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    Default Iphone 3gs A3103 reset to factory settings!! help

    Hi,

    my brother gave me his iphone 3gs 32gb from the uk on vodafone bill pay, when i put an irish vodafone sim in it showed no signal.
    my freind said to reset to factory settings which i did. now it shows the itunes logo and usb cable.

    when i connect it to itunes it says that the sim is not valid.

    i put my freinds irish sim in, out of his iphone 3g and still the same.

    i cant detect the firmware version without activating. - Does anyone know a workaround?

    do i need to put the original uk sim back in and activate via itunes b4 i can jailbreak.?
    would a vodafone uk PAYG sim work?

    i've been looking thru the post and its a bit confusing so if anyone can point me in the right direction i would really apriciate it as this would make a great birthday present for the wife.

    thanks in advance

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    Says the person who has three posts, all of which are asking questions, and none of which are helping anyone else out.

    Don't forget that this is a community and you didn't pay to be here, so please don't pretend or act like you're entitled to anyone on this board's time and that we're failing you if someone doesn't immediately jump on your question. As you may have realized, there are many, many users to these forums and they post many, many questions. We answer them as quickly as we can, time permitting, in the order they are received. We do this out of our kindness, generosity and because we have knowledge on these topics that help other people out -- not because we're paid to help. Lose the entitlement spiel, it gets old quick and won't help you get any support. I'm glad everyone else here doesn't have your mindset.

    In answer to your question, you have a carrier locked phone, that's why your SIM doesn't work. This behavior is documented hundreds of times over on this forum and if you'd spend just a moment searching you would have found many, many posts explaining that in intricate detail.

    Depending on which version of the firmware you have will impact the answer to your question as to whether or not you can do anything to fix this at present. My understanding is that there is no longer a way to check the firmware revision of an unactivated phone that has been flashed since it was built. If it had never been flashed, you could use the S/N to determine the active build during the week it was created, but since it has been flashed, it's anyone's guess. You used to be able to slide for an emergency call and then dial *3001#12345#, but I do not believe that still works.

    Your best bet is to find a legitimate SIM for the carrier this phone is locked to, then use that SIM to activate with iTunes, determine what version firmware the phone has, and then post that -- that will at least give us one of the pieces of information we need to assist.

    EDIT: Looks like Firmware Umbrella can determine the currently running firmware version when it is connected to the iPhone. Search the forum for it and grab a copy, that will tell you what version of firmware and what baseband you're running, even if you're not activated and do not have a SIM card in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n1ckn4m3 View Post
    In answer to your question, you have a carrier locked phone, that's why your SIM doesn't work. This behavior is documented hundreds of times over on this forum and if you'd spend just a moment searching you would have found many, many posts explaining that in intricate detail.

    Depending on which version of the firmware you have will impact the answer to your question as to whether or not you can do anything to fix this at present. My understanding is that there is no longer a way to check the firmware revision of an unactivated phone that has been flashed since it was built.
    Your best bet is to find a legitimate SIM for the carrier this phone is locked to, then use that SIM to activate with iTunes, determine what version firmware the phone has, and then post that -- that will at least give us one of the pieces of information we need to assist.

    EDIT: Looks like Firmware Umbrella can determine the currently running firmware version when it is connected to the iPhone. Search the forum for it and grab a copy, that will tell you what version of firmware and what baseband you're running, even if you're not activated and do not have a SIM card in.
    I'm in a similar situation, I think. Posted similar query [http://www.hackint0sh.org/f203/14666...ost578243]with no response, I suspect folks must think it's a stolen phone - which it is not, I can assure you (although maybe the seller had a falling out with someone and took the iPhone as compensation...LOL).

    In my case, if I do a restore via iTunes on my own MacBook, will it merely return the locked iphone back to it's original state - i.e. locked to AT&T, keeping same firmware, baseband and iBoot?

    Thanks for any help.
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