The SAM unlock method is one of the best methods for unlocking of iPhone 4 because of 0 usage of hardware. Loktar_Sun the man behind this method have become very popular ever since he published his method on weiphone.com. Finally he has given an interview to a site answering many questions that maybe in your mind as well. Let’s head to what he answered to some of the top questions in his interview.
Q: How much time did you spend developing this method?
Previously I used SAM to fix push typical notifications issues, that’s when I noticed that there seems to be a vulnerability with the iPhone’s ICCID.
Many people thought it was me who discovered this exploit, but actually it’s not. This exploit has been around for quite a while now but nobody would have thought Apple would (carelessly) come up with an exploit like this. When I found out the potential use of this exploit, I spent one whole afternoon to develop the steps.
If I didn’t come up with this method that day, I believe sooner or later someone would have done the same thing. There are other people who are smarter than me.
Q: Is this unlocking permanent?
At this point it’s a permanent unlock tied to a SIM card. This method basically tricks Apple’s activation loophole and it’s not the same as Apple’s official factory unlock/activation. The iPhone is still considered locked in real sense.
Q: Can this method be added as a source in Cydia?
I’ve never written or developed any iOS apps before, but I know China based hackers called ChinaSnow has started writing a program and will make it available very soon. Their Cydia source is ultra.chainasnow.net
Q: Is it true that ApplenBerry is using the same method to unlock baseband 4.11.08 and 4.12.01 with their newly released Gevey SIM?
This I’m not too sure. If they’re using the same exploit, once this is patched (by Apple), Gevey Ultra will be rendered useless. I’m hoping that they’ve already found a bug with the baseband so that if Apple patches the ICCID exploit, everyone can still continue using the SIM interposers.
Q: How do you feel to be overnight internet stardom?
It’s very exciting; I did not expect so many people, especially foreign friends who acknowledged my work. I hope that I can make a better contribution to the iPhone unlock and jailbreak community in the future. Last but not least, there are people pretending to be me on Twitter, it’s very flattering but I would like to clarify that I don’t have a Twitter account.
Everyone is thanking Loktar for giving unlock for iPhone 4 which was supposed to be unlock able.China Hacker Loktar Sun who Unlocked iPhones via SAM Method,