Unlock without restoring...which method to use? Redsn0w or SAM ?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rak007, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. rak007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    I have an iPhone 4S that came in mail today. I had applied for unlock and the phone is unlocked now as per the IMEI checkers and the seller. Now i wish to get the unlock applied to the phone and i do not wish to restore it.
    What i plan to do is to insert a tmobile SIM and connect phone to iTunes and expect Congrats message.

    But in the event the message does not come or i feel the unlock on device has not yet happened, what method i should use to get the message ?

    One method i got is from the following link...

    Here's How To Unlock Your AT&T iPhone Without Losing Jailbreak | Redmond Pie

    This method uses Redsn0w to deactivate the phone and then activate using iTunes.

    Another method i found is from the following link..


    This involves jailbreaking the phone (if not already JBken) and install SAM to deactivate the phone and then activate using iTunes.

    Which method is preferable ? Or there is no difference and i can use any of these ?
  2. THX723 macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    The 2nd method (from ModMyi) works brilliantly and won't take more than a few seconds.
  3. rak007 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    Luckily i did not have to do anything. Popped in the SIM and connected to iTunes and got the congrats message when connected phone to iTunes.

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