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Hello Everyone. ** To avoid any confusion: * My goal with this phone is not to unlock it, but to get it working with the origional carrier Rogers Canada. *
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    Hello Everyone.

    ** To avoid any confusion:
    * My goal with this phone is not to unlock it, but to get it working with the origional carrier Rogers Canada.
    * DFU mode was used for EVERY restore
    * While using fuzzyboot nothing was done, it was only used to find out the bootroom version, then closed.



    I have an iPhone 3g that is with Rogers_ca. This phone was at 3.1.3 and then I downgraded it to 3.1.2. I used blackrain to jailbreak then blacksnow to unlock. After it was unlocked I tested a FIDO sim card, the carrier was not read. I then installed fuzzyboot which reported its on bootroom 5.9.

    Then I restored with 3.1.2 ispw and it stated the carrier was ROGERS 5.0. Tried a rogers card to make sure it was working, but didn't connect to the network.

    At this point I have tried the following steps.
    - restoring to 3.1.3
    - restoring to 3.1.2 custom restore
    - restoring to 3.0 custom restore
    - updated custom Rogers_ca carrier settings on 3.0 custom restore
    - updated most recent Rogers_ca carrier settings on 3.0 custom restore

    Now; I'm running 3.0 custom ipsw, modem fw 5.12.01, the most recent Rogers_ca.ipcc and still I am not able to connect with the origional carrier and in; Settings > General > About: "carrier = Not Available".

    The only thing I can assume at this point is the modem firmware has been somehow corrupted. I should note that WIFI still works.

    I am interested in everyones opinions on what might have caused this problem, and what a solution to it may be aswell.
    Last edited by andtron; 06-08-2010 at 05:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    Hello Everyone.

    I have an iPhone 3g that is with Rogers_ca. This phone was at 3.1.3 and then I downgraded it to 3.1.2. I used blackrain to jailbreak then blacksnow to unlock. After it was unlocked I tested a FIDO sim card, the carrier was not read. I then installed fuzzyboot which reported its on bootroom 5.9.

    Then I restored with 3.1.2 ispw and it stated the carrier was ROGERS 5.0. Tried a rogers card to make sure it was working, but didn't connect to the network.

    At this point I have tried the following steps.
    - restoring to 3.1.3
    - restoring to 3.1.2 custom restore
    - restoring to 3.0 custom restore
    - updated custom Rogers_ca carrier settings on 3.0 custom restore
    - updated most recent Rogers_ca carrier settings on 3.0 custom restore

    Now; I'm running 3.0 custom ipsw, modem fw 5.12.01, the most recent Rogers_ca.ipcc and still I am not able to connect with the origional carrier and in; Settings > General > About: "carrier = Not Available".

    The only thing I can assume at this point is the modem firmware has been somehow corrupted. I should note that WIFI still works.

    I am interested in everyones opinions on what might have caused this problem, and what a solution to it may be aswell.
    First off what carrier do you have a contract with?

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    It is with rogers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    It is with rogers.
    Put the sim in the Iphone then put phone in recovery mode then restore with itunes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    It is with rogers.
    Restore to stock 3.1.3 again, insert your Rogers Sim Card, let it activate > Jailbreak with Spirit > you will get service > YOU ARE ALL SET....

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    Quote Originally Posted by area51crypto View Post
    Put the sim in the Iphone then put phone in recovery mode then restore with itunes!
    @crypto: I put the sim in and restored with FW version 3.1.2 and when it goes to the activation screen its telling me that this is the incorrect sim.

    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    Restore to stock 3.1.3 again, insert your Rogers Sim Card, let it activate > Jailbreak with Spirit > you will get service > YOU ARE ALL SET....
    @Yeow: I have successfully restored 3.1.3, inserted the card and it told me that my sim card in this phone is not supported. I cannot activate it, and i cannot jailbreak with spirit. Because it will not activate.
    Last edited by andtron; 06-08-2010 at 06:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    @crypto: I put the sim in and restored with FW version 3.1.2 and when it goes to the activation screen its telling me that this is the incorrect sim.



    @Yeow: I have successfully restored 3.1.3, inserted the card and it told me that my sim card in this phone is not supported. I cannot activate it, and i cannot jailbreak with spirit. Because it will not activate.
    If it is not in Recovery mode, put it in Recovery mode and restore again.

    I thought you said you are with official carrier, what is your model number ?
    Last edited by iYeow; 06-08-2010 at 08:21 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    @crypto: I put the sim in and restored with FW version 3.1.2 and when it goes to the activation screen its telling me that this is the incorrect sim.



    @Yeow: I have successfully restored 3.1.3, inserted the card and it told me that my sim card in this phone is not supported. I cannot activate it, and i cannot jailbreak with spirit. Because it will not activate.
    I'm on AT&T so I don't know how Rodgers works but I had that problem only once and it was when I put and older sim from AT&T in the iphone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    @crypto: I put the sim in and restored with FW version 3.1.2 and when it goes to the activation screen its telling me that this is the incorrect sim.



    @Yeow: I have successfully restored 3.1.3, inserted the card and it told me that my sim card in this phone is not supported. I cannot activate it, and i cannot jailbreak with spirit. Because it will not activate.
    I live in Vancouver too, if you want help, PM me and we can talk over on the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeow202 View Post
    If it is not in Recovery mode, put it in Recovery mode and restore again.

    I thought you said you are with official carrier, what is your model number ?
    The model number of the iPhone is MB633C

    Hey guys, so when I got the model number i looked it up on google and its saying its a FIDO phone. which would explain a lot, and its making me rethink my trust in the average public. Being lied to about products is a shifty way to sell things

    Thanks for your help guys, +1 thanks for each of you.
    Last edited by andtron; 06-09-2010 at 01:34 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I am so sorry to hear about that, if I knew you were not with official carrier for your Iphone, I would definitely ask you not to restore to 3.1.3. Hey I live in Kitsilano area in Vancouver, you can call me at 604 763 7829 , maybe we can be friends and hang out .talk about Iphone all day long ...hahaha
    Last edited by iYeow; 06-09-2010 at 07:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andtron View Post
    The model number of the iPhone is MB633C

    Hey guys, so when I got the model number i looked it up on google and its saying its a FIDO phone. which would explain a lot, and its making me rethink my trust in the average public. Being lied to about products is a shifty way to sell things

    Thanks for your help guys, +1 thanks for each of you.
    Might see if you can find a FIDO sim card on Ebay!

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    @yeow202

    please tell me that's not your actual phone number

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    Quote Originally Posted by area51crypto View Post
    Might see if you can find a FIDO sim card on Ebay!
    Thats a good idea but instead I just traded it for a Rogers iPhone.

    Quote Originally Posted by j3st3r3 View Post
    @yeow202

    please tell me that's not your actual phone number

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