June 12, 2024
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Posted April 25, 2012 at 3:50am by iClarified
GermanPortuguese (Brazil)RomanianSlovakSpanishSwedishVietnamese
These are 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.


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

***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.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Three
Press to select Manage from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Four
Press the large Sources button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Five
Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Six
Press the Add button that appears at the top left of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Seven
Enter http://repo.bingner.com and press the Add Source button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Eight
Press the large Return to Cydia button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Nine
Press to select Bingner from the list of Sources.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Ten
Choose SAM from the list of packages.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Eleven
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twelve
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Thirteen
Once installation has completed press the large Restart SpringBoard button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Fourteen
Insert your new SIM card and tap to select SAMPrefs from your SpringBoard.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Fifteen
Tap Utilities
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Sixteen
Press to select De-Activate iPhone. Your ActivationState under "More Information" should now be "Unactivated". If you don't have De-Activate iPhone you can use De-Activate iPhone (clear push).
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Seventeen
With SAM enabled, tap Method and choose By Country and Carrier.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Eighteen
Tap Country and choose the country of your ORIGINAL SIM.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Nineteen
Tap Carrier and choose your ORIGINAL carrier that your iPhone is locked to.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty
For some carriers operating more than one Carrier ID you may need to select SIM ID. If you are unable to activate in Step Twenty Four then you have selected the wrong one.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty One
Tap More Information and copy the IMSI under SAM Details to the clipboard.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty Two
Tap Spoof Real SIM to SAM
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty Three
Go back to the main SAM screen and paste the IMSI number in your clipboard.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty Four
Connect your iPhone to the computer and let iTunes reactivate your phone.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

"Double click "Phone Number" parameter at the main device screen and make sure that the ICCID matches that of your SIM card." If not you need to start over from Step Fourteen."

Step Twenty Five
Unplug your iPhone from the computer and close iTunes.

Step Twenty Six
Reopen SAMPrefs from your SpringBoard and disable it using the Enabled switch.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty Seven
Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes again.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

You should get an error saying that your phone cannot be activated. This is normal. Just close iTunes and open it again.
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty Eight
In a short time you should see signal bars. Congratulations!
How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]How to Unlock Your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS Using SAM [5.0, 5.0.1, 5.1]

Step Twenty Nine
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:
If push notifications stop after this process, you can restore then with the Clear Push utility in SAM, followed by connecting to iTunes.

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 Loktar_Sun and Laforet for their contributions!


UPDATES:
You can follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates...
Add Comment
Would you like to be notified when someone replies or adds a new comment?
Yes (All Threads)
Yes (This Thread Only)
No
iClarified Icon
Notifications
Would you like to be notified when we post a new Apple news article or tutorial?
Yes
No
Comments (543)
You must login or register to add a comment...
Heber
Heber - March 14, 2016 at 3:38pm
Olá boa tarde fiz o procedimento mas quando eu cheguei a opção IMSI mostrado em SAM Details ele não aparece nada obs: o aparelho é canadense operadora rogers e o chip para eu usar é a tim
Heber Junior
Heber Junior - March 14, 2016 at 3:40pm
Hello good afternoon did the procedure but when I got the IMSI option shown in SAM Details him nothing appears obs: the device is Canadian rogers operator and the chip I use is the tim
millzmillitry
millzmillitry - August 3, 2015 at 2:11pm
Plz my iphone 4s is not activating, it is requesting icloud email and password
 Kadju
Kadju - April 7, 2015 at 9:35am
Any updates with regard to the above-mentioned post? also on baseband 4.12.5 ios 6.1.3 on how to unlock such?
Hitsugaya
Hitsugaya - September 16, 2014 at 3:57pm
need an unlock software for my iPhone 4 plz anybody
bilalbpl
bilalbpl - September 10, 2014 at 10:55pm
Sam is not working for ver 7.1.2. firmware 4.12.09 in status nothing showing about sim ICCID , IMSI all is empty. Kindly help how to unlock it
sreekanth
sreekanth - October 31, 2014 at 7:13am
Hi.. I'm facing the same with iOS 8.1 firmware 5.4.00...Let me know if you have got the solution for this.. Thanks in advance
Dael Joseph
Dael Joseph - March 5, 2015 at 10:51am
Someone block my iPhone now I can't hear a thing
nenad247
nenad247 - April 8, 2014 at 6:45pm
Its don't have Macedonia, what should i do ????
Carlos Soares
Carlos Soares - March 9, 2014 at 1:54pm
Hi, This process failed for me in step 16: when I look into "more information" there are no values filled in. I have an iPhone 4 and iOS 7.0.6. Carlos
yung park
yung park - March 9, 2014 at 5:20am
Thank you for your Job, I have 2 questions: 1) From the above sentence of "Step Fourteen, Insert your new SIM card and tap to select SAMPrefs from your SpringBoard.", What do you mean by new SIM card? New SIM card is other company’s SIM card which was already activated with being used on other cellphone or not activated at all? I tried SIM card which is not activated yet , so IPHONE 4 was not UNLOCKED at all. 2) From the last phrases, “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.” This method is supposed to be temporary, and no permanent unlocking instructions. If then, do we need to manipulate IPHONE 4 by this instruction for every different SIM card? If you don’t mind, don’t you open any simple software using the above instructions? Thank you.
pavankumar
pavankumar - March 2, 2014 at 1:16am
hi sir i am pavankumar from india i got iphone 4s from my boss when i turned on phone phone showing on display on top i tunes and down sideshowing signel singh please tell me the problem
zelalem
zelalem - February 22, 2014 at 9:11am
I have followed all steps to unlock my iphone 4s, however at the end of the process when I connect the iphone, the messaged comes saying unsupported SIM and itunes could not detect my sim card. what can I do for this problem
Bejven
Bejven - February 2, 2014 at 12:15am
Tryck aldrig på länken som Kash_M har lagt i sidan. det är ett bluff och bedrägeri. Det sprider virus
Shine76
Shine76 - January 23, 2014 at 1:23pm
I have the same problem as beccy. The phone doesn't show the ''unactivated'' state or the IMSI code. Please help!!!
Shine76
Shine76 - January 23, 2014 at 1:23pm
I have the same problem as beccy. The phone doesn't show the ''unactivated'' state or the IMSI code. Please help!!!
1
beccy
beccy - January 2, 2014 at 2:08pm
my phone doesn't show the ''unactivated'' state or the IMSI code?? what do i do??
Young
Young - January 31, 2014 at 12:28pm
Did you ever figure out a solution for your problem with your phone not showing the "unactivated" state or IMSI code ???
qasimmayo
qasimmayo - December 15, 2013 at 8:21pm
wwwww
Myoo
Myoo - September 22, 2013 at 12:07pm
My iPhone 4 unlocked with SAM, Jealbreak and OS 5. Now i want to install BBM but after upgrade my software Because there is no jealbreak to OS 7 I will upgrade to 7 THEN downgrade to OS 6 to achieve the jealbreak of OS6 And THEN can install SAM TO UNLOCK MY IPHONE. MY Question is Is it possible to restore my ticket in SAM to unlock my iPhone after update the software?
mile2bernie
mile2bernie - September 15, 2013 at 7:13pm
I send a I phone 4s to Nigeria. Where can i find the IMSI Code to unlock it? MTN is the network
ash passi
ash passi - September 12, 2013 at 10:07am
if the iphone not working after entering wrong sim id in sam
Filipa Carvalho
Filipa Carvalho - September 10, 2013 at 2:57pm
Não deu no meu, continua bloqueado a orange, e eu sou TMN de Portugal, pode me ajudar, pois fiz passo por passo. e quando chegou à parte do itunes este continua a dizer que o cartao não pertence à fabrica.Obrigado
will houly
will houly - September 2, 2013 at 1:42pm
amigo ainda esta funcionando ??? pode fazer com ios 6.1.3?
More Comments
Recent. Read the latest Apple News.
RECENT
Tutorials. Help is here.
TUTORIALS
Where to Download macOS Monterey
Where to Download macOS Ventura
AppleTV Firmware Download Locations
Where To Download iPad Firmware Files From
Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Deals. Save on Apple devices and accessories.
DEALS