Untethered jailbreak is in our hands thanks to the team of evad3ts who created the evasi0n tool to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on iOS 6.1 / 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0 firmware.

sam tickets unlock ioS 6.1

Well, those looking to unlock their phones can follow the guide below and use SAM unlock activation tickets to unlock iPhone 4, 4S and iPhone 3GS on iOS 6.1 firmware.

The tutorial is going to teach you how to unlock your iPhone on iOS 6.1 using SAM activation tickets. This is for all iOS firmwares that start from iOS 6.0 and go up to iOS 6.1.1. This means iOS 6.0.1 is also included. Make sure you read these important notes first.

Read Before You Start:

  • Use the ‘Cookie’ app from Cydia to back up your SAM activation tickets.
  • The guide works on iOS firmwares iOS 6.0-6.1.
  • The guide will work only for those who have SAM activation tickets saved.
  • Use the SIM Card that was first used when you backed up activation tickets. The guide is useless for people who fail to realize the importance of this step.
  • If you don’t understand this method, wait for the iPhone Dev Team to release readsn0w to untether jailbreak IOS 6.1, which will make the process automatic.
  • The guide works on all iPhone basebands expect the iPhone 5.

SAM Unlocking Requirements:

  • Use evasi0n to jailbreak your iOS 6.1 iPhone
  • SAM unlock activation tickets should be backed up.
  • Original SIM card that was used when saving SAM activation tickets.

Compatible iOS 6.1 Devices and basebands

  • iPhone 3GS up to baseband 5.16.08
  • iPhone 4 up to baseband 4.12.05
  • iPhone 4S up to baseband 3.4.02 / 3.4.01

Method #1: Unlock iOS 6.1 Using SAM Tickets and Cookie

Step one: Launch Cydia, search for Cookie and install it.

Cookie tool restore SAM unlock

Step two: Open Cookie and Insert your Unofficial SIM card

Restore SAM Tickets iOS 6.1

Step three: After inserting unofficial sim, wait for a few seconds, press “Restore Activation”, Confirm, wait for a while, you should see signal bars. You’re done. Your iPhone is now unlocked with sam unlock activation tickets on iOS 6.1 / 6.0.1 firmware.

Method #2: Restoring SAM Unlock tickets by replacing Lockdown files

Step one: Open Cydia and Install SAM.

Step two: Revert Lockdown to stock.

SAM Unlock with lockdown iFile

Step three: Replace your backup ticket files (Lockdown folder) to this location: /var/root/Library/Lockdown.

Step four: Reboot your phone.

Step five: Open Sam tool and tap Disable.

Step six: Reboot again, and wait for signal bars. Cheers! Your phone can be used with your unofficial SIM card on newest Apple iOS 6.1 firmware. Enjoy your phone.

Related iOS 6.1 Guides:

What to do if Your Phone Can’t be Unlocked With This Method?

Are others out of luck? Not really. There is a factory unlock solution that works on all iPhone basebands and doesn’t even require a jailbreak. The basebands supported are old and new.

However, the carrier of the device should be figured out first. The next step is to find out the device eligibility for the unlock. Lastly, go to Settings -> General -> About to find the IMEI number for the device.

After all this has been done, the user is going to receive a mail from the company, which will allow the unlock, and there won’t be any need to worry about a re-lock in future basebands and firmware updates.

There are many services that claim to do this, but our recommendation is the most reliable and comes with the lowest cost. They can unlock Rogers, Vodafone, Fido, O2, T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and other famous carriers. Now you can unlock iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 through the website right here.

  • david

    hi. i have iphone 4 baseland 4.10.01 can i update it to IOS 6.1.2 ? plss reply. Thanks

  • elvis2004

    Revert Lockdown to stock not work failled i think sam not work with 6.2.1 cuz i got stuck logo when i replace my activation ticket

  • UnlockBoot

    Use Sn0wbreeze v2.9.11 to create custom NO_BB firmware to update to iOS 6.1.2.

  • david

    ohh cant get it . 🙁 is it a yes or no ? 🙁

  • elvis2004

    you need to work with Use Sn0wbreeze v2.9.11 by choose basband preservation mode

  • Sambeet Mohapatra

    what about other bb like 5.13.04 or 6.15.00 ????

  • UnlockBoot

    5.13.04 and 6.15 bb can be unlocked with Ultrasn0w 1.2.8

  • Raydouch Chahed

    i have an iphone 4 5.1.1 04.12.01 can i unlock it ?? with sam and if i upgrade it to 6.1.02 what is the solution

  • Guest

    my iphone 4 5.1.1 04.11.02 who can i unlock with sam plesase i have my ticket 🙁

  • elvis2004

    no not work can you pls tell the exactly turtial i did everythings but in 6.1 work and 6.1.2 not work did it work for you?????

  • raju

    hey don’t update iphone 4 to ios 6.1.2 firmware who depends on ultrasn0w.

    ultrasn0w 1.2.8 not working on ios 6.1.2 with BB 1.59.00. it’s like same issue with ios 6.1.

    I tested on both ios 6.1 and 6.1.2, on both firmwares ultrasn0w 1.2.8 not working on iphone 4 with old BB 1.59.00.

    Better to downgrade ios to 5.1.1 who relay on ultrasn0w for iphone 4 with BB 1.59.00.

  • Abdellatif Fadel

    i have iphone 4 version 6.1.2 fir 04.12.01 ireland O2

  • guga

    ios 6.1.2 am SAM tickets doesn’t work.

    using cookie, it restores sucessefully the tickets, but the sinal bar is “NO SERVICE”, when reboot, iPhone 4 keeps with Apple logo and don’t boot.

    With iFile, replacind Lockdown folder, SAM disabled and deletind the sam file at Preferences, the same: when reboot, iPhone 4 keeps with Apple logo and don’t boot.

    Keep away from iOS 6.1.2 !!

  • elvis2004

    i had the same problem like you exactly and i went downgrade to 6.1 not 6.1.2 bad for sam

  • Moldovan Mircea

    so is i … but my iphone will be neverlocke in 2 days :X:X:X:X: it’s 35 dolars the unlock man….wtf … go unlock your iPhone

  • ViCk Raturi

    hello i have iphone 4 version 6.0.1 bb 04.12.02 i was jailbreak my iphone and unlocked with ultrasn0w 1.2.8. but it,s not unlocked why? can u help me please

  • dhruv

    sam perftctly working for me on iphone 4 ios 6.1.2 bb 4.12.05

  • elvis2004

    how pls can ya tell us what did you do ?

  • appler

    i have iPhone 4 running on iOS 5.1 with BB 03.10.01 and using Gevey Ultra SIM. If i upgrade to iOS 6.x.x and preserve my current baseband – will this work with Gevey Ultra SIM? Offical Gevey page says that it does not work but has anyone tested this?!

  • appler

    Will Gevey SIM work with preserving the baseband on 03.10.01 on iOS 6.1.2

  • khalid

    You must folow this steps:

    1- Create a custom 6.1.2 firmware using snowbreez, General option ,UNcheck (Important) Hacktivation, and check the “Install SHH” option.

    2- When you have your firmware on the desktop , put your iphone in powned DFU mode , and restore with Itunes

    3- When the iphone reboots , you will have the welcome screen, but since it’s not an official sim card, it’s not actvated, dont worry , just connect your phone by cable and use Ifunbox ot iTools and put your Lockdown folder in it’s place.

    4- Reboot your iphone, it will restart and you will have your signal and without need to hacktivate

  • nvjnj

    Yeah… same problem here, any help will be appreciated!!!!!!!!

  • iphone 4

    i have iphone 4 iOS 6.1.2 and modem firmware 04.12.05.. can anyone tell me how to unlock using SAM….

  • UnlockBoot

    SAM tool work ONLY if you have a back up tickets, otherwise you have to use factory unlock solution.

  • elvis2004

    i will try khalid salam 🙂 cuz i was check hacktivation maybe that why i will try and i will let ya know thx man

  • antreas

    help me pls i have same software with you an d baseband

  • Martin

    I have 6.1.2 and bb 4.12.05 and SAM not work…what i do ?

  • Hrishikesh Sadanand Khedkar

    hi i have iphone 4s locked with vodafone uk 6.0.1 baseband 3.0.04 i tried sam unlock but didnt work 🙁 i can see signal bars but unable to make calls

  • Ria aquino

    My phone is iphone 4S openline in the philippines.since upgraded ios 6.1.2 now i cant use ut again.why?

  • Mohd Mehr

    can i unlock my iphone 5 , ios 6, AT & T carrier locked and reported stolen, what can i do now ?

  • gameba

    I want to upgrade ios from 5.1.1 to 6.1.2 and have baseband (modem firmware 2.0.12) at present.

    So how do I upgrade to 6.1.2 without updating baseband or preserving to same baseband.

    I tried to preserve baseband by using redsn0w but its not accepting IPSW file.

    So is there any way to preserve baseband? or I should upgrade the ios. And is it possible to unlock using cydia. I want it to jailbreak with evasi0n 1.5.

    please guide me how to unlock it if once upgraded and jailbroken..

    i have backed up tickets using redsn0w and also done on Cookie app from cydia.

    or is there any ipsw available for 4s without baseband upgradation.

  • AZIZ

    Thx M. Khalid, it worked i have signals all seems ok, but Itunes does not recognise my iphone and i can’t restore my back up,
    Any idea??

  • Francis Floresca✌❤ ♫

    I tried this but when I connected my iP4 to iTunes to do a restore backup it says “itunes could not connect to the iphone because an invalid response was received from the device”. Will you please help me on how to fix this one?

  • nvjnj

    iphone 4, 4S or 5?? no baseband preservation available for ip 4S n upwards…

  • khalid

    Try this:
    -Click Start , in the search bar type “services.msc”, and click enter , look for “Apple Mobile Device” right click , and choose “stope ” then , right click again , and choose “Start” . Itune will connect again to your device.

  • UnlockBoot

    2.0.12 baseband can’t be preserved. if you are gevey sim user don’t update to iOS 6.1.2.

  • ashkan

    tanx for solution , i have iphone 4 lock basband 4.10.4 . i can update to 6.1.2 with snowbreez 2.9.11 and unlock it with Gevey ultra …

  • Naseer Ahmad

    i have successfully installed 6.1.2 using latest version sn0wbreeze-v2.9.13 on jevey sim with baseband 4.10.1, its working suberb. 6.1.2 is working fine on jevey. i also donwloaded ipsw file from snowbreez and then customise it using snowbreez. do it is safe.

  • Todor Stoychev

    I have Iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 modem firmware 02.10.04 and I am using Gevey sim. If I upgrade to 6.1.2 and preserve the BB will I stil be able to use gevey?

  • Laraib Aly

    iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1.1 and BB 4.12.1…. SAM accepts, re-springs, iTunes connects & works fine but still no signals.. says “no service”…
    Rebooted it & connected it with iTunes several times still no unlock..
    its just like an expensive iPod right now need help!!

  • Laraib Aly

    I am having an iPhone 4 on iOS 5.1.1 baseband 4.12.1.
    Tryed SAM procedure and its was okey with iTunes but still no signals
    “No Service”

  • agata

    it doesn’t work for baseband 04.12.02

  • glen

    ultrasn0w is not working for 4.12.02 BB. try sam unlock.

  • montrealdoc2

    Hi there, I have an iphone 4s/ios 6.1.2/ modem firmware 3.4.02, jailbroken with evasion, tried sam unlcok does not work . What would you suggest under those conditions.

  • Dzela Banja Luka

    i have iphone 4 with 5.0.1 and BB 04.11.08. is there any possibility to unlock this one ?

  • UnlockBoot

    Yes, you can unlock it. iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08 can be unlocked with factory unlock method. After this unlock your phone can be updated to any iOS firmware and baseband without re-locking, your phone will be permanently unlocked Forever.

  • Peace

    Can i unlock my iPhone 4 with ios 6.1.2 baseband 4.12.05?
    RedSnow tried but appear Exploit Failed.
    Which method is the most prefer & works?

  • diks

    hey my iphone4 gets locked by uk(o2)… when i update my iphone from 4.0 to 6.0… can any1 help me plzzz how cn i unlock it???????

  • waris Mb

    i have a Iphone tele2 can I use ultrasnow to ?

  • Roman

    hi, i need to know… can i unlock my iphone baseband 04.12.05 ios 6.1.2? because sam tickets doesn´t work, i have the sim card original but doesn´t work other carrier, i follow steps here but nothing… help please.

  • Shawnee

    Ok so I have a Verizon iPhone 4S that I want to unlock. The modem firmware is 3.4.03 IOS 6.1.3. Can this be unlocked with ultrasn0w?

  • Antonio Beqiri

    hi i have an iphone 4 with the vodafon uk as a carrier. My cousin brught this iphone from uk to me , how can i unlock to any sim card

  • Antonio Beqiri

    4got to tell that the version is 6.1.2 and the firmware 04.12.05

  • Ali Nasir

    There is no ultrasnow unlock for iphone 4s

  • DLance

    Why is iphone 5 listed here but not com pliable for the ultrasn0w or gevey sim unlock? I check both. Can anyone confirm that is true avail for iPhone 5 ios 6.1.2 Baseband 03.04.25?

  • Shawnee

    Is there any other way to unlock it?

  • OjKush

    I have verizon iphone 4s version 6.1.2, BB 3.4.02 which method works with this?

  • Kaushik Bose


    I found your posting that after unlocking your iPhone with Sam it was not working.I am facing the same issue. Did you found any solution to the issue.thanks

  • umut

    This is too expensive; 89 GBP for Tele2 unlock! You need to do a discount there!

  • UnlockBoot

    Yes, it works with any verizon device & ios firmware / baseband.

  • UnlockBoot

    -at-5c28fe22ad7c995fafb35ac273a7c20f:disqus The networks set the unlock prices, not ourselves unfortunately, this is the main reason why some unlocks are more than others.

  • Deeco

    6.1.2 – 04.12.05 locked to T-mobile UK – Please help!!

  • Ai

    How ? Please help i have same software and baseband

  • Dzela

    Hello ppl. i have Iphone 4 with 5.0.1 and BB 04.11.08. is there any possibility to unlock this thing?

  • jeevan2

    Hello, i have an iphone 4 – 6.1.2(10B146) locked to Bell(Canada). Modem firmware is 04.12.05.
    i got it jailbroken.. now how can i unlock it? i want to use idea sim (India) plz help.. thanx!

  • casper

    hey i have iphone 4 6.1.2 (10b146) how do i unlock……its locked

  • George

    Please i have this iPhone which is locked to 3 UK. I reside in the US. How do i unlock it?

  • George

    It is on iOS 6.0.1 with a baseband of 4.12.02

  • Arvenit Arvenita

    eavisi0n wher you have to publish the version for 6.1.3?

  • Paulo Fuente

    Can you unlock iphone 5 locked to Orange UK (blacklisted in the UK but I want to use it in SPain) ???

  • kian otsuka

    how can i unlock my iphone 4 6.1.3 baseband 4.12.05. thnx

  • Senna

    How can you do this with IOS 7.0.4?

  • Buchi

    pls i want to unlock my iphone 5
    and i dont have money