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How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Posted April 25, 2012 at 9:50pm by iClarified · 431797 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.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Three
Press to select Manage from the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Four
Press the large Sources button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Five
Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Six
Press the Add button that appears at the top left of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Seven
Enter http://repo.bingner.com and press the Add Source button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Eight
Press the large Return to Cydia button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Nine
Press to select Bingner from the list of Sources.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Ten
Choose SAM from the list of packages.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Eleven
Press the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Twelve
Press the Confirm button to begin installation.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Thirteen
Once installation has completed press the large Reload SpringBoard button.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Fourteen
Insert your new SIM card and tap to select SAMPrefs from your SpringBoard.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

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.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

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.
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Seventeen
A popup will appear letting you know that "this may take a while".
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

Step Eighteen
Eventually your iPhone will respring and after searching for a bit your new network will be detected!
How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Easier]

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!

UPDATES:
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Di Scott
Di Scott - June 6, 2016 at 4:35am
If anyone is having a problem with their code or is looking for a place to get a code to unlock their phone, I would suggest giving www.unlockyoursim.com a go :) It doesn’t cost at all, you just need to complete a short survey (I know, one of those!) but it worked for me so.. it’s worth trying out. Hope this helps!
Dana
Dana - September 4, 2014 at 9:25pm
SAM does not work anymore. Apple has out smarted the "nerds"... for now anyway.
Taha
Taha - May 4, 2014 at 4:49am
hi! i dont know on which carrier my phone is locked to please help
zafar
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
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
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