Why doesn’t my jailbroken iPhone recognize my SIM card?
Question by ravi vobbilisetty /

I’ve just restored/updated my iPhone 3Gs to iOS 5.1.1 but its failing to activate. When I try and activate it through iTunes it says “There is no SIM card in the iPhone you are trying to activate”. I’ve tried it with several different SIM cards several different times and it doesn’t like any of them.

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  • taline

    Hello Khaled, Sorry for my disturbance but I have a question regarding unlocking iphone 4 : My sister has an Iphone bought from Lebanon but it turned out to be locked to Rogers in Canada. Ios version 4.1 and it is Jail broken.. Is there a way I can unlock it for good?

    Thank you in advance, hoping to hear from you soon,

  • taline

    Hello,
    I have a question regarding unlocking iphone 4 : My sister has an Iphone bought from Lebanon but it turned out to be locked to Rogers in Canada. Ios version 4.1 and it is Jail broken.. Is there a way I can unlock it for good?

    Thank you in advance, hoping to hear from you soon,

  • bonioloff

    I have never face this problem, but i think it must be hardware problem, you just need to unjailbreak your iPhone, and get it to applestore.

  • Abdallah Moussawi

    look what you should do:
    1.download snowbreeze http://www.ijailbreak.com/ijailbreak-downloads-section/ from this site.
    2.create an IPSW file for your iPhone 3GS.
    3.install ipad baseband. if you already did it go and create the ipsw and integrate with it the ultrasnow package to unlock your iphone.
    4.once the ipsw file is created go.. it will ask you to enter pwned dfu mode and then go to restore via your itunes. and that’s it. i tried and it worked.

  • Gian Singh

    Do the complete resore where all of your stuff is removed then rejailbreak it.

  • 573d1210d64cc82ed1979188e3b9622a

    re-jailbreak it

  • Krishna Vallabhaneni

    I would reccomemd re jailbreaking it or go into cydia nad unlock the phone

  • Frederick Doe

    If you decide to restore it, you can re-jailbreak it with Absinthe. It can jailbreak all versions of iOS 5, and it runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. It’s what I used to jailbreak my old iPhone 3GS

    http://absinthejailbreak.com/

  • Lieschen Müller

    jailbroken or not, a number of 3GS iPhones won’t recognize any SIM card after having been updated to iOS 5.x
    if all solutions above failed, using a SIM card _known to work in an iPhone running iOS 5.x_ I’m afraid your only choice is having it replaced… :-\

  • venkatp16

    are you sure that the phone is unlocked? Are you able to see carrier services in general settings????

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