August 6, 2007 by dennis
Since iPhone was released many ingenious heads were trying to bypass the AT&T carrier lock. It seems that a hacker from Croatia was succesful in this quest.
In a thread published on hackint0sh, a popular forum for the iPhone hacking community, “Sassha” gave step by step instructions for unlocking the iPhone to work with European cellular phone carriers. And according to numerous responses, they actually work. Currently we’re looking to confirm whether this method of iPhone unlocking will work in Canada.
The instructions involve some previously available activation steps, as well as the program SuperSim — and you’ll also need a card reader, as basically you will clone a new SIM card that will fool the iPhone into thinking it’s an AT&T card.
Tutorial: “Unlock” your iPhone with SuperSim
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Thanks to Vladimir,OZ, and all good people who figured this out! Let’s start….
U will need::
2. SIM Reader/Writer (Infinity USB Unlimited, Dynamite Programer(I used this) ,etc…)
4. V1 SIM card (U must be able to get Ki number)
5. Download – http://simemu.gsmhosting.net/SIM_EMU_6.01_CFG_v2.1.zip
1. ::Getting IMSI,ICCID & Ki number from your SIMs::
Step 1 – Your(V1)SIM
1. Put your carrier SIM card in programer
2. Run Woronscan
3. Click on “Tasks” tab then on “IMSI select” u will get a IMSI number, write it down.
4. Click on “Task” tab then on “ICC select” u will get a ICCID number, write it down.
5. Click on “Tasks” tab then on “Ki search”, in pop-up window just click “Search”, and wait,Ki extraction has began.(I was waiting for mine 40 min ) When u get it, write it down.
Step 2 – Getting IMSI from AT&T SIM card which came with an iPhone
1. Put your AT&T SIM card in programer
2. Click on “Tasks” then on “IMSI select” u will get a IMSI number, write it down.
3. Close Woronscan
4. Remove SIM from programer
Now U have all “data” to make SuperSim.
1. Download & extract
1.a Put your Silvercard in programer
2. Run Sim-Emu 6.01 Configurator v2.1
3. Click on Configure tab
4. Click “Read from disk” button
5. Browse to your downloaded Flash&EEPROM files, first double click on SIM_EMU_6.01_iphone.HEX and then double click on SIM_EMU_6.01_iphone_EP.HEX, now they are loaded,positions 0 and 9 are red colored,thats fine.
6. In position 0 , type in data which u got from your carrier SIM with Woronscan – IMSI,Ki & ICCID!
For ADN/SMS/FDN# type 161, 15, 4, for SMS Centre type in your carrier SMS center number.
7. Now select position 9, here type only IMSI from AT&T SIM card, NOTHING ELSE!
8. In “Config mode” check “Card” circle button
9. Click on “Write to card” button,when its done close Sim-Emu 6.01 Configurator v2.1
10. Run Woronscan again, click on “Tasks” tab then click on “IMSI select” 5 times in a row,U should get first two times AT&T IMSI rest three times your SIM IMSI,if u do u’re ready to go!
11. Click on “Security” tab then on “Disable PIN1″, it will ask U PIN1 ,its 1111, click OK.
12. Close Woronscan, and remove card from programer
2. ::Making your iPhone SuperSim compatible::
For already “fake activated” iPhones ,put the AT&T SIM that it came with iPhone in it or deactivation in step 12. will not work! In “Step 15″ when U are filling in fileds ,for ICCID use your carrier SIM ICCID not AT&Ts! When u download a “custom activator v0.2″ DO NOT PROCCED to Step 16! At this point remove AT&T SIM card from iPhone(still connected to computer),put in your SuperSim AND THEN procced to Step 16.!
EDIT: I changed tutorial so that u use ICCID from your carrier SIM. Thanx OZ!
While it might be illegal (at least depending on the country one lives in), this event gives hope to iPhone fans overseas. An illegally unlocked iPhone or no iPhone at all does sound like a no brainer.
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