"sim card not recognized" error when restoring
i have a 3gs running 3.1.2 jb'kn with blackra1n. i have had to restore once or twice and each time i do, the restore process completes, gets to activation and tells me that my sim card is not compatible with the phone. i have had to go to apple and exchange my phone each time.
before i jb my new phone (apple just replaced it today) is there something i am doing wrong? any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
- 02-08-2010, 08:27 AM #2
- 02-08-2010, 10:00 AM #3
Yes, and also, this ONLY works with the 3G[s], but even if your official carrier's SIM card is INACTIVE, you can still use that to activate your 3G[s]. (I read this from Geohot's Twitter a few months ago).
It's a small (but useful) glitch with 3G[s] only.
So IF you have the original SIM, just give that a try and get back to us. (The above method has been verified to work on AT&T, but not on European carriers to my knowledge. Just saying...)
- 02-08-2010, 10:03 AM #4
ALSO - BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING, if you are CURRENTLY on 3.1.2, using the phone that Apple just replaced, JAILBREAK IT FIRST!
Use blackra1n, and jailbreak/unlock it.
THEN, if you choose to, you can then use PwnageTool for Mac or sn0wbreeze for PC, create a custom IPSW/FirmWare, and then use that to update to the new 3.1.3 created in either of the above applications.
Thanks, I already went ahead and jb the new one and am using it, I am just afraid that the next time I have to restore it I will have the same problem (apple has replaced 3 so far)
I am on ATT and I am not sure that the sim card I am using is the original...what if I don't have the original?
Thx for the responses
- 02-08-2010, 05:00 PM #6
- 02-08-2010, 07:06 PM #8