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3rd December 2010, 12:26
Activate iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G Officially Without Original SIM or Hacktivation with Redsn0w 0.9.6b6(The new redsn0w with the “Deactivate” option) & SAM

The iPhone Dev-Team has announced a new hactivation method by sbinger that provides the full benefit of push applications and increases battery life substantially

Developer @sbingner (author of TetherMe) has made some excellent progress devising a new hactivation method that kills two birds with one stone for all you ultrasn0w unlockers. His tool, “Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM)” tricks your iPhone and iTunes into creating legitimate activation tickets even though you’re unlocked with ultrasn0w. This means you get the full benefit of push applications, and your battery life increases substantially. If you’d like to try it out, check out

To help make it easier to try out @sbingner’s tool, we’ve updated redsn0w to include a new “Deactivate” option for the 3G and 3GS. Use this option *after* you’ve installed SAM…it will remove the normal patches made to lockdownd and let SAM take over. (sbingner plans on making a button to do this within SAMPrefs too). Great work, @sbingner!


How to Jailbreak Using this Redsnow, it's the same method as here:

Instructions to UNLOCK:
Step 1: Download the latest Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 for Windows or Mac via the links given at the above post.

Step 2: Follow the instructions posted here ( to jailbreak your iPhone using this latest version of Redsn0w 0.9.6b6.

Step 3: Once you have jailbroken your iPhone, start Cydia and add repository.

Step 4: Now install “SAM” and “SAMPrefs” as shown in the screenshots below.

Step 5: Now start the latest Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 again and select “Deactivate” option as shown in the screenshot below. This will allow your iPhone to revert back to a stock lockdownd in order for SAM to function.

Step 6: Now navigate to Settings > SAM and click "De-Activate iPhone"

Step 7: Start iTunes. Make sure your iPhone is connected. Allow iTunes to activate your iPhone officially.

Note: If iTunes says invalid SIM, you will need to manually select the appropriate carrier under one of the methods besides "Automatic" and click on a SIMID.

Step 8: Now simply unlock your phone using Ultrasn0w 1.2 so that you can use it on any carrier you like.

3rd December 2010, 13:45
which baseband supported

4th December 2010, 22:39
Thank you it worked : )

5th December 2010, 03:24
Is this working on iphone 4 with ios 4.2.1?

Thank you.

5th December 2010, 03:31
Is this working on iphone 4 with ios 4.2.1?

Thank you.

It will not unlock ..........

5th December 2010, 04:08
cydia will work?

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cydia will work?

5th December 2010, 08:08
cydia will work?

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cydia will work?


For new bootroms ( iPhone 4, 3GS (New Bootrom), iPod touch 4G/3G, iPad ) redsnow is a semi-tethered jailbreak, if you try to boot/open your device without running redsnow again, cydia won't work, safari won't work.

If cydia has a white icon and crashes, turn off device, connect to computer, run redsnow, choose "JUST BOOT TETHERED RIGHT NOW"

So basically everytime you turn off your device, you have to connect it to the computer, run redsnow and choose "JUST BOOT TETHERED RIGHT NOW" and it SHOULD boot up properly with cydia and safari working.

If it still aint working for you, have someone else jailbreak for you.


5th December 2010, 08:18
oh what the hell..
I think this is killing my battery life..
I had it on 95% last night and like 8 hours later it was completely drained this morning..
Did some researching and the SAM thingy should have fixed or improved battery life...hmmm odd...hope more fixes on the way for this battery issue...
For now I've turned off notifications data and push to manually...

6th December 2010, 01:17
Thank you invictus_joffrey

6th December 2010, 16:56
oh quick note incase you're having battery problems turn mobile data off...
I think thats what fixed my battery issues and not the notifications etc....

20th December 2010, 09:23
i unlocked 3gs 4.2.1 6.15 yesterday
but set is draining battery within 8 hours
i used sam hactivation
deactivation by redsnow .9.6
but itune not reconsing sim
ihav tried every method
plz help

20th December 2010, 10:37
guys i wd highly reccomend this tutorial
i had stumbled upon it on the sam pref bingners site and it worked for me
my battery drain was killing me
now its not

20th December 2010, 14:26
Thanks for confirming mate.. I cannot confirm this myself... ;)

20th December 2010, 14:58
Thanks for confirming mate.. I cannot confirm this myself... ;)

Of course u cd m8
U posted it
Just confirmed it:rofl:

10th February 2011, 02:04
Link for windows download is gone.

10th February 2011, 03:34
Link for windows download is gone.

Here ( you go. The reason it's gone is because it has been updated from b6 (beta6) to rc8 (release candidate 8).