Yes that’s true Chinese iOS hacker somehow managed to crack ICCID Vulnerability which results into an unlock solution for any iPhone running 5.0, 5.0.1 or 5.1 firmware. Previously many other devs tried to exploit ICCID Vulnerability but no one succeeded but this Chinese hacker did’t give up and finally cracked it.The official name given by the developer of this crack is SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module). This news is also confirmed by MuscleNerd and in his latest tweet he said that “That method work for T-Mobile on my 4S. Probably expect an update to SAM from @sbingner to incorporate that tricj from Locktar_Sun.”
Also before going to use this Cydia tweak you should know following things that there’s no guarantee that this unlock would last permanent on your iPhone and your iPhone will stay unlocked. But MuscleNerd of iPhone-Dev team shared some valuable information here, according to him if you save unlock ticket generated by Apple then you can carry this unlock forever, even if Apple fixes this exploit your unlock would stay intact.
How To Unlock iPhone By Exploiting ICCID Vulnerability Using SAM:
Things need to be check and download before proceeding
- In order to use SAM on your iPhone, your iPhone must be jailbroken running on iOS 5.1 or 5.0.1 firmware
- You must know which carrier your iPhone is locked to
- Download latest version of iTunes from here.
- Your iPhone shouldn’t be blacklisted
Step 1: In order to download and install SAM to your iPhone you will need to add the following repo:
Step 2: After installation you will see a SAMPrefs icon on your iPhone’s SpringBoard open it up.
Step 3: Now go to utilities and select “De-Activate iPhone”, doing so will change your ActivationState under “More Information” which should be “Unactivated” now
Step 4: Make sure SAM is enabled and then choose “By Country and Carrier” in “Method”; locate your carrier which you checked in the beginning, it should also be noted that some carriers operate under more than one Carrier ID in that case you may need to select “SIM ID”; this guide won’t work if you pick the worg ID.
Step 5: Now go back to More Information option and note down the IMSI in “SAM Details”, after you’ve done that tap “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”
Step 6: Go back to the main SAM screen and change your “Method” to manual, enter IMSI number which you noted down in last step.
Step 7: Now it’s time to check and match ICCID iTunes, connect your iPhone to computer and let iTunes activate your device. In order to check your ICCID you need to double tap on “Phone Number” field in your iPhone’s Summary (in iTunes). It should match with your SIM card’s ICCID if it’s not then repeat the process from Step 1
Step 8: Now unplugged your iPhone, deactivate SAM and close iTunes .
Step 9: In the last connect your phone to iTunes again, ignore the error saying that your phone cannot be activated. This is normal. Just close iTunes and open it again.
Congratulations you have successfully unlock your iPhone with SAM and remember to save your unlock ticket for future use. To save unlock ticket you have to backup everything located in /var/root/Library/Lockdown/. Enjoy you unlocked iPhone.