BRICKED MY 4S with CLI Windows Jailbreak (Tried DFU restore, no luck) Please HELP!!!

iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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Just wanted to give you guys the heads up so you don't be stupid like me and brick your 4S.

I was going through the steps outlined here:
Completely new guide for noobs. I just found a way to do it on my iPad 2 [Wifi only] on iOS 5.0.1..
1) Download the file above in step 3, then extract the folder to your Downloads. (Start Menu, your name, then on the left, downloads.)
2) There should now be a folder called: "cinject_0.4.3"
3) Open up CMD and type this (Without "" quotes..): "cd downloads"
4) Then, do: "cd cinject_0.4.3"
5) After so, type this command into cmd.. "cinject.exe -i payloads/jailbreak.mobileconfig"
6) On your device, click on install, and when prompted to type in a password, just click next, with no password in.
7) After so, type this command: "cinject.exe -j payloads"
8) Just wait a little bit. ( Don't freak out, or jizz )
9) Now after a few minutes from step 8, now type this command: "execute the command: cinject.exe -w"
10) On your device, after doing step 9, toggle the "VPN" switch on in the settings, in about a few seconds after, it should say error.
11) Wait, then it should restart. Cydia is now installed, and your device is now free!
So I got to step #7 and after typing in cinject.exe -j payloads it would say:

Finding slide...
Failed
Error

So then I read that when you get this error you are supposed to restore your phone to get around this problem.

Ok so I figure that I will do that right on my phone so I went into Settings->General->Restore->Erase all content and settings

After my phone rebooted it starts going through the activation step of selecting english, selecting country, enable/disable location services, choose network...

... but then it gives me an error that says "Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carriers store to receive a replacement SIM card"

Ok I thought. I'll just go to my carriers store and get a new sim card and I'll be fine right? WRONG :(

I went down this morning and got a new sim card from my carrier activated but my 4S still gives me the error. So now I have an appointment set up with my Apple store tomorrow in order to get my phone warrantied. Ugh.

Just wanted to give you guys the heads up so you don't make the same mistake I did :(

Btw if there is anything I actually can do in this situation to get it working let me know :)
 
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robdam1001

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Sep 23, 2008
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Just wanted to give you guys the heads up so you don't be stupid like me and brick your 4S.

I was going through the steps outlined here:


So I got to step #7 and after typing in cinject.exe -j payloads it would say:

Finding slide...
Failed
Error

So then I read that when you get this error you are supposed to restore your phone to get around this problem.

Ok so I figure that I will do that right on my phone so I went into Settings->General->Restore->Erase all content and settings

After my phone rebooted it starts going through the activation step of selecting english, selecting country, enable/disable location services, choose network...

... but then it gives me an error that says "Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carriers store to receive a replacement SIM card"

Ok I thought. I'll just go to my carriers store and get a new sim card and I'll be fine right? WRONG :(

I went down this morning and got a new sim card from my carrier activated but my 4S still gives me the error. So now I have an appointment set up with my Apple store tomorrow in order to get my phone warrantied. Ugh.

Just wanted to give you guys the heads up so you don't make the same mistake I did :(

Btw if there is anything I actually can do in this situation to get it working let me know :)

Can't you just restore through iTunes?
 

spin360

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Feb 23, 2009
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I went down this morning and got a new sim card from my carrier activated but my 4S still gives me the error. So now I have an appointment set up with my Apple store tomorrow in order to get my phone warrantied. Ugh.
You better hope the Apple rep doesn't notice your phone isn't activated. They thoroughly inspected my phone before selling my AC+.
 

iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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that ^^^^^^ I think when it said to restore your phone, it literally meant restore your phone, like from iTunes.
Yeah, I should have probably done that instead of on the phone. Live and learn. I just wanted to let others know my situation so they don't pull the same mistake.
 

kalex

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Oct 1, 2007
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Your iphone is not bricked :)

do a full restrore in itunes but don't restore backup, set it up as new iphone and that should work. Was your phone unlocked or is the sim card from authorized carrier?
 

iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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Your iphone is not bricked :)

do a full restrore in itunes but don't restore backup, set it up as new iphone and that should work.
As soon as I plug in my phone into my computer and itunes recognizes it, itunes gives me a screen saying "The SIM card inserted into your phone does not seem to be supported"

It does not give me ANY options at all :(

Was your phone unlocked or is the sim card from authorized carrier?
Not unlocked but SIM card is from an authorized carrier.
 

jredecop

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May 20, 2009
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As soon as I plug in my phone into my computer and itunes recognizes it, itunes gives me a screen saying "The SIM card inserted into your phone does not seem to be supported"

It does not give me ANY options at all :(



Not unlocked but SIM card is from an authorized carrier.
Go into dfu mode and do a restore. Problem solved:)
 

iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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Possibly a stupid question but have you tried restoring in DFU mode?

http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index.php?title=DFU_Mode
Go into dfu mode and do a restore. Problem solved:)
I just tried the DFU restore. I went through the process and completely restored the phone. Then as I go through the setup process (language, country, location services, etc) it gives me the same "Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used..." error
 
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iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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Tried the DFU restore with no luck.

Itunes fully downloads the software and restores it but then as I go through the setup process on the phone it still gives me the same SIM card error :(
 

kre62

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Jul 12, 2010
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DFU restore it without the sim card in it. Then when you get to activation screen use the new sim.

P.S. Attention all new jailbreakers, know this which has been known to every jaibreaker for many many years:

NEVER choose "Erase all content and settings", it will jack your phone evvery time, since the beginning of time.
 

iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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DFU restore it without the sim card in it. Then when you get to activation screen use the new sim.
Nope... didn't work :(

I DFU restored my iPhone without a sim card in it.

Chose english, united states, enable location services, connected to wifi, etc...

Then it tells me in order to activate my phone I need to insert a SIM card, but it still gives me the same error as before.

What else could I do? :confused:
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Are you sure your 4S is not locked to another carrier?
Did it accept that particular sim before?
I'd bring it to Apple if it still wont accept the sim if its supposed to be unlocked or locked to that carrier you're using.
 

iphone4sbricker

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Jan 21, 2012
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Are you sure your 4S is not locked to another carrier?
Did it accept that particular sim before?
Yeah, I used my phone today before I started doing the jailbreak and made a call / used data earlier this morning so I know for sure I have the right carrier.

I'd bring it to Apple if it still wont accept the sim if its supposed to be unlocked or locked to that carrier you're using.
Yeah, I know Apple has great customer service so I don't think they will give me a hard time about getting a replacement. Just scary when this stuff happens since a pissed off genius could screw me over if he wanted to :(
 
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