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  1. TheGatekeeper's Avatar
    I just picked up a 1st gen iPhone from Ebay. It came already unlocked and ready to go. When I first got it I started it up to make sure everything was fine and everything looked good.

    Next I wanted to make sure that it worked before I signed up with Rogers. I put my wife's SIM card in from her prepaid phone. It took a couple of shots but I got the network, and made a call with it and received a call.

    Now is where I had problems. I took her card out and put a new one in. I had trouble getting it connected back to the Rogers network. I noticed that in iTunes it said that it was an unsupported SIM. I had synced it with iTunes earlier and noticed that her phone number appeared.

    I thought that maybe because I had changed cards that might explain the trouble. So I downloaded ZiPhone 3.0 and clicked on Do It All. It went through the motions and I reconnected to my PC. iTunes popped up and acted like it was the first time again and there was no message about the SIM card and no number is displayed.

    The problem is that I still can't get it connected to Rogers to activate it with them. I will see it listed under carriers but when I select it just says no service. At the top of the screen the Rogers name doesn't appear, just a couple of lines. With my wife's card it scrolled by. Every once and a while it will change from no service to the lines, like it's going to connect, but it just goes back to no service.

    It is on version 1.1.4 and the modem firmware is 04.04.05_G Any help is appreciated. This is my first attempt with and iPhone and love it, except for the no phone part. Thanks guys.
    2008-07-12 11:47 AM
  2. Philph's Avatar
    I could help you if you downgrade it to 1.0.2.... What version did it come with?
    2008-07-13 09:31 PM
  3. TheGatekeeper's Avatar
    It came with 1.1.4 Like I said, I'm totally new at this and am just wondering if I did something by putting her card in. I tried for the heck of it to activate the new SIM card to see if it made a difference. I used Rogers online activation but nothing yet...
    2008-07-14 02:39 AM
  4. Poseidon79's Avatar
    Download the 1.1.4 firmware from the download section. Plug it into iTunes. Shift + click on RESTORE and select the 1.1.4 firmware you just downloaded. After it's done use iLiberty to re-unlock and jailbreak. This way you'll know it was done correctly and should have no problems with the SIM card. I have had several people I know buy phones that are "unlocked" only to get the "unsupported SIM" message in iTunes which means it was not done properly.
    2008-07-14 02:54 AM
  5. GR81's Avatar
    go into Rogers and get a new simcard.
    2008-07-15 08:33 PM
  6. jonathanmurray29's Avatar
    I am having the same issue. My SIM works fine in my blackberry, but when I put it in the iPhone, the phone wont register EDGE. EDGE doesn't show up in the network settings. The phone is recognized by iTunes. I have no clue what is going on. It is jailbroken on ziPhone 3.0, and I recovered using 1.1.4. It is a week 4 phone thus I am assuming it is running on broadband 3.9.
    Any assistance would be appreciated.
    2008-07-17 06:52 PM
  7. hibernian56's Avatar
    Six days it took messing around to find this...

    This is a simple version of several thousand million various attempts, cobbled together from some hundred or so posts, some bogus, some unreadable, in order to convince my iPhone that the sim card actually does work...

    Being Irish, I would prefer to be out drinking than spending countless nights infront of my Mac.. Anyway here goes...

    The downloads you will need are; (Download all of these to the desktop for your own sanity)
    iTunes 7.5
    Download iTunes -
    Iphone 1.1.4 Firmware
    iPod/iPhone firmware update 1.1.4 released - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
    iBrickr - Creation: iBrickr: Easy iPhone ringtone / app management for Windows (This is windows ONLY)
    Ziphone 3
    ZiPhone's Blog

    Ok so you've downloaded all of these, lets get started...

    1. Upgrade your iPhone to Version 2 software through iTunes as normal, and wait for the Sim locked message. You need to do this to normalise your iPhone again incase any previous messing around did anything nasty.

    2. Uninstall iTunes if it is a higher version than 7.5 and install iTunes 7.5 (You need to do this to avoid the annoying Error 1604). Some of you may have a problem on the mac when downgrading to iTunes 7.5 (Library error). You need to go to finder click on /Users/Username/Music/iTunes you should see the "iTunes Library" file. MOVE it somewhere safe. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DELETE THIS FILE, if you do you will have to redo all your playlists etc, believe me I made this mistake (Thank God for Time Machine!!). iTunes 7.5 should launch away

    3. Restore your iPhone to 1.1.4. Do this by docking your iPhone and hold down the Option key (Mac) or Shift key (PC) and click on restore. Point iTunes to the 1.1.4 firmware you downloaded earlier. Sit back and relax, you deserve a coffee.

    4. Don't panic, you should get an "Error 10xx", usually 1015, this is ok. Take a sip of coffee, a deep breath and proceed.

    5. Load up iBrickr, you will need a PC for this if you have a Mac or just fire up Parallels / VMWare. Luckily I had access to an old laptop. iBrickr should recognise your iPhone as being connected.

    6. iBrickr (V0.91) has only two options, click the "Boot phone" button. The screen will turn red, this is normal, be patient it takes a couple of minutes to reboot.

    7. You should now have have a 1.1.4 iPhone with a baseband from V2 (Who cares, its technical and we don't need to get into it here)

    8. Run ZiPhone and use the "Do it all" option. Make another coffee, this takes 10 minutes or more.

    9. You now have a jailbroken phone, with a "No Service" problem. Great.

    10. Load up KiPhone. click on "iErase" (Mac) or "debug boot" and "Erase baseband" (PC). I HAD MORE SUCCESS WITH THE PC VERSION. The Mac version hung twice, it's your choice but for your own sanity maybe try the PC Version.

    11. Enjoy, you should have full service back.

    12. Dock with iTunes, it will ask you if you want to upgrade your iPhone, make sure to click the "Do not ask me again" button and click don't upgrade. Otherwise you will be back at square one.

    13. Drink lots of beer, Apple you should be ashamed of yourselves, I wasted the majority of six days of my life to get this problem sorted. Pity-full.
    2008-07-18 10:44 AM
  8. Kluak's Avatar
    Hell ya dude i freaking love you hibernian56! that is so cool. This worked for me. you are a freaking genius hibernian56. god. Thanks!! haha.
    2008-07-29 02:07 AM