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  1. annual's Avatar
    So basically iam trying to fix a phone for a friend. He said he unlocked along time ago with anysim for 1.0.2.
    Whats happening is i keep getting the Incorrect sim error no matter what, Wi-Fi option is Grey, I cannot click anything. My IMEI is 0049. My firmware is 04.02. My version is 1.0.2.
    Ive tried restoring every version multiple times w/ and w/out in DFU mode.

    Ive looked at http://i.unlock.no website on this. But the program it says to run to load the bb just freezes everytime and never load properly.
    So basically iam stuck, I have no idea what to do.
    Ive heard this is a hardware issue, but then why would http://i.unlock.no claim to have a fix for the exact problem i am having?
    any suggestions besides sell the phone/try to get apple to cover it?
    2008-01-01 10:23 AM
  2. yowiphone's Avatar
    Its F**CKD up.
    Iphone Love... I dreamed of a iphone before it was out..
    2008-01-01 11:18 AM
  3. DoerrFan's Avatar
    Well you can try virginizing from the guides here, if not try updating to 1.1.2 then downgrading to 1.0.2 again see if that helps.
    2008-01-01 02:51 PM
  4. annual's Avatar
    Well you can try virginizing from the guides here, if not try updating to 1.1.2 then downgrading to 1.0.2 again see if that helps.
    I have upgraded then downgraded, still no Wi-Fi avail.
    How can I re-virginize without a Wi-Fi connection?
    2008-01-01 08:30 PM
  5. BigBoss's Avatar
    Basically you can determine if you can fix it quite easily. If you can pull the sim card out, power cycle the phone, and the IMEI is fixed by this with the sim card out, you can repair it with a downgrade and virginize. If that doesn't work you can use the IPSF trick to fix it.

    If you pull the sim card out and the IMEI is still 0049, there is no hope. You cannot fix it by any known means. I'd love to be proven wrong here, but I don't think I am.

    Find someone that can warranty it for you from Apple. Tell your friend what an idiot he was for upgrading.
    -BigBoss
    Please do not send me messages here as I never check them. If you need to contact me, send me an email. My contact info is easy to find from inside Cydia.
    2008-01-01 10:27 PM
  6. annual's Avatar
    So I turned off the phone, made sure no sim was in there.. Started it up and was 0049.
    Great.. So means I cant fix it?
    2008-01-01 11:03 PM
  7. jacobzking's Avatar
    Basically you can determine if you can fix it quite easily. If you can pull the sim card out, power cycle the phone, and the IMEI is fixed by this with the sim card out, you can repair it with a downgrade and virginize. If that doesn't work you can use the IPSF trick to fix it.

    If you pull the sim card out and the IMEI is still 0049, there is no hope. You cannot fix it by any known means. I'd love to be proven wrong here, but I don't think I am.

    Find someone that can warranty it for you from Apple. Tell your friend what an idiot he was for upgrading.
    Innitiating Proving Big Boss Wrong Sequence... Activated...

    Connect the iPhone to iBrickr and follow the initial instructions. Your screen will flash RED. You will receive two options - reboot, and what you are interested in restore. Follow the simple instructions and the iPhone will go to the firmware 1.0.2. When you downgrade it will end in an error (a la “Could not restore iPhone Unknown Error [some number]). This is only because iTunes couldn’t restore or find your baseband. Don’t worry about that. Follow the instructions using iBrickr to jailbreak your phone after that. It’s simple and painless and if you got yourself into a situation like this you probably don’t need me telling you how to do this.
    Once your iPhone is fully downgraded you will get an activation screen that says the iPhone is in need of repair. Make sure your iTunes is closed and with iBrickr upload “lockdownd” to usr/libexec. This will do a faux activation on your iPhone so it doesn’t give you the normal activate by connecting to iTunes screen on your next reboot.
    Using iBrickr click “Applications.” Install PXL by following Nate True’s instructions. Once thats done browse the available applications that are available and install these 2 programs in this order: BSD Subsystem, and the Mobile Terminal. Give each application about a minute after you click install to finish up.
    Now if you reboot your iPhone you will see a regular iPhone’s home screen with all the standards Apple icons plus Mobile Terminal. Using mobile terminal you are going to do some file handywork and fix your broken iPhone.
    We need to use iBrickr one more time before the big show. Upload the following files to your usr/bin directory:
    ICE03.14.08_G.eep
    ICE03.14.08_G.fls
    ieraser
    secpack
    Once these files have been uploaded use your iPhone’s terminal. We need to stop the process which is trying to use your baseband. This file is called “com.apple.CommCenter.pist” and is location at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.CommCenter. It’s usually quite simple to stop the process but a lot of people have trouble doing it. I will go over the normal way to do it and if you can’t get it using that method try one of my alternatives. Using terminal type these commands verbatum:
    cd /
    cd System
    cd Library
    cd LaunchDaemons
    now that you are in the correct directory type this:launchctl unload com.apple.CommCenter.plist
    If all goes well it will think for a split second and then you will get no errors (and no confirmation!). Terminal just gives you a command prompt like normal again. Lots of people get the error “No Such Process.” if this happens type:
    rm com.apple.CommCenter.plist to delete it. Don’t worry that you are deleting it because you can download it here so once this is all done you can reupload it using iBrickr. Also if you deleted com.apple.CommCenter.plist REBOOT YOUR PHONE NOW. Sometimes it takes quite a while to reboot. It’s my guess that the iPhone OS is looking around for the file. Just sit tight and it will return to it’s normal screen eventually.
    Once you are done sorting out how to kill the com.apple.CommCenter.plist problem navigate to your /usr/bin directory. You can type this into your terminal: cd /usr/bin
    Type chmod 0755 * (this will set up the correct permissions for the files you are about to access).
    Also, type this: chmod +x ieraser & : chmod +x bbupdater
    Now type this: ./bbupdater -v to find out what firmware you are running. If your iPhone was messed up in the same way mine was it will ping the baseband for a while and either return nothing or end on “issuing +xgendata.” This is fine. Also if you receive the error telling you comm center is in use this is because you didn’t correctly kill the plist mentioned above so keep trying it until it works!
    Execute the following to erase your baseband: ./ieraser. This will completely erase what is left on your baseband. We’re almost done.
    Execute the following to reflash your baseband: ./bbupdater -e ICE03.14.08_G.eep -f ICE03.14.08_G.fls. A lot of people on the IRC Channels claim that this won’t work for a stock 1.1.1 iPhone. It will. Let the process run all the way through. If you get an error check that the secpack doesn’t have a hidden extension of ‘.bin’ at the end. This will cause it to fail.
    Type: ./bbupdater -v and if everything is right it will ping your firmware and return your version as 3.14.08. You did it!
    Finally - let’s not forget about our friend com.apple.CommCenter.plist. Copy the file back to the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ using iBrickr.
    Reboot. Your wifi works… Your sound now works… Your vibration now works… Nice Going.
    Final Step: You now have a factory fresh 1.0.2 iPhone. To make your iPhone completely factory fresh you should probably update it to 1.1.1. From there you can follow one of the many simple tutorials online to try to unlock it again.
    2008-01-01 11:05 PM
  8. DoerrFan's Avatar
    Innitiating Proving Big Boss Wrong Sequence... Activated...

    Connect the iPhone to iBrickr and follow the initial instructions. Your screen will flash RED. You will receive two options - reboot, and what you are interested in restore. Follow the simple instructions and the iPhone will go to the firmware 1.0.2. When you downgrade it will end in an error (a la “Could not restore iPhone Unknown Error [some number]). This is only because iTunes couldn’t restore or find your baseband. Don’t worry about that. Follow the instructions using iBrickr to jailbreak your phone after that. It’s simple and painless and if you got yourself into a situation like this you probably don’t need me telling you how to do this.
    Once your iPhone is fully downgraded you will get an activation screen that says the iPhone is in need of repair. Make sure your iTunes is closed and with iBrickr upload “lockdownd” to usr/libexec. This will do a faux activation on your iPhone so it doesn’t give you the normal activate by connecting to iTunes screen on your next reboot.
    Using iBrickr click “Applications.” Install PXL by following Nate True’s instructions. Once thats done browse the available applications that are available and install these 2 programs in this order: BSD Subsystem, and the Mobile Terminal. Give each application about a minute after you click install to finish up.
    Now if you reboot your iPhone you will see a regular iPhone’s home screen with all the standards Apple icons plus Mobile Terminal. Using mobile terminal you are going to do some file handywork and fix your broken iPhone.
    We need to use iBrickr one more time before the big show. Upload the following files to your usr/bin directory:
    ICE03.14.08_G.eep
    ICE03.14.08_G.fls
    ieraser
    secpack
    Once these files have been uploaded use your iPhone’s terminal. We need to stop the process which is trying to use your baseband. This file is called “com.apple.CommCenter.pist” and is location at /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.CommCenter. It’s usually quite simple to stop the process but a lot of people have trouble doing it. I will go over the normal way to do it and if you can’t get it using that method try one of my alternatives. Using terminal type these commands verbatum:
    cd /
    cd System
    cd Library
    cd LaunchDaemons
    now that you are in the correct directory type this:launchctl unload com.apple.CommCenter.plist
    If all goes well it will think for a split second and then you will get no errors (and no confirmation!). Terminal just gives you a command prompt like normal again. Lots of people get the error “No Such Process.” if this happens type:
    rm com.apple.CommCenter.plist to delete it. Don’t worry that you are deleting it because you can download it here so once this is all done you can reupload it using iBrickr. Also if you deleted com.apple.CommCenter.plist REBOOT YOUR PHONE NOW. Sometimes it takes quite a while to reboot. It’s my guess that the iPhone OS is looking around for the file. Just sit tight and it will return to it’s normal screen eventually.
    Once you are done sorting out how to kill the com.apple.CommCenter.plist problem navigate to your /usr/bin directory. You can type this into your terminal: cd /usr/bin
    Type chmod 0755 * (this will set up the correct permissions for the files you are about to access).
    Also, type this: chmod +x ieraser & : chmod +x bbupdater
    Now type this: ./bbupdater -v to find out what firmware you are running. If your iPhone was messed up in the same way mine was it will ping the baseband for a while and either return nothing or end on “issuing +xgendata.” This is fine. Also if you receive the error telling you comm center is in use this is because you didn’t correctly kill the plist mentioned above so keep trying it until it works!
    Execute the following to erase your baseband: ./ieraser. This will completely erase what is left on your baseband. We’re almost done.
    Execute the following to reflash your baseband: ./bbupdater -e ICE03.14.08_G.eep -f ICE03.14.08_G.fls. A lot of people on the IRC Channels claim that this won’t work for a stock 1.1.1 iPhone. It will. Let the process run all the way through. If you get an error check that the secpack doesn’t have a hidden extension of ‘.bin’ at the end. This will cause it to fail.
    Type: ./bbupdater -v and if everything is right it will ping your firmware and return your version as 3.14.08. You did it!
    Finally - let’s not forget about our friend com.apple.CommCenter.plist. Copy the file back to the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ using iBrickr.
    Reboot. Your wifi works… Your sound now works… Your vibration now works… Nice Going.
    Final Step: You now have a factory fresh 1.0.2 iPhone. To make your iPhone completely factory fresh you should probably update it to 1.1.1. From there you can follow one of the many simple tutorials online to try to unlock it again.
    Nice Work!!!
    2008-01-01 11:49 PM
  9. annual's Avatar
    Do you have a link with all the files you listed?

    So I searched for a 1.0.2 lockdownd file. But the problem is everytime I restore the phone. Go through iBrickr let iBrickr boot it out of Recovery. My only option next in iBrickr is to click the "Free it" button that in the end, does absolutely nothing but put it back in Recovery mode, so i click "boot my iphone" again. Boots back up to Activate now screen, but now in iBrickr I can upload the lockdowd file. So I do, I restart, and now Iam out of the activate now screen, but heres the biggest problem. My computer wont recognize the phone anymore... Not sure why or what is going on, but I have tried multiple restores now and does the same thing each time I upload the lockdownd file.
    Last edited by annual; 2008-01-02 at 02:57 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-01-02 02:57 AM
  10. jacobzking's Avatar
    just AIM me at jacobzking
    2008-01-02 04:11 AM
  11. tiom's Avatar
    Were you and annual able to fix the iPhone, cause i am having the same problem.
    2008-01-02 08:52 PM
  12. jacobzking's Avatar
    yes, it works. just call me mr. awesome
    2008-01-02 09:34 PM
  13. DoerrFan's Avatar
    yes, it works. just call me mr. awesome
    Go Mr. Awesome!
    2008-01-03 02:58 AM
  14. annual's Avatar
    Actually no it was not able to work. I successfully erased the baseband, and change it to 03.14 firmware, but yet my Wi-Fi was still greyed out and still said incorrect sim, even after a restore to 1.1.1.
    I even followed "ReVaN" guide on how to do it which included same method as jacobz for virginize, unlock.app, and also virginizer_secpack.
    None of which worked, so iam guessing this phone is just f#*ked.
    2008-01-03 11:22 AM
  15. mrShush's Avatar
    Annual,

    I'm having a similar problem. I had a working unlocked 1.0.2 phone and upgraded to 1.1.1, then 1.1.2. I was unable to unlock 1.1.2 so I downgraded to 1.0.2 and downgraded the baseband as well. I've done this more times than I care to count. No matter what firmware version I restore the phone to, I can jailbreak it but I can't get the phone unlocked and end up w/ the "Incorrect SIM" error even though AnySIM says it has unlocked the phone successfully.

    Unlike you, my wifi isn't greyed out and the IMEI does change if I remove the SIM and reboot.

    I just followed this guide and it worked:

    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10461

    Running the Unlock.app on step 2.5 did the trick for me.
    Last edited by mrShush; 2008-01-03 at 06:49 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-01-03 06:49 PM
  16. annual's Avatar
    The Wi-Fi being grey and the fact that my IMEI does not change no matter what, means we obviously have 2 different problems. Ive tried everything in that guide, and still does not work. It sucks.. =\
    2008-01-04 01:15 AM
  17. jacobzking's Avatar
    just mail me the damn phone, lol. i'll fix it (pm me)
    2008-01-04 04:54 AM
  18. mkozak's Avatar
    i had this problem. I fixed it using one of the guides here on MMi

    it took me about 5 hours though
    Last edited by mkozak; 2008-01-04 at 07:33 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2008-01-04 07:33 AM
  19. tbikeman07's Avatar
    I think I have similar problem.I have a 1.1.2 the I downgraded and jailbroke. It works and runs fine but it won't pick up a signal or let me make calls. If u have any advice that would be great
    2008-01-04 08:27 AM
  20. BigBoss's Avatar
    The Wi-Fi being grey and the fact that my IMEI does not change no matter what, means we obviously have 2 different problems. Ive tried everything in that guide, and still does not work. It sucks.. =
    So see, Jacobzking did not prove me wrong (yet). I still stand by my original accessment. If you cannot get a clean IMEI with the sim card pulled and rebooted, you cannot repair it. Yes I know all about how to virginize, I wrote viriginize scripts that were being used at i.unlock.no (they were taken verbatim out of my own installer originally). Some people could not revirginize using all methods so they used the IPSF method. But unfortunately, that also requires a valid IMEI with the sim card out, so I really think you are screwed.

    If you guys do manage to repair this phone please let me know how you did it.
    -BigBoss
    Please do not send me messages here as I never check them. If you need to contact me, send me an email. My contact info is easy to find from inside Cydia.
    2008-01-04 11:07 AM
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