iPhone Dev Team member, MuscleNerd, just tweeted that Apple is currently working on fixing their activation servers.

This means that sooner or later the SAM unlock will no longer work for your jailbroken iPhone.

The good news is that if you backed up your activation ticket like we instructed in our tutorial, your current unlock should be safe for good.

 

MuscleNerd goes on to state that any new unlock requests will probably be “hit or miss” going forward, eventually to the point where they will be all “miss”.

In other words, If you’ve yet to unlock and you still desire to, you better do so now.

Not surprising at all to see Apple jump on this, I’m surprised they didn’t get to it sooner.

What do you think? Have you unlocked yet?

Update: And as expected, it looks like Apple has fixed the issue, and the SAM unlock is no longer a reality.

  • I got unlocked via at&t, so i’m safe (but running ios 5.1 πŸ™ )

  • I still get this error on my 3gs activation rejected. You must select the original carrier simid ofyour phone

    • antonio roberto

      use ifunbox or ispirit to enter to phone’s root. Remove the SIM card from your phone and then
      go to varrootlibrary and then delete the lockdown folder and then disconnect your phone and restart it. insert your SIM again and give it a try..should work πŸ˜‰
      If you activated your phone on a previous carrier before re-trying to activate it on this new carrier and getting this message , then save a copy of the lockdown folder before deleting it .

  • Anonymous

    Every time I tried, I never get the “Attempt Activation” option.

    • antonio roberto

      what do you get??? if you see deactivate iphone option , then press it and you should see ” attempt activation after that. If still you do not see that, then restart your phone and try again.. If still no, then go to cydiachanges and update the SAM to the newer version, or remove it and try to re-install it

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I’ve done all the steps, including reinstalling, and I’ve had no avail.

      • antonio roberto

        try installing SAM through ispirit using the deb files..u can easily find them on google

      • I faced the same problem, it’s because you upgrade to your current iOS and used the option de-activate will upgrading. However, you can simply click on Utilities>>Revert Lockdownd to Stock. Then do the same process again

  • Oscar Ramos

    I’m trying to unlock one iPhone 4 from AT&T to CLARO El Salvador carrier but seems impossible. I have been trying it for 2 hours but nothing πŸ™

  • is it possible to unlock iphone 4 with sam for multiple carriers? for changing sim cards?

    • Anonymous

      I would like to know this to

  • I am unlocked and backed up *sigh* safe on 5.1 BB04.12.01

  • im trying but i still having the SIMID error on iphone 4s Verizon… any help?

    • antonio roberto

      use ifunbox or ispirit to enter to phone’s root. Remove the SIM card from your phone and then
      go to varrootlibrary and then delete the lockdown folder and then disconnect your phone and restart it. insert your SIM again and give it a try..should work πŸ˜‰
      If you activated your phone on a previous carrier before re-trying to activate it on this new carrier and getting this message , then save a copy of the lockdown folder before deleting it .

      • I did what you said….now I have one bar signal but i dont have carrier……..and of course i cant make calls… thanks in advance

    • Oscar Ramos

      forget it my friend this unlock process is now fixed by apple.

  • Anonymous

    i m trying to unlock my iphone 4 but every time activation error: unable to open data_ark

    • Oscar Ramos

      forget it my friend this unlock process is now fixed by apple.

  • NOOOOOOOO!

  • antonio roberto

    use ifunbox or ispirit to enter to phone’s root. Remove the SIM card from your phone and then
    go to varrootlibrary and then delete the lockdown folder and then disconnect your phone and restart it. insert your SIM again and give it a try..should work πŸ˜‰
    If you activated your phone on a previous carrier before re-trying to activate it on this new carrier and getting this message , then save a copy of the lockdown folder before deleting it .

  • I’m wondering if there is a way to run a personal activation server to just point out our iPhone to get validation ticket. Anyone?

    • Oscar Ramos

      dudo mucho que eso sea posible, Apple cada dΓ­a va haciendo todo mas dificil πŸ™

  • Anonymous

    And we all though apple had given up on chasing down jailbreaks

    • Apple y u no just leave us alone?

      • Oscar Ramos

        this cat and mouse game is the only thing I hate about Apple.

  • So using this method only unlocks it to the sim card that you have right? for instance.. im on Rogers now but if i use my friends Fido Sim card it will only be unlocked to roger and fido.. correct?

    • will only work with your Rogers sim, even if your friend has a Rogers, that won’t work.

      • wait what? soo if i take a FIDO sim card and use this method.. wont it unlock my phone to Fido?.. im currently with Rogers.

      • Oscar Ramos

        your iPhone is only going to be unlocked with the SIM card you used, but, forget it….. this unlock process is now fixed by apple.

  • I think it stopped working.. I was trying for friend, doesn’t work anymore. How bout you guys??

    • Oscar Ramos

      nothing πŸ™

    • Anonymous

      never worked anyways… hope apple unlocks it.

  • Can people share their tickets?

    • Oscar Ramos

      we can share tickets but is not going to work, only on the iPhone where was created

  • not work anymore

  • I have a 4S with the original AT&T SIM card. Can I do a general unlock without a different SIM card?

    • This is what I’m wondering too, but I don’t think that’s how this works. It isn’t really an “unlock” after all. Pointless unless you already have service with another carrier, which no-one with a locked iPhone does… not sure why this “trick” was called an unlock and made such a big deal.

  • Fuck I can’t do it cz I’m on sprit and I don’t got a Tmobile SIM

  • How do unlock for simple mobile

  • I still cant do it not matter what I try πŸ™

    • I think its over =(

      • Anonymous

        It’s over no more activations.

  • Anonymous

    What the fuck happened to grammar?

  • I had an epic fail using an iPhone 4S on Sprint. I have no reason to unlock but just wanted to to say I did.hopefully I will succeed soon for when traveling.

  • If I’ve backed up my tickets, but haven’t unlocked yet, can I still unlock later?

    • Anonymous

      The tickets are for the SIM you want to use if you use a different SIM the tickets are different.

  • who cares gevey is better

    • jaun perez

      You are wrong dude!!! I was never able to activate the personal hotspot with the gevey and other stuff, also you have to dial 112 (which is a pain in the …) or you have to wait like three minutes, with SAM you are ready to go within 5 seconds, and also SAM is FREE!!!

      • Ousso Ch

        But at least using gevy you will gain benefit of using face time, mms

  • so what happens if im waiting for the IOS5.1 ??? :O so i can jailbreak and then unlocked

    • Anonymous

      No more SAM unlock it is dead.

  • jaun perez

    I have a doubt, my iPhone is from softbank (Japan), I unlocked my iPhone (with SAM) to my SIM from telcel (Mexico), I have saved the activation ticket already. Anyways, in June I am moving to another city, and will get another SIM (to save money) from the telcel. Will I be able to unlock with the new SIM?

    • Anonymous

      negative

  • im currently locked to softbank(japan carrier) and im planning to move to usa next year. im either gonna use t-mobile or sprint. could i get any t-mobile/sprint sim and unlock save my tickets. and wgen i get my sim will inbe able to use it?

    • Anonymous

      No the unlock is dead

      • so if inwanted a real tmobile/sprint unlock i would actually have the sim im planning to use?

      • Anonymous

        Won’t work on sprint and you would have needed the Tmo SIM you where going to use, but the unlock is now dead.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jeff, may i know your email?

    Could you help me how to fix my iPhone 4?
    I unlock it using SAM and i have save a BB ticket on my desktop.

    How will i use that back-up activation ticket because i tried go unlock the iPhone on another sim unfortunately i followed your updated steps, which there said that i need to delete the Lockdown folder in var/root/Library and also delete the binger plist on User/Library.

    Now my problem is, i really can’t unlock my iphone with my new sim, “you must select the original carrier simid on your phone” error i encounter.

    And another problem occurs when i inserted my previously activated sim, it is still asking for sim activation.

    Could you please help me how could i make you of my BB ticket i have in my desktop which i save using the latst redsnow?

    I pasted it on the same directory on my iphone but still no use.

    Kindly email me if you have some help, eiram019@gmail.com

    Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      No new unlocks and just puta all that is in the lockdown folder back in cell that is it then reboot

    • Ousso Ch

      Hi Aning_019

      I faced the same issue and not allowed to get in the phone again and in order to log in using the SIM i already activated using SAM same like you i used i-funbox to get connected through PC and:
      1- Deleted the” LOCKDOWN” folder from var/root/Library then,
      2- Deleted the “com.bingner.sam.plist” from User/Library/Preferences,
      3- Switched the Iphone Off and ON, (Device will still ask for SIM Activation),
      4- Connected through i-funbox again and copied/Pasted “LOCKDOWN” folder to var/root/Library (assuming that ou backed up the folder as Jeff suggested method through latest redsn0w means you have this Folder saved in Redsn0w folder).
      5- Switched the Iphone Off and ON (Here I don’t know if you will be able to get in using the SIM you have activated before but mos probably you will, i am saying that because i made step 6 also which was not suggested by Jeff).
      6- Connected through i-funbox again and copied/Pasted “com.bingner.sam.plist” file to User/Library/Preferences (i saved this file before when i activated the SIM with SAM and this was not suggested by Jeff, he suggested to only save lockdown folder but i saved both this file and lockdown folder).

      Your device might login showing that you lost the jailbreak and the SIM will be activated, so just restart.

      Good luck, and this 100% tested well at least well i have one SIM Activated (i was planning yesterday night to Activate my Iphone on my all country SIMs and save their Tickets but no luck, anyhow i will keep trying)

  • Yup worst day ever. Well could have been worse.

  • waleed LA

    Why Apple Why? =[

  • Not working anymore.

  • Guys, after a reboot the SIM doe not work… I tried to reactivate it but it comes up with an error, I think Apple fixed the bug…
    But I did save my activation ticket. Now what I have to do to restore them? If i press restore on SAM it says “Unable to felch activation record”… it’s urgent pleeeease!
    Thanks!

  • Ousso Ch

    Hi Aning_019

    I faced the same issue and not allowed to get in the phone again and in order to log in using the SIM i already activated using SAM same like you i used i-funbox to get connected through PC and:
    1- Deleted the” LOCKDOWN” folder from var/root/Library then,
    2- Deleted the “com.bingner.sam.plist” from User/Library/Preferences,
    3- Switched the Iphone Off and ON, (Device will still ask for SIM Activation),
    4- Connected through i-funbox again and copied/Pasted “LOCKDOWN” folder to var/root/Library (assuming that ou backed up the folder as Jeff suggested method through latest redsn0w means you have this Folder saved in Redsn0w folder).
    5- Switched the Iphone Off and ON (Here I don’t know if you will be able to get in using the SIM you have activated before but mos probably you will, i am saying that because i made step 6 also which was not suggested by Jeff).
    6- Connected through i-funbox again and copied/Pasted “com.bingner.sam.plist” file to User/Library/Preferences (i saved this file before when i activated the SIM with SAM and this was not suggested by Jeff, he suggested to only save lockdown folder but i saved both this file and lockdown folder).

    Your device might login showing that you lost the jailbreak and the SIM will be activated, so just restart.

    Good luck, and this 100% tested well at least well i have one SIM Activated (i was planning yesterday night to Activate my Iphone on my all country SIMs and save their Tickets but no luck, anyhow i will keep trying)

    • I tried this, at step 5 it still didn’t work…
      But I didn’t save the com.bingner.sam.plist file before, so now what can I do? Can you please upload it somewhere, or is it different from device to device?

    • Anonymous

      OMG, i was supposed to save that com.binger.sam.plist but i just follow jeff’s guide and i forgot to back it up.

      My mistake. Is there still a chance? Can i use your sam.plist?

      Is the gevey sim already available?

      • Anonymous

        Yes, gevey is already available. But I strongly recommend that before you buy one from applenberry , call to ATT international number and request that your iphone is unlocked through IMEI , its free and they most likely do it.

        I am waiting for them to reply my request and case number. If that does not work.. I will have to buy gevey, wich as a matter of fact, was 20 and now is 50 USD. Regards

      • Anonymous

        Well it’s good to know that we still have Gevey, my iPhone is SoftBank lock that’s why I can’t avail a factory unlock from AT&T. Maybe I’ll just wait for the Gevey sim till the price go down back to 20 USD.
        For the mean time I’ll store my iPhone in my cabinet! Oh gosh!
        Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Hi,

      Can u send me your com.binger.sam.plist?

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

  • tome03330

    I’m unlock but I didn’t save the ticket, what will happend if I reboot my iPhone?

    • M Last

      you are lucky
      just save it with redsn0w now
      after reboot will work until you don’t change with another SIM CARD

      • tome03330

        thanks, thats great news

  • Anonymous

    so is it final? sam won’t work anymore? maybe loktar_sun can find another way? but gevey and r sim still works right?

  • M Last

    hi guys
    really bad news for all
    I just sold my iphone 4, yesterday
    & already have saved activation ticket for my SIM
    anybody knows,if I get another iphone,can I use this activation ticket?
    sorry for my English
    thanks

    • Anonymous

      supposedly, yes. Try it.

  • What should I do if I have a 3GS unlocked via ultrasn0w?

    • M Last

      just keep using unlocked via ultrasn0w & enjoy
      you don’t need the SAM at all

  • mordechai eliyahu

    if pod2g will release the jailbreak for iphone 4s 5.1 i can save the tickets to my iphone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    not likely will be release and not likely u can save the tickets

  • apple fixed already right?

  • help me im from mongolia i have baseband 04.12.01 can i unlock using SAM

  • Loai ElRifaei

    If I back up my activation ticket can I use a different sim?

    • M Last

      no
      that activation ticket only made for your SIM CARD

  • Anonymous

    Jeff, could you make a step by step guide how to use saved activation tickets?

    I deleted the Lockdown for on var/root/Library and replaced it with my backup Lockdown on redsnow, but my phone still ask for activation after reboot.

    So that means activation ticket doesn’t work?

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Jeff! Finally, the backup worked on my iphone.

        Please continue on updating us with new unlocks, I only have one sim unlock on sam prefs, bacause i was supposed to ask for sim replacement from regular to micro sim for my second sim when sadly apple already fix the vulnerability. Anyway, at least i have one. πŸ™‚

        Many thanks Jeff! God Bless you!

      • Anonymous

        Hi,

        Any idea if I could use the activation ticket to unlock another iPhone?

        Does the Lockdown folder unique for every device?

        Thanks! πŸ™‚