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How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Posted April 22, 2012 at 4:48pm by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to backup your iPhone unlock ticket after unlocking with SAM. It's very important you do this to ensure continued unlock of your SIM in the future.

If you haven't already unlocked using SAM, you can follow this unlock tutorial.

Step One
Launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket


Step Two
Choose Sections from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Three
Select System from the list of sections.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Four
Press to select iFile from the list of packages.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Five
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Six
Press Confirm to begin installation.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Seven
Once the installation has completed successfully, press the large Return to Cydia button.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Eight
Press the Home button then launch iFile from your SpringBoard.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Nine
Press the Back button at the top left of your screen to navigate to /var.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Ten
Choose root from the list of folders in /var.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Eleven
Tap to select Library from the list of folders in /var/root.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Twelve
Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Thirteen
Choose Lockdown from the list of folders. Then press the zip icon in the tab bar. It's the second from the left.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Fourteen
Name your archive so you know what SIM card its for. Then press the Create button.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Fifteen
Choose the archive we created from the list of files. Then press the mail icon in the tab bar. It's the third from the right.
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket

Step Sixteen
Email yourself the archive. Be sure to keep it in a safe place!
How to Backup Your iPhone Unlock Ticket


IMPORTANT:
You should perform the unlock procedure and this backup procedure for every SIM you want to use with your iPhone.

Alternatively, if you do not want to use iFile, you can simply SSH into the directory above and copy that file over to your computer. Be sure to save it in a safe place! If you are not sure on how to SSH, we have a [Windows] tutorial and a [Mac] tutorial.
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Vincent adolph
Vincent adolph - August 23, 2014 at 2:21pm
How do I unlock my iphone
nick
nick - November 29, 2012 at 5:56am
if i forget my password... i already purchase this, can this be used???
Fred
Fred - September 1, 2012 at 2:23pm
For activating each sim card the iPhone uses the folder ( LOCKDOWN ) so once you unlock the sim rename the folder lockdown to that sim. If you don't rename the lockdown folder it gets written over. After your done the same process to each sim there should be folders with the names of each sim, which ever sim you want to use you have to rename that folder back to lockdown for the iPhone to read it. You can only have one folder at a time called lockdown. This is the reason for saving the tickets so you can easily switch sims and they are activated.
Adrian2b4u
Adrian2b4u - April 23, 2012 at 9:04am
Hy I have a QUESTION,last friday I was playing with my IPHONE 4S IOS 5.1 and I have reverted all my setting to stock,and I lost my ACTIVATION....... So after pluging in and out my GEVEY sim with my not original carrier sim and than the non-orig sim without the gevey I HAVE MANAGED TO UNLOCK MY IPHONE 4S From carrier 3 SWEDEN to ORANGE ROMANIA!!!!!!!! . IS THERE A WAY TO SAVE MY UNLOCK TICKET??? IN CASE APPLE FINDS A WAY TO F>>K MY LUCK
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 23, 2012 at 9:35am
u didn't get a ticket to save, the GIEVEY ULTRA S works in a way that it had to be set once, and after that, u don't have to redo the settings again, I guess that what happened is that the settings is already saved on ur iPhone so that u didn't need the GIEVEY chip again, because it has already done it's job and saved it to ur iPhone. That's my guessing :)
Adrian2b4u
Adrian2b4u - April 23, 2012 at 10:02am
Thats not the case!!! Tha iPhone was completely restored to factory, it was asking for activation I have tried like 6 times to activate it with and without Gevey then out of nowhere it said IPhone activated with the non- orig Sim inside. And I pretty that I got the unlock/ lock problem from the Apple server because my iPhone works only with this particular non-original sin from this carrier and only this one ,another Sim from the same carrier does not work on the iPhone it asks for activation again.
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 23, 2012 at 10:13am
actually that's what GIEVEY does, it activates your iPhone to a particular SIM card, and I guess that's what happened, so if you used another SIM card with GIEVEY and then took out the GIEVEY, you will have the same result. Again, assumption only :)
Tom
Tom - April 22, 2012 at 8:03pm
Yeah this should be called a semi unlock cause its only an unlock for one specific sim card. I honestly would prefer a gevey or more ideally the sending your imei in way to unlock it.
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 23, 2012 at 12:36am
This is free dude :)
Tom
Tom - April 23, 2012 at 4:14am
yeah and i appreciate the dude for finding about this but still... it would be nice to have a full unlock instead. also the at&t way is free.
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 23, 2012 at 4:25am
AT&T's solution has some restrictions, not all subscribers are eligible. If you wanted to be free, u should have a factory unlocked iPhone from the beginning ;) That's what I always do :)
Tom
Tom - April 23, 2012 at 7:55am
Too bad factory unlocks are like $400 upfront. Haha. If only we all had that much money to spend :).
ken
ken - April 22, 2012 at 5:51pm
How is this backup useful?.. why is it necessary.. anyone knows?... the article does not explain this!
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 22, 2012 at 5:58pm
just in case anything happened and you were unable 2 generate a new ticket, then you restore the original one u already had
Mark
Mark - April 24, 2012 at 10:32am
Ok, so, let's assume you perform the SAM method with different SIM cards, and it would work every time. Now, say that in the future it stops working, how do you restore a saved activation ticket?
ken
ken - April 24, 2012 at 11:52am
Ya true.. there is still a lot of missing information!! I tried this method of unlock with two different sim cards- i unlocked with the 1st sim card and then took a backup as mentioned here, then i popped in the 2nd sim card and then did the entire unlock process again for this 2nd sim card and it worked too and i backed up the files for this sim card too.. Now when i inserted the 1st SIM card again in the phone i had to redo the unlock again through the entire process.... So it seems the Lockdown folder does not remember the previous activations [i am guessing from what is happening?]... SO SO how is this backup useful? is it that extracting it back again in that root/library folder would make the phone start running with the associated sim card again? Or is it that in case Apple changes its activation method then this backup can be used some how? What is it!! iClarified should explain more on how this backup comes useful.
Mark
Mark - April 24, 2012 at 12:36pm
You've go it chief. That's precisely my point. Anyone?
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 22, 2012 at 5:26pm
There is a tool in the same source dedicated to backup/restore the unlock ticket automatically, there is no need to all these steps :)
Tom
Tom - April 22, 2012 at 4:54pm
July new iPhone coming out I'll just wait and buy unlocked iPhone
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 22, 2012 at 5:25pm
Dude, don't expect a new iPhone before October 2012 :) Another thing, unlocked iPhone costs $400 more, but as for me, I prefer the factory unlocked ;)
Jim
Jim - April 23, 2012 at 5:17am
How is a factory unlock $400 more? I don't want a contract so explain how its $400 more? Plus you keep saying you always buy factory unlocked and yet your here in this article about unlocks..... Hmmmmm someone seems like they are lying....
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 23, 2012 at 6:02am
:D why would I lie??? :D the thing is that I'm not just an iPhone user, I'm always following jailbreak/unlock news...I have many friends with iPhones, and not a factory unlocked ones, and I've been unlocking their devices for about 2 years :) that's the deal dude. About your question, u can buy a factory unlocked iPhone from Apple's Online Store, 16GB for $649, 32GB for $749, 64GB for $849. if u want my opinion, get it with contract, it will b better for you, specially that you have many carriers now to choose between them. Have a good day :)
Tom
Tom - April 23, 2012 at 7:57am
^The man speaks the truth. Haha. Whys the dude above you getting so heated? Haha.
Ahmed Osama
Ahmed Osama - April 23, 2012 at 8:48am
I don't know what upset him :)
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