Did I brick my 4S by trying to unlock it.

daviddcmd

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I bought an unlocked Rogers I4S that I had to restore. When I put my AT&T sim card in the Gevey Ultra S sim tray I keep getting invalid sim. I don't have the Rogers sim only the Gevey and AT&T.

Any help you can offer up?

Also can I take it to Apple and have them unlock it as AT&T can't do it.

TIA
 

labman

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wait when you say Unlocked are you talking factory unlocked or what more detail if you want help.. firmware, baseband etc.. it not bricked you can't do that.
 

daviddcmd

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wait when you say Unlocked are you talking factory unlocked or what more detail if you want help.. firmware, baseband etc.. it not bricked you can't do that.
I just want to be able to use it with my AT&T sim. 2.0.12. 5.1.1
 

Nermal

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Came with the Gevey tray.
According to Apple's site, Rogers offers official unlocks. I don't know what's required to do this, but try contacting Rogers. An official unlock will be much more reliable than Gevey and will survive through restores and updates.
 

fullmanfullninj

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Dec 30, 2009
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I bought an unlocked Rogers I4S that I had to restore. When I put my AT&T sim card in the Gevey Ultra S sim tray I keep getting invalid sim. I don't have the Rogers sim only the Gevey and AT&T.

Any help you can offer up?

Also can I take it to Apple and have them unlock it as AT&T can't do it.

TIA
You failed to answer an important question that labman asked. You say unlocked. What does this mean specifically?

On craigslist, everyone posts that their iPhone is unlocked...there is a difference between being actually unlocked and using a Gevey SIM to bypass the carrier lock (I do not consider Gevey to be "unlocked").

If it is factory unlocked, a restore should solve the problem.

If it is "unlocked" using Gevey, put your ATT SIM in a different phone. Make sure your SIM card is still good.
There is also a chance you are either putting the Gevey SIM upside down or something on the SIM tray. There is also a chance that the Gevey you have is a fake or is broken in which case you'll need to get a new one.

Either way, it most likely is not a software based issue, nor is it an iPhone-hardware based issue. It is probably either the Gevey SIM or your ATT SIM, most likely the Gevey.