MuscleNerd: You Can Now Unlock ANY iPhone On iOS 5.0/5.0.1/5.1 With SAM [Cydia]

MuscleNerd has recently been sending out a series of tweets congratulating a Chinese hacker who goes by the name of Loktar_Sun for manipulating SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) to unlock any model of the iPhone running the iOS 5.0 firmware plus (including baseband 4.11.08).

SAM iPhone Unlock

In case you are already having doubts with this great news, MuscleNerd was actually able to confirm this unlock works as he unlocked his T-Mobile iPhone 4S with it. Meaning this is indeed a legit software unlocking solution.

iOS 5 iPhone Unlock With SAM

In order to download and install SAM to your iPhone you will need to add the following repo:

The process for unlocking your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S is fairly complicated, but the developer of SAM has mentioned he will be working on an update to make the process easier. For those who are interested in unlocking their iPhone running the iOS 5 firmware plus you can head on over to the official how to guide by clicking here.

We will also have a how to guide available for unlocking your iPhone on the iOS 5 firmware generation shortly when we have a chance to gather more information and test the solution ourselves. Until that time please stay tuned and leave any further questions or thoughts in the comments section below…

Note: This unlocking solution is not perfect and will only allow you to use the SIM card that you used to unlock your iPhone.

Update #1: We now have an official How To guide available for unlocking your iPhone on any baseband that can be followed by clicking here.

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  • Alfredo Beeche

    What could happen if I restore my 3GS and my Baseband from 6.15.00?

  • Kevin Yeh

    AWESOME! works on T-Mobile with my 2 fully updated iPhone 4’s.

  • Ryan

    Will it work if I use a global sim??

  • Riko Miraka

    Guys great job but can someone make a video cause i have no idea of making it right! thanks

  • Shoutpedia

    Once updated you can not restore the baseband, can you?

  • Dylan Dk

    does it work if im not on official sim… my iphone is locked to voda uk and i use a diffrent carrier in malta 

  • Shoutpedia

    Just click on my name to visit the site and to get the complete step by step method with screenshots.

  • Sahil263

    Finally we have a confirmed solution for 04.11.08

    After a looooooooong wait….i got my iPhone unlocked

    mine was iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 (04.11.08)

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  • Droidsid

    Yes it works! :)

  • Tjong79

    Please help how

  • Tjong79

    I am trying interaction it doesn’t work for me

  • mr.arlind

    i can’t see any Monaco carriers

  • Sunshine

    I do not see the Sprint carrier. It looks like does not work on SPRINT Iphone 4s. Has any one tried out there???

  • mmhmmm!

    No you cannot restore baseband unless you have saved it before. 

  • Vivek Ijjagiri

    Unlocked my iphone 4 with 4.11.08 after 6 months of waiting….thank you so much :)

  • Alfredo Beeche

    If I have the 6.15 i cnnot upgrade it?

  • thank you

    thanks alot for the hard work
    anybody want to donate….

  • Jovanni L Resto

    i dont think it works i been trying for hours now on my 5.0.1 sprint iphone 64gb model :(

  • Alfredo Beeche

    What could happen if I restore my 3GS and my Baseband from 6.15.00?

  • Yahiayossry

    i don’t have my official sim card (o2) orange uk what can i do i’m in egypt

  • LoktarSun Fan

    Finally a working Unlock Thank you for such a great job Loktar_Sun!!

  • Spcurtis1981

    Great news. I have an iPhone 4S on O2 uk on iOS 5.1 so really chuffed to hear this.

  • Xtroverttwins

    Thank you so much for the unlock. Unlocked my iPhone 4S 5.0.1 bb 1.0.13.  However, I’m having difficulties with for 3G.  When trying to use apps requiring internet 3G, no internet connection.  Please advise.  Thank you again for the unlock.

  • nwacorpor

    Thanks a lot to these good people :) We will be always own you! Thank You again guys! Work perfect! My iPhone is 5.1 bb 4.10.01

  • DJ XtAzY

    Confirmed working on two devices, one has baseband 01.59.00 and the other is 02.10.04. The thing is that my reception quality indicator is always showing one bar, even though I have great service here.

  • Pathills2000

    I can confirm that this method works as i have painstaking followed the descriptions and finally my iphone 4 (04.11.08) is unlocked.
    Big up for all the people that put in hours of hard work to make this possible.
    Thanks guys.

  • Mikion

    I followed the instructions. It didn’t work. When I switched on the phone today it’s deactivated. It says “SIM not valid” and “Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier’s store to receive a replacement SIM card”.

    It was a Sprint phone.

    Please help me. Not able to use it as an iPod too.


  • Mohamed

    Hello, unfortunately Apple has closed the gaps on the servers, so it’s too late to activate your iphone. hope that something comes out these days.
    I’m sorry

  • Good_jas

    gud   idea

  • MarioJrFreedomCommunications

    Me neither plus I don’t even think it works