Problem with unlocked iPhone 3g on T-Mobile

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xeno911, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. xeno911 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2009
    I noticed this today,my status bar disappears for no reason and comes back if I lock the phone or just appears again randomly. Has anyone else had this problem?


    I also noticed that the phone was not getting any signal. The T-Mobile wording and bars were there, but I could not make calls or send texts. I had to re-insert my sim card to get it to work.

    I have my iPhone (3g, V.3.0) unlocked with ultrasn0w.

    I downloaded about 12 apps (from the App Store) yesterday because they were all wiped out when I did the ultrasn0w unlock (I was on 2.2.1 yellowsn0w), so I'm not sure if it's because of this.

    UPDATE: For some reason, "springboard crashed", so the phone was in Safe Mode. Anyone encounter this issue?

    Should I do a DFU restore? I don' know how to back up apps and pics. It's a hassle doing it all again. Appreciate any help.
  2. xeno911 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2009
    Never mind, it was my (noob) mistake. I had the "solid status bar" checked in Winterboard. :D

    But I do have problems with my network. I'll update if I run into this problem again.

    Please see "update" about Safe Mode in original post. Thanks.
  3. xeno911 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2009

    Now my phone has speaker problems. I get this frequently, I call someone and they aren't able to hear me. Just wondering if anyone has encountered these problems.
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    A restore and take it to Apple and try to replicate the speaker problems. You have to have an active AT&T sim card in it though.
  5. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    I am on T mobile and have no problem as for having to Take it to Apple and having ATT account not true just call and have them ship you a new replacement, did that with my old 16G of my sons, the shipped me a new retail white one and haven't been on ATT for a year.
  6. lunercrab macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    do you have any 3rd party apps installed? there is a whole thread on this problem here (not sure if i can post another site)

    i too am one of those people having problem with calls...seem alot of us have both winterboard and catagories...don't know yet if that is the cause or not :(
  7. khgala macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    Unlocked Iphone issues with T-mobile

    Hi, this is a very common issue with unlocked Iphone and T-mobile. T-mobile 3G and 4G networks are incompatible with ATT phones and vice-versa. In order to resolve this issue all you need to do is, turn off 3G under Settings--> Network. This will resolve the issue. Flip side being that you would not be able to use 3G/4G, but only 2G. But that you help overcome the connectivity loss issue.
  8. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    Please check the date stamp on threads before responding. Thank you.

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