iPhone 3G Activation WITH orig SIM not possible - Help
A few months ago I JB my iPhone 3G firmware 4.01 with Sn0wBreeze and successfully unlocked it with UltraSn0w...everything worked fine until I decided to clear all data and settings to hand the phone to my brother...I had some problems so I decided to restore to 3.1.3 firmware through iTunes 10. Everything went fine, however I was not able to activate the iphone 3g using the original carrier SIM nor the AT&T SIM (I got from eBay).
Now, when I connect that to iTunes it says...
"The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be a supported AT&T SIM card. [...] Only compatible AT&T SIM cards may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit an AT&T store to receive a replacement SIM card."
.... Many ppl have the same problem because they no longer have the original SIM, but I do(!), I even have an additional AT&T SIM for this purposes but still get that message. Does anyone know what the problem could be? or how I can fix this?
My iPhone is: 3G, current firmware 3.1.3, Baseband 05.14.03
iTunees version 10
Thanks for your help!
Original SIM and acticvation AT&T SIM but still no success...help please
Hello Olethros, thank you for your quick reply.... I should add that I actually own the (legit) SIM for the iPhone (3G FW 3.1.3) I am trying to activate. (Carrier Telefonica Movistar) but I had it Jailbroken and Unlocked (on 4.0.1) because I wanted it to use on a different carrier ... now I recently got a iPhone 3GS which I kept for myself and gave the (old) 3G iPhone to my mother.... so I downgraded the 3G to 3.1.3 firmware and inserted the original SIM to have it work with the official carrier....no success (I don't intend to JB it this time...my mom won't need a jailbroken iDevice).
Originally Posted by Olethros
Another very important thing I should add: The new 3GS was also carrier locked, but I managed to JB and UL it using a AT&T activation SIM (no Phonebook, no generic activation card)...this was 3 days ago... activation passed on second run... I tried to activate the 3G with the same activated AT&T SIM... as you suggested , but still have the same message on iTunes.
Info to my phones:
3G: fw 3.1.3 , baseband: 05.14.03 , bootloader: 5.9 , model: MB500
3GS: fw 3.1.1, baseband: 05.12.01, bootloader: 6.4 , model: MC135
I have saved the SHSH for both phones
I have been searching for 3 days in many, many, many forums before posting this thread ... I haven found anything that could help (except Redsn0w or Limera1n but Redsnow does not recognize the IPSWs and Limerain does not get passed the "DFU MODE, WAIT..." window)
I know that have been passed 3 years but I NEED HELP
hey man i have an iphone 4s and is impossible to hacktivate using redsnow or whatever because is an iphone 4s
and the carrier is from venezuela
i dont have the sim card
so maybe the guy that activate his phone still haves it
i am despered for help