Carrier iPhone 4 reports as unlocked but can't get it to recognize SIM card

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bob808, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. bob808 macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I have an iPhone 4 from a friend from Germany that upgraded his phone and gave me the old iPhone 4. I tried to insert a local SIM but it wouldn't recognize it. My other iPhone 4 does recognize the SIM so that's good. I started to check on iphoneimei.info and imei.info and both reported that my phone is unlocked. What should I do?
    This is my imei 012658000635046
    the phone is on 6.1.3 software with tethered j/b right now as it wasn't activated and I can at least use it as an ipod/browser meanwhile.
    Is it really unlocked? If so, then how can I make it work?
    Thank you,
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Did you try a reboot with the sim in the phone ?
     
  3. MuGeN PoWeR macrumors 68020

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    your imei shows its unlocked. may be your sim isn't good? try other sim.
     
  4. bob808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried rebooting with the sim in the phone. Also the very same sim works in another iphone 4.
    Someone sugested that I restore/upgrade and that may fix the problem but the thing is that the phone is on 6.1.3 jb, I would lose that. I would do it if I would be sure that it works, but I might end on ios7 with sim lock and no jb :)
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Use SAM from Cydia to deactivate the phone, the connect to itunes, if it is unlocked it should tell you. No need to restore, just deactivation is ok.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    You can always get a brand new sim from carrier and check with that one.
     
  7. bob808 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to activate it in itunes before I did the j/b. I only did the jailbreak so I could bypass activation screen so I can use the phone for browsing. It didn't work, it said I need the network sim that it had before (the one from Germany), and I can't get one in my country. I'll deactivate the phone tomorrow as I can jb again if it gets stuck at activation screen. This is weird...
     
  8. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    If the activation screen shows it is not unlocked.
    Unlocked phones imediately activate upon itunes connection.
     

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