3G signal active on "raw" restore - gone after backup

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JagoFletch, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. JagoFletch macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have had a good look on here and Google for a solution to this problem but no luck!

    I have recently bought an iPhone 4, it isn't jailbroken and hasn't had a carrier unlock. I restored it as a new phone over iTunes and noticed that I had full signal, 3G was on and everything looked normal. However, after restoring from a previous iPhone 4 backup (also not jailbroken) from last week I have lost 3G signal.
    My carrier (3 UK) can't help either.

    The previous iPhone backup was from a phone using iOS 6.0, the restore was done using 6.0.1

    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. iphone46 macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, you will have to start over because the backup is corrupt. If you have a backup before that, you may be able to use that. I had a very similar issue with my VZ iPhone4 when I got it where I was constantly getting cellular data errors(I was screwed because iCloud did not exist at the time and I only backed up once in a blue moon) and had to start over several times.
     
  3. JagoFletch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Unfortunately I'm all out of backups from before the corrupted one.
    I've had a good look online and the problem could be to do with the APN still being set to Vodafone (my previous network provider). There doesn't seem to be a way to change the APN settings in iOS 6 though. If only I hadn't updated the firmware! Downgrading to 5.x for a JB may have solved the issue.
    I don't want to lose my text messages but that's all I'm worried about losing after a fresh start.
    Is there any way to transfer texts from an old backup onto a new, stock firmware?
     
  4. JagoFletch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    *SOLVED*

    For these specific problems the solution was to go to

    Settings> General> Reset> Reset All Settings

    Then wait 5 minutes.


    I was only trying "Reset Network Settings" before. Hope this helps someone else. Cheers for the help.
     

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