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09-20-2010, 02:42 PM #1iPhone 3g tethering after iPhone 4 purchase
Ok, first cool forum.
Second, here is my dilemma. I purchased the iphone 4 about a month ago and accidentally upgraded to the 4.3 firmware. Previously I was using an iphone 3G on the 3.0 firmware and the tethering hack that was so popular a year or so ago even on unjailbroken phones. I made a sim card adapter for the 3g and tried my new sim card the day I bought the iphone 4 and it actually worked. Tested it a week later and the 3g phone no longer saw the sim card or any other sim card for that matter. I assumed it was because I brought the iphone 4 home unactivated and assumed that it had something to do with me activating the new phone and maybe took a few days for it somehow to unactivate my old phone? I don't know, probably something I did while using the older phone to save a back up to transfer my contacts etc.
Anyway I have a 3g iphone that is jailbroke on the 3.0 firmware and know the sim adapter works but the 3g phone does not see a sim card. I want to be able to use this old phone for tethering as I was before. I tried a few different ways to get it to see the sim after reading on the net but with no luck. My iphone 3g is very slow and ####es me off sometimes but it served its purpose. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can make my old iphone 3G allow me to use my newer sim card? As I have said, it worked right after I brought the new iphone 4 home and I tethered with it and made phone calls so I think it is possible.
Sorry for the long read and thanks a million for any help.
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09-20-2010, 03:16 PM #2
If it is saying no sim all the time then one of the sim connectors in the iphone may have been damaged the last time you tried to take a sim in or out. This happened to me once. If you take the sim tray out you should be able to see 3 gold connectors in the iphone. i only saw two so knew that was my issue.
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09-20-2010, 05:28 PM #5
Ok thanks. I am going to give it a go. I have been an electronics hobbiest for years plus I have nothing to lose. I REALY need tethering.