Why to Save Unlock Activation Ticket?
Developed by @sbingner, SAM gets you a valid activation ticket for your real ICCID and IMSI. It is therefore important for you save these iPhone activation tickets. These backed-up tickets will maximize your chances to stay unlocked in future even after Apple patches the ICCID vulnerability. Keep it safe and don’t break your SIM card. The activation ticket is tied to that SIM (not all future SIMs…just the one used during the trick).
How to backup Unlock (SAM) Activation Ticket?
To save activation tickets, you have to options available – Either use Redsn0w 0.9.10b8b or SAM (via iFile) that doesn’t require connecting iPhone to computer. You can directly take a backup of required activation tickets. Alternatively, if you do not want to use iFile, you can SSH into the directory /var/root/Library/ and copy that file over to your computer. Saving activation ticket requires jailbroken iPhone with the afc2 service enabled. It is enabled by default when you jailbreak your iPhone.
Here’s the complete step by step instructions to take a backup of the activation ticket using Redsn0w 0.9.10b8b after unlocking iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS using SAM method. I have red-marked all the screens for easy navigation.
Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b8b and save it in a folder with a unique name. (such as iPhone4-TMobile. Extract it and launch the RedSn0w application.
Step 2: Click Extras from the main menu and Select Even More under the extras menu.
Step 3: Select Backup from the even more menu.
Step 4: You will be prompted to enter the path to backup. Leave it as it is “/var/root/Library/Lockdown” and click on the Ok button.
Step 5: Your Lockdown folder will now be saved. You can now locate your backed-up ticket in iPhone4-TMobile folder.
If you find issues while taking unlock activation ticket backup, sound off in comments section below or onto forums.