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The Jailbreaking community was shocked this week by a discovery made by a Chinese hacker who goes by the name of Loktar_Sun. You see, this hacker managed to manipulate SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) to unlock any model of the iPhone on any baseband running the iOS 5.0, iOS 5.0.1 or iOS 5.1 firmware. Due to this unexpected, but greatly appreciated discovery we showed you how to unlock your iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS running the iOS 5.0 firmware plus on any baseband using SAM, and numerous people had success with it.
If you were one of the unfortunate individuals however, who received problems then you will be glad to know the developer of SAM, Sam Bingner has pushed an update (v0.1.16-1) to fix a variety of activation errors. The details of this update come via a tweet sent out by Bingner yesterday.
Besides numerous bug fixes with this new version of SAM you also no longer need to record down the IMSI of your original SIM card. In fact, you don’t even need to have your original SIM card present during the unlocking process. You simply need to download SAM to your iPhone, insert your SIM card and press the attempt activation button present in the SAMPrefs.app. It is now that simple to unlock your iPhone!
We will have an official how to guide for unlocking your iPhone with the latest version of SAM (v0.1.16-1) in the near future. Until that time please leave any questions or further thoughts in the comments section below…
Update #1: Follow our official how to guide for unlocking your iPhone with the latest version of SAM by clicking here.