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Thread: No Service or unsupported sim
02-28-2012, 09:28 PM #1No Service or unsupported sim
iPhone 3gs with ios 5.0.1 and bb 5.16 and no service.
phone was stuck in recovery mode with bad power button.
I replaced the power button harness and tried to restore, with tiny umbrella, to the 4.2 fw that the phone was running. Kept getting an error 21.
I restored to stock 5.0.1
When it goes through activation I get an unsupported sim message. I get this whether using iTunes or trying with wifi. I tried many sims with same result. If I jailbreak with redsnow I do not get the error but I do get "no service".
I tried active sims from at&t, tmobile & spot mobile (t-mo mnvo) with same result. I thought I would get an incorrect sim from the T-Mo sim but I do not.
I have great wifi but no cellular service at all.
02-29-2012, 12:01 AM #2
That baseband that you're on 5.16, isn't able to be unlocked with ultrasn0w, you would need to update your iPhone's baseband to 6.15.00, using redsn0w 0.9.15b5c. DO NOT UPDATE IF YOUR IPHONE IS NEWER, MADE IN 2011. Just a warning.
02-29-2012, 06:37 AM #3
I am not concerned with unlocking. I use At&t. But the phone gets no service even with an active At&t sim card.
02-29-2012, 07:31 AM #4
I have the same exact problem.
Can someone clear things out?
02-29-2012, 04:43 PM #5
I'd take it into Apple, if they can't fix it, they'll replace it if you have a warranty.