How To Unlock An iPhone In 12 Easy Steps

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    iThink Apple

    Aug 27, 2011
    Has anyone tired this? Does this work? Of course you need a Jailbroken iPhone.

    Weiphone’s Hacker Loktar_Sun just unearthed how to unlock an iPhone—including the iPhone 4S.

    To complete this easy step-by-step tutorial, a jailbroken iPhone coupled with the latest version of iTunes is required. Also, the subsequent unlocked iPhone will only work with the SIM card employed during the following unlock process:

    Step 1: Go to Cydia and install Sam Bingner’s Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM) package from

    Step 2: Enter SAM by clicking the SAMPrefs icon.

    Step 3: Go to utilities, and then select “De-Activate iPhone”, but make sure the iPhone is deactivated under “More Information.”

    Step 4: With SAM enabled, select the “By Country and Carrier” in “Method,” and then find the iPhone’s carrier.

    Step 5: Go to “More Information,” copy the International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) in SAM Details, and then tap ”Spoof Real SIM to SAM.”

    Step 6: Return to the main SAM screen, change the “Method” to manual, and then paste the IMSI string.

    Step 7: Connect the iPhone to a computer and allow iTunes to essentially re-activate it.

    Step 8: Double tap “Phone Number” parameter at the main device screen to ensure the ICCID matches the SIM card. Repeat from Step 1 and onward if there is not a match.

    Step 9: Disconnect and quit iTunes when finished.

    Step 10: Disable SAM in the SAMPrefs app. Ignore the source article that instructs to uninstall SAM and delete the lockdownd folders.

    Step 11: Connect the iPhone to the computer again. iTunes will appear and claim it cannot activate the iPhone.

    Step 12: Close iTunes, and then open again. Upon launching, iTunes will activate the iPhone. The result—one unlocked iPhone!

    Note: If push notifications stop working, go to SAM again. Select “Clear Push,” and then connect to iTunes again.
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