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How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Posted April 28, 2012 at 5:25am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how to restore your iPhone unlock ticket obtained using the SAM unlock method.

If you've unlocked with SAM but haven't backed up your unlock ticket, you should do so immediately by following this tutorial. To follow these instructions you will need to have the unlock ticket and iFile installed. You can get iFile from Cydia.

Step One
Insert your previously unlocked SIM card and make sure SAM is disabled in SAMPrefs.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]


Step Two
Email yourself the zip archive created when you backed up your unlock ticket. Open the email on your iPhone and tap to open the attachment. When prompted to select an application to open the attachment with choose iFile.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Three
When iFile opens it will ask you to choose between Zip Viewer and Unarchiver. Choose Unarchiver and tap the Done button when it's completed extracting.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Four
Tap the Edit button at the top right of the screen and select the Lockdown folder that was just extracted.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Five
Press the Clipboard button at the bottom right and choose Copy/Link from the popup menu. Then press the Done button at the top right of the screen.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Six
Use the back button at the top left of the screen to navigate to the /var/root/Library folder. Press the Edit button at the top right of the screen and select the Lockdown folder.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Seven
Tap the Trash icon at the bottom of the screen and choose Move File to Trash from the menu that appears.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Eight
Tap the Clipboard icon at the bottom right of the screen and choose Paste from the menu that appears.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Nine
Press the Done button at the top right of the screen then reboot your device.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]

Step Ten
Once your iPhone has been restarted it will pick up the network for the unlocked SIM card.
How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM]
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senyoreeta
senyoreeta - January 31, 2014 at 9:21am
try to search in google.
tonybravo
tonybravo - November 14, 2012 at 5:30pm
I need help with the following: iphone 4 (hacktivated): backed up, restored to a hacktivated Sn0wbreeze 5.0.1 , injected backed up tickets using SAMprefs, using your method, then revert lockdownd to stock. everything works perfect (push and everyth) except HUGE BATTERY DRAIN (10 hours battery maxxx) and HEAT on the upper right corner. I m 100% sure it has something to do with certs, just don't know how to fix it. thanks for the help
Scud
Scud - September 21, 2012 at 10:31pm
It works. My signal has came back. But my carrier name dissappeared. What can I do for this poblem ?
Janan
Janan - July 21, 2012 at 1:03pm
Is SAM still working or did apple block it?
edri
edri - June 12, 2012 at 8:21pm
i just try many time to restrore with this method.. not work for me.. same number, same device.. so weird.. anyone can help me ??
Rick
Rick - June 17, 2012 at 6:38am
Hi, I think I've solved the problem. I just recently updated and untethered iOS 5.1.1 today. I had the same problem as you cause my carrier didn't show after i restored the unlock ticket using this method. But since you restored the ticket with this method, try this. If you have SAM installed on your iPhone, keep it disabled. Go to utilities and tap 'Revert Lockdownd to Stock'. Your carrier should be appear after. Mines did, so maybe your can too.
theDJ
theDJ - June 9, 2012 at 5:15am
Hi! I unlocked via SAM it worked and backed up my unlock ticket. Then I had to restore iOS and when restore my SAM ticket as in this guide get "no service". If I turn airplane mode on and off I get a "SIM Failure" message and "Invalid SIM" on the top. Anyone know how to fix this?? Thanks!
Rawiri Henare
Rawiri Henare - June 8, 2012 at 8:31am
hi i have a iphone for and i updated to baseband 4.12.01 and its now locked im also updated to firmware 5.1.1 can some1 help me please? is their an unlock for me?
alex
alex - May 25, 2012 at 10:16am
iClarified.. help me.. my iPhone 4 (white ) with Baseband 04.11.08 , iOs 5.0.1 , model MC604X is locked.. how can i get unlock.. can i using SAM..
sowat99
sowat99 - May 23, 2012 at 7:11am
CAN ANYONE CONFIRM IF THIS RESTORE PROCESS WILL STILL BE WORKING AS SOON AS iOS 5.1.1 WILL BE UNTETHERED JAILBREAK AND UPDATED BASEBAND?
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah - May 23, 2012 at 1:06pm
your iphone still working with sam method??? i tried lots of time but my one is not responding with this method... pls reply Thanks Chirag
hamdullah
hamdullah - May 23, 2012 at 2:59pm
yes my iphone is working with sam methed ......can in use sam methed farever?
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah - May 23, 2012 at 6:55pm
how u done????? becoz i tried lots of time but didn't success... pls help me...
hamdullah
hamdullah - May 24, 2012 at 4:11am
f u update ur iphone before 25 april.then ur sam 100% working
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah - May 24, 2012 at 4:33am
actually i didn't update or not do any thing... I unlocked it with sam method on 23rd april, it work well, i also backup activation ticket with Redsnow. but on monday morning when i wake-up i saw No service on my status bar... after that i respring it more time, remove the sim, tried to restore the ticket but didn't success, so I restart the phone and that's end for me... after that my iphone didn't unlock...
hamdullah
hamdullah - May 24, 2012 at 5:16am
i think u mistake in sam setting ...my iphone is working 100%
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah - May 24, 2012 at 5:22am
hi.. i didn't do with sam any thing but i don't know what happen but it is not working now
hamdullah
hamdullah - May 24, 2012 at 5:27am
hamdullahksk add me in facebook or skype
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah - May 24, 2012 at 5:31am
what is your facebook id??
hamdullah
hamdullah - May 24, 2012 at 5:43am
hamdullahksk@yahoo.com search ds in facebook
Chirag Shah
Chirag Shah - May 22, 2012 at 10:01am
hi.. when i get up today in morning i saw my iphone 4 was locked again... I had unlock using sam but now the phone was not unlock again by using sam... how can use the unlock Ticket to unlock it again.... pls help me out... Thanks Chirag Shah
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wicked006
wicked006 - May 14, 2012 at 9:02pm
Ihave unlock with SAM on 3GS and i have another iPhone 4 can i unlock it with the SAM ticket of the 3GS?
lexusone
lexusone - May 3, 2012 at 7:02am
i have iphone 4 with ios 5.1 and 4.12.01 baseband. ia have successfully unlocked my iphone using sam and i already saved the ticket, my question is since the jailbreak of my iphone is tethered, will i lose the unlocked when i reboot my iphone?
hamdullah
hamdullah - May 5, 2012 at 10:09am
same 2 you....my iphone 4g unlocked with sam secsefuly...when i rebot my cydia is not open
Hudson
Hudson - April 29, 2012 at 1:29am
If I use my activation ticket but when I restore it changes my base band from 04.10.01 to 04.12.01 will the ticket still work?
teodoro
teodoro - April 29, 2012 at 9:56am
No, this unlock doesn't depend from baseband!
Verdin
Verdin - April 28, 2012 at 10:42pm
If i move the unlock ticket and put it on a different iphone but using the unlocked Sim, will it work?
'nomada
'nomada - April 28, 2012 at 11:45pm
i was wondering the same thing, since a friend asked me for my ticket to use it with his 3gs, same carrier, i thought it was imposible but now i think it may work
Verdin
Verdin - April 29, 2012 at 12:24am
What I understood is that the unlock ticket has the information of the SIM used for the unlock. Im wondering if i move both the unlock ticket and the SIM to a different iphone, will it work.
Wj
Wj - April 28, 2012 at 10:26pm
My iPhone 4 was working perfectly after doing the unlocking process and when I saved my ticket and follow this instructions now I have "NO SERVICE" anyone knows how to fix this. now I'm without service....PLEASE HELP!!!
Radag
Radag - April 30, 2012 at 4:35am
Same happen to me!
Kamran
Kamran - May 2, 2012 at 6:38am
Have you solve this i am getting this issue of no service also!
partieangelie86
partieangelie86 - May 2, 2012 at 9:03am
I had the same 'No Service' before this article was posted. Try several times, though it did work well immediately for me on my first attempt. Read the instructions carefully and copy paste the link correctly into the file location in iFile. Once you have followed through from Step One - Step Nine correctly, and restart/reboot your iPhone once again - you will receive the unofficial carrier's SIM card signal. *If you hadn't the 'working' unlock ticket, this restoration wouldn't work* If it still doesn't work, try fiddling with your SAM - enabling it after you had done the above restoration; you may get lucky!
maria
maria - May 21, 2012 at 8:17pm
same here please help :(
partieangelie86
partieangelie86 - April 28, 2012 at 5:40pm
It works superbly well and easy! Thank you so much!! A question - for this saved ticket for the ONLY SIM - if i change the carrier from the current one to another but keeping the SIM number the same - will it affect my successful unlock earlier?
ISIEKKS
ISIEKKS - April 28, 2012 at 7:47pm
NO it will not but remember this the new simcard needs to be supported by the phone because apple already blocked the sam glitch
Verdin
Verdin - April 28, 2012 at 10:38pm
If i change the unlock ticket and put it on a different iphone but using the unlocked Sim, will it work?
partieangelie86
partieangelie86 - April 28, 2012 at 11:59pm
Great thanks for the reply. will stay with what i have for now :)
partieangelie86
partieangelie86 - April 29, 2012 at 7:43am
thanks! btw - facing problems with facetime, imessage or any push notifications. Tried the "Clear Push Utility" in SAM and connected it to itunes. no luck..any advice or help for this?
budsal
budsal - April 28, 2012 at 2:53pm
Do I need to unlock with SAM before I can save my unlock ticket? I downloaded the latest redsn0w and I think I saved my unlock ticket, I definately saved something, however I could be wrong as I didn't use SAM to unlock.
budsal
budsal - April 28, 2012 at 2:55pm
forget it. dumb question. next please.
GM7
GM7 - April 28, 2012 at 2:03pm
Nop, didn't work and I have saved my ticket two days previous apples server close down!!!
LadyPhone
LadyPhone - April 28, 2012 at 12:48pm
I have iPhone 4 on 4.3.3 and saved the ticket. When I update to a higher iOS version, can I still use the ticket? I thought yes, because it is independent from iOS and baseband version. Can someone confirm?
redsonic
redsonic - May 15, 2012 at 12:27am
yes, it works ;)
Jerry
Jerry - May 15, 2012 at 7:43am
I can confirm as I have iPhone 4 on 4.3.3 baseband 4.10.01, SAM'd it Apr 23 and saved ticket. redsn0w'd to 5.1 tethered without touching the baseband. Works 100% with saved ticket on May 15, many days after Apple closed it down.
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