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Thread: Iphone 4 0049 IMEI
08-07-2013, 06:57 AM #1Iphone 4 0049 IMEI
i have a couple of problems with my iphone 4. I cant activate the Iphone, it has no lock , but the orginal IMEI doesent compere with the IMEI in the iphone. I make an update to 6.1.3 FW and than i became the 0049 IMEI and i cant call. I make a reset but still the same problem. DFU Mode and Restore Mode does not solve the problem.
sry for my english , i hope someone can help me
08-07-2013, 07:41 AM #2
How did you got this phone bought off of eBay or something or it just started to do this?
Last edited by 2k1; 08-07-2013 at 07:45 AM.
08-07-2013, 08:23 AM #3
bought it on ebay , but it still worked, after an update i have this problem. the original imei is not blocked , but the iphone do not have the right imei..
problem number 2 is that after the update, wlan and bluetooth are off (grey buttons)
Last edited by style2k6; 08-07-2013 at 09:38 AM.
08-07-2013, 10:26 AM #4
if you think that the phone is factory unlocked and you will not loose your unlock by restore.
Do a stock restore. i think you should be good. Download the latest factory stock ipsw file and restore
08-07-2013, 10:34 AM #5
how i do a stock restore ? dfu mode + ctrl and the ipsw ?
Last edited by style2k6; 08-07-2013 at 10:37 AM.
08-07-2013, 11:02 AM #6
Download the appropriate one from here iClarified - iPhone - Where To Download iPhone Firmware Files From
Hold Shift(Windows) command(Mac) on your keyboard and select the ipsw downloaded in itunes and restore
08-07-2013, 01:01 PM #7
6.1.3 (4 GSM): iPhone3,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore.ipsw i choose this one, there is another with cdma and one without GSM and CDMA..
install the ipsw in dfu mode or restore mode ?
Edit: its the same cant activate the phone in itunes and have still the same imei..
Last edited by style2k6; 08-07-2013 at 01:24 PM.
08-07-2013, 01:25 PM #8
What do you mean by can't activate.. it is not passing the setup screen?
08-07-2013, 01:32 PM #9
08-07-2013, 01:36 PM #10
So what do you get in iTunes
Is the phone water damage or anything (Check the water sensor near the power port at the bottom)
08-07-2013, 01:54 PM #11
08-07-2013, 01:57 PM #12
itunes say that can not activate the phone, i open the iphone and put out the speaker and see a red stripe by the bottom (behind the doc connector)
08-07-2013, 01:57 PM #13
That phone's baseband is probably bricked. You'll need a replacement baseband daughterboard at the least, more likely a new main logic board (or just take it to Apple for a swap).
The "00 499901 064000 0" IMEI is hard-coded if memory serves as a sign that the chip is corrupted... the greyed-out WiFi and Bluetooth also suggest a serious hardware issue with the same baseband chip.
EDIT: Oooh, that red stripe there means the dock port has seen water. Warranty's voided now (and may also explain why the baseband malfunctioned).
08-07-2013, 02:09 PM #14
08-07-2013, 02:10 PM #15
yes basically the baseband chip is gone and it is not able to update it... so you need to change the logic board instead you can buy another one
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08-07-2013, 02:17 PM #16
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08-08-2013, 05:01 PM #18
iPhone 4 can be Hacktivated, just try it and see if its works. Sometimes a reflow might work and bring back the baseband, but if this really happened after an update it sounds like you applied a wrong update or the update process was interrupted/aborted somehow during update. Try iOS7 beta as it updates the BB and it might fix it back.
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08-09-2013, 03:58 AM #19
thanks bro, (dont forget my IMEI is wrong) i will try now update to ios 7 beta 5
EDIT: iOS7 beta installed, tinyumbrealla shows me the same wrong imei 004999010640000 baseband was updated. itunes tell me they cant activate the iphone for the time+
i attached a pic of something like a small chip shows maybe bad ?
Last edited by style2k6; 08-09-2013 at 07:18 AM.
08-09-2013, 05:54 PM #20
You can't do anything more, its not a software problem. Its time to take it to a professional for repair.