Fix iMessage/FaceTime & Push Notifications On Hacktivated iPhone 4/3GS

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iOS 5 brought with it a plethora of new features, including the infamous iMessage that allowed users to communicate with any other iOS 5 device over a WiFi/mobile data connection, effectively eliminating the cost of carrier SMS plans. While highly appreciated and useful, iMessage was something jailbroken users remained envious of, particularly those on unofficial carriers, since iMessage requires activation with iTunes before it can be used. Hacktivating your iOS 5 device bypasses that, and while you can use your iPhone 4 or 3GS, features like iMessage, FaceTime and push notifications remain unavailable unless you’re willing to pay for solutions like PushFix and MiTime.

This all changed with SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module), which allows you to activate your iPhone using legitimate certificates generated through iTunes. Advantage? You get fully working push notifications, FaceTime and iMessage (iOS 5 only) without needing to spend a single buck. Read on after the jump to find out how.

Before we begin, allow me to explain a little how this works. iTunes activates your new iPhone using your official (supported) carrier’s IMSI, taken from the SIM card. When you hacktivate the device for use with unofficial carrier, this process is bypassed by running a daemon constantly in the background, fooling iTunes into believing that the device is already activated. While there are numerous methods and tools available for hacktivation, SAM, a free package on Cydia, spoofs a fake IMSI, making iTunes believe that the device is running on an official carrier’s SIM, thus making the program generate legitimate activation certificates. While this fixes the ‘push notifications not working’ issue, on iOS 5, it also fixes FaceTime and iMessage. You also get considerably better battery life, thanks to skipping the activation daemon constantly running in background (even better for ultrasn0w unlockers).

The process described here was tested on iPhone 4 (GSM version) jailbroken using sn0wbreeze 2.8b8, running iOS 5.0. The usual warning applies; while fully tested, proceed with this method at your own risk. AddictiveTips cannot be held liable for any damage whatsoever.

You will need a jailbroken, already-hacktivated iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS, with Cydia up and running.

First, launch Cydia, head on to the Manage tab and add the following source.

http://repo.bingner.com

Once your new repository is added, search for SAM, or find the package in the repository manually, and install it.

SAM Cydia Package

With SAM installed, you’ll find a SAMPrefs icon on your iPhone’s Springboard. Launch SAMPrefs and navigate to Utilities menu.

SAMPrefs

Under Utilities, tap the option that says “Revert Lockdown to Stock”. This will deactivate your hacktivation, but don’t worry about it; your iPhone will remain functional.

Revert Lockdown

A message will pop up claiming that Stockification was a success. Hit OK to dismiss.

Stockification Success

Next, on the same screen, hit the De-Activate iPhone (clear push) button. Another message will pop up, confirming that the phone has been deactivated.

Deactivated

Now, if you had your iPhone already connected to your PC, remove the USB cable and reconnect. Otherwise, just connect it with iTunes and let it activate (one sync is all it takes with SAM package installed). Also, at this point, if iPusher app was already installed on your iPhone, remove it.

At this point, the activation is basically complete and you can verify that by navigating to Settings > SAM > More Information. If it says Wildcard Activated, you’re good to go.

Wildcard Activated

Once your iPhone is activated, launch SAMPrefs again, tap Utilities and you’ll notice that the menu displayed is different from the last time around. Hit Backup Activation, followed by Restore Activation. A success popup should follow.

Backup Activation

From here on begins the part that requires patience (bothered me, at least). Reboot your iPhone and then let it sync with iTunes. Once that is done, install the free iPusher app from App Store [iTunes link].

iPusher

Reboot your iPhone again (yeah, that’s two reboots before you can actually use it – I didn’t like that, either) and sync once more with iTunes. Also, ensure that you have a working WiFi connection with active internet access. Then, launch iPusher, allow it to send you push notifications, and tap the Test Push Notifications button. Should you see the below screen, breathe a sigh of relief, for everything works!

iPusher_Success

This should basically fix everything, but to be sure, it’s better that you turn off both iMessage and FaceTime, and reactivate them. To do that, go to Settings > Phone and turn off FaceTime. For iMessage, follow Settings > Messages and turn off iMessage. Now, reboot your iPhone again, turn both these features back on and they should be good to go.

IMG_0017

It’s worth mentioning that in Settings, both iMessage and FaceTime still show ‘activation unsuccessful’. They do work, nevertheless.

IMG_0018

Now that you can use your otherwise-hacktivated iPhone 4/iPhone 3GS back to their full potential, do share the goodness with your friends and loved ones. Please note that this method works for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS only, running iOS 5 on an unofficial carrier. Also, you won’t need these settings if you’re using a factory-unlocked phone, since they don’t need to be hacktivated at all anyway.

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  • http://plus.google.com/107224910295105520774 hamboneZA

    I think you have just saved my day from ruin! This worked for me using a hacivated 3GS on the 6.15.00 that was factory unlocked! Thank you!

    • Yiannis Papanastasopoulos

      how the hell you did that? it’s not working for me and i have the exact same with you. 

      • Axel Pineda

        Have you selected your original carrier?

      • Alex

        after you de acdtivate with sam restared both my phone and PC then have tinyumbrella running with tss server running which for some reason allowed me to sync the iphone thus enabling push! then synce and follow the steps in the photo above to back up then activate with sam after you follow the steps they worked for me i’m using iphone 3gs 5.1.1 .615.00 baseband too with no att card just the unofficial one

  • Alreymark

    It didn’t work for me. Tried  it about 6times now still doesn’t work. 🙁

    • Jjj

      Iphone 4 iOS 5 here not working either, but I guess because I haven’t plugged in iTunes yet, I’ll try once more.

      • Gj

        still not working. what’s wrong??

        • >,<

          error 1651 itunes

          • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

            Error 1651 is perfectly normal with this procedure. Just click OK and ignore the message, and proceed as expected

          • Ak

             I had the same error.  I left the phone connected to iTune and reboot, once the phone is done with the boot, iTune sees it and synced without problem.  This solution works for me.  Thanks.

        • Crystalheart_696

          Just do step by step as exactly what it show…….! Then im sure you good to go….:)

      • Cjkasdjks

        how would you like to work if you didn`t activate the phone thru itunes ?

  • Fatihbatal

    Hi. It keeps saying “There is no SIM card in your iPhone you are attempting to activate. Please disconnect and insert a SIM card in the iPhone. ” But, there is a SIM card in my iPhone already. What should I do ? Thanks.

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      Make sure your device is unlocked before using SAM. Since you’ll want to use this mostly when you’re on an unofficial carrier (with a jailbroken device), see that you have a carrier signal before you attempt to stockify your phone. 

      • Ridha Esghaier

        Hi! have the same problem 🙁

      • Ridha Esghaier

        what’s rong. my device is unlocked and I have a carrier signal but iTunes keep saying “there is no sim card…” any suggestion please!!! 🙁

      • Ridha Esghaier

        what’s rong. my device is unlocked and I have a carrier signal but iTunes keep saying “there is no sim card…” any suggestion please!!! 🙁

        • Alexandra

           I had the same problem on my 3GS.It just needed a reboot while connected with iTunes.Hope it helps!

  • Tiger woo

    I had a problem w/ push working over 3g and wifi, this actually fix it! Pain in the ass having to reboot over again and using iBooty, Push works fine.

  • Beauty

    My iPhone 4 is unlocked on T-Mobile on iOS 5.0 Tethered Jailbreak. My thing is every time i open an app it says connect to iTunes for Push Notification. My Youtube doesn’t work, my emails are not coming through, etc. My question is when installing SAM and following the direction do i have to jailbreak all over again and unlock my phone. The guy who Jailbroke my iPhone used his AT&T sim to get my phone activated. Everything else works fine. just my push and the message i keep getting when opening an app. Thanks for your help

    • Peedee211

      good good work for me ip4 ios 5   04.10.01

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      You do not need to go through the jailbreak process again. Simply install SAM from Cydia as instructed and follow the article carefully, it should get fixed.

    • Stephaniie Domiinguez

      did you ever get it to work???

  • Mnthaha

    everything goes smoothly until i get to the last part where i click on “test push notifications” on iPusher.. it gets stuck on “please wait” !! 

    what can i do ?!

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      That’s quite annoying, and yes, I have been through that, although only on iOS 4. Uninstall iPusher, reboot your phone. Sync with iTunes, reboot again. Install iPusher again, sync and reboot once more. Then try the app once more.
      SAM actually gets stuck at times, so these multiple reboots and syncs do actually help at times. Worth a shot (despite the reboot-annoyance)

      • Mnthaha

        Thank you so much Aatif for your response 🙂

        this is weird! i tried rebooting and syncing 10 times still no success! although i noticed that in the settings.. it shows that iMessege and FaceTime are active! but they aren’t actually working ,, neither the push notifications!

        any other solutions in mind?

        • Simar Thind

          its working 100%. just go step by step.. and don’t forget to sync when it says sync with iTunes and also u should have iTunes connected with internet all the time.

        • Smoo

          Enable SAM, go to Utilities,   Attemp Activation, then Beckup Activation, then Restore Activation, then sync to Itunes and install Ipuser and test push-notification

      • SAM

        SAM is shit, i dont know where the hell you got such a name, its fucked up, it tried to kill my phone , i had to jail break it all over again, its full of shit

      • mjoecups

        Didn’t work here…  3gs 5.01.  So sad…

      • mjoecups

        Didn’t work here…  3gs 5.01.  So sad…

        • Rosel_player

          did u hacktivate your iphone???

      • Dhin

        i have a problem using imessage (waiting activation forever), find my iphone (no location) facetime working.. i tried ipusher not successful..im using gevey sim to unlock it, does will affect the activation using SAM? because i still need to undergo a lot of process to activate it using gevey… —-i4 ios5.0.1 baseband 4,10,01

        THANK YOU..

  • Z3rocod3r

    this worked for me on my iphone 4 running ios 5

    • Kashif Bashir

      please tell me it works with gevey sim

  • Antenor Maximiano

    It works perfectly!
    Thanks SO MUCH man.

  • Flansalas

    Hi ive just did how you said but still says “waiting for activation” 

    • P Trinidad

      Works anyway it’s says waiting for activation, give it a try and call someone with facetime.

  • Rahul002

    I followed the above steps, iPusher showed my notifications to be working. However when I went to Settings –> Message screen and tried to toggle the Imessage switch on and off, it immediately would turn off. Also this screen did not show any other options besides the iMessage switch and the character count option. The receive at options were missing.
    After days of breaking my head on this and iMessage not working, I finally hit the erase all content and data option on the iPhone (didnt do this before because I have a ultrasn0w unlocked phone). On doing this the phone restarted and after i booted tethered on iOs 5, the message screen now showed all teh settings.
    PS: I am only posting this with the hope that all people with similar issues get a resolution on this. I have tried to include typical google search keywords in my answer so this gets indexed, after over 100 searches and visiting 100’s of webpages, I couldnt find the solution until I reached this solution by chance..

    • Test

      Thanks Aatif, and also many thanks to Rahul! Suffered from identical toggle problem. Followed all steps, then did as Rahul suggested and erased all content and data. Then, after tethered boot (so no setup-stuff etc) both iMessage started working and Facetime finally showed up.

    • Test

      Thanks Aatif, and also many thanks to Rahul! Suffered from identical toggle problem. Followed all steps, then did as Rahul suggested and erased all content and data. Then, after tethered boot (so no setup-stuff etc) both iMessage started working and Facetime finally showed up.

  • John

    Thank You So Much!

  • Lucas

    Hey uuuh, Can someone please help me ?? I got stuck right after the De-Activate phone part where it goes like “just connect it with iTunes and let it activate (one sync is all it takes with SAM package installed)” —
    My iTunes says : The SIM card in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.
    And it won’t sync/activate .So yeah… what now ?I’m gently asking for your help — I’m on 3GS old bootrom, iOS 5, already hacktivated running ultrasn0w, and I aim to fix push notifications.Awaiting reply 🙂

    • Amanda

      I have the same problem 🙁

      • Lucas

        If I figure out how to fix all of this I can let you know if you want…

        • Gigui

          how did you fix it?

          • Lucas

            I didn’t, I said “IF” I figure out how to fix.. well, I didn’t

            • Arun

              has anyone fixed it?

        • Amanda

          tell please 🙂

          • Keepyarning

            I had the same problem! But I was finally able to get the settings. I did have an AT&T sim card handy though

            So after I got this message in iTunes, I restarted my iPhone out of frustration. When it came back on, I wasn’t able to use it with my Tmobile sim card because the SAM process had removed the activation and so the iPhone needed to be activated again. 

            I was gonna re-jailbreak it and re-unlock it but my brain finally powered on and I realized that the process removed just the activation, not the jailbreak. Thankfully I had an ATT sim card handy so i put it in, activated the iphone, went into cydia and reinstalled ultrasn0w to unlock it and now i get push notifications again! 🙂

          • Joan Largop

            Try in sam method auto detect and conect to itunes …is working

    • Peter110055

      i have totally the same problem with my 3gs iOS5 6.15.00 with ultrasn0w 

    • silit

      just restore ur back up activation in var/mobile/lockdown folder

  • P Trinidad

    Just works, greatttttttt job, my brother and i was thinking in getting a couple of iphones from Orange, just because we didn’t have the push so we can’t get contact with BB guys, and also we get facetime and imessage work, and also saving money. Greeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttt, we were looking for a solution for weeks, thanxxxxxxxxx. We are on IOS 5 GM iphone 4 BB 4.10.01.

  • N1KO

    hi, i can’t get sam to install properly, get some error during installation process and when i launch samprefs its blank.
    does anyone knows anything about it ?
    i am on iPhone 4 iOS 5 with Gevey.
    Thanks.

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      You should perhaps try removing the SAM repo and reinstall it again. I have the same combination and it worked flawless for me

      • N1KO

        Thanks Aatif, i have tried that unsuccessfully, but ill try again.

        • N1KO

          I finally got it installed properly, unfortunately my iPhone is locked to Softbank Japan, SAM having issues activating them, if someone could make it work i would be interested to know how. Otherwise i guess i’ll have to wait.
          Im on iPhone 4 iOS 5 with Gevey.Thanks.

  • Евгения Сагитова

    as for me, i usually use FaceTime, but does anybody know how can i record it?

  • http://twitter.com/daneleas Panagiotis Danelatos

    hello! well guess what! even unlocked phones need that! many thanks for that! was struggling for weeks to make them work. Tried clean restore, tried keeping it original without JB and nothing worked.
    Only this!
    Many thanks! “Also, you won’t need these settings if you’re using a factory-unlocked phone, since they don’t need to be hacktivated at all anyway.”  

    Well, maybe you might do, like me!

    Many thanks again!

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      Glad you found it useful 🙂

  • Annie

    Thanks for this!

    Push notifications works well now, FaceTime still waiting for activation 🙁

    Am using iPhone 4, 4.3.3, bb 4.10.01 with Gevey Sim

    • JONNN

      Did you have to take out the Gevey first to do this or not?

      • Kashif

        i have exactly the same iphone specs like annie…did not take out gevey sim and now am itunes does not recognize my phone

        • JONNN

          I have the exact same specs (iP4, 4.3.3, bb 4.10.01, hacktivated) and can’t for the life of me get this to work.

          • Annie Beldia

            was able to get FaceTime to work after a couple of tries. Just follow the instructions 🙂

          • Rosel_player

            If u want ur push notification to work
            Email me…
            rosel_player@yahoo.com

      • Kashif

        i have exactly the same iphone specs like annie…did not take out gevey sim and now am itunes does not recognize my phone

  • Anirudh

    i have iphone 3gs
    bb 06.15.00
    after going through the process my imesage works fine but the carrier option is not there in setting. and my iphone is not reading the sim card ie. there is no service written on top.
    should i download ultrasnow?

  • http://www.facebook.com/adilmk Adil Masood

    thaaaanks a lot maaaan!!!! 

  • Lucas

    THIS IS NOT WORKING WITH ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nolanread

    After following these steps can we remove SAM and keep everything working properly or does it have to stay installed?  I prefer to have a clean iPhone free from jailbreak clutter besides stuff that’s absolutely necessary to have a fully functioning unlocked iPhone.

  • Jitlop

    does this procedure make imessage work to my phone number or just the apple id? Thanks.

  • chicken hawk

    Worked for me!  Thanks a million!

  • Romeo Popentiu

    Guys. I tried like a million times and it didn’t work. Reason that fixed it: in SAMprefs at Subscriber Artificial Module select on method Auto Detect. Made my day, week, month, maybe even year ! :))) great !!

  • Mike

    Hi, do you need an AT&T sim to do the activation with iTunes or can you use a T-Mobile sim card??

  • Marcus Vine

    this worked for me 100% at first i encountered the “stockification failure” but i just reinstalled SAMprefs. also encountered SIM failure but once again i just continued with the procedure and all works great in the end! THANK YOU FOR THIS!! 🙂

  • Beautifullife28

    I love love love u dude u rocked..
    Was devoid of FaceTime feature on my jail broken iPhone 4

    It’s works like magic….u rock dude…GOD BLESS

    Keep up the good work…..
    THANK uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  • Vanya

    Running iOS 5 (d’uh) on iPhone 3GS 6.15.00

    SAM worked fir, showed as wild card activated, however when I boot with ibooty, the phone just goes through an endless crash cycles. Multiple reboots later and still endless crashing. Have NOT installed the semi-tether package released by bigboss, so I can only conclude that the issue is with SAM.
    Do you know what I could do, asides from a full restore?

    • Vanya

      Taking the sim card out has stopped the crash cycle… Going to resume with the steps above, then put the sim card back in at the end.

  • Kundanbanset

    IT WORKS GREAT THANKS 🙂

  • iPhone 4 Gold

    Model: iphone4
    BB: 4.10.01
    OS: 5.0.1
    Sim: T-mobile
    Unlock: Gevey Sim
    Jailbreak: SnOwbreeze
    Thank you! Your method is working. After 2 days of trying different methods, now can facetime and imessage by using your method. Cool! Thanks again!

  • http://www.facebook.com/khaleyklein Khaley Kassion Klein

    It worked fine here with my 3G running iOS 4.2.1

  • Kashif

    just as i started the procedure and tried to add the repo it says : DID NOT FIND REPOSITORY, the indicated repositor could not be  found. This could be because you are trying to add a legacy installer repository (these are not supported) Also, this interface is only capable of working with exact repository URL’s….
    What does it mean >>>????

  • Kashif

    Hie Atif, please help….please reply..My iphone 4 is
    Version 4.3.3 (8j2)
    Model : MC318ll
    Firmware : 4.10.01
    I dont know what it is jailbroken with but cydia has repo of ULTRASNO0W in it..
    i got stockification success messgage and then deactivated message and after that when i connected my phone to itunes it says : the simcard inserted in this phone does not seem to be supported….
    i went through your other tutoriol of identifying the carrier with model number and followed it…BUT NO SUCCESS…
    when i go to settings>SAM , it just shows main page as the SAM app…dont see any wildcard activated there…PLEASE HELP…am stuck and cant sync anything with my phone..

    • sherief

      Everthing works as above but my gevey is unable to unlock my phone now .. any ideas ? 

    • Kashif

      Atifbhai, please help…

  • Edwin

    OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I’ve been with push since september! I’ve been looking for this a lot time ago, thanks! 🙂

  • M|E

    It Worked for me!! Yey! 

  • Guest

    This just works!!!

  • Guyrobert

    Thank you a lot for that article, you fix my problem. Thanks again.

  • Aryan78624

    wroks great on my ios 5.0.1, no problem at all,,,,

  • Psyden6

    Didnt work the first time….. after a few days tried it from the step: back up and restore activation(this time i inserted the sim only after i got the push message from ipusher)…… worked like a charm!!!! 
    Runnin iphone 4 ios5 BB 3.10.01 gevey sim.
    U are GOD man…… Thanks a lot!!!

    • Peggy0967

      mean u dint insert ur sim until the step at ipusher there??

      • Psyden6

        Yeah thats wat i did. Hope it works 4 u!!

  • Gaby Topala

    AWESOME Iphone 4 on iOs 5 hacktivated. Just brilliant. Worked like charm.

  • Gaby Topala

    AWESOME Iphone 4 on iOs 5 hacktivated. Just brilliant. Worked like charm.

  • Shalin911

    U guys r the best. Luv ya. It worked

  • Peggy0967

    work for ios 5.0.1??

    • http://twitter.com/andest14 Andrés Ramírez

      it does works for iOs 5.0.1, I tried myself yesterday

      • Peggy0967

        can i contact u through fb..i have lot of question to ask..its dint work on my ios 5.0.1 .. 🙁

        • Peggy0967

          until which step is the NO SIM (Top Left) showing?? under sam at setting..the method should choose auto detect or by bundle name?

  • Anshulbindal

    I have an iPhone 4 gsm bb 2.10.04 AT&T locked ios 5.0.1.. . I use the phone with a gevey sim.. Will this method still work fine for me ?

    • Anshulbindal

      And if the process fails for any unforeseen reason.. Will my gevey sim still work ?

  • Crystalheart_696

    Worked for Me on iOS 5.0.1 iphone 4 GSM with gevey Sim:) Thank you sooooo much! Work like crystal………!
    First iTunes show the message of “unsopported sim” then manage by Bundle name settings on SAM! It Activate my iphone:DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    • Laxu

      Thanks  . Ur bundle idea saved me.
      cheers

  • Joseph Darkness

    I followed all the steps and my iphone 3gs (old Bootrom) ios 5.0.1 untethered jailbroken and everything worked fine, i disabled 3g and celular data because i don’t have activated those services and i didn’t wanted them to drain my battery life, and after a while i tried to send an iMessage and didn’t worked, i turned on again 3g and cellular data and the problem persist. Is anybody else having this issue? any suggestions about what should i do?

    • Hunz

      You just have to register your phone number & email ID to imessage…. Thats it! Is your iphone is factory unlOck or software unlock????

      • Joseph Darkness

        Software unlock, hacktivated with snowbreeze, patched with ultrasnow fix to get ultrasnow working on 5.0.1

  • Cavaliers9

    Works perfectly on iPhone 4, Hacktivated on iOS5!

  • OZguy

    Wow..Great Post. I struggled a lot to fix my face time on Jailbreak iphone4 4.3.3. and it’s working perfect now. This is fantastically free solution and I recommend. I appreciate your time for posting this article.

    Cheers–OZguy

  • OZguy

    This blog helped my struggling soul to fix the Facetime issue on my jailbroken iphone4. Thanks guys. I appreciate your efforts. I recommend these steps to all my fellow mates who have problem with facetime on jailbroken iphone

  • Di

    It worked for me 😀 thank you so much men, i was looking for this for one week..

  • Dimple

    Great tutorial! But didn’t work for me, I tried every step as stated above but it says Mis atched ICCID. please please help!!
    I am on iOS 5.0.1 iPhone 4

  • Srikanth Chagarlamudi

    working…

  • Vivek Pundir

    works awesomely!!! thanks you so much!!!!

  • Vivek Pundir

    works awesomely!!! thanks you so much!!!!

  • Sahar540

    Perfect !

  • http://twitter.com/IbroBawa Ibro Bawa

    you Sir are the Man….

  • http://twitter.com/IbroBawa Ibro Bawa

    works ok. but i dont have the option to add my phone number so all my contact receive my msg as my email address. any fixes?

  • Nikhilesh Patil

    thanx bro! I am using iOS 5.0.1 with preserve BB 4.10.01 unlocked with Gevey. I did everything as described here and confirms that Facetime and iMessage are working like charm with successful activation message. 🙂 Kudos!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000988445278 Phạm Vũ Quang Huy

      can you show me step by step

  • Juan david Benincore

    woooowww! thank you so much!! after 6 tries finally it works on my 3gs and 4. 

  • Jambomakaveli

    i dont say this lightly, thank you so very very much, i know your hear the same every day, but thank you! really! i have been trying to sort imessage on my jailbroken iphone for 48 hours straight, and finally, after this guide i can send and receive on my iphone and can keep in contact with my son and his new ipod!

    your a legend!

  • PhoenikS

    i stuck at the step where i have to sync the phone (3gs, 06.15.00) with itunes after i de-activate in sam,
    it say that my sim is not supported, i tried by country and carrier i tried by bundle and automatic, but always the message, “not supported”. pls help.

    Thx

    • Earl_janus

      same hr
       

  • Ladygreenpillow

    Thank you! from philippines here.. a very big thank you

    • Earl_janus

      mine not working..ano version ng sayo? sakin kc 5.0.1 baseband 6.15.00 ilang beses nako nag try ayaw pa din lagi sinasbi
      SIM Card Not Supported
       

  • Ali

    itunes gives me an unknow error after deactivate clear push when i sycn : (0x8……)

  • Adi

    worked for me as said above. i can see imessage showing activation failed. so hope it work.

  • Anonymous

    For anyone who has trouble with the “SIM not supported” error in iTunes, this tutorial may be of help:

    http://cyph0n.tumblr.com/post/14989212504/how-to-fix-the-sim-not-supported-error-in-sam

    • Freizs

      still not working. i found out the carrier was japan’s softbank, then select country blahblah but itunes still won’t activate my iphone

      • Freizs

        i take that back. After the deactivate part, i reboot my iphone then it worked. Thank you for your suggestion.

  • Guest

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks!

  • Bruce Canyon

    I’m getting “invalid or unsupported simcard” error all the time.

    • Anonymous

      Check out my previous comment.

  • jabbar

    thanks alot this worked for me iphone in lebanon i got imessage, puch and facetime

  • Righi

    worked flawlessly Iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 BB 04.10.01 using gevey

  • Veryviral

    Life saver, this method worked for me for the first time. Had tried it earlier for previous iOS versions but in vain. Probably it is because previous articles were not as precise as yours. Thanks again!!

  • Kennhardy

    This worked like a charm. But the second reboot seems to be unnecessary. Thank you so much! This have been a problem with my phone sense i got it on iOS 3/4. I weren’t able to install push doctor on my earlier iOS. Again, Thank you!

  • Anonymous

    mine says its factoryActivated instead of WildcardActivated… what do i do??? help

  • Ankur

    Awesome , its working superb now ! 🙂

  • Jeffrey

    please help!

    my phone is from UAE but i dont have legit carrier sim, and i follow the steps here but when i activate it using the “by country and carrier” im getting a ActivationState of Activated not WildcardActivate and my push notification still doesn’t work

  • help please

    it worked fine and i did everything u said but when i opened settings>sam>more information activationstate says unactived…. plz help?

  • http://twitter.com/sach3d sach3d

    Hi thanks for tutorial tried it all but my 3gs 6.15.00 new boot room don’t want to activate. It show in info Factory activated. Whet turn off Hacktivate in SAM settings then iTunes don’t recognize my iPhone say The SIM card not appear to be supported. Do i have to uninstall ultrasn0w before activate with SAM?

    Also i don’t have original SIM card and don’t know exactly which operator my phone locket to. Can I still activate to WildCard Activation?

  • Anonymous

    there’s  always NO SIM on the pictures, do i have to remove my sim card or delete ultrasn0w before i actiate with SAM.

    Thx

  • delriego

    doesn’t work. I have the ‘wildcardactivated’ but ipusher never shows the notif. and I can try to send imessages but they say not delivered

  • Franco Castro

    It worked flawless 😀 thanks!!!!!!!1!!!

  • Mikkius

    Thank you SOOOO much, it finally worked for me too!!!!! I attempted to use this method previously but with no success, then I tried again after a few days of different tentatives and it worked!!! Thank you again, I can sleep serenely now!!! LOL

  • Earl_janus

    sad i follow all the guide,but still no success :(my iphone is 3gs 5.0.1 baseband 06.15.00 model MC133J.. still no lock..itunes always say “SIM Card Not Supported”  help me pls 🙁

    • Anonymous

      same iPhone, same IOS, same baseband and same problem, tried everything but nothing helped..

      • B_reezy10

        it seems that everyone with a 3gs 6.15.00 and ios 5 cant get it to work. I’m in the same boat. it doesnt say wildcard activation ever. by turning on hactivation we can get our phones to sync but it never changes from factory activated. I did the country and carrier and it solved nothing, its not a matter of the error message saying the sim is not supported its the factory to wildcard reading that we are having trouble.

        • Anonymous

          yeah but know i bought an AT&T Sim Card, it will arrive in the next days, i hope i can activate the phone with it..

        • Anonymous

          yeah but know i bought an AT&T Sim Card, it will arrive in the next days, i hope i can activate the phone with it..

        • B_reezy10

          my issue was that i orginally had a rogers phone and i released it to telus. you have to use the ORIGINAL provider, i tried it using rogers and it worked great. thank you so much

        • B_reezy10

          my issue was that i orginally had a rogers phone and i released it to telus. you have to use the ORIGINAL provider, i tried it using rogers and it worked great. thank you so much

        • Rosel_player

          I can help you with a very simple method
          SAM is quite buggy
          message me
          rosel_player@yahoo.com

      • B_reezy10

        it seems that everyone with a 3gs 6.15.00 and ios 5 cant get it to work. I’m in the same boat. it doesnt say wildcard activation ever. by turning on hactivation we can get our phones to sync but it never changes from factory activated. I did the country and carrier and it solved nothing, its not a matter of the error message saying the sim is not supported its the factory to wildcard reading that we are having trouble.

    • Laxu

      If uknow what country ur phone originally was bought in and what carrier it was locked to it wld be easier. plz select bundles in SAM ~Methods and  like if ur country is japan and carrier softbank select Jp_softbank,,,or smthng like that then try connecting to itunes. it worked like charm for me.  thakns guys

  • Frank

    Worked fine for Push notifications but can you get iMessage to work with your phone number?
    – iPhone 4 unlocked with Gevey

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      I’ve been using iMessage with my email address, haven’t tried with phone number.

  • Deepmohil

    This works for all hacktivated phone list a charm. The only thing to mention is that the MOST important process step is “Restore Activation” which gets the new certificates. Also you phone might get stuck at Apple logo in this step. Just reboot after 5-10 mins are you will be good to go.

    • http://twitter.com/sach3d sach3d

      “Restore Activation” don’t’ help, my 3gs 6.15.00 new boot room don’t want to activate. Stay with Hacktivate mode 🙁

  • Deepmohil

    This works for all hacktivated phone list a charm. The only thing to mention is that the MOST important process step is “Restore Activation” which gets the new certificates. Also you phone might get stuck at Apple logo in this step. Just reboot after 5-10 mins are you will be good to go.

  • Niraj Soni

    Thank you!!! Thank you so much for great help. My iphone has started working amazingly. I can use all the features. Thank you once again. You guys rock!!!!

  • Niraj Soni

    Thank you!!! Thank you so much for great help. My iphone has started working amazingly. I can use all the features. Thank you once again. You guys rock!!!!

  • the capellan

    You’re Amazing.. easy detailed steps.. much love & respect for your time…cheers!

  • Eshaan

    hey after De-Activated iPhone (clear push) it confirmed that the phone has been deactivated.
    but now when i am connecting it to itunes it says iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an unknown error occurred (0xE8000065).
    please help 🙁

  • Eshaan

    hey after De-Activated iPhone (clear push) it confirmed that the phone has been deactivated.
    but now when i am connecting it to itunes it says iTunes could not connect to this iPhone because an unknown error occurred (0xE8000065).
    please help 🙁

    • raeshao

      Same thing happened here. Rebooted the phone and iTunes sees it properly. In the process of backing up and trying again.

    • raeshao

      Same thing happened here. Rebooted the phone and iTunes sees it properly. In the process of backing up and trying again.

    • Rosel_player

      SAM is a very buggy method
      i can help you with that
      message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Eshaan

    Thanks man atlast some success i am able to use facetime but imessage still not working when I tried to toggle the imessage switch on  it immediately would turn off. Also this screen just shows the imessage switch and the character count option…please help me to activate imessage..
    Thanks

    • eshaan

      please help imessages are not working 🙁

      • Eshaan

        Can somebody please help me to fix imessage and push 🙁

  • Eshaan

    Thanks man atlast some success i am able to use facetime but imessage still not working when I tried to toggle the imessage switch on  it immediately would turn off. Also this screen just shows the imessage switch and the character count option…please help me to activate imessage..
    Thanks

  • Munkee

    Brilliant! Thank you very much for this post. Been struggling for ages since updating to iOS 5.0.1 and jailbreaking + unlocking. Find My iPhone wasn’t working (because of push not working). But now, everything is 100%!

  • Tdihiansan

    it worked! though i itunes dont detect the phone after??? help?

    • Rosel_player

      I can help you
      SAM Is very buggy method
      I have got a better method
      Message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Kashif

    works on 3gs with 5.0 (6.15) . …. but people with Iphone 4 who are still depending on a gevey sim, DO NOT TRY..!!

    • Mhdfaran

       why is that ? i have iphone 4 using gevey sim why i can’t try ?

  • Jeffrey

    please help!

    my phone is from UAE but i dont have legit carrier sim, and i follow the steps here but when i activate it using the “by country and carrier” im getting a ActivationState of Activated not WildcardActivate and my push notification still doesn’t work

  • zorya

    It worked perfectly for me.. thank you

  • Kristof Mergan

    Does anyone know if this work for ios 5.01 also?
    I got a redsnow 3GS Jailbroken and unlocked…

  • Hbar848

    help ! after doing the first two steps itunes sandes an error -9808 ????? what do i do ?

  • saksa

    Thank you very much for your guide! I have gevey unlocked  3.10 baseband ios5.01 iphone4.I am using viber, whatsapp and tango but after upgrading to ios5 i cant get any msg or call from none of these programs. I have to keep them open in backgroup to have msgs and calls. However, after doing step by step from your guide at least viber starts working normally. Whatsup and tango still dont work. I have no idea why. Do you have any idea?

  • Berryloser11

    everytime i try to do this and plug it into itunes, it gives me an error 0xE8000065 and itunes cant connect with my phone

  • Lynn

    I tried this on an iPhone 4, 4.3.5, everything seemed fine until ipusher remained in “Please wait…” Downloaded “push checker” to see that the certs are not unique/

  • french-russian

    aweeesome man!!! now i can use finally imessage!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VU5V7NN6SVRKP4RQX2JJLMFYZM Frantz

    IT DIDNT WORK… How could it activate via itunes when i just deactivate it???????? 
    what logic is this??!?!
    Clearly itunes sees you have UNNOFICIAL SIM, and is UNSUPPORTED!!
    IT WILL NEVER ACTIVATE!!!
    WTF??

    Dou you expect to activate with an unsuported SIM?
    Those who did it is because they actualy have (by mistake) an OFFICIAL SIM (without knowing this since is a second hand iphone).

    What a M0R0N made up this solution???

  • Guest 90

    hey guys,

    i´ve got an unthethered jailbreake(redsn0w) ios 5.0.1 and im using gevey sim.

    first of all sam get suck while installing and then ituns tells me that i have to activate my phone und put sim card in …
    does it mean that this process doesnt work with gevey ??

    thanks 

  • Tarek

    i have iphone 3gs new bootrom ios 5.0.1 baseband 6.15.00 , i tried your steps but when connecting to itunes it says sim card not supported , i treied it several times , my question is when connecting to itunes the unofficial sim card must be installed or not ??? 
    help please 

    • Rosel_player

      I can make your push notifications work
      message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

      • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.delavega Glenn Delavega

        How ?

        • Alex

          Hey the steps works i got that error first with my unofficial sim but i restared both my phone and PC then had tinyumbrella running with tss server running in the background then opended itunes which for some reason allowed me to sync the iphone thus enabling push!

    • Alex

      Hey the steps works i got that error first but i restared both my phone and PC then had tinyumbrella running with tss server running which for some reason allowed me to sync the iphone thus enabling push!

    • bellamy

      u have to google the official carrier for your i phone and use it in sam when u revert lockdown to stock

  • Bitsik

    Thank you, works perfectly!!!

  • Bitsik

    Thank you, works perfectly!!!

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  • Gabm2000

    hi, i have an iphone 4, jailbreak with redsnow and  i use a gevey, this method work?

  • Omaid AK

    It was all  OK for me till the step, I have to disable facetime and imessage and reboot. When i tried rebooting my iphone does not start…I am having 3gs 6.15 BB with ios 5….its a theatered jail break….so i hve to use redsnow to boot my device…i am getting error saying that…unable to fech data

  • Ben

    First of all, thanks for this post. I really help me. Iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 BB 04.10.01 using GeveySim.

    iMessage and facetime are working perfectly well but the push doesn’ t work. Does someone have any idea what can be the problem?

    Thanks from Belgium

  • TA

    After I click on revert lockdown then De-Activate and i connect to iTunes, iTunes is giving me an Unknown Error Occured, could not connect to iTunes. Anybody familiar with that? is there any way around this?

  • Ich_

    just a little thank you – after messing for half a day I followed your guide step by step (3gs 6.15.01, original at&t now in germany) 
    Only thing I had to do is reinstall ultrasnow at the end of the process and another reboot since it would not find service anymore. Now everything works fine! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/Deshad_McNasty QuicDrawMaGraw

    THANK YOU!!! This post/guide works perfectly on my Iphone 3g whited00r 3.1.3 i been tryna get push notifications to work for about 5 hours now. You’re a life saver 

  • yay!!!!

    OMG!! I’ve had my iohone 3g 6.15BB with non working push for almost a year and i stumble across this page and it worked!! (Note: im not sure if this might fix things for people but i uninstalled ultrasn0w first but left my sim in the phone) Just in case 🙂 thanx!!!

  • Carlo_juan9

    thanks for this guide, this fixed my iphone 3gs running 5.0.1, it fixed find my iphone, imessage and push notifications, thanks a lot!!

  • AldoP.

    I cant get it installed… everytime i try to install it reboots and says activation required… it removes the hacktivation so i have to rejailbreak it :S 

    • AldoP.

      I have an iPhone 4 5.0.1 baseband 4.10.01 running redsnow 0.9.10b4.. any suggestions?

  • Stannkw

    perfect 10/10  thanks men!!

  • redsn0w

    u get love bro respect g!!!

  • nabz

    thanx alot man it worked..

  • Evilchocobo

    thanks for this guide dude it works perfectly fine for me on 5.0.1 untethered iphone 4

  • Ladyinoz

    OMG! thank-you so much!!!! YAY its working :

  • Danty

    ok i did this like 100 times till now, coz everytime i reboot or i install something that needs a reboot from cydia, boom the thing is gone, and have to do it allover again, it doesnt always work, and sometimes imessage works, and only one time i had a successful one, push notifications, imessager, it was perfect i was so happy about it, but i woke up the next day and boom, nothing is working, did it again for like 3 times till i got the imessager to work, but no push notifications, i dunno what is wrong, i do the steps perfectly!!! my phone is a 3gs btw
    can anyone help me out, this is very frustrating!! 

  • putin

    brilliant! worked awesomely 

  • Matthew-maurice

    works great for my 3gs thankssss

  • Solorzan01

    My activation worked just fine until I activated my facetime and imessage again and it just gets stuck again waiting for activation

  • Inkie23

    Amazing! This actually worked on a hacktivated (Pwnage + Ultrasn0w) 3G (not 3GS) with iOS 4.1 (not 5) and baseband 06.15.00. Only one slight modification from the procedure described above was necessary: Instead of doing Stockification then Re-activation, I had to Re-activate first, then sync, then Stockify and Re-activate again (maybe this was because of Ultrasn0w?).

    I used it to fix broken push notifications in WhatsApp.

  • Moe1work

    Thank you!!!! worked like a dream only problem i had was putting in a different sim until itunes accept it and starts to sync. apart from that iphone is now working as it should.

  • Abubakr Chaudhry

    yeah it worked well for me

  • Abdallah

    work for me 🙂  3GS  , IOS 5.0.1 , .. 06.15.00

  • Andrew

    In SAM’s utilities, I only have backup activation, de-activate iphone, restore activation and regenerate sim. I don’t have the revert lockdownd to stock option. Please help!!

  • Karan

    SWEEET!! works like a charm.. thanks a ton man..

  • bama

    my day is knid of ruin…after going thru all the initial stages and when i switched my iphone to pc to be activated by itunes it cannot pass the i tunes….now what to do…..though still having the courier signals

  • Jeffleyba

    i do i have to have carrier service the entire time?

  • Don

    Does it matter what BB I’m on ? Because I tried SAM few days ago, and it didn’t work. I’m on 02.10.04BB

    • Rosel_player

      U need to have push certificates on your iphone for push to work…!!!
      I can give you the push certificates
      Email me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Dissapointed!

    i’ve done it abt 5-6 times too on my i4 bt it keeps sending txts to a +44-xxxxxx number & still says “waiting for activation” Done it b4 & worked. bt no this time….

  • Stuy02kat

    how long does it takes for Ipusher to finish??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7FWVD2GKMS7NSQQGJZGZPY3CYY Salman

    after doing all of this and launching ipusher it stucked on please wait. so what i did was i went and turned my EDGE and 3G and tried again and this time worked. and when i went back on my wifi again it worked also.
    so to all who are stuck on this part i suggest to test it with 3g and EDGE too.

    it worked for m

  • Atif_tanveer

    Worked like a charm on iPhone 4 5.0.1 using gevey base band preserved and jailbroken using red snow. Both iMessage and FaceTime work. Best instructions ever….

  • Chohansaif

    hey… my iphone was stuck on connect to itunes page after i removed the sam app from half process…..
    and on ituns it is comming..”the simcard inserted on this iphone does not appear to be supported..
    i cant do anything… please hlp……!!!

  • Nicostyopoulos2

    guys, can somebody tell me why i don’t get the revert lockdownd to Stock ?

    • Rosel_player

      SAM is very buggy thing
      bt i have an alternative which can help you
      message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Haridy

    I can’t imagine, my push is working perfect, from the first try (Just follow the exact steps). Thanks for the post. Keep it on
    For your info., I have 3GS jailbreaked and unlocked (AT&T) ios 5.0.1 with BB 6.15.00

    Haridy

  • guest

    This doesn work at all man

    • Rosel_player

      SAM is a very hit and go thing
      works for some people….
      but i have another method to get push fixed on your iphone
      message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • guest

    I have a 3GS ios5 and this is not working ??

  • Rosel_player

    I have got an alternate method to fix notifications…!!!
    SAM is giving quite variable results…!!!
    message me
    i can help you
    rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Mr_gt98

    It is work

  • 5186ffemt

    Worked like a champ.  KIK and Voxer both send push notifications. I am using a 3gs 5.0.1 with 6.15.00.  Thank you

  • Demlx017

    Ok this worked for me perfectly, but my only question is, it only lets me send an imessage saying from my apple id,  is there any way to also add my phone number as well?  

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      Of course you can. In Settings, go to Messages and then Receive At. Under this page, go to Caller ID and select your number as the preferred one.

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      Of course you can. In Settings, go to Messages and then Receive At. Under this page, go to Caller ID and select your number as the preferred one.

  • Anthony Rosario1200

    you are the fucking man worked perfectly! <3

  • Faheem

    Hey I have a iPhone 4 Gevey SIm activation. The problem is that my iMessage, push notification and FaceTime does not work. waiting for activation message displays. Please help on the method to activate all of the features mentioned above. 

    • Rosel_player

      Yeah i can help you
      Message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

      • Rosel_player

        www dot pushfix dot blogspot dot in
        Refer this blog

  • Chohansaif

    hey….
    everything went perfect, but at last ipusher got stuck on please wait>>>>>?
    please help, push doesnt work>>>>!!!
    helppp

  • Chohansaif

    thanks a lot mahhhnnn!!!!!
    may allah help you in everything in your life….
    jazakallah-u-khairah
    ill pray for you in every salaat….
    thanks!!!!!!!

  • iphone3gs

    on my iphone 3gs .. push notifications are working fine after following these steps .. but imessage shows waiting for activation.. shows waiting for activation .. 
    //Hit Backup Activation, followed by Restore Activation.
    do we need to do backup first or restore first?

  • Ponnudura Ram

    I was doing this and everything was working fine till the saving of the activation backup. Once I restarted the iphone, it asked me for a passcode – which I had never set! Basically rendering the phone useless… I tried jailbreaking without restoring but the passcode remained, so I now am restoring with itunes. Has this happened to anyone else?
     

  • Ponnudurai Ram

    I was doing this and everything was working fine till the saving of the
    activation backup. Once I restarted the iphone, it asked me for a
    passcode – which I had never set! Basically rendering the phone
    useless… I tried jailbreaking without restoring but the passcode
    remained, so I now am restoring with itunes. Has this happened to anyone
    else?

  • Rpgmaster882003

    HI I DID EVERYTHING BUT I DO NOT HAVE A SIM CARD AND I DO NOT HAVE SERVICE IM USING THIS AS AN IPOD SHOULD THIS WORK STILL?! I MEAN I HAD 4.2.1 
    AND MY PUSH NOTIFICATION WAS COMPLETELY WONDERFUL UNTIL I STARTED TO UPDATE IT AND RESTORE IT … 

    WELL, I HOPE IT WORKS BUT I DONT KNOW SINCE I DONT HAVE SERVICE WITH ANYONE THAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM BUT I HAVE DONE THIS BEOFRE AND IT DIDNT WORK AND MY IPHONE DOESNT SAY ANY WILDCARD ACTIVATED AT ALL AND MY INFORMATION DIDNT CHANGE LIKE IT DID IN THE PICTURE I WONDER IF ITS BECAUSE I DONT HAVE A SIM CARD WITH SERVICE OR IF IM MESSING UP VARIOUS TIMES?! WICH I DONT THINK I AM .. 

    THANK YOU PLEASE ANYONE REPLY ME I REALLY NEED HELP IN THIS … THNAK YOU 

  • BRIAN

    WORKS PERFECT THANK YOU.. AT FIRST MY IPHONE 3GS KEEP RESTARTING BUT NOW IT WORKS

  • Macdapain

    good day, jsut to confirm will it work on iOS 4.3.3?

  • Axel Pineda

    I have a problem with this… I restored my iphone 3gs with baseband 6.15.00 with an official ios 5.0.1 and have it jailbroken and unlocked with ultrasn0w 1.2.5 and works great… still my imessage do not work and I tried to do this tutorial and everything goes right and I revert the lockdown and de-active the iphone but when I connect the iphone to the itunes it shows me an error that says… 

    there is a problem with the iphone and the error is kinda 0x00000000082 or like that… and does not acitvate the iphone… I have tried several times and I still do not know what is it… can someone help me please?

  • Nikkiblue94

    I tried everything you said. Then after the last reboot my iphone said no service. then I synced it. in the middle of the sync i got an error “iphone” couldn’t be synced because disk couldnt be found. my iphone then rebooted.

  • Hssn444

    thnx <3

  • doochon

    Very Very Good job now i can use iMessage and i can receive whatsapp notification thank you very very much

  • gody1986

    Thanks man. You’re just amazing I’ve just fixed my phone. God bless you and your family. My headache has just stopped. 

  • Big T

    Thanks!!!!! IT WORKED GREAT!!! THANKS a BILLION!!

  • Anant

    Did this – word by word and it worked. Except the selection of bundle in SAM wherein i disabled auto detect as it resulted in “SIM not recognized” by iTunes… iMessage is working fine. So are Facebook notifications and whatsapp…
    Thanks for the help guys…

     

  • Kigordid

    I worked just great … Thanks =D

  • LIVE

    Hi, please help me… I did everything but when I go to iMessage or Facetime it still says Waiting for activation….

  • toophle

    thank you. I have a 3gs running 5.0.1 bb 6.15  … make sure method is changed to  Auto Detect. I tried this plenty of times before I noticed that subtle setting… it was set to manual. Fixed it and done!

  • Gpacho2

    didn’t worked for me, iphone4, iOS 5.0.1, Gevey

  • Kyo

    Thanks a million. 

    You are life savior 🙂

  • Kyo

    Thanks a million. 

    You are life savior 🙂

  • Hh

    Does it work for ios 5.0.1 ?

  • Mhdfaran

    i have iphone 4, iOS 5.0.1, Gevey
    can i try that i mean does it work for my phone ?

  • Mydnight

    I just did this and it worked without a hitch. iPhone 3gs on 5.0.1 bb 6.15.00, jailbroken & hacktivated with sn0wbreeze. I also got the SIM error but I just unplugged and rebooted my phone (had to do it 3 times, sometimes my untethered reboot acts funny). Once I was booted back up, I got a notification about iMessage so I figured it worked even though I had the SIM card error in iTunes. I downloaded the iPusher app just to be 100% and surely the push notifications were working just fine. Also tested iMessage with my iPod Touch 4g and no issues. So if you DO get the iTunes SIM card error, just disregard it and keep on going with the steps.

    • Mydnight

      Also, thanks to the publisher for the simple walkthrough. I didn’t think I would miss my push but I did lol. Thanks again!

  • Tris

    Awesome fix. Thanks a million!!!

  • Luiso Vieira

    Perfect! everything works fine! thank you so much!! 😀

  • Ajam65

    thank you so much!!!!!worked 1st time strait away… iphone 3gs/ios 5.0.1 and imessage acually showing activated and tested with friends okay….

  • Marleyme76

    Thanx alot work on my iPhone 4 5.0.1 thanx again hope u guys have better luck

  • Sirndox

    My man you r life saver push now working on iPhone 3GS 5.0.1

  • Abhishek Phadke

    It is working perfectly for me….
    Thank you very much !!

  • Tulio181

    thankssss god!!!!!  thxs sooooooo muchhhhhhh!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/srikanthrajj Srikanth Raj

    SAM app is no longer working in cydia..can you tell me alternative way to fix push? push doctor no longer have cert…please help me out. admin.

    Thanks

  • Jiji

    Does this work for 3Gs with 5.0.1 ?

    Rgrds

  • Panter Sleepy

    worked perfectly for my iphone 3gs on ios 5.0.1 thanks

  • Soloadrian

    Thank you very much my friend for your useful info, I was looking for this solution centuries ago, now I can use whatsapp and imessage push on iphone 3GS with non original carrier, with ipad baseband

  • Abhishek Arora

    hi.. after all the steps it asks me to choose my original carrier …
    i dont knomy original carrier??
    what should i do now?
    plz help!! help!!!

    • roselplayer

      i have an alternate which does nt require original carrier
      message me….!!!
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Longfirex

    didnt work for imessage and facetime

  • Ryannorman1

    hambone is right. I am on a 3GS on 6.15 and worked perfectly. Just follow the instructions carefully and you should be ok

  • Prathmesh

    thanks a lot for a help…
    its perfectly work on ma iphone 4 using ios 5.1 with gevay sim
    push,i messege and facetime work awesome

    • Axel Pineda

      This works on ios5.1 or did you mean 5.0.1?

    • Axel Pineda

      it worked on ios 5.1? i am affraid to do that yet

  • Axel Pineda

    Awesome dude! Works perfect for me! I have iphone 3gs, ios 5.0.1 and oldbotroom and baseband 6.15.00

    You can ask me if you have doubts! axelpineda16@hotmail.com

  • Pipo153

    I have a locked iPhone 4 (version 4.3.3) but I’m using gevey sim to activate it. If I install Sam, can I remove the gevey and use my phone?

  • Axel Pineda

    It works great for me, I have iphone 3gs with the original ios 5.0.1 from the appstore, baseband 6.15.00 and old bootrom I think… any doubts you can ask me to axelpineda16@hotmail.com

  • Alexsavu

    It didn’t work and now iTunes wont recognize my iphone 3gs. Please help!

  • MrCeja11

    i went through everything and my the ipusher app said that “yay it works” thing but im still not receiving and push notifs

  • http://www.ibl0g.com/ Sam

    all worked fine…facetime is working perfect on my iphone 4 now but imessage still says: Waiting for activation

  • Guest1

    Thank you! Worked for me!

  • Mohamad

    I have an iphone 4 bb:04.10.01 ios 5.0.1 unlocked via gevey sim 
    pb:sam notification restore reports failed unable to fetch activation record after pressing:RESTORE ACTIVATION.plz help

  • Simonomatino

    stockification faliur for me, iphone 4 , 5.01 , 4.10.01

  • NfaVERO68

    thanks so much i needed this so bad but after all of this can you delete sam

  • Kireycell77

    ty very much

  • Geosakr

    how can i change to the original carrier?

    • roselplayer

      i have a better fix…!!!
      which doesnt need the original carrier…!!
      message me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • karan

    hey guys i tried the steps mentioned above but no success, instead of wildcard activation it shows me unactivated and  my itunes fails to recognize it with a sim asking me to insert a valid sim.

    guys pls help me out…
    thanks!

  • Silvia

    It worked for me, but I had to delete ipusher. After I deleted I pusher and went in SAM, did Backup activation and Restore Activation, it worked great! Thank you so much!

  • Karan

    guys i need help.
    1. there is no option for back up activation, whenever i click on restore it says : reports failed: unable to fetch activation record.2 when i tried to do it thru “wildcard activation” it doesn’t happen, it says un activated or factory activated.
    I’ve tried everything possible but no luck. Pl help me
    Pl help me out guys. i’m on i4 ios 5.0.1 bb 4.10.01.
    Thanx

  • Amoura777

    my iphone model is mc637c and its 3gs my problem is with this model i looked through binternet to know the original carrier but could not tried all links but could not find orginal carrier i bought it from dubai if u can help me to find original carrier to be able to use sam to solve all notification issues

    • lheewhoo

      try to google “itools 2012” and install it..it will tell you all the details of your iphone…

  • Ale

    iOS 5.0.1 bb 03.10.01 iPhone 4. Push notifications work fine but when i do the gevey sim thing cydia crashes.

    When should i activate gevey sim? before deleting stockify?

    help!

  • Rocky85

    awesome works for me…3GS..6.15.00 baseband..jailbroken…

  • Melodyying92

    hello, my itunes show out “we’re sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time” please try it again, or contact customer care.” how?? 

  • Juanjo Duran

    Thank You, you Rock!!!

  • Kevinelshelly

    I have a iPhone 4 running on Iso 5 and 04.11.08 firmware and it’s jail broken

    • Kevinelshelly

      I lose jailbreak after doing this?

      • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

        No you won’t

  • Wajahatmunawar

    i have iphone with ios 4.1 i deactivated with sam and now
    itunes is not activating my iphone and im stuck on connect to itunes and emergency call only PLZ SOMEONE HELP!

  • Marsxwar

    sometimes it it i won’t get the notification unless i turn on wifi and off again o.o
    any ideas?

  • WWWWJ

    thank GOD it worked for me.  i’ve been w/o notifications for 7 months.

  • Real_steps

    Please help, iPusher says Connect to itunes to use push notifications while i’m already connected to itunes. what should i do?

  • Kingnand

    Works for me. thanks for the post.

  • Guido

    Thank you very much from Argentina!!

  • Guido

    Supposedly I will not have more problems with WhatsApp?
    Notifications are not reached me. Once entered in the application and connected, I got all pending messages.

    • roselplayeer

      this means your push notifications are not working…!!
      message me,,,i have a better fix..
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • Pierre

    Thank you so much. Totally worked.
    I have another problem though, i have a Iphone 4 on 4.3.3 MC610LL bb 4.10.01, and its locked to ATT in the US. I had moved to china now, and I have been waiting over 8 months to use the Iphone 4.
    I have been consistently checking for a way to unlock it and have spent hours trying to do so. I dont like gevey and was really hoping to get a software unlock. Please help!?
    I still use 4.3.3 basically as an ipod touch because i am afraid of any 5.1 issues or lack of untethered unlock. any advice how to unlock?

  • chica

    this is very useful now my imessage works finally………my phone is 3gs too and i couldn’t figured it out until my husband send me this link. As in thank you alot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/juniorcontrim Junior Contrim

    Man … This worked for me!!! Thanks a lot!

  • jigsaw

    thanks alot worked for me ios 4.3.3 jailbroken gevey sim

  • LEWIS

    my iphone 3gs is locked but unlocked through cydia- ultrasn0w will this still work?

  • kobe

    so far the best tutorial iv read. Thanks (Y) 🙂

  • ali

    is it work on 5.1.1?

  • http://www.facebook.com/konstantinou.alex Alex Konstantinou

    Will this work for an AT&T iPhone 4 unlocked for T-Mobile by Gevey, on firmware 4.3.3 and baseband 4.10.01 ?

  • adrian :D

    hi i got it to work and its awesome but now i cant send photo’s to people that dont have an iphone thought text messages …but imessages work but not every one has an iphone

  • Miz

    Thx !! I didn t work for me at first cause of the problem of Unable to fetch … but i found a solution 🙂

  • Meniawy

    Worked ! thank you so muchhh. I struggled with iMessage before it never worked. but now it worked and i also didnt think that theres a solution for the push notifications problem. i thought it was only my phone. anyway thank you so much

  • http://twitter.com/nihaal419 © Nihaal Manesia

    Does anyone have the problem where FaceTime works but iMessage switch doesn’t move from the off position.

  • ELLAS

    It worked for me IPHONE 3GS 5.0.1 BB 6.15.00 THANKS MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN ALOT THANKKKKSSSS

  • osvaldo

    hey, i do the steps but i dont get the “wildcard”
    what can i do?

  • Merlin

    This Worked Like A Charm..Thnx For The Detailed Guide…But My Problem Being Push Works For Gmail But Not For Facebook And ‘Whatsapp’…The Latter Being The Most Important…

  • http://www.facebook.com/rehman.abdur Rehman Abdur

    I got it working. FINALLY! I have an iPhone 4 running on gevey that I upgraded from 4.3.3 to 5.1.1 using snowbreeze. The push notifications weren’t working. I followed the process mentioned above. Got stuck where iTunes asked me to insert the original career sim. Used SAM to select the specific country, career and sim id. Got it working! Used iPusher and got it all working!

  • eric from guam

    mine says factoryactivated … how do i make it say wildcard

  • Diddy

    Thank you! This really helped me… ive been so frustrated with my imessage and i used the above step by step tips and it worked perfectly!

  • issis

    It doesnt let me revert lockdownd to stock it gets stuck thee please helo

  • kbc83

    Thank you soooooooo much!! I have tried EVERYTHING on all the other forums and this worked! It took some time to go through all the steps but totally worth it! You are a lifesaver 😉

  • Garu

    Yay . I did it ! OMG juz like a charm 😀 thanks so muchh

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ranjith-Kumar/1195749198 ‘Ranjith Kumar

    You are the best!!! Best of the best! Just when i had lost hope, I stumbled upon this article and it solved all my push problems!! Thanks much! 🙂

  • Darrell

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • glkingsing

    It works absolutly fine on my iPhone 3G with 4.2.1 ios.
    Thanks a lot for this super post. Every step are clearly and very usefully…
    You rock dude!!!

  • R

    my 3gs is ultrsn0w unlocked and i dont have the original sim card, will this work?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jason.JSL Jason HuiQiang

    Its doesn’t work on my iphone 4 ios5.1.1
    Help….

  • Junaid

    I just did this and everything worked fine but only or a week then push notifications and iMessage stopped working and when I open Sam it doesn’t show revert lockdown to stock it only shows backup deactivate and restore

  • HWIZZ

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  • Shayan

    Hello everybody.
    I am having a serious problem with my iPhone!
    I was traveling, so I wanted to unlock my phone using SAM. I did it and unfortunately it didn’t work for me.
    I came back to US and now I’m using my official AT&T sim card on my phone. So I don’t need the unlock phone anymore. I was fine til yesterday I figured out that I can’t use iMessage and FaceTime. So I tried everything to fix that. (resetting settings, restoring phone, etc.)
    I figured out the problem is coming from SAM, so I jailbreak and install SAM. I don’t want my phone to be unlocked anymore. I just like to fix the problem with iMessage and Facetime. What should I do? Help me please!

    • Shayan

      Can someone please help me?! I am in trouble!
      I don’t want to unlock my phone again, this method is unlocking the phone also! How can I do the same thing but only without unlocking the phone?

    • Shayan

      Can someone please help me?! I am in trouble!
      I don’t want to unlock my phone again, this method is unlocking the phone also! How can I do the same thing but only without unlocking the phone?

  • vitor candeia

    thank you a lot
    im from brazil and i was trying for months fix this problem on my iphone
    it worked exactly the way u said

  • vanno

    The procedure above still works (on an jailbroken and unlocked 3GS with iOS 5.1.1).
    Thanks a lot Aatif!

  • B

    This worked great on my iPhone 3GS (jailbroken on iOS 5.1.1). Except the iMessage area in Settings on my iPhone shows the normal activated message. It doesn’t say ‘activation unsucessful’.

    I had ‘hacktivated’ it, but didn’t realize that would make the iMessages and other push notifications not work. I also didn’t realize that the ‘hacktivation’ method causes your battery to drain faster because of a daemon constantly running in the background to bypass the activation.

    So thanks for a great write-up!

  • bobs

    thankssssss

  • Rimkashox

    Man !!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH !!! It worked wonderfully…. 😉 But just want everybody to know… you can’t jump a step, otherwise it won’t work… You have to reboot and re-sync twice lol… If you don’t do every step of the way then don’t come here complaining… :p

  • Gabo Salazar

    Funciono excelente para mi…pero primero le hice un downgrade al baseband de iPad a la 05.13.04…segui el tutorial e inclusive pude desinstalar ultrasn0w, tengo señal y notificaciones push….muchisimas gracias!!!!

  • Mull

    Worked a treat, thank you!

  • Sebastian

    iPusher displays the “Please wait…” message forever! I followed every single step. Help please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dorin.beery1 Dorin Beery

    everything works and the whole process was okay with no errors.
    but this is not working.
    i still dont get push notifications from facebook.. why?

  • Fouad Balhawan

    It says Unknown error: 28 , any idea?.. this occurs right after clicking restore activation.

  • Iliya

    Worked for me (iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1, bb 05.13.04). Followed the steps and the push notifications, at least for whatsapp work again (mail still doesn’t work)

  • http://twitter.com/inemopsp Brad Nimmo

    Yes this worked on iPhone 3GS iOS6 untether jailbreak BB 05.13.04 unlocked with ultrasn0w 🙂 but for some reason iTunes take forever to activate ur number to imessage but it works now with email an jus waitin on iTunes 🙂 but it works now

  • http://www.facebook.com/mandeep.singh.75839923 Mandeep Singh

    plz
    help, after updating to 6.0(10A403) iphone4g my push notifications are
    not working for any app like facebook, nimbuzz, skype and viber, but its
    do working for emails and system applications… thanx !!

  • luisnumberone

    This worked just great for me!! Push notifications works just great on my iPhone 3GS!! You’re really awesome bro!! 100% recommended!

  • nicollaeb

    i have an iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 jailbreak and unlocked with facetime and imessage not working. can i use this tutorial now? is SAM still working? are any apple restrictions to SAM?

    • roselplayer

      SAM is only working for those who nw their iphone carrier lock
      i have an alternative fix
      msg me
      rosel_player@yahoo.com

  • zv1032

    hello. i followed the steps above. i can send msg thru imessage but it cant delivered. anyone can solve this problem?? :((

  • Einre

    Can I delete SAM after it?

  • Антон Шимелевич

    This thing really works!

    iphone 3gs 16gb ios 5.1.1 bb 5.13.04

    do step by step with ALL reboots mentioned

    push on my iphone ddn’t fixed first, though ipusher said it’s on. But then:

    1. I turned push notifications off in: settings-mail,calendar,etc-data download(3d from top, not sure I’m on russian)-off, also there download (again russian nit sure, just below previous) every 15 minutes (originally was set manual)

    2. reload

    3. settings-mail,calendar,etc-data download(3d from top, not sure I’m on russian)-on

    sent myself an email and a message in facebook while in sleep mode and it worked like a charm
    Hope this helps,
    Anton

  • Ezreal

    I’m on 3gs ios 5.1.1 and baseband 5.13.04, i got to the “wildcard activated” part but when i try to tap backup activation it gives me an error : “Error: Must be root (probably a packaging problem”. I don’t know what to do from here..

  • Johnny

    Thank you, sir!
    It solved my iMessage problem AND my notifications problem!
    (iPhone 4 5.1.1 jailbroken)

    You deserve a statue in your honor.

  • http://aaqil.co.uk/ Aaqil Mahmood

    Aatif Khan thank you so much.

    Everything worked fine.
    But I was failing on SAM itunes activation, I fixed it by manually choosing my network and country to where my phone is locked to. It worked 🙂

  • yelloflash

    it worked b3 but its stopped nw…what to do?

  • Jani

    jeez ipusher how long do you want to take

  • Wawawa

    Will all your files be deleted when you do this?

  • Anna Sokol

    Hi, I have iphone 3gs and iOS 6.1.6. It was jailbroken and i have cydia. I got it jailbroken at a service so I dont know that much about all that stuff. My looks like i just broke my iphone ((( everything worked fine but had a problem with push notofications (please connect to itunes …”) so i followed some forums advice and installed SAM…not its stuck on ” activation” and it redirect me right to ”sim not valid” (there is mine sim that i used all this time with no prob)…what do i do?