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How To Unlock Any iPhone 4S,4,3GS Jailbroken On 5.1, 5.0.1, 5.0 Via SAM

by on April 22, 2012
 


SAM (or Subscriber Artificial Module), the utility that can Unlock any iPhone on any baseband, was recently updated and it’s extraordinarily easier to use. This tutorial will walk you through the simple steps required to Unlock any iPhone model, with any baseband, running on any firmware (so long as the utility can installed properly). This software-based Unlock method even supports the iPhone 4S and the latest Jailbreakable firmwares!

Steps:

1. If your iPhone isn’t Jailbroken, you need to Jailbreak it prior to this tutorial – follow one of the guides below to accomplish that:


2. Open Cydia, go to the Manage -> Sources section, tap the “Edit” button (top right), tap the “Add” button (top left) and add the following source: http://repo.bingner.com

3. Once the source is added, go back to Cydia and install “SAM” (or Subscriber Artificial Module) from the bingner repo

4. Go to the options portion of SAM by either launching the SAMPrefs app on your Springboard, or by navigating to it via the Settings app

5. With your official SIM card inserted, go to “More Information”, tap “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”, tap “OK” when prompted and return to the main SAMPrefs screen

6. Plug your iPhone into your computer via USB, open iTunes, go to your iPhone under devices (in the left sidebar), close iTunes and leave your iPhone plugged in for the remainder of this tutorial

7. Eject your official SIM card and insert the SIM that you intend to unlock the iPhone for use with

8. Open iTunes, go to your iPhone under devices (in the left sidebar), close iTunes, change the “Method” inside of SAMPrefs to “Auto Detect”, disable SAM from the main screen by toggling off the “Enabled” switch and go to your homescreen

9. Open iTunes, ignore any errors, close and reopen iTunes (at this point you should have service)

Congratulations, you’ve successfully unlocked your iPhone!

NOTE #1: If Push notifications stop working properly, just use the “clear push” utility built into SAMPrefs, plug your iPhone into your computer via USB and launch iTunes.

NOTE #2: If this tutorial doesn’t work, you can attempt the more complex Unlock method

Click here to be taken to my video tutorial on YouTube

Stay tuned for future unlock tutorials!

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  • Johan
    September 19, 2013 at 6:59 am

    How do i upgrade from iOS beta 6 to real iOS 7? And how do i know if I’m on the beta version or not?

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  • Sherrell Smart
    August 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    There is a free iPhone unlocker you can do straight from your phone….
    Just go to -> myunlocker .org right from your iPhones internet

    Follow the instructions and boom… iPhone unlocked.

    Reply

  • avskrsth
    April 21, 2013 at 2:43 am

    hey, i bought my phone4s from canada but now m in India. and 4s is not working in indian network…… what shall i do now??? ne suggestion.

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  • finleymc
    October 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

    will this work on ios 6 and with a virgin sim am in the uk?

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  • David
    September 18, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Ok i tried to activate my iphone4 but is wasn’t reading my sim card keep saying no sim, so i did redsnow it n bypass the sim activation part but how do i unlocke the iphone if it not reading my sim cards?? PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • 993nv
    August 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hi, Ive done both unlocking procedures for a jailbroken 4S on 5.1.1. I ge to the end of the simple unlocking procedure and ge the signal bars bu not the carrier name. After doing the more complex method, I do not get the service bars. If I check my Settings-About, the carrier name is there but it’s not on the top left of the home screen. If I try to make a call – it fails.
    Help please!!

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  • gdubbs
    August 10, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Hi. This worked all the way to the last step, buy my phone never connects to a network. Any suggestions? I’m using an iPhone 3GS, purchased in the US, but I moved to Germany and am trying to use a O2 sim card.

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  • Tomibaravalle
    July 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

    hi i have bought and iphone 4s already jailbroken and i have tried to unlick it but i dont have the original sim card im actually in Argentina so i cannont get one at&t theres anothe option to get it unlock it ? the version is 5.0.1 

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  • Jackranderson1
    July 18, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Sir I followed the steps perfectly and at the end itunes says ‘The SIM card inside does not appear to be supported’ I’m using a giffgaff sim… please help :(

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  • Itssme In
    June 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

    hi .. I am planning to unlock my phone and have a doubt.. u said “we need to insert the sim which we need to use”- Does that mean that it wont work with any other sim or should we need to do the same process again for the other sim as well.. 

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  • Katebrown2000
    June 1, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    please how can you help me as i have an AT&T iphone 4 but i am presently in india so i dont have an AT&T sim card to unlock my phone

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  • Dwillke
    May 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Not working, unfortunately is there any other way to unlock it?

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  • Chayacate2004
    May 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

    i heard the SAM doesn’t work any more. is that correct? hopping not. thanks

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  • Papisall
    May 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    hello i can unlock all iphone but only from at&t carrier if ya interesseted send me mail on papisall@hotmail:disqus .com

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  • Chris
    May 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

    ???? i have a 4s and it was jailbroken on the 5.0 version. like an idiot i upgraded to the 5.1 now what do i do wait for the unlock or is there a solution to unlock it again?

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  • Bmukasa
    May 8, 2012 at 4:28 am

    This will certainly not work as of 28th april….. APPLE FIXED THIS SECURITY EXPLOIT.

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  • Chattha90
    April 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

    it did not worked

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  • Mileshu616
    April 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Does this work??? I tried it and can’t get it to work!

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  • Anmolintoronto
    April 29, 2012 at 8:55 am

    It won’t work at all now apple fixed their mistake and everyone was taking benefits for their mistake and now finally they fixed it. :(

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  • April 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    :( had the unlock already done, but “push notifications” were not working well so tried the “note 1″ on this tutorial and messed up my unlock… now its not working at all!! what can I do?

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  • Imran7100
    April 26, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Tried to unlock my phone with this method numerous time (as well as the
    complex Unlock method), but every time received a message in iTunes “The
    SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported” 

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  • Omana2015
    April 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    does this work on verizon iphone 4s

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  • M Marioutina
    April 25, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Tried to unlock my phone with this method numerous time (as well as the complex Unlock method), but every time received a message in iTunes “The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported” and no service was ever detected with my T-Mobile SIM card. I went to my service provider retailer and they confirmed that my SIM card was activated…

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  • iy2w
    April 24, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    i have an iPhone 4s sprint will the unlock work for me?

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  • Carbonbadu
    April 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Sir I don’t have the official sim card please tell me how do I unlock it

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  • guardiandevil
    April 24, 2012 at 4:16 am

    no good! i’m from philippines and it doesn’t work. i did all the steps for almost 20 times now and still i failed! i also tried the complex method but same old result, FAILURE!!!

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  • Haston123
    April 24, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Hey guys. I am in Brazil and want to unlock my AT&T phone to use here. My carrier is TIM. I tried the longer method and my carrier was not listed among those on the list, so the method didn’t work. I am now trying the new, shorter, method and it is still not working. I am on the new upgrade 5.1 with bandwidth 04.12.01 and the phone is already jail broken. Any suggestions? Thanks. 

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    • Papisall
      May 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

       hello i can unlock all iphone but only from at&t carrier if ya interesseted send me mail on papisall@hotmail:disqus .com

      Reply

  • April 23, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    i cant send picture messages now on tmobile?

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  • Abudyak7
    April 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    That source is not working anymore in cydia. can someone help? please

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  • Trythecomputerguy
    April 23, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I was wondering if anyone has H2O or o2 wireless (what ever they’re called) and if they re using it now?  I think that’s the AT&T equivalent for the iPhone with AT&T.  I’m also wondering what the Verizon equivalent is for service? If I’m not mistaken, H2O wireless only charges $40 or $50 for unlimited AT&T service like Metro PCS does but uses the AT&T system.  Anyone out there have any experience doing this? 

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  • Mario Ortega
    April 23, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I have the original sim but it is not connected I am currently using a nother sim from AT&T and it is not compatible and I want to move to a tmobile but I don’t want to get the sim if the AT&T one might not work

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  • Blenz69
    April 23, 2012 at 5:35 am

    after doing this, will any sim work in the phone or just the one used
    during the procedure?  if not any sim, is there an easy way to swap in
    different sims or do you have to go through the whole process each time
    for each sim?

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  • Vijay
    April 23, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Unlocked successfully. For guys in India,Karnataka –  it works only with Vodafone, BSNL and Reliance sims as inside the SAM module the SIM IDS for other service providers are incorrect.a

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    • Samhithreddy7
      April 24, 2012 at 6:22 am

      hello can it work on tata docomo …..please reply i am waiting for you

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      • Nikunj
        April 25, 2012 at 5:55 am

         i just unlock my airtel sim in iphone 4. might be forgot to mention airtel and may be even tata docomo. so its simple dont listen to anybody just give it try.

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    • Aman Suri
      May 3, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Will it work on Idea ? i have a 4s from verizon and it has bad MEID # and i dont have original sim ? please advise

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  • Johnsmith1990
    April 23, 2012 at 3:24 am

    hi i have a iphone 4s the unlock word for me but my imei is blocked any way around it can anyone help me please

    Reply

  • April 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    suddenly working on my iphone 4. i got singal bars… now, i can use my facttime     

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  • April 22, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I followed all the step. open my itune still said sim-card not support~~~ waste my time.

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  • Lans
    April 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    what if i don’t have my original sm card from japan(softbank)? pls help me tanner. thank you so much!

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  • Carlos
    April 22, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    hi, one question if i turn phone off and turn on still unlocked ? and if u update or restore loose the unlock ??

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  • geMok
    April 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    i don’t have original sim card.. i’m in egypt and i bought the iphone from some freaky bull-**** from egyptian from US..; i don’t know the original carrirer is and know nothing!!!! please help me.. 

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  • April 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

     This method worked great for me I unlocked two Iphone’s and one Iphone 4s as with it.

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  • April 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    my original sim says no service does that matter?
     

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  • Anchit_shethia002
    April 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    What if i dont have the orignal simcard?

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  • Anchit Shethia
    April 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Video isnt showing up. ” An error occured “

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