Hey Bad Ash.
I jailbroke my iPhone 2.1, but the phone is now constantly in Emergency Call mode (and iTunes says only authorised SIM cards are allowed), so I can't get the Springboard screen.
The phone works, however.
Did I miss something?
It is IPhone 2G, updated to FW 2.1. It was simlocked to Orange (France) and would not work on SFR, my operator.
My son lent me an old Orange SIM card (no longer valid and impossible to phone with, but recongnized by iTunes), which allowed me to use the iPhone as a dumb PDA (= no phone or SMS services).
I used the QickPwn for FW 2.1 and it un-simlocked the phone (the SFR chip now allows phone and SMS services, though it says only Emergency Calls possible).
This means that I now have a phone, but no other function.
When I plug into iTunes, it says the SIM card does not come from an authorised operator.
I am using iTunes 188.8.131.52 and Vista Home Premium.
Does this help?
The old card was a pre-paid card that has long since expired (=Orange network in France).
The iPhone fonctions all work when this SIM card is in (except phone and SMS services!).
When I put in an active SIM card (but not Orange, which has an exclusive deal with Apple in France, same as that of ATT in the US), the phone works (though it indicates Emergency call only), but nothing else because Itunes does not recognize the SIM card as "active".
This seems to be a relatively common issue with QuickPwn 2.1 jailbroken desimlocked phones when inserting a non-recognized SIM, if I read other forums....
Thx for any insight you might have.
Ash, I'm having the same problem with the endless loop. I went to iTunes to restore, however my iPhone crashes iTunes on one computer and on my other computer it doesn't recognize my device. I reinstalled iTunes as well. Any other ideas?