Any solution for probably factory unlocked iphone 4 NO SERVICE?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by poltn22, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. poltn22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012

    I have a big problem with my iPhone 4 (8GB). I got it from Switzerland, but I'm using it with a UK sim. What I thought it was FACTORY UNLOCKED, since it immediately found my carrier even before activating the phone. But I couldn't activate it it kept saying that "The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported" blabla....

    So I decided to give it a try and jailbreake it with the latest redsn0w (hacktivate). I jailbroke it, everything went flawless, I could use it without any problem. Before the battery depleted the only program I tried to install from Cydia was "iphonedelivery" (don't know if that matters anything).

    Anyway, the battery depleted, then I charged it, and ever since it says "no service". What can I do now? I have restored it from iTunes, Jailbroke it again with redsn0w, with no luck. If I restore with iTunes, there is "no service", and it should still be activated (with a proper sim), or if I jailbreake it with redsn0w, it is working fine but I cannot use it as a phone , since still "no service". What am I doing wrong?

    My other question: if the iPhone found the carrier before jailbreaking - it means it is FACTORY UNLOCKED, right? So I shouldn't be looking for "unlocking" methods, should I?

    What can I do now? Any any any ideas are really appreciated.

    It came with 5.1.1
    model: MD198FD
    Baseband: 04.12.01

    Any ideas please?
  2. lapeno macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2010
  3. poltn22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2012

    I've just checked the website and the result is:

    Device Family: iPhone
    Device Model: IPHONE 4 8GB WHITE
    Device IMEI: 013128002965485
    Country Code: USA
    Purchase Country: CH
    Is Activated: NO
    Activation date:
    Locked Status: Unlocked

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