1. spyder8800's Avatar

    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.

    02-07-2010 09:16 PM
  2. flyingember's Avatar
    what provider did the phone come from and what provider is your sim from?
    02-08-2010 08:27 AM
  3. LVCIFER's Avatar
    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 10:00 AM
  4. LVCIFER's Avatar
    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.
    02-08-2010 10:03 AM
  5. spyder8800's Avatar
    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 04:36 PM
  6. LVCIFER's Avatar
    If you haven't changed the SIM card, then it's the original one that came with the phone.
    02-08-2010 05:00 PM
  7. spyder8800's Avatar
    i have changed the sim card, the first time it happened, Apple made me get a new sim card..
    02-08-2010 06:40 PM
  8. LVCIFER's Avatar
    I see. So you're jailbroken and unlocked. Do you know what hacktivation is?
    02-08-2010 07:06 PM
  9. spyder8800's Avatar
    I dont acutally..
    02-08-2010 09:26 PM