Backing up your iPhone’s activation ticket was a step suggested by iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd. Fortunately for us, his team has made it even easier to perform such a backup using the latest version of RedSn0w.

This step is suggested for those who take part in the recently uncovered SAM iPhone unlock method. If you followed our tutorial to unlock your phone, we suggest you follow through on preserving your activation ticket as well.

Check inside for a full video tutorial that shows how easy it is to successfully backup your iPhone’s unlock activation ticket, and any other file that you want to save locally from your iPhone…

Note: Your iPhone must be jailbroken to follow this step and have afc2 installed (most jailbreaks like RedSn0w and Corona include this by default).

Step 1: Open RedSn0w 0.9.10b8 and click Extras > Even more > Backup

Step 2: Leave the default directory in the “Please a path to backup” field, and click Ok.

Step 3: RedSn0w will save off a timestamped zip file of your /var/root/Library/Lockdown directory to the same location where RedSn0w is installed on your computer.

This feature is mainly aimed at saving off the necessary files from this directory, but there is nothing stopping you from using it to backup other files as well.

Have you backed up your activation ticket yet?

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  • Busy day, huh Jeff? Thanks for the article!

  • Shafuan Razak

    like always, informative and useful article Jeff. That’s why people love to visit this site often!

  • You are great jeff thans

  • You are great Jeff thanks

  • Thanks Jeff! As always…. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Interesting how this unlock comes out a couple of weeks after AT&T starts unlocking off contract phones. Did they know it was comming? Why did AT&T have a change of heart over unlocking? Even though corporations are “people” too, I am sure it was not because “it was the right thing to do.”

  • Anonymous

    thanks jeff !!! exactly what i needed!! you’re the man!!! cheers!!!

  • mr jeff can i use more than one sim card on my iphone 4 unlocked by sam ??

    and how please ?

  • tome03330

    I did it on iPhone 4 5.1, what can I do to disable cydia so I don’t have to boot tetherd, I saw that someone write that he disabled cydia and mobile substrate and that he is now booting unthetherd

  • james jers

    no use of taking backup unlock ticket…two mobiles i hav unlock wit this method. nd i ulocked a mobile with two diff carrier nd took backup unlock ticket. when replace d ticket 4r another carrier its starts to respring every 5 sec but sim is working vit full signal bar.

    nd 1 more thing is after restore if yu replace d unlock ticket it vil not work tested nd even yur mobile vil not connect to itunes.

    tested by me but unlock is working gud nd i unlocked two mobile without original sim. no need original sim,

  • javed mian

    I am new in jailbreak play i just impressed my Gf to unlck her AT&T to O2 lol

    Quick question what for this Back up how would we reuse it silly question Guys @@@@@@

    • I have exaactly the same question: what is the end usage of saving this ticket and how can we take advantage of it?

      • This unlock is a fealure that apple is trying to stop, so if they do and that you have to restore someday there is a chance you could loose your unlock and not be able to do it anymore.

        But if you saved this “activation ticket” you’re supposed to be able to unlock it “forever” 🙂

        Hope this helps

  • javed mian

    off the Record i have my Shsh saved in but i couldn’t downgrade every time different error . any Help QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ

  • My lockdown folder only has a text document called info and nothing more. Am I doing something wrong? I’m using Windows

  • i have tried it and it doesnt work and now i cannot use the iphone tells me only compatible sim from supported carrie :((((
    what am suppse to do now

  • Thanks fir the update jeff! Just read it ontime!

  • Joel Lynch

    i need a download for an unlock ticket, built a new iphone 3gs and dont have a ticket the file for it, says the sim i have is not compatable