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    Default Need Help ASAP
    A friend buy an iPhone 3G, put his ATT sim on it and works just great, BUT, when he upgraded to 3.1.3 he receives a message on the phone and in iTunes that the sim is not a valid one. He gave it to me, and I restore it, upgrade, and put MY sim, but iTunes and iPhone BOTH have same message, that the sim is not a valid one. Funny thing, I put my sim back on my iPhone and it works great. What is wrong with the phone? If anyone knows please help me out. Thanks in advance!!!!!!
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    he might of got a blacklisted phone. Did he get it from a reliable place??


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    Reliable place nop, he bought it from someone in our workplace, and that someone probably found it laying around... Only one question, if it is blacklisted, it wasnt supose to work at all, and the phone work great till the update, is that posible?
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    knowing apple/att it seems very possible. The phone must have been blacklisted and just got covered under the newest fw. if a restore doesn't help then this must be it.

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    An iphone can get blacklisted?

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    Yea. Haha

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    So this mean that if he goes to ATT to verify the "SIM Problem" is very posible that they keep the phone??? And if even a restore can't help here, this mean that beautiful 3G is just a paperweight?
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    yes a very exspensive paper weight.
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    Sorry man...You got a a perweight..If sucks, I know. If you can't restore it and have it working, then it got blacklisted cause it's stolen, and theres not alot you can do. Wish ya luck.

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    I don't know that we blacklist in the continental US but places outside the continental US do. So it may just be a case of you being in PR.

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    I have some news, I talked to my friend, explained to him the blacklist thing, and he gave the iPhone to someone else who was able to activate it, but, as I was expecting, it does not work on ATT, so, if someone knows how to downgrade it to 3.1.2 and unblock it, it can be use on T-Mobile, at least it will not be a paperweight.
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    Without an SHSH, no chance of downgrading at this point.

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