are UNCLEAR and much more VAGUE.

  • flipmarc_17

    I tried to activate my phone and it failed, so I uninstall SAM, now, as I rebooted my phone is locked on the lockscreen asking me to insert the SIM card comes with it. All I can see is a gray background with the word “iPhone” and a message saying “No SIM Card Installed” “Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate phone”. I know my fault was to uninstall SAM. Anyone bother to help?

    • mmhmmm!

      download redsn0w and 0.9.10.b8 if you’re on 5.0.1 and try “just boot” and hopefully that’ll work. 

    • Bonskoo

      I had same problem. Use redsn0w and reinstall cydia then it works.

      • purple colour

        I too had a same problem . if cydia really works good?

    • rod

      I had same problem with i4 iOS5.0.1 and baseband 4.11.08. I couldn’t install SAM properly and got red erros like: ”trying to overwritte..”………..”sub-process”……….. That was probably because my cydia was not updated or i had an old version. So after getting those errors i deleted SAM. Then, the iphone starts telling u that u gotta insert a SIM. To get over that screen you must insert an original SIM or conect iphone to redsnow(i think).
       After that I reinstalled the latest version of redsnow 0.9.10b8b to mi iphone without deleting the previous cydia i had installed, and from there i did the unlock steps and worked great!!if anyone gets problems installing SAM and u see red errors that’s probably because your cydia is not updated!!

    • Imanisshaikh

      mine too….Should i jailbreak again or just boot ????

      nd more important,can i unlock it nw????

    • Seran_619

      u should re jailbreak it again

    • Ali Ahmad Attari

       dear u hv breaked ur jail break…
      dont take tension just jailbreak ur phn again by using redsnow..its totally free u can download it from many sites as you can search on google…and redsnow also help u that how can u jailbreak ur phn its very simple and easy

  • flipmarc_17

    I tried to activate my phone and it failed, so I uninstall SAM, now, as I rebooted my phone is locked on the lockscreen asking me to insert the SIM card comes with it. All I can see is a gray background with the word “iPhone” and a message saying “No SIM Card Installed” “Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate phone”. I know my fault was to uninstall SAM. Anyone bother to help?

  • guest

    Worked after a few different att carrier numbers were tried. I have a GCI sim card working in a ATT iPhone 4 that was updated by iTunes on 4/24/12. Thank you!

    • JaeM1llz

      You’re welcome, glad you got it figured out!

  • Mariners1720

    I have a nextel sim card will this work on a iPhone 4 from AT&T?
    Please help.

    • Mariners1720

      Can someone please help me ?
      I really wanna use my iPhone ?
      Thank you .

    • JaeM1llz

      Only way to know is to try

  • Driss Skali

    HAd my 3G and Edge stoped working, any one know how to fix this ?

  • Embeminh

    so i just unlocked my iphone but the signal is weak ill get signal for a few mins.. then it will go back to searching then back to signal.. does anyone else have this problem? do anyone know how to fix it thanks!

  • Amazinc38

    Thanks a lot…it worked perfectly fine like in 5 minutes and the network was UP and HIGH…..without Gevey Sim for my iphone 4, ios 5.0.1…
    Thanks loads fren…you made my unlocked and full signal time from now on….

  • Nux4thecup

    I’m getting the error “tthis sim card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported”
    After following all the steps. I am sure of my carrier and country. I tried auto detect and that doesn’t work either.I followed some other guides posted online that said select bundle name and that still gets me to not supported. Any idea?

  • Shazaan_Hyder

    Seriously need help, i don’t know whats gone wrong…
    Basically, i installed SAM, and did what the tutorial says, and it worked fine, i was able to get texts and calls, could use 3G, the whole deal. But then it crapped out, i don’t know what happened, but it just wouldn’t show any bars anymore. It shows the 3G sign, and i can use 3g, like browsing the web and other internet dependent apps, can even use cydia. But i just cant send/receive texts or calls. I  then upgraded my firmware up to 5.1 no JB (i was running 5.0.1)  and it worked, like I could activate my phone, i could make calls and texts, again i had everything working perfectly. But then i jail broke it, and its gone back to the old problem, i can use the internet but nothing else. Someone please help….

    • JaeM1llz

      Deactivate and redo the process

  • DigiT

    My device gives error “Network restricted” after this… not working! Any ideas?

    • DigiT

      My operator did not activate my new SIM-card, it was their fault! Now it works perfectly!

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  • Gopal_chennai

    Yahooooooooooooo  my dream come to true, It’s works perfectly, thanks a lot to the Gunies who done this,

  • Diego

    It worked like a charm for Personal, Argentina.  I followed 3 tutorials that basically said the same, but it always gave me “sim invalid”  , i give it another chance , and started working. I used SAM 1.1 16-1 downloaded from cydia. After 6 months my iphone works again! 

  • Sameer

    Hi JaeM1llz:

    I intend to use this method to unlock my iPhone 4. But have a few questions:
    Is it a pre-requisite to be on iOS 5.0.1 for this unock to work?

    Right now, my iPhone 4 is on 4.3.2 and BB 4.10.01 and I am using Gevey SIM.

    Could you guide me on how to reach the pre-requisite steps for this unlock?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Sam

    • Sameer

      Hi JaeM1llz:

      Forgot to mention that it is currently jailbroken and have never registered it using iTunes.

      Thanks
      Sam

  • Jollyc8

    it worked great on 1-phone 4 , 5.0.1, bb 4.11.08. locked with softbank japan.and also  For each different sim card you need not to repeat the whole procedure. just put simcard and press “spoof real sim to sam” then   copy the IMSI of the original locked carrier  into the IMSI in manual method.  and then go back to utilities and press attempt activation. it is done no neet to connect to i-tunes.

  • Ricky

    Hi, I installed the new samprefs released a couple of hours ago on my jail broken iPhone 4 bb 1.59.00, iOS 5.01. Uninstalled ultrasnow and activated using the new “easy” method and it worked perfectly. The iPhone was purchased from telcel in mexico and I am now using it on Telstra in Australia. After that I thought I’d take a leap and update to stock 5.01 to see if the BB update helped with network issues I’d had for ever. After some fiddling I got 5.01 installed stock, and to my surprise I had signal without jailbreak! I’d read another article but this guy had restored a pre update backup afterwards which restored the unlock. Mine was unlocked off the bat. I then updated to 5.1 and restored from iCloud backup and yep, I’m still unlocked. Not sure how this all worked but I thought id share. Now using my iPhone 4 on 5.1 without jailbreak and unlocked and is now a lot zippier than when it was jail broken. I never saved the unlock ticket so not sure what would happen if I tried another provider but for now I have stock 5.1 unlocked it’s great!!

  • Ha1cy0n

    I was able to unlock the 5.0.1 4S on AT&T with a friend’s SIM card. I’m trying to unlock it again using a different SIM card, and nothing seems to work. Can’t figure it out for the life of me..

    I was able to unlock it the first time (still worked after reboots) by selecting the carrier I was going to use, NOT the carrier that the phone is locked too (which goes against every tutorial for SAM). Can’t get it unlocked either way now =/

  • TAEEB87

     activated: yes (2012-04-26)
     registered: yes
     carrier: Rogers (Canada)
     factory locked: yes
     authorized unlocking possible: yes

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  • ricardinhobr

    Still getting unknown error number 126 in Iphone 4S bb.14 (Sprint Carrier) even using the “easyer tutorial” deleting some dataf with ifile.Any idea ? tks.

  • Chombe

    in step four I choose By Bundle Name and it works
    iPhone 3GS iOS5.1 baseband 05.16.05

  • Navnix2003

     It was very easy, just unlocked my Iphone 4, ios5, B.B 4.11.08

  • Vlackshadow

    It works for me, nice unlock I have waiting for this unlock , my brother give to me a iPhone 4 bb 4.11.08 lock it and y unlocked for simple mobile USA thanks Loktar Sun

    • Avlasov

      I’m having trouble Activating my Simple Mobile network. Did auto detect work for you?

    • Ajibolabello26

      Please is dis still working? please help

    • Avlasov

      Vlackshadow do you have 5.1 or 5.01
      I’m trying to unlock my iPhone 4 bb 4.11.08 and ios5.1

      • JaeM1llz

        The method has been patched, it will no longer work on any device

  • Vlackshadow

    It works for me, nice unlock I have waiting for this unlock , my brother give to me a iPhone 4 bb 4.11.08 lock it and y unlocked for simple mobile USA thanks Loktar Sun

  • lpmbr

    WARNING: Dont install SAM on GEVEY jailbroken iPhones without removing Furyousmod FIRST as mentioned above on this article.

    In case you did it, dont press “deactivate” on SAM. Otherwise your iphone will become useless and badly deactivated (wont recognize any SIM card, even the original one and you cant bypass activation screen in any case, even with the emergency number tip)

    The only way you can try to get it back to life is using an iphone file browsing tool and remove the SAM files at /Library/MobileSubstrate/Dynamic Files. Then turn your iphone on again and remove the lasting SAM files so they wont conflict with FuryousMod. Then remove furyous and try the article steps normally.

    Please post author publish this. It was a matter of time when I was almost updating  to 5.1 and turning my sprint cdma in an ipod (gevey wont work on 5.1, and this tweak might not work on internacional SIM not listed on carriers list on SAM).

    hope this helped. tks

  • Gundamwing48

    Hi,
    i’m having trouble with sam for some reason this app doesn’t want to work i’ve been trying to unlock my iphone 4 on 5.1 ios bb 04.12.01 from Vodafone Uk which is original carrier to t-mobile Uk i’ve try all the methods given and seen many different video but i cant get it to unlock can somebody help me maybe I’m doing something wrong i don’t really know? thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmsa12 Mohamed Mostafa

    I don’t know the locked network, I guess my iPhone locked to one of the netherland network, so I tried all of them but no luck.

  • vodafune-uk-not-working

     Still not working with vodafone uk …

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  • Sunshineran

    My iphone 4 was bought in Japan, and the carrier is Softbank. I updated it to iso 5.1, the firmware is 04.12.01. Unfortunatelly, I can not unlock my iphone by this method. I broke the jail, but SAM doesn’t not work for my phone, is still said SIM is unavailable…

  • Shaikat6566

    I need help badly.I unlocked one iphone 4 ios 5.1 baseband 4.12.01 at&t usa by using SAM last week.Now i wanted to unlock my new iphone 4 ios 5.1 baseband 4.12.01 rogers wireless canada but failed.I dont have the rogers wireless sim which the iphone was locked to.I could jailbreak it through redsnow and install cydia,sam.Following the sam unlocking i tried to unlock it but didnt work.I used the manual method and selected the country Canada and carrier Rogers Wireless and SimID was only one.When i connected to itunes it was ok without any number.But no service and afterwards invalid sim.Then if i go for disabeling SAM then the ituns is showing”the sim you inserted is seems not be supported.Only supported original carrier can be used to activate the iphone…..”
    Please help

    • JaeM1llz

      Apple patched this method days ago, it no longer works, sorry.

      • Shaikat6566

        So,is there any way to unlock the iphone 4,baseband 4.12.01 and use tmobile sim.thank you

        • JaeM1llz

          No, there is currently no way to unlock that baseband.

  • Stahless

    Whats App Push Notification doesnt works. “just restore your iPhone with
    the Clear Push utility in SAM, followed by connecting to iTunes.” Cant
    Connect to iTunes anymore, beacause the iphone is Unactivated..! What
    should i do ???

  • Mmmridul

    1.                               i unlocked my iphone4 (Softbank , Japan) with SAN unlock. it is working perfectly with GP, Bangladesh. but when i tried to back up my activation code, i found out that my Cydia does not open. my SAMprefs also does not work. please can any one advice what to do next. if i do reinstall Cydia will my SAM unlock go away? please advece

  • shafiqfayyadh

    I’m done until step 8, but in step 9. iTunes kept saying the that my iphone can’t be activated not matter how many times I close and reopen iTunes. Before I disable SAM, the summary page of iTunes already showing ICCID of my sim card. But in the phone number section only “n/a”. Please help me..

    • JaeM1llz

      Please direct your attention to the top of the tutorial, this method was patched a while ago now.

    • guess

      i got the same issue how did you solved it?

  • Parunza

    3 weeks ago I could. I tryed on sunday using same method but I couldn’t. I thing Apple fixed tha bug made this possible

    • JaeM1llz

      Yes they did, it is noted at the top of this tutorial

  • XL

    After the whole process, i got it done, but on the top left signal bar, it says “No Service” , what should i do, i wish to use my sim card from Taiwan n sometimes Singapore

    • JaeM1llz

      The process does not work anymore, please read the top of the tutorial.

  • guest

    I’m done until step 8, but in step 9. iTunes kept saying the that my iphone can’t be activated not matter how many times I close and reopen iTunes. Before I disable SAM, the summary page of iTunes already showing ICCID of my sim card. But in the phone number section only “n/a”. If i Help please 

  • pmeers

    As of Step 7 it went wrong. As soon as I connected to Itunes with my 3GS which was jailbroken with redsnow and SAM installed as mentionned, it started a restore from backup. Can this be avoided? Did I forget something?

    Thanks for your help.

    • JaeM1llz

      The SAM unlock method was patched back in April

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  • Lwoodsman28

    hi i have done everything and jailbroken the phone went thru the process here changed it to the original carrier and posted the imsi number in that it gave meconnected to itunes and and its saying that there is no sim and wont open to reactivate? also telling me the sim is not supported?
    Someone is typing…Sending…

    • JaeM1llz

      The SAM unlock method has been patched for a while now.

  • Aa_bhatti2001

    sir i am using Iphone 4 ios 5.1.1 and bb 4.12.0.1 after installing sam i open samprefs then i got just black screen in samprefs nothing else help me…………………..

    • JaeM1llz

      The SAM unlock does not work anymore, it has been patched for over a month. Please read the top of the tutorial.

  • Lwoodsman28

    hi i have done everything and jailbroken the phone went thru the process here changed it to the original carrier and posted the imsi number in that it gave meconnected to itunes and and its saying that there is no sim and wont open to reactivate?

    • JaeM1llz

      Please read the top of the tutorial, this method has been patched for over a month.

  • Greg

    itunes says there is no SIM card in my phone after trying this method??? 3Gs, jailbroken using redsn0w 0.9.12b2, ios 5.1.1, base band 06.15.00.  – still no SIM detected? Phone was originally a Rogers phone and now trying to use with a Rogers SIM.  _ any ideas??

    • JaeM1llz

      Please read the top of the tutorial, this method has been patched for over a month.

  • Ismaroad206

    Hi ! I have a Problem that no one seems to have. I live in Ecuador, I bought an iPhone 4s in the US, with the SAM card, it was working fine in every way, but this month I subscribed to a Internet data plan in my carrier company “Movistar”, so the “3G” sign appeared beside the Movistar name, but, I can’t use the Internet, I can’t browse anything in Safari, or Facebook or twitter or any other Internet-access app. I don’t know what to do. If someone can help me please ? Thanks

  • Sagirl

    When I select Method I get an error message saying SIM failure
    ?
    Now what?

    • JaeM1llz

      Please read the top of the post, this unlock method has been patched for a while now.

  • Assiduous2011

    Does it work for iphone 4s?
    Anyone unlocked an iphone 4s locked to sprint

    • JaeM1llz

      Hello, unfortunately there is no way to unlock CDMA iPhones. Also, the SAM method was patched in April. It did work with the 4S, but it is too late now.

  • Samanthas14

    if idont insert the sim that came with my iphone can i insdert a different one from a different network.

  • http://www.facebook.com/azri.nadiah Azri Nadiah

    i have a problem. my simcard was terminated for some reason and so the number is not usable anymore. that’s my original simcard and carrier. and then my iphone was stolen and when i finally found it, (because the thief probably didn’t know how to open it because of this carrier problem) i tried opening using my new simcard which is a new carrier. it failed to open so i tried using my original simcard which is not usable anymore and the same problem occur. so i can’t open the iphone at all to even install cydia and all that. the ” The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to supported”. thingy occur for both my new simcard and my orginal simcard. can anyone help me? please. ; (

    • JaeM1llz

      You have to jailbreak to bypass activation, unlocking depends on what device and baseband you are on.

  • Edhernet

    Hi, I got an iPhone 4s with Verizon, but everybody said that the iPhone from Verizon it doesnt come with sim card, but my iPhone does, now I live in Mexico and I wanna know if works here with Movistar…
    - Version_________ 5.0.1 (9A406)
    - Carrier__________ Verizon 11.3
    - Modem firmware__ 1.0.14
    Please tell me that it will work…
    Thank you!!!!

    • JaeM1llz

      The Verizon SIM in your 4S does nothing, you could take it out and the phone would still work fine. In order to unlock a 4S you must buy a Gevey Ultra S from AppleNBerry

  • Stephanie

    When I go to reactivate my phone, iTunes tells me “The SIM card inserted in thie iPhone does nto appear to be supported”. what should i do now?

    • Swan1pie

      same thing happened to me! i tried closing iTunes several times and still the same message! help?????

  • Kims12392

    I try unlock my iPhone 4s in Japan but it dose not work my iPhone is 32 gb running iOS 5.1.1 I try many time but does not work. By the my origininal carrier is SoftBank and try to unlocked handset is unlocked but it dose unlocked carrier I try the same as above mention. After unlocked my set there is no network service and try to activate my set ITunes it say unsupported sim or not activated sobwhat should I do for unlocked it if there any solution please mail me @ kims12392@hotmail.com

    • JaeM1llz

      This method of unlocking has been patched for quite some time. The only way to unlock a 4S is to buy a Gevey Ultra S SIM interposer.

  • Fauzanmusah

    i am running ios 5.1.1 it did not for me
    plz can someone help me
    my id fauzanmusah@yahoo:disqus .com

    • Crossfits

       im also using 5.1.1, didnt work either.. any suggestions?

  • Pinik_hasan

    when i am  “De-Activate iPhone, “More Information” should not be “Unactivated” sign here activate sign…so what can i do?????

  • Pinik_hasan

    plz help me
     

    • Sam Chise

      Check your carrier and lock status here: http://imei.org/ hope it would be AT&T as they are cheap to unlock

  • MoshMouth

    do you have to have a data plan for this or can you just log on to your home wifi? Also if your SIM card wasn’t made for an iphone can you use most SIM cards (say T-Mobiles) and I have heard of people clipping their SIM card does that work?  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005279798837 Catherine Smith

      a very good post

  • MoshMouth

    i figured out the SIM clipping part all I need to know is if this still works since most comment are 3 months old and if you need a data plan

  • Tara

    heyyy..umm..i have got an iphone 3gs online from america and im in
    australia..i did the jailbreak on redsn0w, then got cydia download ultrasn0w fix, then ultrasn0w..and im still getting no service at the
    top…so i was wandering if i could still use this method but..then use
    my australian sim card…..please help me!!!! i have been without a phone for 6 months and really need :)

    • JaeM1llz

      Hi Tara, please tell me what baseband you have(Settings>General>About>Modem Firmware).

  • Dahrks

    Hello, I bought an iPhone 3GS 5.1.1 (06.15.00 firmware). I go to Cydia and add the
    “repo.bingner.com” source and install SAM. When my phone resprings, I go
    to SAM and it shows me a black screen. I uninstall SAM and I search
    for SAM on Cydia and download SAM from “insanely tweaks.” When my phone
    resprings, I go to Settings–>SAM, and I can view the screen with
    “more information, Utilities,” etc etc.. I click on More Information and
    notice how my phone says “activated” when I go to Utilities, I click on “revert lockdown to stock” and get
    this “Stockification error”.. I dont know what to do.. I have tried to
    this and many other methods and it does not work. I am stuck. Please
    help!

  • Kujiko

    Ok, I followed the steps exactly. I’ve redone it twice. I have a Plateau for a phone carrier. I get the invalid SIM error in iTunes. Have I done something wrong?

    • JaeM1llz

      You haven’t done anything wrong, this method of unlocking has been patched for several months now, that is why it’s not working.

  • Ariae

    everything works – itunes does its work as well. But at the end – iTunes says no simcard- i repeated the whole process several times and once iTunes gave the message that the sim was not recognized. what shall i do?

    • Ariae

      i use iPhone 4 5.1.1 – firmware 04.12.01
      the original company carrier is AT&T 12.0

      thanks

  • Gustavo

    1Hi, I have an Iphone 3gs 5.1.1 and 6.15.00. Its jailbroken and I have done all the possible ways for making it get a signal but none have resulted. I have installed Ultrasn0w and have tried to get signal but nothing, I did this and many other method of SAM but nothing has resulted. If any one could tell me what to do it will be grateful.

  • freddy

    I have a problem on because i can’t find the same SIM ID as mine,
    could somebody help me please

  • Darrin

    Ok I’m not sure what I did but my phone number is popping up I have tryed it several times and getting very frustrated if someone can truelly help me my email is texasrebel1811@gmail.com put iPhone in subject thanks.

  • i2serle

    i also followed these instructions but no luck … i have a att iPhone
    version 4.0(8b117) baseband 05.16.07.. is there a way for me to unlock
    for a tmobile sim card … ??? (PLEASE HELP ME OUT HERE THE ONLY PHONE I
    HAVE RIGHT NOW)!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1512138998 Oliver Domingo

    is this still working?

  • kerron Weekes

    i have jail broken the phone but sam is having some conflict ion and not installing on my i4

  • Lurev

    so there’s no way you can unlock an IPHONE 4 04.12.02?

    • purple colour

      The simplest way to unlock an iPhone is by using remote unlocking
      method. This method is more secure and easy to use. This method is
      available at http://www.theunlockspot.com/apple-iphone/rs10wp9/ . Here,
      they ask you to provide your IMEI number,country name and the network
      provider to unlock an iPhone.

  • amarstaneja

    I have iphone 4 upgraded to 5.0.1 & baseband 4.12.05 it is not working is there anyway to downgrade baseband