Have I been very silly? Broken iPhone!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by brobins, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. brobins macrumors member

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    Hi

    I have just tried to update my iPhone software through iTunes from 1.1 (unlocked running T-Mobile) to 2.2..

    After restoring etc my phone now seems to be stuck in recovery mode and iTunes tells me it cant restore as the SIM card isn't compatible.

    Is there a way to get my phone back up and running on T-Mobile again? :(

    Many Thanks
     
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  3. brobins thread starter macrumors member

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    After the factory restore iTunes finds the phone and then tried to connect to the itunes store then there is a msg saying...

    "The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported."
     
  4. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried ejecting and reinserting the sim? If this does not help put the phone in what is called DFU mode. To do this use a second hand on a clock.

    Turn phone off

    Hold down the top power button and the home button for EXACTLY ten seconds. On that 10th seconds release the power button and keep holding down the home button for another 10 seconds. The screen will remain blank / black but the phone will be in DFU mode. iTunes should recognize the phone being in this mode and instruct you to restore.
     
  5. brobins thread starter macrumors member

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    I have done this and iTunes does indeed restore it. The problem is after it is restored and iTunes tries to activate it.. Does the SIM need to be the one that came with it? I remember that when I first got the phone I replaced the SIM before I even connected it to iTunes for the first time. The SIM inside the phone now is a T-Mobile SIM (UK)
     
  6. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    it's ok. use quickpwn to jailbreak and unlock it.
     
  7. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    Did you restore with a pwnaged 2.2 or just the apple stock one?

    If its the latter then its locked again and you need to hack it using pwnage/quickpwn..
     
  8. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    He said he installed through itunes, so you need to go ahead and re-jailbreak it, then install yellowsn0w
     
  9. LoMonkey macrumors regular

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    Since you're using the phone on a non supported carrier, you'll have to activate the phone. You will have to rebuild your firmware ipsw, and select Activate in Pwnage. You can also have QuickPwn activate your phone, if you choose to go that route.
    Cheers!
     
  10. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    No. That is for 3G iPhones. The OP has a 2G iPhone.

    Use Pwnage or QuickPwn to update and unlock.
     
  11. brobins thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all your replies! I actually thought last night that my SIM had been locked.. I will try the Pwnage or QuickPwn tonight.

    I hate to ask but are there any idiots guides to using Pwnage or QuickPwn ?

    My iPhone is indeed 2g, I am unsure as to which software version is now on it after the update and restore (I assume the first one)?

    Is then now possible to Activate and unlock and have the latest software update?

    Many Thanks
     
  12. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1557
     
  13. brobins thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent!

    Back up and running on 2.2 :eek:)

    Many Thanks
     

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