1. max76249's Avatar
    OK. This is going to be hard to explain. I just bought an iPhone, locked to AT&T. The problem is I live in England. When I got it, I unlocked it, and was using it perfectly with my English sim. Wonderful. Here's the bad part. I then, rather stupidly, updated to 3.0.1 firmware, and it locked my iPhone, and said that the sim was not compatible. Then, even more stupidly, I thought "Let's just restore it to avoid the hassle of unlocking again". Mistake. Now, when I try to boot my iPhone, it simply says on the screen, 'Sim Not Compatible'. That's on both the iPhone screen and my computer screen. Even worse, after the restore, I can no longer access any of the phones functions. Please help. I need this phone for college.
    09-05-2009 08:53 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    Do you have a PC or MAC?
    09-05-2009 08:55 PM
  3. max76249's Avatar
    I have a PC...Is there anything I can do?
    09-05-2009 09:11 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    I have a PC...Is there anything I can do?
    You have to rejailbreak & unlock it. Which iPhone do you have?
    09-05-2009 09:38 PM
  5. max76249's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 3G. Could you possibly walk me through it because I didn't actually jailbreak it myself, or at least provide a link to a guide that will direct me.
    09-06-2009 02:26 AM
  6. max76249's Avatar
    Can anyone help me. How do I jailbreak/unlock from the setup screen?
    09-06-2009 03:54 PM
  7. Tramain's Avatar
    Can anyone help me. How do I jailbreak/unlock from the setup screen?
    Did you download the stuff you need?
    09-06-2009 03:56 PM
  8. max76249's Avatar
    That's the thing, I read the guide and I can't get my iPhone to software 3.0 as I can do the iTunes setup because it is locked. Any ideas?
    09-06-2009 04:01 PM
  9. Tramain's Avatar
    That's the thing, I read the guide and I can't get my iPhone to software 3.0 as I can do the iTunes setup because it is locked. Any ideas?
    When you connect your iPhone can you see the check for update button in iTunes?
    09-06-2009 04:05 PM
  10. max76249's Avatar
    No. My iPhone is locked to AT&T, but I don't have an AT&T sim, so when I connect it to my PC, the only thing I see in iTunes is: Sim Not Compatible.
    09-06-2009 04:07 PM
  11. Tramain's Avatar
    No. My iPhone is locked to AT&T, but I don't have an AT&T sim, so when I connect it to my PC, the only thing I see in iTunes is: Sim Not Compatible.
    Take the sim out and try to update.
    09-06-2009 04:08 PM
  12. max76249's Avatar
    No, when I try that I can't even connect it to the PC. Will it be easier to do an a Mac because I have one too.
    Last edited by max76249; 09-06-2009 at 04:20 PM.
    09-06-2009 04:15 PM
  13. Tramain's Avatar
    No, when I try that I can't even connect it to the PC. Will it be easier to do an a Mac because I have one too.
    I got your post and another mixed up. This is what you need to do download redsn0w and iPhone 3G 3.0 firmware and then open redsn0w and it will guide you though the process.

    After your done with redsn0w open cydia and add the repo repo666.ultrasn0w.com and then search ultrasn0w
    Last edited by Tramain; 09-06-2009 at 04:43 PM.
    09-06-2009 04:36 PM
  14. max76249's Avatar
    What do I do when it asks for the ISPW of my current Firmware??
    09-06-2009 04:58 PM
  15. Tramain's Avatar
    What do I do when it asks for the ISPW of my current Firmware??
    Browse the firmware download.
    09-06-2009 05:00 PM
  16. max76249's Avatar
    Mines been downloaded as a .zip??? What do I do???
    09-06-2009 05:06 PM
  17. Tramain's Avatar
    Mines been downloaded as a .zip??? What do I do???
    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...lbreaking.html
    09-06-2009 05:09 PM
  18. max76249's Avatar
    Doesn't explain my problem. The file is zipped, and none of them are IPSW. Which one is it?
    09-06-2009 05:28 PM
  19. Tramain's Avatar
    Doesn't explain my problem. The file is zipped, and none of them are IPSW. Which one is it?
    This is the IPSW http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....1_Restore.ipsw. Change the .zip to .IPSW I would suggest saving it to desktop
    09-06-2009 05:37 PM
  20. max76249's Avatar
    Omg Man!!! You're A Legend!!! Thanks Sooo Much For The Help!!!
    09-06-2009 07:32 PM
  21. Tramain's Avatar
    Omg Man!!! You're A Legend!!! Thanks Sooo Much For The Help!!!
    Glad I could help if you don't mind tip the scale in the right corner.
    09-06-2009 07:45 PM
  22. white573's Avatar
    get a sim card form whatever provider u need use that to unlock it then switch back have done it w t mobile phones before i just bought a prepaid card but dont know if it will work besause of the data plan u have to have to have iphone account through att might work though
    09-12-2009 01:19 AM
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