Probs with an American iPhone in Europe

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fractura, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. fractura macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm working with a US iPhone 4 that's been updated to 5.0.1. I've been trying to get it to work with a European SIM card here in the Netherlands (the carrier? Hollands Nieuwe).

    I've tried jailbreaking it with Redsn0w and running Ultrasnow. No matter what I try, the phone refuses to let go of my original carrier (AT&T) and continues to give me an "invalid SIM" message whenever I try to use the new one. I also tried limera1n, which caused the phone to sputter out. I wound up running a restore via iTunes to bring it back to life.

    Any advice about what to try from here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    AT&T iPhones cannot be unlocked. You need to buy a factory unlocked phone.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nothing can unlock it at the moment.
    Sell it and buy a factory unlocked iPhone.
     
  4. fractura thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ugggggggggggggggggh. No wonder. I wish I had known that before I dumped four hours into this little project yesterday. Thanks for the info!
     

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