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    Default I need some help deciding what to do with my phone...
    I´ve had a jailbroken and unlocked phone for while and decided this week to try and upgrade my firmware to 5.0.1. It was unsuccessful so I have reinstalled 4.3.1 but now have the "The SIM Card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported...only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone.

    Im nervous about what to do next because Im IT illiterate and not really sure if ´hactivation´using redsn0w is what I need to do. I believe that it´s a Movistar (Spain) phone and I´m quite willing to obtain a Movistar SIM and continue to us it. It was previously unlocked successfully using an Orange (Spain) SIM.

    PHONE DETAILS
    iPhone: 3GS
    Device: MC157Y/B (Movistar, Spain)
    Firmware: 4.3.1
    Baseband: 06.15.00-4_M3S2
    Bootroom: 359.3.2

    PC DETAILS
    Windows 7 (been running programs in XP and admin modes)
    Sn0wbreeze 2.9.1
    Tiny Umbrella 5.10.06


    WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    If I buy a new SIM from Movistar, will it be as simple as putting it in and connecting to iTunes? Is it that simple?

    If I do this, is it possible to obtain the latest official itunes firmware without any problems? (I miss my GPS signal a bit). This means having the phone unjailbroken and locked right?

    If I restore to official itunes firmware, can I still jailbreak if I choose to? (I might miss the jailbreak apps more than the GPS). From what I´ve read I couldn´t re-unlock it.

    If I want to carry on using it on Orange SIM (phone model is Movistar), what are the next steps. Redsn0w v0.9.6.rc9?

    Thanks in advance guys.

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    For your case, since you haVe ipad bb altready installed , restore to custom firmware of 5.0.1 created by snowbreeze 2.9.1 or N0_bb custom ipsw created by redsn0w 0.9.10b5 .
    You need to put ipjone into pwned dfu first before restore .
    Do not use tiNy umbrella to verify your blob , let apple verify it.
    Make sure your hosts file is not pointed towards cydia server.
    ITunes must be atleast 10.5.

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    Yes u can use the original carriers sim card 2 activate it easily,doesn't have 2 be the sim that came with phone,just same network.also if u use the phone carriers sim 2 activate rather than hacktivate then ur FaceTime and iMessage will be activated

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