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How to Unlock Jailbroken iPhones, Including iPhone 4S (Video)



iPhone 4S owners with a jailbroken iPhone can now unlock the iPhone 4S at home using Sam Bingner’s SAM package on their own.

The SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package allows user to unlock a jailbroken iPhone 4S to work on T-Mobile or another carrier’s GSM network.

The iPhone unlock tool works on all jailbroken iPhones running iOS 5 and higher.

iDownloadBlog confirms that this iPhone 4S unlock tool works, along with MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team.

Read: iOS 5.1 Jailbreak Status

Check out the step by step how to unlock a jailbroken iPhone video tutorial below.

iPhone 4S Unlock

iPhone 4S Unlock Tool

The iDownload team is now able to switch back and forth between SIM cards to switch carriers at will, without the need to configure any additional settings. This is helpful for users who want to use AT&T in the U.S. and another carrier while traveling.

The new iPhone 4S unlock tool only works on jailbroken iPhones, which means it will not work on an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1. Users with a jailbroken iPhone 4S or iPhone 3GS, can use this tool with the current iOS 5.1 jailbreak, but it is only a tethered jailbreak.

Read: How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1 on iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS

The iPhone unlock process isn’t a one tap deal, but most users can follow the 9-step iPhone unlock process. Users should save their Activation tickets in the event users need them.

Before undertaking the iPhone unlock, be warned hat some users cannot activate their iPhoen after performing some of the unlock steps.

Though unconfirmed, the unlock is unlikely to work on Sprint or Verizon iPhones.





  1. NB

    04/25/2012 at 8:37 pm

    could this work for the iphone 3GS?

  2. SAM

    05/01/2012 at 12:45 am

    From now you can unlock any baseband on any iPhone gen using SAM Unlock (Cydia Tweak)

  3. Simone

    06/28/2012 at 4:40 am

    Hi! I’ve got an iPhone 4S and I’ve just jailbroken it but I’m still trying to find a way to unlock it! Is this method still valid?

  4. Samyboy

    08/02/2012 at 1:15 am


    I try it to do, but isn’t work:( What have I do it wrong????? :(:(:(:(:(I do every thing step by step but in the end isn’t active the phone. May be my country is the problem? I live in Hungary.
    thanks if you answer

  5. joshua

    08/03/2012 at 9:11 am

    Does this let you text sms and send mms as well? because i heard that it can sometimes mess up the phone if ur unlocking it with a jailbreak?

  6. Jordan

    08/15/2012 at 7:59 am

    hello there, I done all these steps but itunes says “the SIM card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported. only compatible sim cards from 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.” what can I do to activate?>,,<

  7. Emily

    09/09/2012 at 3:35 pm

    I keep getting the same thing as Jordan…

  8. Romeo - DK

    09/10/2012 at 4:10 am

    its not working……. what to do ?

  9. jerry

    10/02/2012 at 10:41 pm

    how to unclock iphone?
    Dear All Its no matter if your Phone is became Locked. its very easy to unlock your iphones. i have face this problem since one month but i done unlocked my iphone in 20 mints.

    • Lucas

      10/03/2012 at 9:26 am

      Hi Jerry,

      Do you know anything about unlocking an iphone 4s from at&t to use in Spain on Orange network? I have already jailbroken it through Absinthe2.0 but when I go to select a carrier as in the tutorial with the orange SIM, Orange™ is not available to select as a carrier. Help!?! Thank you!

  10. Sss

    10/03/2012 at 11:11 am


  11. FOS

    11/12/2012 at 6:06 am

    You, my friend, are full of shit

  12. yoz

    02/27/2013 at 1:22 pm

    hi there, does this SAM thing still work? i tried to unlocked my iphone 4s from 3 using SAM, it’s been showing Activation Please Wait…. this may take while for 2days.. what do i do?? pls HELP

  13. Michele

    02/24/2014 at 10:26 am

    U cannot find repo.bingner on my cydia

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