Results 1 to 2 of 2
Discuss iPhone 4S simlock-free got locked at the iPhone 4s - Hackint0sh.org; Here're the story. I've bought an iPhone 4S in Amsterdam Apple Store (full price, no ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default iPhone 4S simlock-free got locked

    Here're the story. I've bought an iPhone 4S in Amsterdam Apple Store (full price, no contracts) this March, brought it home (outside EU) and activated with my old SIM card from a local carrier (Tele2), and it was working fine until I relocated to another city and decided to switch to a new carrier. The phone wouldn't accept any SIM cards but the one I originally activated it with. When I insert a new SIM, the phone displays apple logo with animation and then locks saying 'Activation Required'. Any attempts to activate it result in 'the iPhone you connected may be damaged and cannot be activated for service' message. It also wouldn't show the carrier name in the corner. The SIM cards I try work in other iPhones, my Tele2 SIM works in other phones as well. Restore didn't help. My local Tele2 has no means to lock or unlock phones, nor can Dutch Tele2 lock phones that were bought without contract. I've read about other people having similar activation troubles with their Dutch iPhone 4S' bought in March, which got fixed by Apple Support. But when I called Apple, they couldn't resolve the issue (or even identify the cause) from their side, suggesting me to return the phone to the store.

    Anyone with a knowledge of the activation procedure, could you please explain how is this possible?



  2. #2
    sam
    sam is offline
    Chief of Administration
    iPhone Dev Team
    Array sam's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    1,852
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    35
    Uploads
    277
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Did you do anything else to the phone? In case you are still stuck, did you try a full restore with latest firmware?
    If you just want to support hackint0sh.org with a donation click here.
    Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/sam_hackint0sh

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Iphone 4S on 02 simlock
    By spectrepaul in forum iOS 5.x
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-11-2012, 01:38 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-23-2010, 01:50 AM
  3. Confirmed - France iPhone without Simlock!
    By Shade.sh in forum iPhone "2G" (Rev. 1)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-17-2007, 05:16 PM
  4. Replies: 71
    Last Post: 09-03-2007, 03:11 AM
  5. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-17-2007, 04:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:23 PM.
twitter, follow us!