Updated Sam Tool

In the event you haven’t had success unlocking your iPhone 4 / 4S using the SAM unlock, this can be of great interest for you.

The Chinese hacker and developer of the SAM unlock solution today has updated his tool in order to make unlocking much simpler than before. Now you can unlock your iPhone in a few steps.

How to Unlock your iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S Using the Updated SAM Tool:

Sam tool Updated
Sam unlocking tool updated

Step 1: Go to Cydia and install SAM – Repo address:  http://repo.bingner.com

Step 2: Now insert your Unofficial SIM card.
Step 3: Open “SAM prefs” -> “Utilities” -> “Attempt Activation”.
Step 4: Now your iPhone will respring, also it should Recognize your Unofficial SIM card.
If you still haven’t had success you can follow the full troubleshooting tutorial specified below.
In the event that you receive a notification that says: You must select the original carrier SIMID of your iPhone, or almost any other error notification you simply can perform the following steps:
Step 1: Remmove your SIM from your iPhone, open iFile and navigate to /var/root/Library. Now tap on edit inside the upper right corner, and choose Lockdown, and also tap the zip button to make a backup of Lockdown. Scroll to the bottom to make sure that a backup zip was made. Right now remove the Lockdown directory.
Step 2: Go to /User/Library/Preferences and look for SAM, and Remove the com.bingner.sam.plist file.
Step 3: Switch off your iPhone, and Switch it on.
Step 4: Now insert your Unofficial SIM card.
Step 5:Open “SAM prefs” -> “Utilities” -> “Attempt Activation”. You’ll receive a notification saying that the process can may take a while. After a little waiting your iPhone will respring.
Step 6: Finally you should be on your unofficial network (for example T-Mobile).
Note: Make sure to follow these 6 troubleshooting steps exactly in order for it to be effective. I have tried it almost several times, and it also work for me.
Feel free to Share your Experience in the Comment section Below!
  • Iui

    i get wildcard status, but still not working

  • Kazuki Shinozuke

    Hi guys, my iphone4 is from canada, does SAM UNLOCK TOOLS also work at different carrier? (e.g. ROGERS)

  • bdavos

    i did all the steps above but still it says invalid sim…

  • MidnightHowls

    This worked on my iPhone 3G so thanks! I’m sycning it right now 😛

  • praveen

    how did u unlock u r iphone of baseband 4.12.01

  • tomas

    hey i did everything but it just didnt connect to the network had a “no service” sign on the top left corner

  • Ampikaipakan Akeeban

    what is the os

  • nerly

    i try all but its not working tnx

  • streetgangs.com

    i was able to unlock 04.12.05 running 6.1 after nothing else worked. First I jailbreaked the fone with EvasiOn, then I used this method to unlock and walla. it worked

  • gautam

    sir can u tell me how did you do that.i have iphone 4 16gb on ios 6.1 with 04.12.05
    sir please tell me complete procedure in simple ..pls sir @ zfuncku@gmail.com

  • AnonymousB

    Can this work on ios 6, 6.0.1, and 6.1

  • jay

    cant find plist, only has sam list, extrainst, samprefs, postrm,samprefs.lists

  • aanto182

    my freiend help us with ios 6.1.3 aanto182@gmail.com

  • franz

    does it work with base band 4.12.02?

  • karyn

    I have just followed these instructions as far as step 3 and now my iphone 4 is asking me to activate my phone (as if I had first purchased the phone)! I tried to activate it using my old tmobile sim and it will not do it, since there is no service going to that chip, I then tried to use my new orange chip and it still wouldn’t work!, what happened? Why do i have to activate my phone? or what did I do wrong? carynlouise07@hotmail.com

  • topsign2006

    thankyou very much

  • topsign2006

    its worked for me iphone 4 gsm 6.1.3,,04.12.05 baseband tethered jailbreak SAM tool

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  • sprakenster

    it’s working yeah right….like ages ago…won’t work now…

  • iPhone Chick

    this method only worked for about 4-5 days then Apple blocked it, no matter how many times you try it it’s not going to work anymore, factory unlock is the ONLY way now (and no I’m not selling factory unlocking)

  • TF

    Wrong, the 6 steps just worked for me on a 6.1 iphone 4

  • Cristocarl Sanchez

    it’s not working it says that. my carrier and SIMID is error.i just follow this step, so what can i do? to activate it?