SAM Update Makes it a Lot Easier to Unlock Your iPhone


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If you had trouble unlocking your iPhone using SAM then we’ve some good news for you.

Sam Bingner – developer of Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) has updated it to make it a lot easier to unlock your iPhone.

You no longer need to worry about having the original SIM or copy the IMSI. It just works. He tweeted few hours back:

The latest update for SAM should fix some issues with the activation if you click in SAM, and give you a pretty indicator while you wait.

Here’s the simple step-by-step instructions to unlock your iPhone using the updated SAM jailbreak tweak:

Step 1: Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone.

Note: If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone yet then check out our How to Jailbreak webpage for links to the latest tutorial to jailbreak your iPhone.

Step 2: Sam Bingner’s SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package

Note: If you’ve already installed SAM then install the latest version of SAM via the Changes tab and jump straight to Step 4.

  • Tap on the Manage tab
  • Then tap on Sources
  • Then the Edit button
  • Enter repo.bingner.com as the Cydia/Apt URL
  • Tap on Add Source

Cydia will verify the URL of the repo and successfully install it.

Step 3: After the package is installed, you need to Install SAM and SAMPrefs.

  • Either tap on Changes tab or use the Search tab to search for SAM
    • Select SAM for the list of search results
    • Tap on the Install button
    • Then tap on the Confirm button.
    • Tap on the Reload Springboard button when prompted.
  • This will also install SAMPrefs

Step 4: Insert the SIM card that you want to use in your locked iPhone.

Step 5: Launch SAMPrefs from the Home screen.

Step 6: Tap on Utilities and then tap on Attempt Activation under Activation Utilities.

That’s it, you will see the Activation message box telling you to “Please wait …. this may take a while“. After a while, your iPhone will reboot and it should be successfully unlocked.

You can also refer to this video tutorial by Jeff Benjamin if you had problems following the step-by-step guide:

After you’ve successfully unlocked your iPhone, please don’t forget to take a backup of the activation ticket using Redsn0w or iFile as it could be useful in the future.

Update:

Apple has started blocking SAM trick to unlock iPhone, check out this post for more details.

As always, let us know how it goes.

Frequently asked question:

➤ Can I unlock iPhone for free using Ultrasn0w (software unlock)?

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