When SAM unlock for iPhone was released, people flocked to get their iPhone unlocked for free. Soon after getting their iPhone unlocked people were asked to save their unlock activation tickets which at that time seemed useless. But soon after the SAM unlock loophole was fixed by Apple, everyone knew just how important these unlock activation tickets were.
When the untethered jailbreak came out for iOS 5.1.1, people got a chance to upgrade to the latest version of iOS firmware and still keep the unlock save. We have already written two important guides showing you exactly how to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1 and still keep the unlock safe. Check them out below.
Most of you managed to get your iPhone unlocked by following any of the above two methods, but it seems some of you did not. So here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding restoring SAM unlock for iOS 5.1.1.
I do not have unlock activation tickets can I get my iPhone unlocked?
The answer to this is simple NO. You wont be able to get your iPhone unlocked on any baseband if you do not have saved unlock activation tickets. Even if you unlocked your iPhone before with SAM and did not save the unlock tickets you still wont be able to get it unlock. So you get the idea how important these activation tickets are.
I have activation tickets but I still can’t unlock my iPhone, what should I do?
Now this is a very broad question and there can be many reason you won’t be able to get iPhone unlocked even though you have activation tickets saved. So here are a few reason you might be doing something wrong:
1) You might not have followed the guide correctly, I suggest you follow the guide which uses Redsnow to upload your activation tickets.
2) You might not be on iOS 5.1.1. This method works ONLY for iOS 5.1.1, so if you are on iOS 5.0.1 it wont work.
3) This method works only for the specific SIM card that you originally unlocked with SAM. Make sure you are using that SPECIFIC SIM card which was used originally.
Can I borrow my friends activation tickets to unlock my iPhone?
These activation tickets are for specific SIM cards let alone phones. So you wont be able to use anybody’s activation tickets to unlock your iPhone.
I saved my unlock activation tickets but I cant find it, what should I do?
When we first showed you the guide for saving these activation tickets, it was saved on an email. So search in your email for unlock activation tickets and if its still not there search it on your computer. A .zip would have been created on your computer or if you had saved it manually a .plist file would have been created.
This method for restoring does not work, It is fake!
Well I can assure you that I have personally tested this method and it DOES WORK. For those of you who are complaining that this is fake, well try it out for yourself and see the result.
My baseband is 4.11.08/4.12.01 or (Insert baseband number) Would this method still work on iOS 5.1.1?
Yes. This method (depending on if you have saved the activation ticket) would work on any baseband even the infamous 4.11.08 on iOS 5.1.1.
I’m on iOS 5.1.1 with unlock activation tickets saved and the method does not work.
As I have mentioned above you might be following the guide incorrectly. If you are on iOS 5.1.1 and restoring SAM unlock does not work you might not be on a preserved baseband. To preserve baseband use Redsnow or Snowbreeze (Windows) or PwnageTool 5.1.1 (Mac).
I have unlocked iPhone on iOS 5.1.1 with saved unlock activation tickets, am I safe?
So far yes. But as you would know Apple’s WWDC is just round the corner and iOS 6 would be coming out soon. So I advise you to NOT update to iOS 6 when it comes out. Until we get confirmation if SAM unlock works on it.
So folks those are some of the frequent questions I have been asked and I hope most of your questions have been answered. If you still have any questions, you can comment in the section below or you can simply comment on our Facebook fan page.
Even though it’s not possible to reply each and every question but I assure you we read every question and if we see some questions constantly appearing we will write an article on it. So stay tuned to Maypalo.