How to Unlock Your iPhone Using SAM [Video]

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We’ve some great news for users who want to unlock their iPhone.

Hacker Loktar_Sun from weiphone.com has managed to successfully unlock iPhone 4S using SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) – a jailbreak tweak that until now allowed users to hacktivate their iPhones.

Update: 

SAM has been updated by Sam Bingner, which makes it a lot easier to unlock your iPhone. Check this post for the step-by-step instructions to unlock your iPhone using the latest version of SAM.

Things that you need to unlock your iPhone using SAM:

  • You need a jailbroken iPhone. If you haven’t done it yet then check out our How to Jailbreak webpage for links to the latest tutorial to jailbreak your iPhone.
  • Latest version of iTunes and (of course) an internet connection.

Important Points: 

  • 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. 
  • Due to the above limitation, if you have an off-contract AT&T iPhone then we would still recommend requesting AT&T to unlock your iPhone.
  • This method should work with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.
  • This method has been tested on a jailbroken iPhone on iOS 5.0.1, but should work even on tethered iOS 5.1.
  • This method should work across all basebands.
  • You don’t need the original SIM, you just need to know what carrier it was for (to create an official looking IMSI). 
  • If you’ve hactivated your iPhone, you must first unhactivate it (just use SAM’s “stockify” option when it notices you’re hacktivated).

Please find the step by step instructions to unlock your iPhone:

Step 1: Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone.

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

  • 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

Once you have SAM installed, you need to follow the instructions mentioned below, which was published by Laforet based on instructions provided by Loktar_Sun over at weiphone.com:

Step 4: Enter SAM by either going through the settings menu or find the SAMPrefs icon on your springboard. You will need to have the SIM card you intend to use in your phone.

Step 5: Go to utilities and select “De-Activate iPhone”, your ActivationState under “More Information” should now be “Unactivated”

Step 6: With SAM enabled, choose “By Country and Carrier” in “Method”; find your carrier, for some carriers operating more than one Carrier ID you may need to select “SIM ID”; easy to tell since iTunes will not activate if the wrong IMSI is selected. Update: Some readers have managed to successfully unlock their iPhone using the Auto Detect method. Thanks everyone for your feedback.

Step 7: Go to More Information”, copy or write down the IMSI in “SAM Details”, then tap “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”.

Step 8: Go back to the main SAM screen and change your “Method” to manual. Paste or enter the IMSI string we saved in Step 7.

Step 9: Connect your iPhone to your computer and allow iTunes to do its job (namely re-activating your phone), 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 1.

Step 10: Unplug your phone, close iTunes.

Step 11: Disable SAM. The source article says to uninstall SAM and delete your lockdownd folders; it’s unnecessary.

Step 12: Connect your phone to iTunes again, you should get an error saying that your phone cannot be activated. This is normal. Just close iTunes and open it again.

Step 13: You should see signal bars in a short time, congratulations.

Step 14: Push notifications may stop working after this procedure but can be easily restored with “clear push” utility in SAM followed by connecting to iTunes.

Video Tutorial:

If you’ve problems following the step-by-step guide then check out the video tutorial by Jeff Benjamin embedded below:

MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has confirmed that he has managed to successfully unlock his iPhone 4S and got it to work on T-Mobile USA’s network using this method.

After you’ve successfully unlocked your iPhone, follow these step-by-step instructions to take a backup of the activation ticket created using this SAM unlocking trick as it will be useful in the future.

So let us know how it goes.

Update 1:

Post updated with some useful information provided by the ever so dependable MuscleNerd.

Update 2:

Post updated with link to step-by-step guide to take a backup of the activation ticket  created using this SAM unlocking trick.

Update 3:

If you were not able to unlock your iPhone, then please note that SAM has just been updated by Sam Bingner, which makes it a lot easier to unlock your iPhone. Check this post for the step-by-step instructions to unlock your iPhone using the latest version of SAM.

Update 4:

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

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  • JOhann

    It Works!
    iPhone 4 BB 04.11.08 iOS 5.1
    !

    • HeinLinHtet

      did it work for u?
      then, plz tell me how to find IMSI
      i don’t even know what that is.

      • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

        IMSI is available when tap on More Information under SIM Details. You can access it via the Settings app (Settings -> SAM -> More Information) or if you launch SAMPrefs (tap on More Information)

        • SMV

          Step 7 : when i tap “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”. it’s appear to change “Method” to manual itself .Than I connect my iPhone to the iTune , It show that ” The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported, and does not activate the phone ” . any help ple :(

          • Jane

            same is happening to me any one help us please

          • daniela

            same to me pls help

          • Kevin

            My operator doesent appear, I need Movistar.. from Mexico.. and it only appears Telcel.. what should I do?

          • karl

            it happened to me , i just kept trying till it worked . but make sure to dehacktivate and revert it .

          • Filipino

            you need to copy the IMSI from SAM details first before you spoof real SIM to SAM, then go back to SAM main menu and paste it to the IMSI string, hope it helps, then proceed to the remaining steps.

          • sohrab

            you’r carrier is set is incorect
            you can set “auto” in step “set country…” gode luck

        • rmntvrd

          Hi Im here in US i have simcard for Philippines is Roaming.Smart is my simcard..what carrier i put..Is not working and failed.Help me

          thanks

        • rmntvrd

          Hi Is not working for me I have Philippines simcard is Smart is Roaming..Im here in US what carrier i used..help me…and is no signal

          thanks

    • Airii

      It works in Mongolia

  • SMV

    Does it work for iPhone 4 BB 04.11.08 ?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      Yes it works, JOhann has also confirmed it works.

      • http://www.ktop.com.kh sanal

        I tried already with 3 iPhones in Cambodia but still cannot.
        When I followed the instructions but when i connected to iTunes, it said seem not support.
        Do u have any idea? please help.
        Thanks in advance
        Sanal

  • sil

    In step9 iTunes said: The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported, and does not activate the phone. :(

    • Sam

      Mine as well. Can anyone help us plz?

      • SMV

        same to me :(

        • sil

          Hmm. There is 2 version of SAM in my cydia repos. First i tried the iTweaks one, and now i cant reinstall the Bingner version.

          • Nig

            Delete the packages in Cydia.
            Delete ACUtil, SAM, SAMPrefs and Stockify

            Then install the Bingner SAM

          • Faslane

            delete the old package and re add the bingner repo and download that one……the repo seems to be down right now though. It’d propbably getting hit very hard so it might take few hours to add it fyi.

          • Hopeless

            I did what Nig said:

            April 23, 2012 at 12:58 am

            Delete the packages in Cydia.
            Delete ACUtil, SAM, SAMPrefs and Stockify

            I have deleted the ACUtil package and then my phone got restarted automatically and now is in mode – activation. I get the message that the sim card is not supported and I cannot do literally anything on my phone. I am srewed. I beg for help ;[[

    • Todicamer

      Same to me but i tried again and again, and at the 6 try it worked. I’m in Bolivia using an att locked phone

  • Eve

    Any pinoys there? Will this work to globe locked iphone 4? Thanks

    • Ronr

      Yep. Confirmed working on iphone 4 5.0.1.

      • Eve

        Thanks dude :)

      • Yosef

        I have bb 4.11.08 ios 5.0 iphone 4 from softbank. Want to use globe sim. Cant unlock please help. Model MD189J

    • Desertfoxx

      Hey yes working on my globe… Thanks

      • rmntvrd

        hi im here in US i have Smart Roaming do you know is what carrier i put..Is working to iphone 4 5.0.1 BB 4.11.08
        Help me.

        Thanks

        • Ronr

          If you bought it fromsmart, it should be smart locked so you need to put smart as carrier. Should work on your BB and ios version.

          from above “You don’t need the original SIM, you just need to know what carrier it was for (to create an official looking IMSI).” — you need to know which carrier your iphone was originally locked to.

          • Denski

            Hi I’m philippines. My iphone 4 has globeph carrier bundle but i dont see smartph carrier bundle. I tried automatic it was succesful but no signal and no service. i believe the carrier bundle for smart is needed for it to work. Need help please

    • bhellei

      I tried the following but i still got sim card not supported from itunes, BIG HELP PLS.

  • Billy

    I have a CDMA iPhone 4S BB 4.0.13 iOS 5.0.1
    locked to Au by KDDI (Japan) and I’m trying to use it using Globe Telecom here in the Philippines.
    I followed all the steps but I get lost when I connect my iPhone to iTunes (Version 10.6.1) on my computer (Mac OS X 10.7 Lion). I don’t get a prompt where I get to reactivate my phone.

    so to cut it short, I’m lost with steps 9-14, HELP PLEASE! :(

    • KimChoi

      If you are in Ph chek your internet connection speed, well its working here in Japan bb 4.11.08 i4s. Just select AUTO in step 6 not by Country.

      • Billy

        I tried that but it still doesn’t work, what should I see after I connect my iPhone to iTunes? I also noticed when I reboot my iPhone it went back to the activation state. but not when I connect it to iTunes, I didn’t give a notification that I need to activate the iPhone :(
        My internet connection was fine too :(

        • Billy

          Do I need to have the original sim card to unlock the iphone?
          because all I have right now is the Globe Telecom sim, I don’t have the Au by KDDI sim anymore. :(

          • Humbe

            hey man, quick question. did you were able to unlock the phone w/o the original sim card because i don’t have it and i want to know if you got it done following the steps shown in the SAM video. Please let me know if you can.
            Thanks

    • djdehkx

      SIMs are GSM; if the phone is locked to CDMA, it might not even have its SIM slot enabled?

      • Billy

        I was finally got my CDMA iPhone 4S unlocked, I’m using using Globe Telecom which is a GSM network. at first, I can send text messages, but after a few hours, I can’t send anymore text messages. But I can still receive incoming texts as well as making calls and receiving calls.

        DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY? PLEASE HELP ME! :(

        • HarodlM

          Are you sure you have unlocked your CDMA iPhone?

          What number are you using?

          • nitto

            I have a iphone 4 CDMA with Veraizon USA and i want to unlock it and use it on Telcel Mexico GSM would it be possible? if so HOW?

            Help

  • Costapax

    Step 6: Which carrier should we select the one to which phone is locked to or the one that we are currently using?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      It should be the carrier you intend to use. But as fyi points out using the auto detect method also worked for him. Thanks fyi!

  • dark23

    any one know what carrier chose for sprint?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      You will be able use a SIM card from a GSM carrier like T-Mobile USA using this method. It won’t work with CDMA carriers.

      • dark23

        i have a iphone 4s of sprint that have both CDMA and GSM i mean i have the thing for a sim card of the side of my iphone i unlock my just right now

        • sunshine

          are you able to unlock for sprint iPhon4s.

          • Priyank

            I have a iPhone 4S that I bought from Sprint. I just unlocked it to use it with Vodafone.

    • dark23

      i got it working i dint find the name o spring in the list of sam i just use the ICCID IS THIS NUMBER 8901010008847356757 I JUST PUT THAT ON STEP Step 7: Go to More Information”, copy or write down the IMSI in “SAM Details”, then tap “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”.

      Step 8: Go back to the main SAM screen and change your “Method” to manual. Paste or enter the IMSI string we saved in Step 7.

      • mikhail

        Hey Dark23, i have sprint 4s and i cannot get IMSI can you explain by step how did you do it? Thanks in advance

      • Michael

        Please elaborate.

        • Lee

          Hi, can u explain how to do it for iPhone 4s Sprint please???

  • vladislav

    Does it work with BB 4.12.00?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      It should work as there has been no mention of any baseband limitations. Let us know how it goes.

      • vladislav

        I have BB 02.10.04 and want to know if it 100% work with BB 4.12.00. If it’s true, I’ll update my BB.

  • fyi

    those of you having the issues with step 6 use “auto” instead “by country” then go to info and copy IMSI and follow the rest like it says.
    I had issues with my IMSI when selected by country then I selected auto and it gave me the right IMSI in info section and I was able to unlock.

  • fyi

    I was able to unlock iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.1 latest baseband (no iPad BB) and like I said the only problem I faced was getting the correct IMSI code but switching to auto gave me the right number. thanks iphonehacks for this wonderful info…

  • mohd

    do we need any other sim card other than our own .

    • Fyi

      You only need the one that you want to unlock in your iPhone and by selecting auto instead by country you will get the right IMSI code and follow the rest

  • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

    We’ve updated the post with a video tutorial if you’ve trouble following the step-by-step guide.

    • sly

      You video says copy imsi from the att card but what if i dont have att sim card

    • Cesar

      Is this a permanent unlock?

      • jahaman

        I seems so, cause I “upgraded” from tethered 5.1 to original 5.1 and working like a charm.

        • Cobini

          How did you manage to “upgrade” to the original 5.1

          after i jailbrok (tethered) everything i do to try to go back to factory settings and no jailbreak doesnt work… maybe a link? or a tutorial?
          thannks!

  • Andrew

    IT WORKS!! :D
    Had no issue with my Swedish carrier but danish was a bit harder (small carrier, owned by another, using the network from a third part and so on)
    So on Step 6 i used auto detect method and did as the rest of instructions, worked perfect!

    Thaaanks so much and good luck everyone else!

  • FreshPick

    Didn’t work work me. My iphone 4s is activated but locked to sprint. I wanted it to work here in the Philippines with Globe Telecom. I did get signal bars but no carrier name beside it and network is not available :(

    If you have any other solution, please do let us know.

    Thanks

    • Fierrox

      I have the exact same problem… have you been able to fix it, dude?

  • mohd

    if my iphone is locked with atnt and i dont hav that sim so can i unlock it with any other my own country carrier

    • chamz

      just call at and t and they will unlock it for you if you don’t have a contract with them it took a week for me but they let apple unlock it for me and it’s working on any carrier for me now

  • orhangazi

    by country and carrier. If you do not want to use part of the sim card sim card which I will write this example is T-Mobile was simlock

  • Tatenda

    Worked on my brother and sister’s two 3G’s 8gb 5.0.1 with the new toshiba chip as well as my iphone 4 ios 5.1 and my mother’s 4s ios 5.0.1. Everyone in my house is happy their iPhones now unlocked… Thank you!!!
    From iPod to iPhone.. :)

  • dark

    hey does any one know how save his valid BB activation ticket? please need to kmow this asap

    • Faslane

      RedSnow (latest version has this option under “more” section

  • alex

    Thanks, your video was really helpful.

    Anyone having problems going from ATT -> Tmobile should read what I did. Carrier was att (cing wireless) no sim ID.

    I did not realize I needed to copy just the IMSI from an ATT sim card and then put in my tmobile sim and then copy to SAM. Then paste the IMSI from the ATT onto the main SAM menu where indicated (under “method”). Also I did not know I had to disable same by turning the toggle for “enable” to off.

  • Kidd

    Can I use this on a sprint iPhone 4s

    • dark

      yes you can i did it with mine is now in T-mobile usa

      • Ruslan

        Please, elaborate. What IMSI did you use? ICCID? Did you remove or insert the sim at any point?

        I am on Sprint with a 4S as well.

  • GhostRider

    worked for me try using the auto detect method I kept getting the same message in iTunes saying the SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported… i then changed the settings in SAM to (autodetect) and it worked for me!

  • jahaman

    Iphone 4 GSM, originaly AT&T, used in Czech Republic EU, iOS 5.1 tethered, latest baseband.
    Working by using AUTO.
    So finally unlocked iPhone :-)

  • mohd

    Do you need the SIM card of the Carrier from which iphone is locked with………

    • jahaman

      No

      • mohd

        then how can we unlock it with my country carrier sim with locked atnt iphone . i tried the methed but it didnt worked plz help me some 1

        • jahaman

          I had to switch to AUTO in step 6.

  • mohd

    how to unlock if we dont have original carrier simcard from which iphone is locked with.

    • daniela

      i dont have to pls help

      • Filipino

        I got it working, without the original carrier sim, just select auto from the method, then copy IMSI from SAM Details, then spoof Real SIM to SAM, fo back to SAM main menu and paste the IMSI that you copied from SAM detail to the IMSI on SAM main menu, then proceed to the following step.

  • FreshPick

    I followed everything on the video, but still didn’t work. On iTunes it always says:
    “The Sim card inserted in this Phone does not appear to be supported”

  • mohd

    how can we unlock it with my country carrier sim with locked atnt iphone . i tried the methed but it didnt worked plz help me some 1

  • arcon

    Is it possible to remove all the SAM stuff if the method does not work properly so I can use my Gevey Sim afterwards again?

    Don’t want to kill the possibility of an Gevey Unlock with the SAM Method.

    Thanks for information :)

    • sly

      works perfectly on bb 04.10.01 here in Nigeria mtn…bye to gevey

  • sachin

    hi,

    I followed above steps but I am getting following error:

    “The Sim card inserted in this Phone does not appear to be supported”

    Also I am not able to access phone as its displaying emergency call screen only :(

    please help

  • SMV

    Working perfectly :D but can use with only a number :(

  • ckmiller

    i can’t use sam it said that is activationstate “factoryactivated”
    what does it mean?

    • Stephen

      Surely this means your phone is alreadi factory unlocked ??

  • FreshPick

    OH MY GOD It just worked on my iPhone 4S that is locked to SPRINT! amazing!!! thank you so much to the makers of this tweak!! you guys are the best! I’ve been waiting for this for months now!! I have a full signal on my Philippine carrier which is globe!

    Cheers everybody. Just follow everything in the video and you’ll get your phones unlocked! I just hope this is stable and will last forever :)

    • Maddy

      I have a Sprint locked iPhone 4S.
      Which carrier did you select in SAM carrier list after choosing the country ? In other words, how did you find out which IMSI to enter on Step 7 ?
      I don’t see Sprint there.

      • FreshPick

        Don’t follow the steps, follow the video. They’re very different.

  • dremot

    Can somebody please let me know if this is a permanent unlock. What happens if you uninstall SAM after this method…..does your phone relock?

  • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

    Post updated with some additional information under “Important points”, which should answer some of your questions.

    • sly

      Please how do i save activation tickets after activation

  • Abheek Jain

    This is for all those who are facing the error ‘The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.’
    Follow this and you are likely to unlock your iPhone no matter what BB.
    *open SAM after installing it from cydia.
    *go to utilities and select ‘de-activate iPhone’. Now your activation state in ‘more info’ should be unactivated.
    *enable SAM and select the ‘BUNDLE WITH’ method first (this is to activate your iPhone in itunes)
    *select the Carrier&Country to which it is locked (eg. ATT_US) and if you don’t know what the sim ID is, select the first one that appears.
    *now connect your iPhone with your PC and open up itunes. Let itunes do its job. Once done, you will see your activation state changing to ‘WildcardActivated’
    *your iPhone should now be activated and it will no longer show that error in itunes.
    *now open up SAM again and continue with the original process. Select method as ‘Carrier&Country’ this time.
    *Enjoy, you’re good to go.

    • dark

      Great , good job , best explained

    • http://www.phulkianpress.com Mohit

      @abhishek ur a saviour brother thanks for all the great procedure

    • Aviator

      Didn’t work for me tried several times

    • cathz

      after i tap the DE-ACTIVATE iPHONE, “SIM not valid” appeared. and now it is being stocked there. i cant go back to my home and to cydia. i tried to off it then turned on but still it ended to “SIM NOT VALID”.. if i press the home botton- Emergency call, start over, wi-fi settings appear. Do u have any idea what to do?? im helpless!! ='(

      • Mikion

        I followed the instructions. It didn’t work. When I switch on the phone is deactivated. It says “SIM not valid” and “Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier’s store to receive a replacement SIM card”.

        Please help me. not able to use it as a iPod too.

    • vatsal

      please help me out to know which is my official carrier.. i have tried all methods though i m nt able to get it.

    • Totem

      Hi,
      I’m still facing the error ‘The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.’
      can you explain exactly what I have to do then “*now open up SAM again and continue with the original process. Select method as ‘Carrier&Country’ this time.” ?

  • Nikhil

    can this method work for iphone 4 with baseband 4.12.01???? plz replyyyyyyyyy

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      This method works across all basebands.

    • Chuck Emoth

      Yes it does mines is working wonderfully :D

  • xtender365

    Hi
    I live in Malaysia. I am using iphone 4 BB 4.10.01 with Gevey Sim. Today I followed the instruction with Gevey Sim inside my iphone and set the carrier to Auto Detect and it works!!! I took out the Gevey Sim and now it is fully unlocked..

  • Sonny petro

    Will this work on CDMA iPhone 4S???

  • Stefan

    Step:5 My ActivationState is FactoryActivated what to do please help??

    • vladislav

      It means that you are hacktivated. Just click “Revert Lockdownd to Stock”

  • sergio

    vaya engaña bobos estos hakers esto no funciona no mintais a la gente desesperado los que poneis comentarios buenos seguro que trabajais en la web

    • andersonnum1

      si funciona yo tengo iphone 4 y estoy con telcel, no mas gevey card
      Deben hacerlo por pasos

  • tarv

    Confirmed!

    Its working also iPhone 4, os 4.3.3, bb 4.10.01

  • Kevin

    My carrier doesent appear.. I need Movistar from Mexico and it only appears Telcel.. what Should I do?

    • FreshPick

      If your carrier does not appear, try selecting AUTO DETECT

  • http://twicelovediphones.com Michael

    If you have it unlocked for a carrier in another country, can you use another sim card by just changing it? Or do you have to go thru the unlock process again?

  • Michael

    Can’t SAM activate iPhone 4S 32GB black MD242J (I think it’s Softbank Japan CDMA or something). Tried auto, and by country and carrier. Any other way to check original carrier besides model MD242J?

    • Michael

      All I know is that was purchased from Japan. So that would pe Softbank or KDDI.

      • Michael

        Tried by bundle with every sim id for Softbank and KDDI. iTunes can’t activate sim.

        Need a little help guys.

  • Dino

    I have a Bell 4S in Canada and want to unlock to Rogers. Bell phone will not even recognize Rogers SIM even though everything with SAM worked fine.
    Anyone have any luck in Canada?

    • Dino

      Now I got as far as having bars on the phone with the Rogers SIM but iTunes still says “The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.” Any ideas?

      • nitto

        i’ve been able to unlock 3 iphones including a 4s from AT&T, now im trying to unlock a Canidian on Bell carrier to work on Telcel Mexico but is not working. any ideas

        Please Help

  • ambulansya

    THANK YOU! i am now officially unlocked here in the Philippines! SUN cellular! your all geniuses…

    • apollo

      HI, I also want to unlock my iphone 4s carrier 11.0 MC 919LL I think its locked to AT&T to SUN.
      can you tell me the actual steps you did because I can’t seem to unlock mine.

      I have tried different methods from the internet to no avail.

      I would greatly appreciate your help

      pleas email me . please

    • pinoys help

      hi did you ever encounter sinm does not support etc while pluging on itunes im usng smart or globe plssss help

    • Gandara

      Hi Guys can yo pls help me? im here in the phil, ive successfully unlocked this phone into Globe telecom, now i just want to change it into Sun Cellular, do i have to repeat the process again? is it still working? can someone help me?

  • GerScot4World

    Its really wonder !!!!!!!! and great news for iPhone users.
    After so many months to get an unlock iPhone with irrespective of IOS firmware & Baseband. Thank so much to every one, who participate and hard working on this iPhone unlock solution. Its a great job.

    Once again thank very to every one…..

  • http://www.pziideck.com ideck

    i cant said “no service” ever!

  • Raja Shayan

    totally worked on my iphone 4 baseband 4.11.08 ios 5.0.1 !! just had to find my carrier on which the iphone was purchased! using itool i found that it was telenor, denmark! but that was not available in the by country method. i found it in bundles option :) cheers

  • Josefiyano

    All the way from Nigeria, its work like charm…. many thanks…

  • mikhail

    Someone please post step by step how to do it on Sprint 4s, there is no option in country operator for Sprint, and bundle mode is not working

    • FreshPick

      I have sprint iphone 4s. i was able to unlock my phone. Just follow the video instructions, not the written guide.

      • mikhail

        I dont see IMSI number in SIM Details menu, can you provide yours?

        • Josefiyano

          change it to autodetect you will be able to see your IMSI,

          • mikhail

            its not there Blank field

        • djdehkx

          That won’t work, because the IMSI is unique to each SIM; if you put it the IMSI of another SIM, the phone will work with that SIM, not your SIM.

        • dark

          8901010008847356757 use this this is the one i use and work

          • Raj

            Hey I am new to jailbreaking and unlocking iphones. I started with the SAM method to unlock my iphone 4S but it could not read my sim card . Is there any way I can unlock the phone for that card without actually having to insert it (I have the card on me) ?

            Thanks

  • Faran Robert

    Please Please Help ! Many of iphone users don’t have the sim card on which is it locked to. Please somebody help if you dont have that sim ( e.g phone is locked to tesco uk and do not have that sim ) what to do now where to get IMSI Number ? or should i plug in any sim from other network will help ? PLEAsE PLEASE HELPPPPPPPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arunfel

    here from thailand
    iphone4 04.12.01 AT&T it work! using auto detect
    “By Country and Carrier” it not work for me, when use it i got “The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported” from itunes

    BTW … Thank you !

  • http://idroid.us/ ranty

    works for me , thanks !!!

  • Geff

    People don’t be fooled. This will not I repeat not work if you don’t have original sim for phone. Their is alot of bogus info floating around the internet. It has been said on many sites that there is an error in the guide. You do in fact need original Sim for this to work.

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com/ iPhoneHacks

      It looks like you are the one spreading bogus info. Here’s a tweet from MuscleNerd where he has clarified that you don’t need the original SIM:
      https://twitter.com/#!/MuscleNerd/status/194018093536788480

      • Ruslan

        With CDMA, you DO need the sim.

        • Ruslan

          Nevermind. If you know an official IMSI then you don’t.

      • Unlocker

        I started with the SAM method to unlock my iphone 4S but it could not read my sim card . Is there any way I can unlock the phone for that card without actually having to insert it (I have the card on me) ?

        Thanks

    • achex

      Talk about some thing you know, or be quite, I repeat be quite, it worked for me with no ATT or any other original Sim card.

  • Ruslan

    Sprint iPhone 4 Unlock Instructions:
    You need the original Sprint SIM card for this!

    Perform steps 1-3 with installing SAM and all of that.

    Take out your sim card tray, and put in your DESIRED carrier. This will activate SIM card mode in the CDMA Sprint iPhone.

    Wait for about twenty seconds for it to be in sim mode.

    Take out sim card tray again, put in your sprint sim card.

    Go to SAM, under more information, select your IMSI and copy it!

    Only NOW do you take out your Sprint SIM card.

    Do the “unactivate” thing with SAM.

    Enable SAM, and go to Bundle Carrier Selection under method.

    Select United State, and then Sprint_US.

    Put in your desired SIM card, and then perform the spoof to sam function.

    Go back to where you selected method. It should have changed to manual without you doing anything.

    CHANGE the IMSI to the Sprint IMSI you copied earlier!

    Plug iPhone into iTunes. Quit iTunes. Restart iTunes. Take iPhone out. Quit iTunes.

    Go to SAM. Uncheck the “Enable” option.

    Plug iPhone into iTunes. In my case, it gave “Cannot be activated at this time.”

    LEAVE THE PHONE PLUGGED IN. Hold the power button, power off, and turn it back on while plugged in.

    Voila! On reboot it should activate!

    • Geff

      Like I said above. Orginal card needed to do this unlock.

      • Maddy

        Why ?
        Can’t someone who has the Sprint card tell what IMSI shows up on his/her phone and others use that ?
        I can’t believe IMSI can’t be re-used across all Sprint locked 4s phones, simply because different Sprint SIM cards work on a single Sprint locked 4S and in the reverse manner, a single Sprint card would work on different Sprint locked 4s phones too

      • Asyef

        It’s not needed!

    • Mike

      You are a god.

    • areske

      there is no sprint us option help please

  • tony

    am having problems adding bingner any one have the same problem?

  • que_pasa_hombr3

    100% worked 4 me after a few tries :D

  • Bob

    Any way of finding what the original carrier is on Iphone 4. Itools doesn’t show

  • Bob

    Try a reboot guys. Mine just start working after a reboot. No mention in the Guide.

    Thanks

  • Slouby

    Hello guys ! I don’t know what SIM ID I have to choose, I tried with every ID and I got the same message on iTunes something like “Your iPhone can’t be activated” but it is at step 7 so I can’t check if the Phone number is right… What should I do ?
    Thank you

  • wildcard

    Question: Why do i loose push notifications when i put back original sim? SAM says it’s wildcard activated when i return to the original sim.

  • tipa

    Waiting for 5.1 04.12.01

    • M Noman Chaudhry

      it working on 04.12.01 on 5.0.1 o yes waiting for 5.1

  • Kristofer

    I cant seem to get SAM installed at all… When i try to install it i get .
    “Downloading Mobile Substrate
    Done: Mobile Substrate
    Downloading ACUtil
    Done: ACUtil
    Downloading Stockify
    Done: Stockify
    POSIX: Operation timed out.
    Downloading SAM
    Done: SAM
    POSIX: Operation timed out.”

    And SAM is not installed…. What do i do ?

  • Steve98uk

    This works just fine- THANKS–
    AT&T Iphone4 locked – I am in uk on t-mobile- Had it running using gevey with preserved baseband (only matters for gevey)
    Now running WITHOUT gevey on 5.0.1 and 04.10.01 Awsome!!
    Followed all instructions and got a result on my 3rd attempt-have now un-installed sam and re-booted phone and it gets a signal no problem without sam loaded-
    What a guy- THANKS–

  • sil

    Now it works. :)

  • Fiko

    Tx guys.works fine om mtctouch Lebanon using the autodetect mode only. finally, i can use my iphone 4 without gevey.

  • Lopo

    It works!!!
    For we was critical to use “Autodetect” instead of “By Country and Carrier” in “Method”.

  • Ziggystar

    Finally got my iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 working on T-Mobile thanks to Abheek! Follow his instructions and once you are done, start from step 6 on the original guide and choose auto detect instead.

  • Faraz K

    Just unlocked Sprint iPhone 4s using this. Thanks.

    Had to plug it in and out a lot of time (8-10 times) so was confusing. Hope this helps.

    • Maddy

      Can you pls. help me on what carrier name did you choose in SAM for Sprint ?

      • Faraz K

        you dont choose the carrier for sprint…you just choose the carrier for your new sim that you want to use….

  • M Noman Chaudhry

    it Work for me after hard work i found easy way i am on 5.0.1 BB 04.12.01 it working 100%

  • Pedro Niza

    It works for me with Auto Detect Mode. Very easy unlock solution.

    Thank you for all u are amazing

    Iphone 4 ios 5.0.1

  • rmntvrd

    I have iphone 4 5.0.1 BB 4.11.08..I have Smart roaming so which country i put..

  • peros

    Thanks a lot Its working iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.1 bb 3.10.01
    i follow step by step.

    if you stuck on iTunes message then i prefer to find the activated gevey!! thanks to that i unstick from iTunes message on iPhone but anyway!

    THANKS AGAIN!!!

    • lam

      hi there i would like to know how you did this on on iOS 4.2.1 i have the same phone.

  • Aaroh

    I tested this unlock on my Sprint Iphone 4s and it worked with an ATT GO phone Sim! I would recommend that people use the video instead of the text directions!

    • Rawly

      My question was for you Aaroh,
      Can sprint blacklist the ESN?
      How did you go back to Sprint?

      • Aaroh

        Sprint can blacklist the ESN if i don’t pay my bill. Thats with any carrier. In order to go back to sprint you take about the sim card and put the sprint sim card back in.

        • Aaroh

          ***out

  • Faraz K

    Agreed….use the video…its better.

    • Aaroh

      I totally agree

  • Rawly

    I have a print 4s, let’s say I decided to keep it on AT& prepaid go sim like you did, and I just dropped sprint, wouldn’t they eventually blacklist the ESN, or it would have nothing to do with sprint after this. Oh BTW, how did you go back to sprint, just reactivate with SAM or what?

    • Aaroh

      Yes if you don’t pay your bill, Sprint will give the phone a bad ESN. I just took the ATT sim out and put the Sprint sim back. By doing this you will have to do the step all over again to make ATT etc to work again.

  • Eternal

    Mine activates and everything but when i make a call to my cellphone nothing happens

  • brand0n

    wow it is totally work 100% for my iphone 4 fw 5.0.1 bb 4.11.08

  • Eternal

    Running 5.0.1 geveysim with rogers BB 4.11.08

    I think my cell if a fido locked phone .. still having issues i dont have orginal sim card

  • Ridhwaan

    Hi.

    I’ve got an iPhone 4, currently on 5.0.1 AT&T, BB 04.10.01, and currently unlocked by a Gevey sim.

    Will this method work for me? I wanna be dead sure!

    and after this I will never need to use a Gevey sim again? :D

    Help will be much appreciated!

    • Asyef

      Yes, it works on any iPhone iOS 5.
      You won’t need gevey anymore, but be sure to save the unlock ticket…

  • magi

    Guys,,

    it’s activating Gavey sim inside… but it is not working without gavey…. my carrier is 04.10.01 … plz help me by clear steps… it must need AT&T sim or any sim we can do….?

    • Eternal

      Im in exact same boat im trying to unlock for Rogers.. So far i see signal bars and rogers name and my # in itunes and disabled SAM and i cannot make phone calls or recieve em

      • Faris

        did you fix problem ? I can receive calls , send messages and receive them also , but I can’t make calls :(

  • djdiego71

    Works fine for me, but:
    In Settings, under General, About, show my network but not detect Carrier (say “Not Available”), then al setting from my sim to use internet, mms and vvm, are clear (vvm settings not present, only Cellular Data & MMS).
    How to force dettect my real carrier?
    Before, with a Gevey, my iPhone dettect the carrier as “Carrier Lab 8.0″.
    I can put all data from my carrier on the settings, but vvm not present. :(

  • nick123

    i have a iphone 4 att 5.0.1 version. do i need a activated att sim to do it?

    • Asyef

      No, you will only need the SIM card you want to use on the iPhone. Let’s say you want to use T-Mobile SIM Card, then put it there.

      • nick123

        thanks it worked

  • bala

    More than 10+ times trying…finally it works. iphone 4 ios5.1 bb4.10.2, and ios 5.0.1 bb4.11.08. Thank you very much! I’ll would like make a donation for all the hard work from the SAM Hacker Loktar_Sun. Where could I do that???

  • christian

    Will this work only one time? I was able to unlock mine with a t mobile sim but the time wasnt showing on the top dock so I reset the phone settings and I lost the unlock. Now everytime I put in my t mobile sim it says invalid sim and sim failure and in itunes it says no sim card is installed. I tried with sam many more times and I cant get it to unlock again.

    • Asyef

      You should save the unlock ticket for future usage.

      • christian

        Yes I was going to after fixing the time but I didnt think the settings would mess up the unlock. Could the problem be that now the t mobile sim card is unusable since I unlocked it the first time?

  • rmntvrd

    Help me pls…Im here in US i used Philippines Roaming sim card,Smart…I dont know what carrier i used.and i dont have signal and error… Help me PLSS…

    Thanks

  • Yert

    Worked on iPhone 4s to simple mobile

  • ceesa

    I want to use iphone in Europe but do not have SIM card for the countries I am travelling to yet. How will this work since I will not have laptop when I travel to Europe. Thanks for any help you have!

  • Chuck Emoth

    Unlocked BB04.12.01 AT&T

  • Andy

    It is work for me Bn 4.11.08 thank you

  • rmntvrd

    Its works!!!! Thanks… :)

  • john

    I have sprint iphone 4s. This software unlocked my phone. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION FROM THE VIDEO EXACTLY STEP BY STEP. IT SHOULD WORKS.
    THANKS SO MUCH SAM!

  • james

    i can’t install SAM
    please help

  • warlock

    worked great then did upgrade to 04.12.01 bb and removed sam still unlocked

  • Javeezy

    I have an AT&T iPhone and I don’t have any other SIM CARD from different carrier can I still unlock my iPhone?

    Please help? Thanks

    • Javeezy

      UPDATE: I only have AT&T SIM CARD which is activated and I am currently using it. Can I still unlock with this SIM CARD?

  • javeezy

    currently i am using my iPhone with AT&T, i want to unlock it to use it overseas, can i unlock my iPhone using my AT&T SIM card or i have to have a SIM CARD from a different carrier?

    can i use a prepaid T-Mobile SIM card to unlock my iPhone?

    please help thanks

  • Axxel

    Sprint 4s …. UNLOCKED…. Followed Ruslan comment… But Auto detect did the job…now on tmobile flexplan…. Saved me a lot… Im about to buy gevey ultra tomorrow… But not anymore….. I love uuuuu guyyyssss

    • parth

      hey! i have sprint locked iphone…

      but i don’t have original sprint sim card…can i unlock it without original sim?

      • john

        I think you can use any sprint sim card as long as that sprint sim card hasn’t been used to unlock yet.

  • SMV

    What should i do if i don’t have the original Sim ? Please Help :(

  • Vaibhhav

    It is showing a error ” Activation reports error: activation info rejected. you must select the original carrier SIMID of your phone.”
    Please Help….!! I got my Iphone from Bell, canada and it is locked to bb 4.11.08.

  • MK

    What should I do if I don’t have the original Sim Card ? Please help

    • john

      You can use any simcard with current carrier as long as it hasn’t been used to unlock yet. Hope it will help

    • Cesar

      Ir worked for me without original sim, iPhone 4 is AT&T,5.01 I used a sim card from Telcel (Mexico) the problem I had to use cydia to install Sam, now I have to reboot if turn phone off to use Safari or access email accounts

  • Eternal

    Seems to only last until i turn off the phone and turn back on i cannot recieve calls or make em anymore

  • Summer

    Is it working on every any network here in the Ph? or do I have to do the same process if I’ll switch to another network?

    • Summer

      I mean, any network? Is it considered as factory unlocked after?

  • peiqi

    super good news

  • http://www.website.com Ko0bf4c3

    Didn’t work for me, sim not supported, phone damaged cant activate. Shame really. Was worth a shot anyways.

  • sdcad

    I’m doing the steps correctly, but whenever I get to the point where I plug my phone into iTunes, it gives me the message: “There is a problem with your iPhone. We’re sorry, the iPhone you connected may be damaged and cannot be activated for service. We recommend you visit your nearest Apple Store for more information. To find your nearest Apple Store, click here.”

    I’m running an iPhone 4S 5.0.1 locked to AT&T and trying to unlock it to blau/E-Plus in Germany. I’m putting in the blau sim card, choosing US and AT&T (Cingular) then I’ve tried all the SIM IDs, copying and pasting the SAM IMSI and spoofing, then repasting it back into the IMSI in the main menu, and plugging it in. Can anyone help me out? Much appreciated!

  • http://www.jetonr.com jetonr

    Confirmed to be working on 4.3.2 with bb 4.10.01

  • dcsharp

    Wait… If I wanted to use another SIM could I then restore, re-jailbreak and redo SAM? Would this work?

  • Apple Lover/Hater

    Will it work if you have updated your phone to the latest firmware & the baseband has been updated also?

  • http://www.website.com Ko0bf4c3

    This does NOT work, followed the guide about 6 times and nothing, no service, sim not supported, iphone damaged. My carrier is not listed my phones locked to the three network and im trying to unlock to o2. So far this is useless, sorry to be blunt lol.

  • Aviator

    when i hit the “attempt activate” it says activation reports Error: activationinfo rejected. you must select the original carrier SIMID of your phone…………………….HELP

  • periklis

    Thanks a lot works on iphone 4 ios 4.2.1 bb 3.10.01 ….. swedish carrier..phone was locked to At&t
    if u stuck on itunes and u cant activate iphone buy the gevey activation sim from ebay. i have boght it for fun for2$ and it help me…tooks 4 min to unlock just follow the steps not the video!!!

    i just have a question if i update now the ios to 5.1 i jailbreak agan i install again the sam do i need to repeat that or if u save your unlock,it will be unlocked even if i update?.

    thanks

  • Iulik

    It worked just perfect! Thanks a lot! But i have one problem: i cannot open iTunes from my iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 custom updated

  • BjS

    works fine to open up for Telenor in Swedan. Movistar (ES) locked 4S 5.0.1 FM 1.10.13
    took a couple of tries, had to fiddle with auto and carrier to get it going

  • robreyez

    does this work with a 3G phone running 4.2.1.?

  • Olu

    Unlock works.
    For those of you having invalid SIM issues. Use the auto detect mode-don’t go back to the general screen but connect to iTunes on the same screen. iPhone should now be activated. Disconnect from iTunes, disable SAM then re-connect iTunes. Your iPhone should now be unlocked (ignore activation error).

    Great job! Been waiting for unlock for over a year now

  • chu

    also works on fw 4.2.1 bb 3.10.01. used a gevey before but now i don’t need to! now to check if i can update to 5.0.1 without a hitch

  • leo

    I have Iphone 4 iOS 5.1 With BB 4.12.01 At Costa Rica … it works .. using my phone now thanks :)

  • surfmike

    wiil sam work on a 3gs with any baseband an 5.01 ios

  • Dibsta

    Got working from Orange UK to Vodafone UK my only problem cant seem to get Push messager Working can anyone HELP

  • santhi

    This method works perfectly on IOS 5.1 with baseband 04.12.01 tethered jailbreak.

    But it doesn’t show the “phone cannot be activated” message

  • Zack

    I don´t have a original simcard, so i can’t see original IMSI… any help?

  • ASA

    Hi Guys: I must use my phone with the ATT SIM card here in the US and also with other SIM cards in other countries. Could someone please tell me if I will have problems with switching SIM cards after the SAM unlock?
    Thanks.

  • nellon

    it works bb 4.12.01 trinidad but only works with one sim can that be changed

  • Ionuţ

    Could anyone please tell me if it will work with iOS v5.1 and 04.12.01 bb? The phone is an iPhone 4 locked on K TellFree Koreea :).

  • Frank

    It worked for me! I unlocked my iphone4 that was locked with ATT. The only problem I am having now, is that it is not giving me 3G, just E when I use the internet. Anyone else having this problem? I activated it with T-Mobile.

    Thank you all for all your help!

  • robertokonc

    Could I restore to original firmware 5.1 (no jailbrake) after unlocking with this methode?

  • Jatin

    Hi,
    I have iphone 4 locked on at&t Usa and i am using it with geven with vodafone spain network.
    I am trying to unlock it with Sam, After doing the spoof, i try to do attempt activation but
    I do not get that option, I just have Restore Activation.
    Please advise.
    Regards,
    Jatin

  • AASF

    iPhone 4 iOS 4.3.3 in carrier TIGO (Celtel) and it works for me!!! after a year with gevey and not wanting to upgrade to iOS5 to avoid problems … iOS upgrade next for me

  • david

    Doesn’t work on iPhone 4 5.1 Cdma without sim. Locked to C-Spire, want to go to Verizon.

  • Kuraykai

    It worked for me. At first, it didn’t until the part that I have to plug it to the computer. It doesn’t recognize the sim. But then, I updated Itunes and restarted my pc. Tried again and it worked. Sooooo glad. I’ve been waiting for this. Thanks to the one who posted the video. It was a big help. More Power!

  • Michael

    Ça marche !!!! S’il y a problème avec iTunes, jetez un coup d’oeil au message de Abheek Jain dans les commentaires.

    It works !!! Any pb, just take a look at Abheek Jain’s post in the comments.

    Работает !!! Будет проблем, посмотрете на пост Abheek Jain в сообщениях!

  • Sam

    After Turn off iphone and turn it on again i should do all the steps again to unlock it or it should be unlocked???

  • haroon

    Hello , I am staying in Malaysia and so i dont have the At&t Sim card .. the question is should i have the At&t Sim card to unlock my device although i tend to use gevey sim with baseband 4.3.3 before i updated to ios 5.1 . thanks

    • Adeal

      You do not need the Atnt sim.

      • beginner

        I started with the SAM method to unlock my iphone 4S but it could not read my sim card . Is there any way I can unlock the phone for that card without actually having to insert it (I have the card on me) ?
        Thanks

  • check

    hello,

    i have t-mobile sim lock germany
    somehow i will not get the itunes error message at step 12
    has apple closed this so it won´t work anymore

    please somebody give me an answer

  • walled

    Not working in the philippines..
    itunes said not supported.. b***sh*t
    does anyone knows how to solve this?

    • walled

      oh men! it worked!! thanku verymuch.. ilovethis.. i hope it will last long.. thanks!

    • pinoys help

      yes bro same hir what should we do

    • ptotin

      not working in the PH for sun carrier…..

  • http://guru.com guru

    it’s work for me in indonesia, iph4 ios 5.1 with new baseband.. but i have semitethered jailbroken, and i has been downgrade to 5.0.1 and re-unlock using SAM.. works like a charm, thx….

  • Adeal

    Finally after 4 months of wait i can my use iphone. Thank you Sam and every else who was involved in the process of unlocking. Running ios 5.0.1 BB 4.11.08. Took only about 5 minutes to unlock.

    From: Pakistan:
    Carrier: U-fone + Warid worked flawlessly.

  • pinoys help

    sa mga pilipino pno po ang gagawin kung ang message ay ganito lagi ang nilalabas na message sa itunes
    The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported
    should i keep trying go back to first step again and again plssss help usss we are waiting

    • bonelopez

      oo pre, balik ka sa first step, ganyan din ng yare sa akin
      may na overlook ka siguro na steps

      • pinoys help

        ok na pre salamat na unlock ko na globe thank you

  • Cesar

    GREAT NEWS: I unlock an AT&T iPhone 4 with SAM method, I was running 5.0 version, I updated to 5.1 thru I tunes using a custom baseband preserve that Redsnow has. I was successfully, activated with the sim card I unlocked thru Sam. I did not have to install cydia. I can turn off iPhone and turn on again. No problem.No need to reboot

  • bes

    LOL i just did mine iphone 4 bb 04.11.08
    thanks for posting this

  • bigballa

    I went through the whole process correctly but at the end its not picking up the tmobile services. Should I continue to plug and un plug to itunes or should I just keep it connected and wait.

    • Xavier Fluri

      I have exactly the same problem. I don’t know if I have to keep on unplugging it or no.. Did you fix this problem ?? Thanks for your help !

  • pato

    not working for sun broadband.. pls help….

  • ptotin

    sun carrier I mean.. here in philippines not working.. pls help

  • Angelo

    I have SUCCESSFULLY unlocked 2 phones
    iPhone4 BB 04.10.01 iOS 5.0.1
    iPhone4 BB 04.11.08 iOS 5.1

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    • Angelo

      both iphones are originally locked on Japan’s Softbank Network… and now working and unlocked to Philippines’ Globe Telecom!

      Cheers!!!

      • Sean Aguiling

        how pls pm me im also filipino :(

  • dexterboySVK

    as I reach step 9 and connect my iPhone to iTunes, I get that error saying that your phone cannot be activated. I guess that’s not OK, because after disble SAM and reconnect iTunes I don’t get that message in step 12 as I should and my iPhone still doesn’t work…

    any ideas? (3GS, OS 5.0, BB 05.16.05

  • leo11jai

    I’m having problems unlocking an iPhone 4 with because i don’t know the carrier that the phone is locked under. I activated the phone using a custom firmware created with the sn0wbreeze tool. the phone serial number ends on a letter E which means that is a phone from Mexico. if anyone can help me it will be much appreciated. remember that i want to unlock it because iM using a gevey sim that pony gives me a one bar signal.

  • Taniya

    Thank u so much developer. It worked fine with 4s. Happi me :)))

  • Opyz

    It work and very easy, but i have some questions if anybody know, can I do this from one company to another if i’am traveling or it will stuck in the one that i already pick… And another thing, is normal that in the final part of the procces itunes said, there is a new baseband update? I choose yes to install it and it is still unlocked, but in general, about even without the sim, where is supose to said att, there is the name of my new carrier

    • Opyz

      P.s. like i said in the final step connecting to itunes no error message, just a baseband update i click yes my
      Iphone was att something, modem firmware 4.10.01, and now is claro puerto rico 11.1 with the same modem firmware is weird cause everybody gets an error. And i use a claro micro sim for iphone not a cut one, a retail activate micro sim for iphone

  • Shazaan

    Seriously need help, i don’t know whats gone wrong…
    Basically, i installed SAM, and did what the tutorial says, and it worked fine, i was able to get texts and calls, could use 3G, the whole deal. But then it crapped out, i don’t know what happened, but it just wouldn’t show any bars anymore. It shows the 3G sign, and i can use 3g, like browsing the web and other internet dependent apps, can even use cydia. But i just cant send/receive texts or calls. I then upgraded my firmware up to 5.1 no JB (i was running 5.0.1) and it worked, like I could activate my phone, i could make calls and texts, again i had everything working perfectly. But then i jail broke it, and its gone back to the old problem, i can use the internet but nothing else. Someone please help….

  • bonelopez

    it works!
    iphone 4 BB 4.11.08 ios 5.0.1
    from softbank to globe telecom

    thank you from the philippines :D

  • kcmrambo

    why there’s no carier for maxis malaysia in SAM.

  • matco-knife

    Hi,
    Work for me!
    From Slovenija -SIMOBIL to T-MOBILE Macedonia.
    SAM is PERFECTO! 10 -20 minimum work and O.K.
    MATEJ

  • Jay

    Does this new unlock allow for 3g speeds and not crappy edge???

  • chibs

    Please help. I don’t have access to the iphone. it says “Sim card not supported…” i don’t have acces to the board. What should i do?

  • matheus

    hey, i have a iphone 4 locked to att&t but i dont have my original sim card, how can i find my IMSI number?? thanks

    • pierre khodeir

      same problem here for telemor sweden.. anyone can help plz

  • chibs

    “No service” , but i got the name of my carrier in general- about…

    Someone help me please.

  • Chris

    Just unlocked 4.11.08 on a 4 running ios 5.0.1!!!!!!!!! Totally badass!!!! Thanks SAM Devs for all the hard work

    • Chris

      That was for Simple Mobile by the way thats not even listed and it still worked

      • Kamaka

        Omg seriously… I’ve been at it for 4 hours now… Can you help me with this… My sister has simple mobile and she stopped using her iPhone after she updated her phone by mistake…

        Pleaseeee….

  • Gubavi

    Is this for iOS 5.01 or will it work with anything below 5.01?
    Thanks

  • B777

    Thanks, Very good video. unlocked at&t to Orange (west africa)
    Did not need to connect to itunes.
    Network came up after the item respring.
    iPhone 4 IOS 5.1

    Thanks

  • mail2me

    if i use this ‘Revert lockdownd to stock’ option , I am not use the iphone at all, it says activation required and requires official sim to unlock it..

    then i have to jailbreak it to go to SAM again which again shows as ‘factory activated’

    please help!!

  • http://www.dghvoip.com David Gonzalez

    The dream is OVER for good, Apple shut down the activation servers so don’t waste your time trying to activate your phone with lastest SAM, because it WON’T work anymore. Hope Dev-teams find a way around it.

    Luckyly those of us that saved the tickets, can still use the unlock.

  • Kamaka

    I have t-mobile but my sister has Simole Mobile… Is simple mobile supported in this unlock??? If so, can someone help me in unlocking her phone…

  • Mikion

    I followed the instructions. It didn’t work. When I switched on the phone today it’s deactivated. It says “SIM not valid” and “Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier’s store to receive a replacement SIM card”.

    Please help me. not able to use it as a iPod too.

  • Mikion

    I followed the instructions. It didn’t work. When I switched on the phone today it’s deactivated. It says “SIM not valid” and “Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier’s store to receive a replacement SIM card”.

    It was a Sprint phone.

    Please help me. Not able to use it as an iPod too.

  • pierre khodeir

    i dnt have the original SIM card ID. my iphone 4 is locked for telenor sweden,
    any help plz.
    thx

  • liridon

    I spent all step better but when i disable Sam and connected with itunes i dont get ,,error saying that your phone cannot be activated,, but i get ,,the sim card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported,,
    plsss help

  • Brianna

    Everything works until I reach step 9. Itunes does not give me the “failed to activate pop up” but instead gives me a “The SIM card inserted in this Iphone does not appear to be supported.” Why is it doing this? It is not giving me the option to reactivate my phone. Please help!

  • M.Z

    Works it with Baseband from iOS 4.3.3? (40.10.01)??

  • Armen

    Hi,
    All the trouble is that my country is not listed in “By country and carrier” (I’m in Armenia).
    Would you be so kind to mail me what can I do?

  • Jace

    Hi, guys!
    I am from Philippines, and I have an iPhone 4 ver. 5.1.1 and BB 4.12.01. It is locked with AT&T. Will SAM be able to unlock my phone, so that I can use my Globe sim?
    Please help. Thank you!

    • Beethhoven

      I also have my iPhone 3Gs ver. 5.1.1 and BB 05.16.05. I’m also thinking of unlocking it to use my Globe sim. Anyone, please help us. Thanks!

  • karafich

    i couldn’t find my carrier network
    i’m using SIMPLE MOBILE but it doesn’t exist in the list, plz hook me up
    what should i do?
    the SIM card inserted in this IPHONE does not appear to be supported.
    Only compatible SIM cards from supported Carrier may be used to activate Iphone. Please instert the SIM card that came with your Iphone or visit a supported Carrier’s store to receive a replacement SIM card.

  • Xavier Fluri

    Hey !

    I have the Iphone 4g (ios 5.1.1). Everything works perfectly until the step 12. I mean, I got the error message that says that my Iphone can not be activated, but when I close Itunes and restart it, I still get the same message. Should I keep on closing and reopening Itunes ? Or should I just reopen it just once and then wait until it works ? If yes, how long does it take ? Thanks for your help.

  • junkieeeee

    3gs here and its not working it keeps telling me that i need the original carriers sim id

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      This method doesn’t work any more.

  • Kerem Drk

    hi all; i have an iphone 4 unlocked with ultrasn0w. i installed SAM to fix push notifications. after i uninstalled SAM, the phone got back to the activation screen while my carrier still was working and phone was unlocked already. but now i can’t by-pass this screen and use my phone please somebody help..

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      This method doesn’t work anymore.

    • Alp

      Just rejailbreak it will work.

  • Tom

    hi my dad lives in spain he sent me a used iphone a got a micro chip then and i put it in and it said i need to have the one that came with the phone. what do i do? help me?

  • andrew

    not working in iphone 4 5.1.1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • regan

    there are no numbers in the IMSI box under sam details. please help.

  • Lei

    I have a problem. It says the SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not supported .. What will I do?

  • defox

    hi i dont know what my mobile carrier is,i got my phone from someone in Japan and even she cant read what the carrier says,it says something in Japanese then 12.0 at the end,please help

  • Dan adrian Rus

    Hi, I installed cidya the iPhone 4, I followed every step in detail, in the end I did not recognize any sim, even one that worked before, after all I gave a reboot to factory settings, now it can not start, will not restore, no upgrades, no nothing, I need help who can help me , write me on my mail with an idea or whatever , rus.dan.adrian@gmail.com

  • reymarl manansala

    Does this work on iPhone 4 baseband 4.12.05 iOS 6.1.x??

  • rahul bakrania

    does it work on ios7

  • Newbie

    Will it work on iphone 4s KDDI japan locked?. Version 5.0.1 Firmware 1.0.14?

  • AOB

    I discovered SAM unlock is permanent. After which I can use any carrier sim or same carrier but different sim.

  • AOB

    Even the modem firmware was changed.

  • John

    The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.
    The SIM card that you currently have installed in this iPhone is from a carrier that is not supported under the activation policy that is currently assigned by the activation server. This is not a hardware issue with the iPhone. Please insert another SIM card from a supported carrier or request that this iPhone be unlocked by your carrier. Please contact Apple for more information.

    • MacClarks

      same problem. Any one found solution? -_-

      • iphone4

        please help!