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    Ok I have spent an hour looking around and with all the different fixes I still cant manage to get my iPhone to work. Please bear with me if the is redundant but if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

    I bout my iPhone through AT&T, it has the two year contract. I used iBrickr and appinstall on the phone and then upgraded to 1.1.1 without ever hearing any warnings not to do so... bad luck on my part.

    Now my phone is locked up. I tried restoring to the 1.0.2 firmware, tried using the AppTappinstall, i keep getting error messages that my phone cannot be stored, and now it is at the activation screen saying it doesn't recognize my sim card. I have a valid AT&T sim card, so whats wrong?

    Can anyone help me?



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    unfortunately you will have to wait till dev team figures out how to downgrade baseband. Until than it wont be possible to use it as phone.

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    thats what i was afraid of, I cant even get it past the activation screen right now though, how can i even get access to anything else on it?

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    Now its saying the iPhone "iPhone" cannot be restored. There was an error(1)

    what does that mean? am I doing something wrong?

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    I get the same message when trying to downgrade from 1.1.1 back to 1.02. It worked the first time, but after accidently restoring the 1.1.1, I can't roll back to 1.0.2 anymore.

    I know it's frustrating, but just be patient and wait for iPhone Dev Team to release a baseband upgrade/downgrade to get "bricked" 1.1.1 iPhones working again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddshot View Post
    Ok I have spent an hour looking around and with all the different fixes I still cant manage to get my iPhone to work. Please bear with me if the is redundant but if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

    I bout my iPhone through AT&T, it has the two year contract. I used iBrickr and appinstall on the phone and then upgraded to 1.1.1 without ever hearing any warnings not to do so... bad luck on my part.

    Now my phone is locked up. I tried restoring to the 1.0.2 firmware, tried using the AppTappinstall, i keep getting error messages that my phone cannot be stored, and now it is at the activation screen saying it doesn't recognize my sim card. I have a valid AT&T sim card, so whats wrong?

    Can anyone help me?
    Wait... You said you used iBrickr and AppTapp. That doesn't unlock the phone. That just jailbreaks it. Jailbreak gets removed when you upgrade. You'd lose your 3rd party apps but you shouldn't have bricked the phone

    Are you SURE that's all you did? What apps did you install with AppTapp Installer and iBrickr? Did you install and run anySIM? Or iUnlock or anything like that?

    Because if not you can go back to Apple or AT&T (Apple most likely if the phone is > 14 days old) and have them fix or replace it. iBrickr and AppTapp do not unlock the phone and if thats all you used (along with the apps you installed) you're fine. Those all get removed with a restore.

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    all i used was iBricker and AppTapp, however when I upgraded to 1.1.1 my phone definitely locked up, and now I cant restore it, it just gives me an error. I spent two hours with apple yesterday trying to restore it, now they are sending me a replacement and im supposed to send mine in for repairs. If I never messed with the SIM or anything then are you saying it should be fine to send in for them to repair? I only had ringtones and an NES emulator, a couple other stupid programs like a powerhour and customize, which I never used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddshot View Post
    all i used was iBricker and AppTapp, however when I upgraded to 1.1.1 my phone definitely locked up, and now I cant restore it, it just gives me an error. I spent two hours with apple yesterday trying to restore it, now they are sending me a replacement and im supposed to send mine in for repairs. If I never messed with the SIM or anything then are you saying it should be fine to send in for them to repair? I only had ringtones and an NES emulator, a couple other stupid programs like a powerhour and customize, which I never used.
    You may be fine if you never software unlocked your phone, it still IS a mystery why your phone doesn't work anymore if you didn't patch the baseband fw.
    If you can, do a full 1.1.1 recovery before you send in your phone, otherwise Apple may find out what you did and the warranty could be denied, meaning that you would have to pay for the second phone they send you.

    As a little sidenote: I think you didn't realize that your phone is actually OK if you never software unlocked it. There are TONS of instructions in this forum and some of them even my 6-year old daughter could understand, it is just a LOOK and MOVE YOUR HAND job, nothing to understand if you follow the instructions 100%. Apparently some people aren't used to READING anymore, others can't concentrate for more than one minute and others think that they're geniuses, leaving out a step or two because it doesn't make sense to them. Ouch.

    If you never software unlocked your phone, I bet you could have restored it to a fully working state without a sweat. It is a pitty that you didn't understand (or find) the necessary steps to do that.
    No offense meant but you tried only one hour and this is just not enough. You should also ask yourself why certain steps/instructions don't work, this usually means that you're doing something wrong. This is actually the fun part, looking for the human error. Unfortunately some humans give up too easily and trust me, one hour in the "iPhone hacking" world translates into one minute in the real world.
    Last edited by 997TT; 10-02-2007 at 11:50 PM.

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    I also spent quite a bit of time with an Apple Care rep and Apple techs and I finally got one to admit last night that there ARE issues with the 1.1.1 upgrade for customers OTHER than just the unlocked uhits.

    Legit AT&T phones are being bricked when they update due to glitches in the firmware. The update is too aggressive in its search and destroy methods of finding unlocked phones. There are several triggers that will cause it to reset the IMEI, several of which are normal situations.

    If it's at all possible forget all the tricks about updating, restoring, preserving apps etc. and just do a full restore to 1.1.1.

    Put the phone into a hard restore mode: Hold Sleep and Home till you see either the yellow triangle or the USB connector and iTunes icon. (Usually about 25 seconds). Connect the phone to iTunes (Upgrade to the latest version of iTunes -7.4.3 i think it is for Windows? - first if you need to) and just download and RESTORE the latest version of the firmware when it sees the phone.

    If it doesn't want to upgrade then, acept Apple's replacement phone and send this one back with your blessings. And make sure to tell them how badly they screwed up this update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 997TT View Post
    You may be fine if you never software unlocked your phone, it still IS a mystery why your phone doesn't work anymore if you didn't patch the baseband fw.
    If you can, do a full 1.1.1 recovery before you send in your phone, otherwise Apple may find out what you did and the warranty could be denied, meaning that you would have to pay for the second phone they send you.

    As a little sidenote: I think you didn't realize that your phone is actually OK if you never software unlocked it. There are TONS of instructions in this forum and some of them even my 6-year old daughter could understand, it is just a LOOK and MOVE YOUR HAND job, nothing to understand if you follow the instructions 100%. Apparently some people aren't used to READING anymore, others can't concentrate for more than one minute and others think that they're geniuses, leaving out a step or two because it doesn't make sense to them. Ouch.

    If you never software unlocked your phone, I bet you could have restored it to a fully working state without a sweat. It is a pitty that you didn't understand (or find) the necessary steps to do that.
    No offense meant but you tried only one hour and this is just not enough. You should also ask yourself why certain steps/instructions don't work, this usually means that you're doing something wrong. This is actually the fun part, looking for the human error. Unfortunately some humans give up too easily and trust me, one hour in the "iPhone hacking" world translates into one minute in the real world.
    I guess you didnt read the part where I spent 2 hours yesterday on the phone with an apple "product specialist" doing everything possible to fix this, and then a good hour on my own, reading multiple forums, multiple steps. I am very savvy with computers and I know my way around technology. Trust me, I followed every direction step by step very carefully. My phone just doesnt want to cooperate. I'm sorry you feel that I am not competent enough to handle following directions however. You should be careful how your criticize people though.


    Quote Originally Posted by Murfunit View Post
    I also spent quite a bit of time with an Apple Care rep and Apple techs and I finally got one to admit last night that there ARE issues with the 1.1.1 upgrade for customers OTHER than just the unlocked uhits.

    Legit AT&T phones are being bricked when they update due to glitches in the firmware. The update is too aggressive in its search and destroy methods of finding unlocked phones. There are several triggers that will cause it to reset the IMEI, several of which are normal situations.

    If it's at all possible forget all the tricks about updating, restoring, preserving apps etc. and just do a full restore to 1.1.1.

    Put the phone into a hard restore mode: Hold Sleep and Home till you see either the yellow triangle or the USB connector and iTunes icon. (Usually about 25 seconds). Connect the phone to iTunes (Upgrade to the latest version of iTunes -7.4.3 i think it is for Windows? - first if you need to) and just download and RESTORE the latest version of the firmware when it sees the phone.

    If it doesn't want to upgrade then, acept Apple's replacement phone and send this one back with your blessings. And make sure to tell them how badly they screwed up this update.

    As for you, yes I believe my phone is just one of those that got hit by this stupid upgrade since it when this all started everything was fine till it started "installing iPhone firmware" then I got an error. Same thing every time i retry. I'll just send it in and pray for the best, also im going to be leaving apple some very "nice" commentary on the trouble this has caused... I missed an interview with a law firm ive been trying to get a job with for months because I could not be contacted through my phone... Im pretty upset.


 

 
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