Common Questions (FAQ) about SuperSIM Method
Not sure about anyone else, but I keep seeing the same questions about the SuperSIM. Please post only questions with their answer for frequently asked questions. Please do not use this thread to ask questions.
Q: Does the SuperSIM work with provider / operator X.
A: Whether the SuperSIM works is not based on the operator. It is based on the SIM card you are trying to clone. If it is a v1 SIM card (meaning you can get the KI value from it through a brute force attack) then the SuperSIM method will work. There is no method for getting the KI value from a v2 or v3 SIM card, therefore the SuperSIM method will not work.
Q: What software can I use to get the Ki value from my current SIM?
A: You need to use Woron Scan or a similar software on a PC. Woron Scan requires a serial interface to your programmer - either a real serial interface or an emulated / virtual one.
Q: Will programmer or card reader X work to break the Ki?
A: The programmer or card reader) needs to support Phoenix mode to brute force attack the Ki value on your existing v1 SIM.
Q: Do I need a programmer or just a card reader?
A: You only need a card reader to get the Ki value. You need a programmer to make your new SuperSIM on the Silvercard.
Q: What information do I need to make a SuperSIM clone?
A: You need the IMSI, ICCID, and KI values from your existing SIM. You need the ICCID from the AT&T SIM that comes inside every iPhone.
Q: How can I get an AT&T SIM?
A: It's inside your iPhone. Every phone comes with one. Use a paperclip (or order the iPhone SIM Tool) to get the AT&T SIM card from the phone.
Q: What is the Silvercard for?
A: The Silvercard will allow you to make a new SIM. The Silvercard is credit card sized but can be cut to the size of a SIM after you program it. After configuring the IMSI, ICCID, and KI values for your new SIM, you will program a new SIM and save that configuration onto the Silvercard. This will become you SIM.
Q: What should I do with my current SIM from my provider?
A: Frame it.
Q: Is the SuperSIM method legal?
A: Legality varies from country to country. While your are not stealing anything with the SuperSIM method (you still need to purchase and pay for your account with the oeprator) many country have laws which make it illegal to make your own SIM card. Check your local laws first.
Q: Will I break my iPhone?
A: No. The SuperSIM method will not break your iPhone. Even if something goes wrong, you can restore your iPhone using the restore procedure using iTunes.
Q: Will I break my existing SIM?
A: No. You don't do anything to your existing SIM except to read the values from it. If you have a v2 or v3 SIM, you will likely get a message telling you it cannot be cracked.
Q: I made a SuperSIM. Now what?
A: Now you just need to activate your iPhone using your new SIM. There are lots of different utilities and details on how to activate your iPhone. For the IMEI value, use your iPhone's IMEI. It's on the box. For the IMSI, use the IMSI read from your AT&T SIM - not the IMSI from your new SuperSIM.
Q: What's the difference between making my SuperSIM and activating my iPhone?
A: Activating an iPhone simply makes the functionality in it usable - except the phone part. Activating the iPhone with a SuperSIM makes the functionality in it usable with the phone.
Q: Should I use a pre-paid SIM just in case?
A: That is your decision. Many people have used their existing account SIMs to make their SuperSIM. Depending on the legality of making a SuperSIM in your country, you must decide on the risk.
Q: Will my SuperSIM activated iPhone work internationally?
A: No guarantees, but most likely if your normal SIM works internationally then so will the same services using your SuperSIM.
Q: Will EDGE work?
A: If your provider has an EDGE network, it will work. Just change the EDGE configuration under Settings - General - Network - EDGE to match the APN configuration for your provider.
Q: What if my operator doesn't support EDGE?
A: Any GPRS network will also work, but will just be slower. You must still change the EDGE configuration under Settings - General - Network - EDGE to match the APN configuration for your provider.
Q: Can I get 3G to work?
A: Not unless you design and build a new GSM radio in your iPhone that supports 3G.
Q: Does GPS work with the SuperSIM method?
A: There's no GPS in the iPhone at all.
Q: What if I have a question that isn't in this thread?
A: Ask it somewhere else. When you get an answer, add the Q&A to this thread.
Q: What if there is a missing Q&A from this thread.
A: Add it.
Q: What if I have a question that isn't answered here.
A: Ask it somewhere else and don't clutter this thread.