Omg Please Help!!!!! Newbie

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by limestand1, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. limestand1 macrumors member

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    Ok so i just got a iphone off a friend, i put my cincinnati bell SIM CARD into the phone. i am trying to get apps, get online, blah blah and it is saying.. can not be connected. you r not subscribed to a celluar date service. I had a nokia 5300 and i had the unlimitied internet, could get on you tube, myspace, ALL LINKS.. so why is it telling me i cant get on it???

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    The iPhone is for AT&T only, it won't work on Bell unless you unlock it. You can find information about unlocking here. But if your iPhone has iPhone OS 3.1 or better there is no unlock yet.
     
  3. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    the phone is already unlocked and jailbroken
     
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Okay, do you have anymore information that may assist us in helping you? We can't help unless we have all the information.
     
  5. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    it says.

    could not activate cellular data network; you are not subscribed to a cellular data service

    but with my blackberry and nokia 5300 they have internet thru cincinnati bell i didnt not change my service or plan.. so why wont it let me get online with the iphone?
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Does the iPhone work to make phone calls? If so, you just need to install a carrier update file that will configure the iPhone to use data.

    Open terminal on your Mac and run this command:

    Run this command: defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE

    Now download the 6.0 carrier update file from HERE.

    In iTunes hit option and then update and browse to where you have this file downloaded from above, It will upload it the iPhone.

    On the iPhone, go to settings, General / Network / Cellular Data Network
    enter the following below. You will need to change what's already there because it has info for AT&T in it now.

    APN-wap.gocbw.com
    Username-
    Password-

    MMS:
    APN-wap.gocbw.com
    Username-CBW MMS
    Password-
    MMSC-http://mms.gocbw.com:808/mms
    MMS Proxy-216.68.79.202:80
    MMS Max Message Size-
    MMS UA Prof URL-


    Turn the iPhone off, then back on and it should work to allow data so you can download stuff.
     
  7. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    okay it stops at
    MMSC-http://mms.gocbw.com:808/mms
    MMS Proxy-216.68.79.202:80
    MMS Max Message Size-
    MMS UA Prof URL-

    and at the buttom says reset settings... do i do that?
     
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    No, don't reset or you will lose what you just entered. Just press the home button and restart the iPhone.
     
  9. twon macrumors member

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    You need to provide more info about the phone...

    Start with:

    What iPhone do you have?

    What version is on it? 3.0? 3.0.1? 3.1?

    What method was used for the jailbreak?

    How have you confirmed that it is unlocked?

    Is Cydia or Icy on the phone?

    Does it work on your friends network plan? Is that the same network as yours?
     
  10. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    okay i restarted it... didnt do anything


    AND

    i have no idea what any of that is.. lol!
    the back of the phone is silver is that helps lol
    SORRY I AM A HUGE NEWBIE

    but i do know that the internet worked for him and he also had cincinnati bell
     
  11. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    What firmware version? Go to settings / general / about and tell us what version it is on.
     
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  13. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Ok try THIS carrier update. Just upload it to the iPhone like you did the other one but this time, you don't need to change anything on it. Just restart the iPhone and then try it.
     
  14. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    yup that didnt work either!!!
    FML
     
  15. labman macrumors 604

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    do you see

    a App called Cydia and ask your friend if it's JB & unlocked 2 different things. JB allows you to use other stores or Apps besides itunes Cydia, ICE & Rock and allows you to personalize your phone. Unlock allows you too use your phone on other networks that use sims other wise you are locked into AT&T 1st you JB then you unlock. they are two separate processes. what Gen is it your friend should know.
     
  16. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    Ok, can you even make phone calls with that sim card that you have insterted into the iPhone?

    If not, then it's not unlocked.
     
  17. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah i know its 2 different things. its both, jailbroken and unlocked. He was using the same carrier as i am.i can text and call ppl so i know that the phone works. it just does not allow me to get apps, get online, or email
     
  18. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    anything else i could do? like i said the phone does work, i can call and text
     
  19. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I'm out of ideas. The files that you uploaded to the iPhone were from another user who verified they worked for him.
     
  20. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    yes i saw him get onto it before switching my sim card onto the phone
     
  21. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    What one would be better to go to..
    the apple store or At&t(i dont have AT&T service)
     
  22. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have a app that is Cydia
    and its the first gen
     
  23. .:R2theT macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you might pose these questions to the friend you got the phone from. They would be much more familiar with what the exact state of this particular phone is.
     
  24. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Since your phone is jailbroken and unlocked, you cannot get help at either place. The warranty is voided once you JB and UL.

    Go to your friend and have him set it up for you, or sell it.
     
  25. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    If it's an original iPhone as the OP said, the warranty has been up for over a year already anyway. :)

    But to the OP, I doubt the Apple store (first place I'd go) or AT&T would be able to help. I'd talk to teh person who sold you the phone to see what's going on. :)
     

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