Jailbroken iPhone 3g not reading sim

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xeno911, May 30, 2009.

  1. xeno911 macrumors newbie

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    I bought an iPhone 3g 8gb from someone and when I insert an AT&T sim it does not read it. However when I remove the sim tray the "No Sim installed" message pops up, so I assume it knows a sim card is inserted. This phone is jailbroken, V 2.2.1 and 02.30.03 baseband.

    I'm doing a "restore" with iTunes but not sure if it'll work.

    I looked up the serial number and it says:

    "Our records indicate that your product is covered under Apple's Limited Warranty which is estimated to expire on September 05, 2009.

    Your product is eligible for complimentary phone support which is estimated to expire on September 06, 2010."

    I was just thinking of taking it to Apple after doing the restore but I have no receipt, will they give me a new one?

    Appreciate any input.
     
  2. xeno911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update: I did the restore and it's still not reading the sim.

    I made an appointment with apple so hopefully they exchange it.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    A restore would normally solve the problem, so it must be a hardware problem. I bet anything that they will give you a new phone on-the-spot. :)
     
  4. xeno911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Even without the receipt? I bought it from craigslist.
     
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    That's where I got mine too. It doesn't matter if you have a receipt or not, the warranty is tagged to the device. You need to restore it to stock firmware first regardless.
     
  6. xeno911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks. Well like I mentioned in my first post, I clicked "restore" on iTunes, if that's what you mean by restoring it to stock firmware, (I'm kind of a noob so I'm just trying to clarify this), but now it won't let me go to the home screen because I need to insert the sim card, which it won't read.

    Since the phone was jailbroken and I did the restore, is Cydia still installed? Just wondering since I can't get into the home screen and I've heard that warranty is void when it's jailbroken (?).
     
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    You are correct about the void warranty. In order be to completely safe I always suggest that people do a DFU Mode + restore, to clear all traces of jailbreak.
     
  8. xeno911 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So apparently it works. Turns out that when you insert your sim you have to connect it to iTunes so the sim "activates" with AT&T
     

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