SAM Unlock Activation Tickets and Possibilities to Edit Your SAM Ticket

Edit SAM unlock Activation Ticket

Recently, many lucky people were able to unlock their iPhones via SAM unlock method.

Apple's unlock activation ticket played a great role in making the unlock possible. Here's a detailed insight on the unlock activation tickets and the possibility to be used for another iPhone.


The activation is a process through which a new or recently restored iPhone can get by the "Emergency Call Screen" and the iPhone uses it to connect to a cellular network. iOS lockdown folder has the code or "ticket" which is responsible for activation. After full restoration, the iPhone is connected and iTunes generates an Activation Token and sends it to Apple's activation server. After validation of the Activation Token, the server generates a WildcardTicket and sings it with Apple's private key.

The iPhone's baseband is activated by using the WildcartTicket. It's stored in the file "/var/root/Library/Lockdown/activation_records/wildcard_record.plist". It has all the information about network unlocks and SIM. The WildcardTicket is received by factory-unlocked iPhones that permits any SIM card. Apple's "Albert" servers handle all iDevice related activations which was patched recently by Apple to discontinue "fake" activations via SAM unlock method via loktar_sun.

For the first time, the iPhone needs a cellular data connection for the first time, after the activation in iTunes. Calls can be made if the alert says "iPhone is activated". Every ticket to each SIM card and iPhone is unique which is why the saved activation ticket can't be used on multiple devices? The ticket is valid for 3 years so it's vital to save it in case a full restore is needed on the iPhone.

Is it Possible to Edit SAM Unlock ticket?

How to edit SAM unlock ticket
Edit SAM unlock ticked

As you can see on the image, the only difference is between "ActivationRandomness" (colored in red).

What do you think — It's possible to edit SAM unlock tickets?

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