How To Unlock iPhone Using Sam - Unlock Works As Confirmed By MuscleNerd
IMP: You need to know on which carrier your iPhone is currently locked to.
Steps To Unlock An iPhone:
iOS 5.1 Update
iPhone 3GS Jailbreak
iOS 5.1 Jailbreak
iPhone 4S Jailbreak
Fix Stuck At Boot Logo
Fix Stuck In Recovery Mode
Step 2: Install Sam Bingner's SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package. To install Sam:
- Launch Cydia
- Go To Manage Tab
- Edit and Add the following repo
- Cydia will update the sources
Once Sources are updated, go to search and type 'Sam' and install it.
Launch Cydia & Go To Manage Tab
Go To Sources & Add The Follow Source
From The List Of Sources, Select Bingner And Then Select SAM
Install SAM And Restart The Springboard
Step 3: Launch 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 after unlock.
Choose The Carrier To Which Your iPhone Is Locked To
Step * : Note : 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.. Follow Step * only if you were unable to active through itunes.
Step 6: Go to "More Information", copy or write down the IMSI in "SAM Details" .
Now Tap Spoof Real SIM to SAM
Step 7: Go back to the main SAM screen and change your "Method" to manual. Paste or enter the IMSI string we saved in Step 6.
Step 9 : Unplug your phone, close iTunes.
Step 10: Disable SAM using the enabled switch
Step 11: 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: Push notifications may stop working after this procedure but can be easily restored with "clear push" utility in SAM followed by connecting to iTunes.
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 3 years as confirmed by Musclenerd.
Since it does not involve emergency numbers or IMSI spoofing it will not have any of the issues associated with SIM interposers. Tested working on iOS 5.01 but should work with tethered 5.1 too.
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