How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Posted April 25, 2012 at 9:50pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 295110 views
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These are much easier instructions on how to unlock your iPhone using SAM. This method will work with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 3G on any jailbreakable firmware including 5.x. The original instructions can be found here.

***Update: Apple is reportedly in the process of blocking this unlock***

***Update x2: Apple has BLOCKED this method. It no longer works. You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS to be notified when a new unlock is available.***

Step One
Jailbreak your iPhone. You can find instructions on how to do that using the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard.

Step Two
Tap to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.


Step Three
Press to select Manage from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.


Step Four
Press the large Sources button.


Step Five
Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen.


Step Six
Press the Add button that appears at the top left of the screen.


Step Seven
Enter http://repo.bingner.com and press the Add Source button.


Step Eight
Press the large Return to Cydia button.


Step Nine
Press to select Bingner from the list of Sources.


Step Ten
Choose SAM from the list of packages.


Step Eleven
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.


Step Twelve
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.


Step Thirteen
Once installation has completed press the large Reload SpringBoard button.


Step Fourteen
Insert your new SIM card and tap to select SAMPrefs from your SpringBoard.


Step Fifteen
Make sure your Method is set to Auto Detect and tap Utilities. Note**: If Auto-Detect doesn't work you can change Method to By Country and Carrier and select the phone's ORIGINAL carrier manually.


Step Sixteen
Press the Attempt Activation button. If you don't see Attempt Activation then select De-Activate iPhone and the Attempt Activation button should appear.


Step Seventeen
A popup will appear letting you know that "this may take a while".


Step Eighteen
Eventually your iPhone will respring and after searching for a bit your new network will be detected!


Step Nineteen
You should now backup your iPhone unlock ticket in case this method is ever blocked. You can find instructions on how to backup the unlock ticket here.


IMPORTANT:
Your phone will work normally with your SIM card and that SIM card ONLY since we have tricked iTunes to think that ICCID is one of the intended carrier's. The phone can be rebooted and connected to iTunes freely without losing the "unlock", at least for now.

A big thanks to Sam Bingner, Loktar_Sun and Laforet for their contributions!

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namedas - June 20, 2013 at 12:01pm
Thanks for the post.I would like to share my experience in unlocking my iPhone 5.I wanted to unlock it from the respective locked network but did not want to jailbreak it.As jailbreak makes the user to lose the warranty of the phone.I was also not comfortable in using the available unlocking tools.I searched and found that Theunlockspot.com provides such a permanent unlocking service for iPhone models.They unlock the iPhone through the remote unlock service which would be a better option because,we need not give the mobile to someone else nor do we have any chance to enter the wrong unlock codes.This type of unlocking was very apt for me.I unlocked my mobile and now free to switch networks.
ReutM - March 22, 2013 at 2:03pm
try this one, http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ I have unlocked my phone on very very fast (about 6 hours total) and cheap, now i can update to any version without having to worry that my phone will be locked ever again. Only 9.99$ for phone unlocks! !
zafar - January 10, 2013 at 10:30pm
i try to unlock with every thing SAM ULTRASNOW even gevey sim but still not unlock...why is gevey sim is not working in it ...i have another iphone same model number MC603B DIFFERENT baseband 03.10.01 working fine in it but not with this baseband 04.12.01 why? please help me out thanks
zafar - January 10, 2013 at 10:18pm
done it showing wildcardactivated but still no service iphone 4 baseband 04.12.01 version 5.1.1 model mc603b
Mark Chiu - November 11, 2012 at 4:17am
I would like to ask has anyone recently unlock the iphone 4 locked to bell?? I would like to unlock it to "Chatr" in toronto canada. I have followed at the end and everything supposed to happen, happened and stuck at the itunes unlocking step....I have a couple of questions would like to calrify... 1st: I used and paid the service from http://www.iphone-unlockme.com...and the first step that I followed is sent in my IMEI ID and I received a message stating that I need to wait 10 - 15 days to let apple unlock my iphone...is this correct?? 2nd: which carrier should i choose if I want to unlock from the original to the new sim carrier when I set up the SAM??? Thank you all~~
J - November 11, 2012 at 1:19pm
SAM unlock is not working for a long time already, so dont bother. And yes, you have to wait certain time, to get unlock, if you used a web service. When the unlock is completed, just restore you phone and it will work.
Mark Chiu - November 13, 2012 at 12:18am
Hi, thanks for the comment! But may I ask what do you mean by "restore" my iphone?? And may I ask why as long as i sent in my IMEI number then the phone will be unlocked??? Thanks
J - November 13, 2012 at 6:02am
Switch off your phone, launch iTunes, then connect the phone to the computer by holding the round button pressed. hold it until computer says that it has detected a phone in recovery mode, then press restore. Before you do this, back up your phone.
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