How to Factory Unlock iPhone on iOS 6.0.1 with SAM Activation

Factory unlocking your phone can be a perilous and arduous task. However that does not mean it can’t be done. Apple has taken many measures to prevent their devices to be factory unlocked by means other than the ones they themselves provide. Yet still hackers and developers have worked out a way to factory unlock the iPhone on iOS 6.0.1 using the Sam activation method.


Factory unlocking a phone allows you to use your local carrier on your smartphone. You can jailbreak your phone without factory unlocking your device but you can’t use any sim other than the one given to you by your provider. Hence factory unlocking is actually a very ideal choice to make if you own a factory locked iPhone.

It should be made very clear to you that any damage done to your device by following this tutorial is entirely your responsibility. We hold no liability whatsoever if anything happens to you device! With that said let’s get on to how you can factory unlock your iPhone using SAM activation!

Step 1: Download the following firmwares: iOS 6.0, and iOS 6.0.1.

Step 2: Connect your smartphone via usb cable to your computer and proceed to run iTunes on your desktop.

Step 3: Make sure you backup all the necessary data on your Iphone to a reliable medium.

Step 4: Revert your attention back to iTunes now and while pressing down on the shift key click on Restore and then select download and install symphonious 1 firmware!

Step 5: Once this process completes and before your Iphone restarts, make sure to trigger the SAM activation method by doing the following: Insert the original SIM card that is bound to your smartphone in the SIM tray. If you do not have the SIM it may still work, but the chances are much lower.

Step 6: After the IPhone activation link appears on the the device, detach your smartphone after 10 seconds.

Step 7: Be patient now and wait until you get a prompt message on your smartphone telling you that your smartphone has been unlocked!

If all the previous steps were taken carefully and with precision your smartphone should now properly be factory unlocked on the 6.0.1 iOS!

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