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Thread: Stuck in recovery with "Insert a valid SIM"...

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    Default Stuck in recovery with "Insert a valid SIM"...
    Hi guys...
    I was running a 2G iPhone on T-mo with 2.2.1 SW and was trying to upgrade to 3.0 SW. Before I started the process, I backed up my iPhone in iTunes. Then I downloaded the latest 3.0.1 SW from iTunes. Then I used Pwnagetool to jailbreak. When it asked me if I had used the Pwnage tool before, I clicked yes. It then told me that I had to go back to iTunes, put my phone in recovery mode and restore. After doing that, I am stuck now with the phone stuck in recovery mode and asking me to Insert valid SIM card with no PIN lock.

    Please help!! I am very new to this jailbreaking, updating etc.

    Thank you so much!

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    Go try again with redsn0w.

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    Use RedSn0w - but you will need the 3.0 ipsw after restoring to 3.01 ands do NOT restore from your backup.
    He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.

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    Thanks guys. I was able to get it working again with redsn0w. It appears everything has transferred over fine (had to re-download all my songs to the iPod but I just set that to do it over night.

    The one thing that I noticed that is not working is using the T-Mobile Edge network built in the phone. When I try to access it, I get a message saying something like your account is not set up for internet browsing...etc.

    It works fine with Wifi...but I need it to work on Edge.

    Anyone help me with that?

    Thanks again!

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    you have the correct APN settings in settings/general/network.cellular data network

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    there is nothing set in there....I never had to set anything up before. This must be new in 3.0.

    Do you know what I need to input for use on T-Mobile's network?

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    Actually a quick google search had my answer. All I had to do was input epc.tmobile.com into the APN. No username or PW needed. After I did that it worked just fine!!

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    Cool, but you said in post #6 there was nothing to set there, I assumed you were missing it. That's why I gave you that link. Glad you figured it out.

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    No prob. What I meant was that there was nothing already programmed on that screen. I do thank you for trying to help!

    Anything else quirky about 3.0 that I should know about?

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    Not really, you'll enjoy all the new features.

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