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    Default WARNING: TurboSIM can be BRICKED by menu operations!!

    Ok, I've had my TurboSIM working fine.

    The configuration went so smoothly, it went like a dream.

    I didn't have 1 single problem with the procedure, including the SIM's over etc and up until this evening I had everything working in my iPhone!!

    I accidentally pressed the "set" option in the Sim App menu on the iPhone today. I thought nothing off it, but later on when I reset the phone, it came up "Incorrect SIM , this iPhone must be used with an approved SIM."

    I thought about it for a while and remembered what I had done earlier.

    I figured out that the "set" action told the TurboSim application (applesaft) to use my current (working operator) SIM's IMSI & ICCID as the fake ID's to fool the phone. I'm pretty sure thats what "applesaft" does in order to get the relevant information.

    This is the procedure you follow normally to get the AT&T details into the software, hence the SIM swap method in the instructions, only your normally using the AT&T SIM at this point.

    I though this is no big deal, I can simply put the AT&T SIM back in and press "set" again to put things back as they were!

    WRONG.

    Since this "Incorrect SIM" error came up on the phone after a reboot, I have not been able to get the TurboSIM to boot up with either my Operator SIM or the original AT&T SIM !!

    Now it could coincidence and my TurboSIM just failed during a power up and is just one of those things but until we can get some clarification, YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL ABOUT USING THE SET OPTION IN THE SIM APPS MENU OTHER THAN DURING THE ONE OFF INITIAL REQUIREMENT!!!!

    I hope PZ can shed some light on this issue but I've given up after a couple of hours trying to get my TurboSIM working again. It stopped working whilst in the phone, its only been in and out a handful of times and most of those were after it stopped working, so its not been mis-handled!!

    P.S.
    I have since heard from someone else that did the same thing and now also have a bricked TurboSIM !!!!!



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    Maybe this is a silly question as I do not have a TSIM but have you tried to reset the TSIM and start over?

    Command "turbo-reset"

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    there is also another way to do a "low-level" reset, i dont know the way to do it, but it is mentioned on some thread @bladox

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    Yes, I have tried turbo-info and turbo-reset.

    I think the code in applesaft that populates itself with the AT&T IMSI and ICCID when you press "set" somehow corrupts if you use the "set" option again.

    The turbo-info command just comes back with an error now when it sends the first instruction.

    There was a default reset trick you could do on TurboSIM involving setting your regular SIM with a PIN and then when the phone asks for it, you could put in the TPIN that comes with the TurboSIM and it would invoke some sort of reset. Unfortunately, PZ did mention some sort of issue with being able to use this and I'm not sure if its disabled now or simply doesn't work.

    This makes me think that its very easy to brick the TurboSIM with no way of clearing it.

    I don't know if having a programmer might enable me to clear it but if its that flaky, I'm not sure simply buying a programmer is a great option, not only does it add to the cost but concerns me about how often this might be required.

    I'm hoping PZ comes back with some info soon and that its good news to alleviate some concerns.

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    Please keep us posted as you go, heres hoping it's just a glitch


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    i have the same issue before, but because i have the programmer TP2 the issue was resolved after some erasing and reloading of applesaft

    btw, how often one would go to the applesaft menu after it's been set up? I would never do so. Other than fiddling for fun, there's no point to go back to applesaft to do anything again.

    that said, i think some sort of safeguard should be put in place to prevent accidental setting of the applesaft program. may be a line to ask the user "Are you sure you want to set this IMSI/ICCID to the TurboSIM?" before the data is written is enough?

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    I agree Oz, perhaps even less chance of people doing it now I and one other person to my knowledge so far have done it and made people aware!!

    There should be a safeguard though cos I have no idea what my pin is on my regular card in order to activate it to try the reset method. As a result, I've now got to wait until the morning to call the service provider to get a PUK code.

    So even the reset method that hasn't been confirmed working yet isn't even easy if you've never set a pin on your phone......hows the expression go, it never rains but it pours.


    So P***ed off with all this s**t now, I need to go to bed so I hopefully I wake up a little less annoyed :-)

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    No problem:
    Take your Turbo with the at&t sim in another phone, that will not have a sim lock. Go to Sim Applications and set it again. Or install a second one. On my Turbo there are 3 applesaft running, because i were to fast and could not wait while the phone copied it. so i pressed 3 times... so the only reason why your turbo wont start is because there is the wrong sim info on it, and the iphone will not start radio at all, so there is no power for the turbo. I used a 3 year old phone, a really chaep one, Siemens A38 and it worked. Bladdox said, i should work even in 7 year old phones...

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    I only had the iPhone build to program the TSIM, so I wil go and download the PC tools I suppose and try to find a phone that it will work with.

    I preferred the iPhone programming option because so many people struggled to find a phone that worked with TSIM. So not only have I got to find a compatible phone but one with a cable to connect to a PC. Not exactly an easy task :-(

    Thanks for the tip though, I hope it works.

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    no need for bladox tools if applesaft is already on it! just a mobile phone with the sim applications, doesnt even need to be a mobile phone that supports the pc interface...

    try it on any mobile phone, it will most likely work!

    (be careful of breaking the turbo sim though, some phones sim slot isnt very gentle and can break the turbosim... i heard this of e61, for example)


 

 
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