SIManager 2.8


with this update is possible to save some special character in the sim number : “#”,”;”,”,”

As beta function, you can now access sms saved on the sim; this function is limited for now: you can read and write the sms but only manually, without insert or pickup from native message database… and i think that for now this work only for standard gsm characters and not with chines, cyrillic etc but i wait for you feedback

If the function is of your interest, i will implement better and i will allow transfer from/to native message (maybe i will wait for ios5 that i suppose will change the database)

First time you will try to use sms function, you will get a db error, restarting SIManager again the new db will be created

Available in the next days into bigboss repo

For user that have infinite reading SIM on iphone 4, copy this into iphone into /tmp and rename as sendcmd (its not a true zip file), set 755 permission (execution) and from terminal or putty go into /tmp (cd /tmp) logged as root and run this command
./sendcmd “AT+CPBR=?”
and send me the output but if the result is like this
the device isnt accessible, dont know if caused by another app that use/patch commcenter of a bad jb.
But without a working device the app can do nothing…

Another clue can be the output of command ls /dev




i post a feedback received on 21/10 by Zgingo that may be usefull for all
I have a good news
Finnally simmanager work for me after i installed a new tweek called ultrasnowCN

101 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Paul

    iPhone 4. Fw 4.3.3 tried…no success it hangs on ‘reading sim’ forever. My sim is blank with no contacts so it can’t be reading anything. Gutted. Was waiting for an update for ages.

    September 8th, 2011

  2. admin

    generate the log and send to me (/tmp/SIManagerRun.log and /tmp/SIMnager.log) but for sure the internal modem cannot accessed, caused by other cydia app/tweak or bad jb

    September 8th, 2011

  3. fische

    iphone4 4.3.3 jailbreak.Iwant read to sim is not going reading with SiManager2.7-2.8. Sim is full but its notfull.

    September 8th, 2011

  4. admin

    if you got sim is full you are writing not reading, what happen when you read sim ?

    September 8th, 2011

  5. Paul

    I had a look at the log you’s blank and 0 bytes, I tried running SIManager whilst in safe mode so to switch off all tweaks and mobile substrates because of what you said….unfortunately same problem…reading sim just reads and reads forever, I’ve waited at least 10 mins!

    September 8th, 2011

  6. Paul

    It works on fw 4.1, tried on my girlfriends iPhone 4. Same jailbreak as mine as I did hers for her but she is on 4.1 so I dnt think your update is 4.3.3 compatible.

    September 8th, 2011

  7. Fische

    The version on iphone4 jailbreak 4.3.3 it’s going or not going it’s must an update comes or not comes

    September 9th, 2011

  8. admin

    @fische @Paul: i use 4.3.3 without issue… i dont think there are bugs yet in simanager, if modem or sim dont answer i can do nothing; can you run a commandline tool on iphone to check what happen ?

    September 9th, 2011

  9. Zgingo

    I have the same problème with my iPhone 4 in 4.3.3 it can’t be read my sim i have the same problème with the old version

    September 9th, 2011

  10. admin

    @zingo: i have spoken 2 days ago with italian people with same issue; the test program saying modem port not available… he redo the jb and all was ok
    can i send you a test app ?

    September 9th, 2011

  11. admin

    @all : i have put test app and instruction in the post; try to check what happen with this commandline tool

    September 9th, 2011

  12. fische

    can you send me tehe test app

    September 9th, 2011

  13. Lkmailcom

    Very valuable application, but not working in my iphone4 4.3.3. Same problem. Pls help me

    September 10th, 2011

  14. fische

    When i press read from sim, it starts to
    initialize and that goes on for ever and ever.
    If i ask it to write from iphone to sim,it says
    sim full.
    May be its doesnt work for iphone 4

    September 10th, 2011

  15. admin

    @Lkmailcom make the test explain in the post

    September 10th, 2011

  16. admin

    dear fische, are you able to read ? make the test in the post and let me know the result if you want try to understand because not run on your device/sim. I have thousond of mail of users that havent issue on 4.3.3, myself too; there are problem on some device and the 3 people have make a debug with me was having all problem with jb and make a new jailbreak solve the problem
    I try to do my best for support a FREE application, but i can do anything if who have issue dont make specific test

    September 10th, 2011

  17. Zgingo

    Thank u admin for your job
    Yes, Said me the App test
    ps: sorry for my bad english i am french

    September 10th, 2011

  18. Kelvin

    Hi having the same problem press read sim and its stay there forever cany

    September 11th, 2011

  19. Ali

    I want to copy all my SIM contacts to my iphone
    Do i have to import one by one or there is a way to highlight them all ?

    September 13th, 2011

  20. admin

    @Ali to copy ALL contacts from sim you can use the native function from settings/mail

    September 14th, 2011

  21. admin

    Have the users with never less read sim issue a factory locked device ??

    September 14th, 2011

  22. Vincent

    We can’t copy all the contacts from iPhone to sim ? If yes how we do that ?

    September 15th, 2011

  23. admin

    @Vincent: i have not replicate a native function. if you want import ALL contacts use the native funtion of o.s. : setting, mail, import from sim

    September 16th, 2011

  24. Joe

    How to copy contact to sim?

    September 16th, 2011

  25. admin

    @Joe Is all descripted in the how to
    Tool/import iPhone to’ SIM

    September 18th, 2011

  26. Thor

    No funciona en iPhone 4 fe 4.3.3 lee tarjeta y nunca para

    September 26th, 2011

  27. admin

    Hi ,
    Is your a free or sim locked device ?

    September 26th, 2011

  28. RichS

    I too am a victim of the forever read :( .

    Unfortunately I don’t understand how I am supposed to update the permissions nor how to run the diagnostic code. sorry I can’t help. I would love for this to work.

    Tonight I will try to restore my phone, jailbreak, and install your app. If it works – then the problem is another app. If not, then we will know it is being caused by the hardware in certain iPhone 4s.



    September 28th, 2011

  29. Troy

    How do I change the language to English?

    September 28th, 2011

  30. Alex

    Yea i hav the same problem as paul after i had upgraded to 4.3.3 from 4.2.1. No problem with 4.3.1 before. I notice there is no box for fast read setting in setup.

    September 28th, 2011

  31. Alex

    Mine is iphone 4 4.3.3. I recently upgraded from 4.2.1. Simanager 2.8 run on 4.2.1 but not 4.3.3. When copy iphone to sim initialising forever too. When I look into setup there is no FAST READ box for me to set to ON. Please advise through email. Thanks a million.

    September 29th, 2011

  32. admin

    What tool have you used for jb ?? Is your a sim locked device ?

    September 29th, 2011

  33. admin

    @RichS keep us updated… Which tool are you using to jb ?

    September 29th, 2011

  34. Alex

    I use snowbreeze 2.7.3 and redsnow to jailbreak and gevey pro plus to unlock.

    September 29th, 2011

  35. RichS

    Infinite loop persists!

    My phone is still unable to read the SIM. I restored 4.3.3, used, and installed the unlock.

    Now we’re down to two possibilities: My-Tmobile SIM card is somehow causing this problem, or the jailbreakme + ultrasn0w solutions doesn’t allow access to the SIM card.

    September 30th, 2011

  36. admin

    searching on google i have found a tweet that ask the developer if ultrasnow block the access to the modem but without answer.. can you remove unltrasnow just for test and try to use simanager ?

    September 30th, 2011

  37. Alex

    I removed ultrasnow still the same problem exist. I would like to know how to get FAST READ box appear in setup. I believe that is the problem.

    October 1st, 2011

  38. Alex

    It writes for a while then error writing phonebook *106 appears and stop.

    October 1st, 2011

  39. Alex

    After removing ultrasnow i am able to delete all sim at one go but when copying from pjone to sim always encounter error write phonebook. The FAST READ box was not there. This may be the problem. Please reply to my email. Hope u hav the answer.

    October 1st, 2011

  40. fische

    Its correct ihave uninstall ultrasn0w than my simanager isgoing perfect.
    The problem was ultrasn0w on iphone 4.3.3

    Thanks Admin

    October 1st, 2011

  41. admin

    @fiche thanks for feedback
    @Alex i have sent you an email

    October 2nd, 2011

  42. Alex

    Got yr email and send log already.

    October 2nd, 2011

  43. Alex

    @fiche Can check what you have in setup (SIManager) whether there is a FAST READ box for you to set to ON?

    October 2nd, 2011

  44. NWA

    iphone 4 ios 4.3.3 simManager 2.8 works super fine

    October 10th, 2011

  45. Paul

    Hi to all having issues. It turns out that the infinite loop is caused by ultrasnow. The recent update to 1.2.4 has solved the issue and works perfect. Just thought I’d let you all know as I was the first to comment on the issue with SIManager admin. If you disabling ultrasnow does not fix the infinate loop (if you rely on it as I do) you sim must be active. Pls update and it should work fine. This tweak is a life saver, why apple don’t have this like all other phones is beyond me. Good luck!! Paul

    October 15th, 2011

  46. Murugesan

    I got geyvey turbo sim unloked i phone 4 firm4.3.3.
    i cudnt able to import my contacts thru SIManager also.i removed ultrasn0w eventhough the same problem.SIM(0/0) mssg asppears….

    pls help me to find solution

    November 2nd, 2011

  47. macdude

    I have iphone 4 (4.3.1). I tried to copy contacts to sim but it said “sim full” or read sim took forever. I found a solution. You have to delete ultrasn0w.

    After deleting ultrasn0w (mine was 1.2.4), everything worked! Thanks.

    November 5th, 2011

  48. web

    Writhe to Sim — > Error writing phonebook ????

    November 7th, 2011

  49. admin

    try to send me the log; have you read without issue ?? with gevery sim there are problem to write sim

    November 7th, 2011

  50. Cleo

    I did some steps tried to put all my contacts to SIM, it was shown (246,254) to now (0,254). Are the contacts in my SIM now? Thank you.

    November 11th, 2011

  51. admin

    @cieo i don’t think… To be sure is enough read sim again, if after read the list is full of contacts they are saved on sim
    If the list is empty (but without error message) you need to do tool/copy iPhone to sim and list is populate by green contacts, then write to sim

    November 11th, 2011

  52. Cleo

    2.3 version can’t work on my iPhone4 4.3.3, jailbroken, then I installed 2.8 version and it works good.

    November 11th, 2011

  53. Mike

    Works great on iPhone 4 4.3.3 no problem at all . Copying to sim or reading

    November 24th, 2011

  54. Ayad

    Have simanager 2.8….have JB my phone but I am unable to write to sim. Simply not working. Any fix soon?

    December 20th, 2011

  55. admin

    Hi, I have no issue on 5.0.1 iPhone 4
    What happen when you try to read sim ?
    What device, firmware and jb type ?
    Is your phone originally sim locked ?

    January 3rd, 2012

  56. Andy

    Using iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4. Always have error transferring from iPhone to SIM for Ver 2.8. Please email
    Me solution thanks in Advance

    January 10th, 2012

  57. Andy

    Using simanager 2.8 with iOS 5.0.1 JB redsnow 0.9.10b3 each time copy from IPhone to Sim Error so can’t copy contact. Please HELP & email me solutions. Thanks in Advance.

    January 11th, 2012

  58. admin

    Same configuration but without issue
    As every time after jb I can only say that simanager use TTY device if jb create and enable it otherwise at applicative level I can do nothing

    Are you device sim locked ?

    January 11th, 2012

  59. Andy

    The error happens after some contact has been copied. When read from sim only 10 contact copied the rest can’t copy. The Sim is not Lock.
    Thank for the Fast reply.

    January 11th, 2012

  60. admin

    Activate the log trace, use read sim function then send me the log

    January 11th, 2012

  61. Nazre

    I got > 250 contacts what’s the solution to copy from iphone to sim

    January 13th, 2012

  62. Nazre

    After copy from iphone to sim 250 contacts then copy from sim to other device. Aftr that i initialize using simanager, how could i copy from 251 until 500?

    January 13th, 2012

  63. admin

    Sorry but at the moment isn’t managed to split the contact if more then sim capacity…
    I will add this feature and update the package soon

    January 13th, 2012

  64. Johnny

    Iphone 4 iOS 5 jailbreak red snow. Doesn’t work. When will this be updated? Thanks for your awesomeness over the years.

    January 20th, 2012

  65. fugitiv3

    is Simanager 2.8 not compatible with iphone 4s? I just jailbroken it I am on 5.0.1 and i got the infinite reading SIM bug? any fix? thx

    January 24th, 2012

  66. admin

    I have no an 4s to test, but all the issue are related on jb procedure that must unlock the TTY device
    Please use putty or mobile terminal and execute the command
    ls /dev
    And send me the output

    January 24th, 2012

  67. No encuentro la manera de transferir los contactos del telefono a la sim , lo otro es que me dice que la sim esta llena estando en 0 , y selecciono leer sim y no hace nada si alguien sabe como arreglarlo se lo agradecere tengo iphone 4s con ios 5.0.1

    January 24th, 2012

  68. Mark

    How to copy contacts from iPhone to SIM? It doesn’t work for me.

    January 26th, 2012

  69. admin

    Sorry but not work on new A5 device for now because the jailbreak procedure don’t create the device to access the internal modem

    January 26th, 2012

  70. admin

    @mark whats the device and error message ?

    January 26th, 2012

  71. Mark

    It’s 3GS… When I click copy iPhone to SIM it gives error that SIM is full… I really need to copy this… Any help appreciated…

    January 27th, 2012

  72. admin

    @mark: what say the navbar ? like (5/120); have you read correctly the sim the 1st time you use simanager ? its required to know the sim capacity

    January 27th, 2012

  73. Mark

    When I click read from SIM, it shows processing for few seconds but then Navbar shows 0/0 all the time…..

    January 28th, 2012

  74. admin

    @mark if cannot read sim cannot write too, try to generate the log of the read procedure… is factory unlocked your device?

    January 28th, 2012

  75. zak

    Iphone 4 sim locked using gevey ultra to get t-mobile, i m on 4.2.1.simmanager 2.8.when i try to reed from the gives me 0/0.. I tried it on 4.3.3.the same prob..i uninstalled ultrasnow but the same prob. I have no idea what is the prob.

    January 28th, 2012

  76. admin

    @zak: sorry but for some reason the device not answer to the command sent to him… from terminal send command “ls /dev” you should see a device dlci.spi-baseband.extra_0 or dlci.spi-baseband.extra_13, do you have it ?
    if so you can try minicom to send some At command and check if device answer corretcly (i suppose of no)

    January 30th, 2012

  77. Mark

    The device is locked and jail broken…

    February 2nd, 2012

  78. Mark

    I just sent you log file…

    February 2nd, 2012

  79. Mark

    Admin,any feedback?

    February 4th, 2012

  80. Jennifer

    i have a 3GS unlocked running ios 5.0.1. it reads the itmobile sim card contacts but does not import them.

    February 24th, 2012

  81. admin

    @Jennifer what’s the error trying to import ? Keep in mind that simanager allow selective import, for a massive import of full sim you can use the native function into iphone settings

    February 24th, 2012

  82. Mayo

    I suddenly lost all my phone contacts and email addresses from my iPhone 4; can someone pleeeeease advice me how to get my contacts, etc etc…. Back. I’ve a sim manager however I dunno how to get my contacts. Thanks a lot..

    March 14th, 2012

  83. admin

    Never backup it ? Never sync with iCloud ? Have it on the sim ?

    March 14th, 2012

  84. Ben smith

    Simanager works perfectly on my locked at&t iphone 4 04.11.08. I don’t know if this will help but I realized that it only works if I use an AT&T card for the contact transfer. I am actually a t-mobile subscriber.

    March 24th, 2012

  85. Ben smith

    Simanager works for my locked AT&T iPhone 5 on 5.0.1 bb 04.11.08. But only if I use an AT&T sim for the transfer. Cheers

    March 24th, 2012

  86. DON

    Can someone confirm if this works with iphone 4s jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1??
    i,m trying it but i doesnt seems to work

    April 23rd, 2012

  87. George

    I recently loaded your sim manager onto my 3g iphone. and sorted out the sim.
    Now I find that iTunes doesn’t recognise my device.
    Can I remove Sim manager and then reload it.
    There is no obvious way of deleting the app.

    July 10th, 2012

  88. Jeffrey

    Doesnt seem to be working on my iPhone 4 5.1.1 :(

    September 6th, 2012

  89. Jeffrey

    Able to read the contacts from the SIM, but no luck deleting any contacts from the SIM

    September 6th, 2012

  90. admin

    @jeffrey what happen when you try to delete a contact ? Do you see error message ?

    September 6th, 2012

  91. mark

    how do i delete sim manager app from my iphone 4 its not in my itunes and my phone is jailbroken ????? plse help as i cant find it on cydia either ??????

    September 11th, 2012

  92. admin

    @mark you can remove simanager, like any other Cydia application, from Cydia , manage package

    September 11th, 2012

  93. Hello, can someone tell me how to delete all my sim contacts. All of them are loaded and everytime

    September 12th, 2012

  94. admin

    @Jayy should be all explain in the how to; to delete contacts use tool/empty sim and all contacts become red
    Now touch write sim button and the contact will be phisically removed from the sim

    September 13th, 2012

  95. Galam

    Hi ! Thanks for your work, unfortunately it doesn’t work
    for me (sim is unlocked, and I read what you wrote), I get “error
    writing on the phonebook” “a I’d be glad to send a log if I knew
    how to do it… Thanks for your support.

    January 4th, 2013

  96. Galam

    Ok log sent ! Great idea to insert that send log

    January 4th, 2013

  97. mlord

    iphone 4.ios 5.1.1 working like a charm.only the sms
    function is buggy that isnt rly matter.tnx for your great

    January 15th, 2013

  98. Rod Seed

    I have a 128k sim card, will Simanager take more than 250 contacts?

    February 19th, 2013

  99. Iman radwan

    سلام ارجو المساعدة لقد أنزلت SIMan لكنه لا ينزل الاسماء ويقول sim ful my phone is iphone4s ملاحظة انه كاتب SIMan(0,0) thx

    June 13th, 2013

  100. Eric

    I can’t delete old numbers from the list it just turns them red? Can you help me out?

    October 28th, 2013

  101. admin

    to phisically delete the contacts do write sim : the contacts will be removed from the sim and place will be free for other contacts

    October 29th, 2013

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