Maybe you know already about possible ways to Unlock your iPhone on any iOS version and any baseband using SAM unlock method. The SAM is confirmed working method, but requires some skills like finding IMSI number of your iPhone. Now we’ll explain you what it is and how to find it.

Find iPhone IMSI Number

How to find iPhone IMSI Number Easily

We need to start from the ( SIM ) “Subscriber Identification Module” is a chip that stores:

  • International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI)
  • ICCID – unique serial number
  • Security authentication and ciphering information
  • Info that is stored temporarily and stored to your local network
  • List of services available for user
  • Personal identification number (PIN)
  • Personal unblocking code (PUK)

How it works: Your own iPhone sends IMSI number to the current network while registering. IMSI number allows network hardware to recognize the subscriber, to prevent the interception IMSI is sent as rarely as it’s possible. Sometimes rather than IMSI number, the device sends TMSI (Temporarily generated code for mobile subscriber identity).

NOTE: You should never to confuse IMSI and IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity, it’s 15-digit number which is unique for each device). Your IMEI number is additionally provided for the carrier by signing up in network. Also, IMEI number can be simply used for tracking phones or blocking stolen devices.

Now you know about SAM unlock method, you’ve downloaded it and installed on your device, but you are not able to find your IMSI number (or you don’t understand what it really is), then just keep reading this post. IMSI number is the original SIM card number, it includes 15 digits which can be split in three groups:

  • MCC (Mobile Country Code) – first 3 digits of IMSI code.
  • MNC (Mobile Network Code) – fourth and fifth for EMEA countries (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) or fourth, fifth and sixth digits from the code for the other (NAR) countries.
  • MSIN (Mobile Station Identification Number) – the last 9 /10 digits from the IMSI code.

How to Find IMSI code for EMEA countries

How to Find IMSI Number for EMEA Countries

Find IMSI code for NAR countries

How to Find IMSI Number for NAR Countries

MCC and MNC digits from 1 to 5 / 6 (colored with red and yellow) present the network. Regional operators could be calculated by last 8 / 9 digits (colored with blue and yellow) also known as MSIN code.

How to locate where is IMSI number stored locally:

All of the IMSI bundles are saved in /System/Library/Carrier Bundles. For example, if you are using AT&T SIM, his identify name will be ATT_US.bundle var/mobile/Library/Carrier Bundles. Now iOS will generate shortcut to that folder that will look like this: var/mobile/Library/Carrier Bundle.bundle.

You should use two tested methods to locate your iPhone’s IMSI number:

  • 1st method is to check your IMSI by running minicom in terminal:


After that press Enter, now your IMSI number will be displayed.

  • 2nd tested method suits SAM unlock much better. Start installed SAM application on your iPhone, now go to More Information ->IMSI is located below SIM Details. Now you will see your 15-digit IMSI code, that corresponds to your original SIM card.

How to find your original carrier within IMSI number:

  • If you found the IMSI number click here
  • Type it into the field called “Enter IMSI number“.
  • It’s going to display your SIM carrier’s country, operator, your MCC and MCC code

NOTE: In the event you have already detected your IMSI (carrier, country and MSIN code), but detected code isn’t listed in SAM’s By Country and Carrier activation list, below is our FULL IMSI list of worldwide carriers to unlock your iPhone with SAM method.

Full IMSI list of International Carriers:

  • Australia OPTUS IMSI: 85950205030644900
  • Australia Telstra IMSI: 85950104323374000
  • Australia Vodafone IMSI: 85950309781661800
  • Australia 3 IMSI: 085950600100263914
  • Australia OPTUS IMSI: 085950200100263914
  • Australia Vodafone IMSI : 085950300913535837
  • Australia Vodafone IMSI:89610300000797611297
  • Austria T-mobile IMSI: 82923308238761300
  • Bangladesh Grameenphone IMSI: 84907109253030600
  • Belgium Mobistar IMSI: 82960014984062300
  • Brazil TIM IMSI: 87942200870133500
  • Brazil Claro IMSI: 87942508810037900
  • Brazil Vivo IMSI: 87942111800426200
  • Brazil Oi IMSI: 87942131512191500
  • Canada Bell IMSI: 083920163050027990
  • Canada Fido IMSI :083920733000957260 ICCID:89302370200010929711
  • Canada ROGERS IMSI:083920273050027990
  • Canada Telus: IMSI: 083920223050027990
  • Canada Fido IMSI: 83920734010511600
  • Canada Telus IMSI: 83920221030457900
  • Canada Rogers IMSI: 83920273030457900
  • Canada Bell / Virgin IMSI: 839201603891080000
  • Canada Bell / Virgin IMSI: 839204608310510000
  • Canada Bell / Virgin IMSI: 839208807755670000
  • Denmark Telia IMSI:082983020120779512
  • France BOUYGTEL IMSI: 082980021331822130
  • France Orange (SFR) IMSI: 082980011331822130
  • France Orange IMSI: 082980101331822130
  • France Orange IMSI: 82980008682627300
  • France Orange IMSI: 82980105922332000
  • France Orange IMSI: 82980202525247800
  • Germany T-mobile IMSI: 082926105284204335
  • Germany T-Mobile IMSI: 82926107047053900
  • Germany T-Mobile IMSI: 82926608037579400
  • Ireland O2 IMSI:082927201331822130
  • Ireland Vodafone IMSI:082927101601498841
  • Ireland Vodafone IMSI: 82943510926726200
  • Ireland O2 IMSI: 82927208410252900
  • Japan SoftBank:IMSI: 084904026104810269 ICCID:8981200008280088190
  • Japan Softbank IMSI: 84904021811017200
  • Korea KT Show IMSI: 84905808127038100
  • Luxembourg Orange IMSI: 82907993579988000
  • Montenegro T-mobile IMSI: 82979206860152300
  • Nigeria Glo IMSI: 86912059334505400
  • Nigeria MTN IMSI: 86912030803757900
  • Nigeria Zain IMSI: 86912023341059100
  • New Zealand Vodafone IMSI:085903100943780192
  • Pakistan ufone IMSI: 84901300330139400
  • Pakistan mobilink IMSI: 84901100662941900
  • Palestine Jawal IMSI: 84932509211140500
  • Paraguay VOX IMSI: 89744109224345800
  • Singapore Singtel IMSI: 85952107950121300
  • Singapore M1 IMSI: 85952304911541000
  • Singapore Star Hub IMSI: 85952509226811300
  • South Africa vodacom IMSI: 86955103002814200
  • South Africa MTN IMSI: 86955010300760900
  • South Korea IMSI: 89066764406538768965
  • South Korea SK-show IMSI:084905806207609996
  • Spain Movistar IMSI:082941701331822130
  • Spain Movistar IMSI: 82941705820086300
  • Spain Orange IMSI: 82941703302584900
  • Sweden Telenor IMSI: 82904805860152000
  • UK 3 IMSI: 082943021938636745
  • UK O2 IMSI: 082943011938636745
  • UK Orange IMSI : 082943330260828629
  • UK T-Mobile IMSI: 082943031938636745
  • UK Vodafone IMSI:082943510943780192
  • UK orange IMSI: 82943333410591700
  • UK O2 IMSI: 82943019334505400
  • UK Vodafone IMSI: 82943510973345600
  • USA AT&T: IMSI: 89014103211501404960
  • USA AT&T: IMSI: 83901141084102500
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901308083901900
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901900083901800
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901510083901800
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901830083901600
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901140083901300
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901650083901900
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901860083901800
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901890823354900
  • USA AT&T IMSI: 83901990228745500
  • Yoigo IMSI: 82941401010735600

Finally, enter your IMSI number to “By Country and Carrier activation method”:

We can imagine that your IMSI number is 234150829436108:
  • Country: 234 – United Kingdom
  • Carrier: 15 – Vodafone LTD
  • SIM ID: 23416

Be at Liberty to Ask any Questions Inside the Comment area Below!

  • Moramiro82


  • Khan Optimistic99

    Thanks for your kind help…
    But, I have a problem…
    I m India and my iPhone is from USA, and i don’t have a AT&T sim card….
    So, please help me what should i do….?????

  • UnlockBoot

    Unlock your iPhone by Country and Carrier activation method.

  • Jacob Gill (高健)

    no matter how many times I try I keep getting Invalid Sim and failed activation. I don’t have original AT&T SIM. Any thoughts? I’ve used auto/ carrier bundle and Country and Carrier activation, all with no luck.

  • B_andries

    Is it possible to use 2 SIM cards with the SAM unlock method ?
    or do i have to restore my iphone first en then redo the unlock method ?

  • Pikete Molineo

    go to ebay…buy a AT&T SIM CARD… and walaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….unlock iphone..

  • Pikete Molineo

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo….but it free..lmaoooooooooooooo

  • chibs

    The IMSI under “Sim details” is the imsi of your sim card. It’s not what we want, we want the IMSI of the original carrier. Right?
    I can’t unlock my iphone, i’ve been trying for 2 days, I’m doing everything but just can’t get the itunes error . And still no service

    Help please

  • Billabong Villa

    no morocco 🙁 🙁 ???

  • Callum Dean Terry

    Which optus australia do I pick!?

  • Koursocheat

    how about MC603IP come from Italy what IMSI???

  • Iphone0009

    the Itunes keep saying that “The SIM card inserted in this Iphone does not appear to be supported”



  • Meriton Hajdaraj

    Besian IMSI i Monakos osht ky 212010102579647

  • Meriton Hajdaraj

    You don’t need original sim card at all, SAM will do it for you just go to by carrier and country, find your carrier in this caseUSA – AT&T and it will find IMSI of ATA immediately ..

  • Milotyyy

    my iphone is factory activated what to do plz. help me

  • Faizanchaghtai

    you have to chose the ATT IMSI codes…
    not o2 ..!!!!!!! first get the ATT imsi code, and then when you place your sim*o2 one* in the iPhone, simply paste the ATT copied imsi number to the o2 sim place..

  • Faizanchaghtai

    Which carrier is your iPhone locked to?
    if its ATT&T, i am presuming, then you should get the AT&T IMSI codes, try all of them, one simply has to work!!!!

  • Paulo

    i was able to unlock my iPhone through sam, Loktar said it is permanently unlock only to the sim that is attached so if i use another sim it won’t work unless i do the process again, which i manage todo so i switch sim and did the process and it worked but it is very confusing, which the sim details has to matched the sam details and the one on the subscriber artificial mode. its very confusing the process, if you can give me the actual procedure step by step i will really appreciate it.. i am following you since last year, and I’m am really happy you always keep us updated more power to you.

  • xsat2010

    hi friend
    i want IMSI of Switzerland Swisscom can u help ??

  • Pauloalvero

    to the procedure use your sim, remember the sim the u will use is the sim will be unlock with, then when you reach the part, where you goto method goto to” country and carrier “and look for ur network then you go the next step..

  • Respecttoall

    Can anyone help me with Swiss Sunrize?

  • Liri

    Yes, but is tethered jailbreak, so stay on 5.0.1 for untethered jailbreak

  • Liri

    on SAM, Utilities type Activate and yap signal will apear

  • Liri

    man you have to copy IMSI of locked operator, if is locked to ATT you have to copy IMSI of ATT

  • Liri

    man you are very close, open SAM utilities and type activate (you should be connected on internet wirelessly) and yau will see the signal



  • Filip_alexander

    I have 5.0 so how can i update to 5.01?

  • charlie

    search how-to-fix-sim-card-not-supported on this site

  • NELE

    how to find my IMSI for roger canada?

  • Hosea David

    How can i know my IMSI number? Because i don’t know where my iphone came from because they just gave it to me. But then the one who gave it not in our country anymore. I tried the processed of reliable. It didn’t work. SOmebody help me pls. 🙁

  • Hosea David

    I gotta problem. Pls. Kindly help me. Because i don’t know the original carrier of my iphone. How can i know it? Especially the IMSI number. -.-”

  • Hosea David

    How can i know the IMSI number if i don’t know the original carrier/lock of my iphone?

  • Lkyduc

    when i enter the imsi code in your link to find original carrier, it wanted me to login to get the codes. how do i login? it did not give me the answer automatically. please help. thanks

  • Prishtinalia

    I nderuari Meriton, unë i kam bërë të gjithë hapat sipas përshkrimeve këtu dhe kam arritur të kem WildcardActivated Iphone4 tim, por mua më del No sim installed.
    Unë kam kartelë të Vala 900.
    A ke ndonjë këshillë?
    Paraprakisht të falënderoj.

  • Zaban

    lol sherwin , *#06# will show u the IMEI number not the IMSI

  • hatim86

    plz how to register on roaming database

  • Joeng2009

    i have successfull use sam to unlock my sim A, than I use sim B to used than give me error. than I put back the sim A . it work again. than I mobile substrate uninstall . and try to revert rockdown successfull to another sim card . than cannot get it to work any more. can I still find the old lockdown inside my iphone using ifile

  • Joeng2009

    I still can see at sam more information is wildcardactivated, but no service appear. ?? Help me find back the old lockdown file inside the iphone . can ??

  • Ndrey Rivers

    Why do you copy my content without linking to it?

  • Koshak

    Do you know the IMSI number for Sprint

  • Help

    imei: 01 1933008959354 can someone tell me where it is produced

  • Iphone 4s

    can you send me code for IMSI for Iphone 4s with software 6.0.1 carrier:T-mobile 13.0 ;country:macedonia. please help me 🙁

  • Javier

    Anyone have Cricket IMSI numbers?

  • lopelo

    Hello Paraguay Hutchison CLaro carrier code? 7 digits? does anyone have it?

  • lopelo

    I just have the first 5 digits… 74402 I need two more

  • Starfish

    Cookie app shows my IMSI starts with 3026… Nothing on this list starts like that.. All with 8…
    Why is mine like this :/


    virgin mobile usa imsi?

  • gk28011991

    for cyprus?(iphone 5)

  • mark

    it is bullshit as imsi always shows the last sim you put in the phone.
    my original carrier is at&t but the first 5 digits of my IMSI is 23415 (UK Voda) because I just tried with a vodafone sim. no service but imsi says it is the original carrier.

  • Sam

    Thanks for your info. My iPhone5 IMSI number starts with 40466. Please let me know the country & carrier. Thanks in advance.

  • Hannu Gupat

    How can I know IMSI number if I donot know the original carrier/lock of my iPhone?

  • Carlos

    How can I get the phone manufacturer and location of purchase from the IMSI?

  • Danny Suth

    I need IMSI for Ireland 3 Hutchison please

  • Youdat

    How to unlock iphone 4s fw 6.1.3 carrie virgin france

  • Mohit Garg

    IMEI 013627002112824 which country and carrier?

  • Steve

    can I use an iphone 5s that was activated with cricked in the USA here in Nigeria?