Unlock any iPhone (including 04.11.08) with SAM using new Loktar_Sun trick


You read it right guys, atleast for now, you can unlock any iPhone with any baseband including (04.11.08 baseband unlock) using Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM). The trick was discovered by Loktar_Sun and is currently working as confirmed by @Musclenerd. The trick converts temporary unlock to permanent unlock, atleast till apple fixes it. Without any further delay, here is what you need to do:

  1. This works only for jailbroken iPhones. Here is the link to jailbreak iOS 5.1: Link
  2. Install SAM utility via Cydia. Add http://repo.bingner.com as source in Cydia
  3. Insert your desired SIM card and open SAM
  4. Goto Utilities. Select “Deactivate iPhone”
  5. Enable SAM and choose “By Country and Carrier” in Method. Select the carrier for which the iPhone is locked to. For example AT&T
  6. Goto More information > Write down IMSI in “SAM Details” and keep it safe somewhere
  7. Click “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”
  8. Go back to main SAM  screen and select method as manual. Paste IMSI as stored in step 6
  9. Connect iPhone to iTunes and let it reactivate the iPhone
  10. Unplug iPhone and close iTunes
  11. Open SAM and disable it
  12. Connect iPhone and open iTunes again
  13. iTunes should give an error: “Your iPhone could not be activated”
  14. Close iTunes and open it again

Congratulations, your carrier signal should now appear and your iPhone should be unlocked. However, as mentioned by musclenerd, it works only on the sim inserted in step 3. You can do the whole method again for different sims.

NOTE: After your iPhone is unlocked. Please open SAM again and click “Backup Activation”. Use redsn0w 0.9.10b8 to backup activation records (read about it at https://www.technonix.com/2012/04/backup-activation-records-using-redns0w-redsnow-0-9-10b8/ )This is very important as it will save activation details and allows you to unlock even if Apple fixes this.

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22 Responses

  1. Kenzo says:

    Thanks mate finally a working solution. worked on my iphone 4 , 04.11.08, thanksssssssss

    • David says:

      It didn´t work for me. I have used at&t sim and my local sim but not working.Any idea?

      • hd says:

        mine says “your iphone has a problem bring it to the nearest apple store”
        what does your’s say?

      • Snow says:

        Martina, innanzi tutto complimenti per l’impresa.Non avrei mai creduto di scrivere certe cose, ma onestamente l’idea di evitarmi Riebiciobccllo mi fa pensare di prendermi un Malemanno così.Come un raffreddore salutare.E’ proprio impossibile sperare che un grillino canti un serenata del genere?Per altro l’astensione mi pare sanissima.

  2. Rin20at says:

    It’s work for me sucssesfully, thank you!! but, after the unlock I open the SAM to back up and I can not find the ‘“Backup Activation” option, what I need to do?

  3. MNUISMNU says:

    I spoofed orignal IMSI by mistake and now both are same everytime i am installing SAM!


  4. MNUISMNU says:

    Itunes is currently unavailable

  5. Hugo says:

    Hi, this works for IPjone 4 on iOS 5.1 BB 04.12.01 ? and i need to activate the IPhone first using the Official Carrier Sim( At&T) ?
    Because i have lost my At&T Sim card.

  6. Chirag Shah says:

    try auto mode it will work…………. not do any thing just follow the step 9…

  7. Hugo says:

    It worked for me , my IPhone is unlocked , but i cant see the “Backup Activation” icon , i can only see “Restore Activation” , any tips?

  8. cj says:

    Step 9:Connect iPhone to iTunes and let it reactivate the iPhone

    What do you exactly mean with that ? I followed all the steps till Step 9 when I connect to itunes nothin happens it’s just recognised by itunes and ready du sync.

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