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Iphone sim / unlocking questions
Ok so I bought an iPhone online, it says it was unlocked (but I'm not sure it actually is..). (running 1.1.1)
If no sim card is in the iphone I can use all the features of the home menu (that I've tried, didn't try SMS for obvious reasons), I can surf the web, use Youtube, etc..
If I plug a sim card (my current cell phone's, I don't have the blank one that came with it) in while I'm in that home menu it says "Different SIM detected, Please connect to iTunes" with a dismiss button. When I hit the button everything stays the same as if there was no sim card. If I try to make a call it fails.
If I power on the iPhone with the sim card in then I get the Activate screen, with my current background picture showing (I changed the backgrounds to test this), and the slide for emergency bar at the bottom. If I don't press anything the screen turns off in like 15 - 30 secs. If I plug into Itunes it wants me to update and activate.
If I remove the sim card while its at the above screen it goes to a screen with the time and date at the top, current background, and slide to unlock at the bottom (takes me to home).
So is this normal for a Locked iPhone?
Also when I type in #301# on emergency dial it just says please wait for a second then disappears and puts me back on the keypad, dialing 0 immediatly after that just gives me call failed. It doesn't ring during any of that either.
If this is normal, is there a way to be 100% sure my phone is a normal locked one? I don't want to try to unlock it and it brick if its been tampered with.
If this isn't normal, how can I get my Current Sim card to work on the iphone without activating via AT&T?
My current phone is under cingular, now owned by AT&T, but I don't want to pay 20$ more a month for features I won't use. (to activate they make you add a data plan on top of my current voice plan)
Thanks ahead of time for reading and trying to help.
Forgot to add under General -> about I have
Version: 1.1.1 (3A109a)
Modem Firmware: 04.01.13_G
Last edited by slouth2000; 11-28-2007 at 06:47 AM.
OK I figured out what I was doing wrong with the *#307# method (wasn't dailing the star, oops).
I did the jailbreaking method, after I installed the App program, it restarted, I turned the phone back on, it went straight to the spring board, bypassing the Slide to unlock, I rebooted a few times, and it did the same thing, so I didn't think much of it. I installed AnySim 1.1, but when I went back into the springboard so I could open it, it kicked me out to the activate screen in about 2 - 3 secs. Now I'm back to where I was as if I didn't jailbreak. If I remove my sim card I can still get into the springboard and see that anysim did actually install, but if my sim card is plugged in I cannot even get that far.
Should I restore my 1.1.1 Firmware? or should I jailbreak again? (even though the app program is still installed and working) or risk it and run anysim 1.1?
Originally Posted by slouth2000
all you had to do was Activate it with either Independence or Idemocracy with your simcard in.... if its unlocked and you didnt revirginize the baseband then it is still unlocked..no point running anysim again.
8 GB iPhone 1.1.4 unlocked T-mobile USA.
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