Have you been one of those users who want to update their device to iOS 5.1.1 firmware but afraid that you’ll lose your SAM unlock?

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Today we have good news for all SAM unlockers, don’t worry as we have updated redsnow tool that allows you to safely restore your SAM unlock activation tickets to unlock your iPhone with any baseband on the latest iOS 5.1.1 firmware.

Yesterday the Dev Team mentioned inside the release notes that “now you can include your backed-up SAM unlock tickets in your initial ramdisk jailbreak of iPhone 4 or earlier, or on the other hand, you are able to upload your SAM unlock tickets to any device after its already been jailbroken.”

The most popular jailbreaking software — Redsnow continues to be a most important tool. After latest update Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 can now jailbreak all devices on iOS 5.1.1, however, the a very important factor most of you’ll be thinking about will be the ability to restore your SAM unlock tickets.

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Unlock iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S / iPhone 3GS on All basebands With SAM

Last week, we posted a manual solution to restore your SAM Unlock activation tickets, but this more recent technique is preferable because of its simplicity.

How to Unlock your iPhone on any Baseband Using Redsnow

The following tutorial will work on all iOS 5.1.1 devices with any baseband including 4.11.08 and 4.12.01 and for all users who had unlocked their iPhone through the SAM unlock tool that was opened just for a few days before Apple fixed it.

Note: Your device need to be jailbroken on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware, since this can transfer the SAM unlock files. You had been also necessary to backup your SAM unlock ticket for future unlock.

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 click here.

Step 2: Now connect your iPhone to your computer and start Redsnow.

Unlock iOS 5.1.1 with Redsn0w SAM tool
Redsn0w Unlock All basebands With SAM

Step 3: Now Click Extras -> Even more -> Tickets and choose your Lockdown.zip file that is created when you backed-up your SAM unlock activation ticket. In the event you backed-up your tickets manually you can choose the .plist file.

Lockdown select to Unlock iOS 5.1.1 with Redsn0w
Choose Lockdown.zip or .plist file

Step 4: You need to get a confirmation message from RedSn0w stating that your Tickets are uploaded.

Step 5: Now reboot your iPhone, and test your unofficial Sim card.

Now you’ve successfully unlocked your device using Redsn0w.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.