iPhone Hacktivation trouble

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by yani2k8, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. yani2k8 macrumors member

    yani2k8

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    Hello

    My friend purchased his iPhone 4 from abroad, where he was able to use it without any problems. Granted, he was using a Gevey SIM and had to turn on and off airplane mode each time the phone booted, but aside from that it was fine.

    He's in the UK now and we've tried to upgrade the software to iOS5. It installed fine but it refuses it activate.

    The following appears both on the iPhone and on iTunes:

    "The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported.

    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 carrier's store to receive a replacement SIM card."


    So, clearly the phone is barred and that is why it is refusing to work with various SIM cards.

    We've been trying to 'hacktivate' the iPhone using Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 by creating a custom ISPW with hacktivation enabled and then restoring it via iTunes. However, it stops at the Apple logo and refuses to load.

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    Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Use Redsn0w to hactivate it. However, i want to point out that even you hactivate it, you still can't use it with Gevey sim now because the phone has been updated to baseband 04.11 where Gevey Sim is no longer working.
     
  3. yani2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    We literally just managed to activate it using iBooty.

    So is there no way the iPhone can be used as an actual phone now, rathe than an iPod touch?

    Thank you.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope, no way to unlock it now.
    Next time be more careful. Those sim hacks don't work forever and Apple patches the holes with firmware updates.
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Yep....unless there is other version of turbo sim that works with baseband 04.11
     
  6. yani2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    But do you reckon there will there be a turbo/gevey SIM that will work with iOS5.0 any time soon?
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt it for now but you never know.
     
  8. yani2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    In that case, is there a way to downgrade to iOS4 so that the phone can be used as an actual phone, not just an iPod touch? If not, are there any other solutions?
     
  9. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Again, unless you have blobs, you can not downgrade firmware. Even, you can downgrade firmware, baseband can't be downgrade and because of 04.11 baseband, you can't use Gevey sim.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you didn't bother reading anything we posted above?
     
  11. yani2k8 thread starter macrumors member

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    There's no need for your condescending questions.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I was the one trying to help you genius but you're still not getting it. :rolleyes:
    You're welcome.
     
  13. SenseiPhone macrumors regular

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    iPhone showing "only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier" doesn't mean barred, it only asks the original SIM where it's locked to.
     
  14. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    That is the whole point: the thread starter updated the baseband of the phone due to failure to research prior to making changes to the phone's firmware and he has lost the option to use a sim interposer to unlock the phone.

    Baseband 4.11.xx has been out for a very long time, the chances of a new sim interposer to work with that baseband is slim and none.

    Thread starter - if you require the unlock, just get an IMEI unlock from the carrier who sold the phone or a grey market vendor = unlocked forever regardless of baseband or firmware.
     

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