Reinstall iphone HELP!!!!

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

  1. usamabineddy macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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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