Why doesn’t my jailbroken iPhone recognize my SIM card?

ravi vobbilisetty August 26, 2012
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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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  1. taline
    January 29, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    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,

  2. taline
    January 29, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    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,

  3. bonioloff
    September 24, 2012 at 3:30 am

    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.

  4. Abdallah Moussawi
    September 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    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.

  5. Gian Singh
    September 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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

  6. 573d1210d64cc82ed1979188e3b9622a
    September 11, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    re-jailbreak it

  7. Krishna Vallabhaneni
    September 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

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

  8. Frederick Doe
    August 29, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    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/

  9. Lieschen Müller
    August 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    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... :-\

  10. venkatp16
    August 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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

  11. iVad3r
    August 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Probably a hardware problem? If April's method didn't work, i recommend restoring and sending it to an Apple Store.

  12. April Eum
    August 27, 2012 at 12:04 am

    i would recommend that you do a factory stock restore, then rejailbreak it. worked for me multiple times on iphone 3g/3gs/4

    • ravi vobbilisetty
      August 27, 2012 at 1:17 am

      how do I do that
      I am a big zero regarding these things

      • April Eum
        August 27, 2012 at 7:50 am

        go into DFU mode on your jailbroken iphone. (google the tut, very easy)
        and try to restore back to it's factory/stock state

        reapply jailbreak and then try inserting your sim to get a read

    • brandy
      October 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Does this work if your phone is not jailbroken?

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