Reinstall iphone HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by usamabineddy, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. usamabineddy macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2009
    donno if this is a stupid question but just bought a iphone off a mate cause he got the new nokia n97 and i reset/deleted all setting and data to get rid of all his crap. the phone then came up with a screen allowing emergency calls and one with the itunes icon and usb picture. i downed the new ver of itunes and plugged the phone into the usb and it comes up as "Sim card inserted into this phone does not appear to be supported" i put my old pre paid telstra 3g sim into it. he was on an optus plan when he got it. when i take the sim card out it says "insert a valid sim card with no pin lock to activate iphone" pleaseeeeee help. will buying a prepaid sim from his carrier work aor what do i doooo......
  2. ste1164 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2009
    It sounds like the phone is locked to the previous carrier. If you wanted to use your sim you would need to jailbreak and unlock it.

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