Probs with an American iPhone in Europe

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

  1. fractura macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012

    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    AT&T iPhones cannot be unlocked. You need to buy a factory unlocked phone.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Nothing can unlock it at the moment.
    Sell it and buy a factory unlocked iPhone.
  4. fractura thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2012
    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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