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    Default Jailbroken 3GS upgraded to IOS 5, now no service / no SIM

    I have an iPhone 3GS that was previously running 4.3.x (can't remember which iteration) and jailbroken and unlocked with the iPad Baseband 06.15.00. Last night, I upgraded to iOS 5 through iTunes and now, after the phone has completed the upgrade and booted up, it isn't able to activate. When activating (I connected wifi) it times out while attempting to connect to the Apple server, and suggests I either try again or activate through iTunes. When I connect it back to iTunes, iTunes reports that there is no SIM installed. There definitely is and it was working fine prior to the upgrade. It was originally purchased as an O2 locked phone and it still has an O2 SIM in it so even if it became locked again in the update, I would have thought it would still work with that SIM?

    Any suggestions on what has gone wrong or how I could fix it? I've tried googling various search strings but as far as I can tell, nobody seems to have reported this problem under iOS 5 yet. Previous versions, yes, but I'm not sure if those situations applies to mine.

    Thanks,
    David
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    Same problem...

    Did you find the answer?
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    I had the exact same problem as you. Took me about 12 hrs to solve this.

    This is what i did.

    1. Connected the phone to my mac and launched iTunes.
    2. Removed the sim-card from the phone.
    3. Put the phone in DFU mode to do a recovery with iTunes.
    4. When itunes was done and the phone had booted I started redsn0w (Using version: 0.9.9b5).
    5. Put the phone back in DFU-mode so i can jailbreak it.
    6. When I got to the select options in redsn0w, I selected "Install Cyda", "Install ipad baseband" and "de-activate phone"
    7. Waited for it to finish, and after it booted up I got the message "No sim card inserted". I then inserted my sim-card
    8. Continued with the ios 5 setup on the phone and had no issue activating it nor did I get "no service"-message after setup was done.

    This did the trick for me so I could activate my phone and use it agian. Hopefully this works for you too.
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    Perfect mate, worked a treat..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex33s View Post
    I had the exact same problem as you. Took me about 12 hrs to solve this.

    This is what i did.

    1. Connected the phone to my mac and launched iTunes.
    2. Removed the sim-card from the phone.
    3. Put the phone in DFU mode to do a recovery with iTunes.
    4. When itunes was done and the phone had booted I started redsn0w (Using version: 0.9.9b5).
    5. Put the phone back in DFU-mode so i can jailbreak it.
    6. When I got to the select options in redsn0w, I selected "Install Cyda", "Install ipad baseband" and "de-activate phone"
    7. Waited for it to finish, and after it booted up I got the message "No sim card inserted". I then inserted my sim-card
    8. Continued with the ios 5 setup on the phone and had no issue activating it nor did I get "no service"-message after setup was done.

    This did the trick for me so I could activate my phone and use it agian. Hopefully this works for you too.

    This worked for me, thank you so much, I just signed up here to thank you for that.
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    What if I don't want to jailbreak it anymore. Your valuable suggestions will be appreciated

    thanks



    Quote Originally Posted by ex33s View Post
    I had the exact same problem as you. Took me about 12 hrs to solve this.

    This is what i did.

    1. Connected the phone to my mac and launched iTunes.
    2. Removed the sim-card from the phone.
    3. Put the phone in DFU mode to do a recovery with iTunes.
    4. When itunes was done and the phone had booted I started redsn0w (Using version: 0.9.9b5).
    5. Put the phone back in DFU-mode so i can jailbreak it.
    6. When I got to the select options in redsn0w, I selected "Install Cyda", "Install ipad baseband" and "de-activate phone"
    7. Waited for it to finish, and after it booted up I got the message "No sim card inserted". I then inserted my sim-card
    8. Continued with the ios 5 setup on the phone and had no issue activating it nor did I get "no service"-message after setup was done.

    This did the trick for me so I could activate my phone and use it agian. Hopefully this works for you too.
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    You'r welcome. Good to know it worked for others too
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    Quote Originally Posted by bangal View Post
    What if I don't want to jailbreak it anymore. Your valuable suggestions will be appreciated

    thanks
    Since my iphone already was jailbroken I did not care 'bout that. I wrote down what was working for me and how I solved this issue. But I think just deactivating the phone should do the trick without installing Cydia and ipad baseband. I don't know a way to just deactivate the without using redsn0w.

    Maybe someone else could answer that for us?
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    Did you setup as "new iPhone" or "restore from backup" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ex33s View Post
    Since my iphone already was jailbroken I did not care 'bout that. I wrote down what was working for me and how I solved this issue. But I think just deactivating the phone should do the trick without installing Cydia and ipad baseband. I don't know a way to just deactivate the without using redsn0w.

    Maybe someone else could answer that for us?
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    As a new iPhone, Did not want to restore it from backup since I had this issue with "No service"

    Quote Originally Posted by bangal View Post
    Did you setup as "new iPhone" or "restore from backup" ?
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    Default Thank you!

    This worked for me! Thank you for taking the time to post this, just hours before I was preparing to toss my phone in the ocean!
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    Your welcome! Glad to hear this works for you guys too
    Last edited by ex33s; 10-16-2011 at 12:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ex33s View Post
    I had the exact same problem as you. Took me about 12 hrs to solve this.

    This is what i did.

    1. Connected the phone to my mac and launched iTunes.
    2. Removed the sim-card from the phone.
    3. Put the phone in DFU mode to do a recovery with iTunes.
    4. When itunes was done and the phone had booted I started redsn0w (Using version: 0.9.9b5).
    5. Put the phone back in DFU-mode so i can jailbreak it.
    6. When I got to the select options in redsn0w, I selected "Install Cyda", "Install ipad baseband" and "de-activate phone"
    7. Waited for it to finish, and after it booted up I got the message "No sim card inserted". I then inserted my sim-card
    8. Continued with the ios 5 setup on the phone and had no issue activating it nor did I get "no service"-message after setup was done.

    This did the trick for me so I could activate my phone and use it agian. Hopefully this works for you too.
    how do you put it into DFU mode?
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    Hold power button for 5 secs without releasing power hold the home button down both for 10 secs then release power while still holding down the home button for 15 secs.
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    This worked BUT

    Now My Safari Browser and Email will not open. Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldpeppers View Post
    This worked BUT

    Now My Safari Browser and Email will not open. Any ideas?
    Sorry no. I don't have any issues with mail nor safari.
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    Thank you so much, your advice really helped and I was able to get my 3GS working again. I don't know what I'd without it!
    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldpeppers View Post
    This worked BUT

    Now My Safari Browser and Email will not open. Any ideas?

    I just gave my phone another Restart and everything works great.

    Thanks for all the help

    I love you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coldpeppers View Post
    I just gave my phone another Restart and everything works great.

    Thanks for all the help

    I love you.
    Good too know for others

    Great your phone works as it should now!
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    ive used this fix to get my service back on my 3GS

    youtube.com/watch?v=5gih-vMp0H4
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    Quote Originally Posted by johndeer777 View Post
    ive used this fix to get my service back on my 3GS

    Almost the same as what i wrote. Tried that and it did not work for me.
    Good you shared it with us. Took the liberty of making a link of the youtube url in the quote
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    Default Not workinggg :(

    after i do it on the computer &it says it will continue on the phone it comes up error &its giving up, those that mean i cant fix my phone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicoleob View Post
    after i do it on the computer &it says it will continue on the phone it comes up error &its giving up, those that mean i cant fix my phone?
    What does the error say?
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    i did all of that but now it says sim not valid
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    Quote Originally Posted by misstmac View Post
    i did all of that but now it says sim not valid
    Sorry to hear that. This is not for unlock of the phone but for jailbreak.
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