Download Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 and activate iPhone 3G or 3GS with SAM

Redsn0w-0.9.6-b6The Apple iOS is designed in such a way that all applications with the push facility should request the Apple APNS servers for a token that identifies the device. The application requesting APNS token will be jammed in unlocked iPhone models. So they usually not support push notifications. Unlocked models have less battery life and produce more heat than the officially activated models. Many people who unlocked their iPhone 3G and 3G S with the recent Redsn0w 0.9.6 b5 and Ultrasnow 1.2 were reported to have these problems. Thanks to Sam Bingner, from He developed a Cydia repository called SAM that can officially activate iPhone 3G and 3G S on iOS 4.2.1 without the original SIM card or hactivation.

The iPhone-dev team released a new Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 to make it easy for the users to deploy and test the SAM features. So when you use SAM and Redsn0w 0.9.6 b6, you can officially unlock and activate your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S and get the push notification working and improve battery life.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 jailbreak


Readsn0w 0.9.6b6

Readsn0w 0.9.6b6

Official activation for iPhone 3G or 3GS on iOS 4.2.1 with SAM and Redsn0w 0.9.6 b6:

First jailbreak iPhone 3G or 3GS (iOS 4.2.1) with Redsn0w 0.9.6b6.

Open Cydia from your jailbroken iPhone 3G or iPhone 3G S.

Now add a new Cydia repository URL as and save.

Go back and from manage section, click on Binger.

Now install SAM and SAMPrefs from the sources list.

Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 deactivate option

Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 deactivate option

Open Redsn0w 0.9.6 b6 again and in the second step, use the deactivate option as shown above.

Go to the settings>SAM and click deactivate.

Connect your iPhone 3G or 3G S to iTunes and activate it.

We will get a a better battery life and push notifications working as the process is not a hactivation.

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18 thoughts on “Download Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 and activate iPhone 3G or 3GS with SAM

  1. mi iphone 3g ios 4.1 baseband5.14 no he podido actvar ni con targegta original de at t ya realize jailbreac con redsnow 0.9.6b6 instale sam desactive nuevamente pero no funciona por favor como cargo los datos en modulo sam

  2. Itunes tells me that is isert does not support carrier and i tried many simcards and the iPhone 3g 16GB is not activated

  3. it doesn`t work at all no way i dont know how u guys activated this way?
    if any other possibal way let me know. ipad baseband does work .
    thanks anyway keep hacking mac.

  4. it works to a degree itunes does unlock my iphone 3g 4.2.1 baseband 5 15 4
    the carrier logo comes up i can goto planet 3 its a 3 sim but i have no reception because it wont let me call but optus works you have to follow the directions
    but after deactivating with redsn0w re run it and boot tethered your phone will be frozen
    with the apple logo hold power and home down for a few secs the screen goes blank as soon as that happens press next and redsn0w will give instructions on dfu mode time it right u can actavate ur iphone

  5. is it only on ios 4.2.1? if i jailbreaked my ipod that is on 4.0.1 and my baseband is 5.15.04 can i use this guide ?

  6. Hello, I followed everystep and my Iphone 3GS is fully jailbroken and unlocked. But the battery problems remain.

    What can I do?

    After I activate the Iphone through itunes, do I need to reinstall Ultrasnow?

    Please let me know

  7. redsnow does’nt seem to work for me.. i wanna update e baseband, but everytime it says there’s a fetching error, n that i should check ma internet connection, e thing is ma internet’s good.. so wat could b e problem?

  8. I download Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 and I clicked on Deactivate and this sent my phone into white screen and error 28. Now the iphone 3gs 4.2.1 is in black screen. I plug into the usb and the driver is recognized. I tried to restore using itune but an error 28 occured. Can I get out of this problem


  9. hacktivate doesn’t work at all!! I have a 3GS on firmware 4.2.1 and I’ve tried many different ways with redsn0w to hacktivate the phone and it doesn’t work at all, simple as that.

  10. hi, i have used this and can confirm to you guys that this one works!!! thank you sam!

    what i did : i have an unlocked iphone but having the NO SERVICE issue.
    jailbroken iphone 3g – 4.1 jailbroken with old redsnow
    re jailbroken it using the new redsnow 0.9.6b6
    went to cydia and downloaded THE SAM.

    followed everything from up there.
    deactivated from redsnow
    then activated from ITUNES

    still having no signal. what i did was (Iphone still plugged in synced with itunes) I DID THE RESET network setting. then BOOM! it became unlocked iphone.

    thanks SAM. just sharing my experience hope it helps people.

  11. Hi, I have a iPhone 3G. I am facing a problem here.While running Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 on Windows 7 (program set to XP comatibility mode).
    I am not able to put my iPHone into DFU mode. I know in this timing is very important but I’ve tried approx 50 times from today morning but still was not able to get it into DFU.
    Can you please guide how should I proceed.

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