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For all of you who were able to take advantage of the manipulated version of SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) to unlock your iPhone on any baseband, I am sure you are wondering what would be the easiest way to restore your SAM unlock activation ticket when upgrading to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware (or any firmware for that matter) for an Untethered Jailbreak. Although in the past we showed you how to restore your SAM unlock activation ticket manually, there is an easier way you should be taking advantage of.
You see, in the latest update to RedSn0w the iPhone Dev-Team brought about a new feature that will allow you to upload your SAM unlock ticket to any Jailbroken iPhone. As such, in this how to guide you will learn how to restore your SAM unlock activation ticket using RedSn0w 0.9.12b1.
Perquisites: The first thing you will need to make sure you have handy is your SAM unlock activation ticket. This is either a .plist file or a .zip file (Lockdown.zip) that you manually transferred from your iPhone or used a previous version of RedSn0w to backup. Secondly, you must already be Jailbroken Untethered on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware. As the only way to update to the iOS 5.1.1 firmware and preserve your current baseband is by using an IPSW customization tool you will need to use a tool like Sn0wBreeze (Windows) or PwnageTool (Mac OS X).
Restore SAM Unlock Activation Ticket RedSn0w 0.9.12b1
Step 1) You will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.12b1. You can download RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 from the iJailbreak Downloads Section.
Step 2) With your applicable version of RedSn0w downloaded you will need to launch it (make sure to run in administrator mode on a Windows computer) and also plug your iPhone into your computer via USB.
Step 3) When RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 is up and running you will need to click the Extras button, Even more button and then the Tickets button. Upon clicking the Tickets button you will be prompt to select your backed up SAM unlock activation ticket; do this now.
Step 4) After selecting your SAM unlock activation ticket in a .zip or .plist form you should shortly notice RedSn0w prompts you with a message saying the tickets have been uploaded. Once you receive this message you will simply need to reboot your iPhone, plug your unofficial SIM card in if you have not done this already, and wait for your iPhone to connect to your network.
Congratulations! You have just restored your SAM unlock activation ticket to connect to an unofficial network.