When we buy Apple devices, there are a lot of restrictions imposed on it. We have to either live with those restrictions or find How to Unlock iPhone 4/4s/5/5S/6. These restrictions are imposed by Apple due to commercial purposes. Some of the restrictions imposed on the usage of a newly purchased iPhone are:
1. When users purchase the iPhone 4/4s/5/5S/6 they cannot use it on just any network of their choice because they have to enter a contract with the network carrier from which they bought it.
2. Users have limited options to choose the data plan or picking the call rates.
3. Users cannot download any third party applications on their iPhone.
4. Users cannot take their iPhone while travelling abroad because of network carrier restrictions.
Due to these imposed restrictions, learning “How to Unlock iPhone 4/4s/5/5S/6” is important for users in order to have full control over their iPhone.
How to Unlock iPhone 4/4S for free running on iOS 5.0 or above using SAM
Now you don’t need to search how to unlock iPhone 4/4S anymore because we have a way out for you by which you can unlock any iPhone 4/4S on any baseband using the Subscriber Artificial Module- SAM. This method will work for every iPhone running iOS 5.0 or above. We have tested it on devices running on iOS 5.0 and above ourselves and it works.
Before following the procedure for “How to unlock iPhone 4/4S for free” we would like to tell you two important points:
1. First of all you will need a jailbroken iPhone 4/4S.
2. Secondly, this is a SIM specific unlock. It means that once you unlock your iPhone 4/4S using a specific SIM that the iPhone would stay unlocked to that specific SIM only. You will not be able to use it with any other SIM card.
So here are the steps you need to follow to unlock iPhone 4/4S for free:
STEP 1: Launch Cydia and add this repo: repo.bingner.com, after adding the repo search for SAM and install it. Even if you have installed SAM on your iPhone 4/4S , it is highly recommended that you should reinstall it.
STEP 2: SAM will create a SAMPrefs icon on your home screen, once it is installed, just tap it.
STEP 3: Select “De-Activate iPhone” after going to utilities, your ActivationState should now be “Unactivated” under “More Information.”
STEP 4: Before following this step you need to make sure that SAM is “enabled.” Select “By Country and Carrier” in “Method”; then search your carrier. For some carriers operating on more than one Carrier ID you may need to select “SIM ID”; since iTunes will not be activated if the wrong IMSI is selected.
STEP 5: Now navigate to More Information and write down or copy the IMSI in “SAM Details”, then tap “Spoof Real SIM to SAM”.
STEP 6: Change your “Method” to manual by returning to the main SAM screen. Enter the IMSI number you saved in the last step or just copy it.
STEP 7: Now you need to connect your iPhone to your PC and launch iTunes, iTunes will now be activated on your iPhone. At the main device screen you need to Double click the “Phone Number” parameter and make sure that the ICCID matches to your SIM card, if it doesn’t then you need to start again from Step 3.
STEP 8: Now close iTunes and unplug your phone from PC.
STEP 9: Disable SAM or you can uninstall it (Uninstalling is not necessary).
STEP 10: Connect your iPhone to iTunes again; you will see an error message saying that your phone cannot be activated. Don’t Panic, this is good news for you. Just close the iTunes and open it again.
STEP 11: You will see signal bars in a few seconds. Congratulations, you have unlocked your iPhone 4/4S for free.
After following the steps, Push notifications may stop working, but can be restored easily with “clear push” utility in SAM followed by connecting to iTunes.
Save everything located in /var/root/Library/Lockdown/ and you’re good to go.
How to Unlock iPhone 5/5S
You can now unlock iPhone 5/5S running on iOS 7 using the SAM unlock method. We have the entire tutorial on “How to Unlock iPhone 5/5S” for free for you so that you can try it out. Before actually attempting to unlock your iPhone make sure to read the important points and requirements.
Important Points to remember before unlocking iPhone 5/5C/5S:
1. These Steps will help you unlock iPhone 5 for free on all versions of iOS 7 compatible with Evasion jailbreak.
2. It will work on all basebands for the iPhone.
3. For this tutorial to work, you must have SAM activation tickets.
4. Use only the SIM card which was used to save the activation tickets. If you are not using the same SIM you will probably fail to unlock the iPhone.
Requirements to unlock iPhone 5/5S:
1. SAM activation tickets.
2. Download iFile from Cydia
3. Original SIM card
5. Jailbreak using Evasion.
Here are the detailed steps you need to follow to Unlock iPhone 5/5S for free running on iOS 7:
STEP 1: Use the same SIM card that was used to save the SAM activation tickets.
STEP 2: Navigate to /var/root/Library using iFile which can be downloaded from Cydia.
STEP 3: Select the Lockdown folder by tapping the edit button on the right hand corner.
STEP 4: Create a backup using the zip button and delete the lockdown folder.
STEP 5: Now the unlock activation tickets are needed that you saved earlier. Open Dropbox
where you saved the backup of Lockdown folder with the valid activation ticket (Zipped file).
STEP 6: Now using Unarchiver unzip this folder with the iFile.
STEP 7: Now you just need to copy the Lockdown folder by simply tapping the Edit on the right hand corner and tap the clipboard icon.
STEP 8: Now navigate to /var/root/Library, then tap Edit > tap on clipboard icon and select paste > done.
STEP 9: You need to delete any SAMPrefs file installed on your iPhone. To check that navigate to /User/Library/Preferences and search for SAM and delete the com.bingner.sam.plist file.
Step 10: Finally, Reboot your phone. Now, you have successfully unlocked your iPhone 5/5S.
Your iPhone 5/5S should be unlocked if you have followed the above steps correctly.
Note: Some of you might face difficulties while trying to unlock iPhone 5/5S on iOS 7 because of Cydia not being updated properly.
How to Unlock iPhone 6/6 Plus
SAM unlock method may or may not work with iPhone 6/6 Plus. So, it is not recommended to use that method to unlock your iPhone.
Unlock iPhone 6/6 Plus using Keys2iPhone
The website for keys2iPhone can be used to unlock iPhone 6/6s but it is not easy to use, the customer support of their website takes long time to reply and is not polite when they do.They also don’t use many major payment methods that you are used to.
Unlock iPhone 6/6 Plus using IMEI Codes
IMEI Unlocking is done when someone having access to the IMEI database changes your iPhone’s status to unlock from locked. IMEI codes can also be used to unlock iPhone 6/6s but their customer service is also not good. It took my friend 2 phone calls and 4 emails and to find out if his order has been confirmed or not.