Just bought iphone from ebay,getting (SIM locked) message

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by EvilTeddi, May 9, 2009.

  1. EvilTeddi macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2009
    well i just got this phone from ebay and i turned it on and it said it needed a pin # to get in to it, i never got a pin # from the seller so i tried searching up on how i could be able to reset everything on the phone and found out the restore method so I continued on to do that but once it finished restoring my iphone popped up a message saying (SIM Locked Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate Iphone)
    im not sure what this ment, I again researched so i could figure something out and i ended up with that it may have been jailbroken and when i restored my iphone it screwed up because of it already being unlocked/jailbroken but im not sure because when i took the sim card out it is an AT&T sim card, my other guess was I get a new sim card with no PIN because im guessing the AT&T sim card has a pin which i dont know the #'s to.
  2. M0bile macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2008
    Sounds like you bought a stolen phone. Congrats.

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