1. mitch67's Avatar
    hello all

    ii had my iphone 4 connected to itunes downloading music , my 10 year son has done something and now its telling me to connect to itunes, but thats telling me sim card not supported , and put sim in to activate phone , the phone was jailbroken and unlocked but now cant do anything , can anyone help , thanks
    2011-07-17 01:02 AM
  2. Stray's Avatar
    Ok now i'm thinking your son has updated the phone as well as locking it permanently. What firmware was is previously on and who is your carrier?
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-07-17 01:04 AM
  3. mitch67's Avatar
    thanks for your reply , i got the phone off a friend in france , tried to call him today , i dont know the carrier till speak to him , how do i find firmware ? , im new to all this and was just happy useing phone as it was for last few months, thanks
    2011-07-17 01:13 AM
  4. Stray's Avatar
    If the phone is not factory unlocked it would be on firmware 4.0.1, but assuming it is it could be on any firmware. Right now i'll be it is on 4.3.4.
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-07-17 01:14 AM
  5. mitch67's Avatar
    ok is there anything i can do
    thanks
    2011-07-17 01:17 AM
  6. Stray's Avatar
    Until you contact your friend all you can probably do is save your 4.3.3 shsh and fast. Download tinyumbrella (google) and then a 4.3.3 firmware from Firmware - Downloads - ModMyi Forums
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-07-17 01:19 AM
  7. mitch67's Avatar
    thanks very much for your reply ill try and do that now
    cheers
    2011-07-17 01:24 AM
  8. i.Annie's Avatar
    Grab a 4.3.3 stock ipsw, open iTunes and hold shift, click restore. Select the 4.3.3 ipsw. iTunes will take it down to 4.3.3 successfully, and to find out if it is factory unlocked, put your SIM in now and see if iTunes will activate it. I'm thinking it is not factory unlocked seeing as how you said it shows SIM not supported. But hey, give it a whirl just to confirm. If it does turn out to be factor unlocked, you can just stick the SIM in and everything will work.

    Anyhow, if/when you find out that it is not factory unlocked, download Redsn0w. Open it, browse to stock 4.3.3 ipsw, check the box for "Cydia" and continue. Follow the timer/instructions. You should be able to access your springboard at this point.

    Your baseband is likely upgraded and not unlockable. Check the modem firmware (aka baseband) in Settings and see what it is. I don't know what bb comes with 4.3.4, but if it is not lower than 4.10.x then you can't even use a turboSIM to unlock.
    2011-07-17 01:29 AM
  9. mitch67's Avatar
    Grab a 4.3.3 stock ipsw, open iTunes and hold shift, click restore. Select the 4.3.3 ipsw. iTunes will take it down to 4.3.3 successfully, and to find out if it is factory unlocked, put your SIM in now and see if iTunes will activate it. I'm thinking it is not factory unlocked seeing as how you said it shows SIM not supported. But hey, give it a whirl just to confirm. If it does turn out to be factor unlocked, you can just stick the SIM in and everything will work.

    Anyhow, if/when you find out that it is not factory unlocked, download Redsn0w. Open it, browse to stock 4.3.3 ipsw, check the box for "Cydia" and continue. Follow the timer/instructions. You should be able to access your springboard at this point.

    Your baseband is likely upgraded and not unlockable. Check the modem firmware (aka baseband) in Settings and see what it is. I don't know what bb comes with 4.3.4, but if it is not lower than 4.10.x then you can't even use a turboSIM to unlock.

    thanks for repling , im new to all this , so dont know where to start , but i will have a go
    thanks
    2011-07-17 01:34 AM
  10. i.Annie's Avatar
    All you really have to do is follow my instructions. Read them carefully and you'll figure it out. You can get the stock 4.3.3 firmware (aka ipsw) HERE

    Be sure to select in the drop-down menu the iPhone 4 firmware 4.3.3 and not for any other device. You can get redsn0w HERE
    2011-07-17 02:27 AM
  11. mitch67's Avatar
    thank you
    2011-07-17 02:45 AM
  12. mitch67's Avatar
    [QUOTE=mitch67;6144834]Grab a 4.3.3 stock ipsw, open iTunes and hold shift, click restore. Select the 4.3.3 ipsw. iTunes will take it down to 4.3.3 successfully, and to find out if it is factory unlocked, put your SIM in now and see if iTunes will activate it. I'm thinking it is not factory unlocked seeing as how you said it shows SIM not supported. But hey, give it a whirl just to confirm. If it does turn out to be factor unlocked, you can just stick the SIM in and everything will work.

    ive tried this , failed restore , error 1013 , now phone stuck in recovery mode , any advise

    thanks
    2011-07-17 05:41 AM
  13. i.Annie's Avatar
    Download TinyUmbrella, with your device connected, click fix recovery.
    2011-07-17 05:45 AM
  14. mitch67's Avatar
    phone keeps going back into recovery mode
    2011-07-17 02:59 PM
  15. i.Annie's Avatar
    I wonder if Apple stopped signing 4.3.3 yet.

    Try building a custom 4.3.3 firmware with sn0wbreeze and restore to that. Be sure to use redsn0w to put device into pwned dfu mode before restoring to the custom fw.

    This is the best way to avoid errors.
    2011-07-17 04:41 PM
  16. Stray's Avatar
    They are still signing it i believe.
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-07-17 06:41 PM
  17. mitch67's Avatar
    They are still signing it i believe.
    redsn0w finally loaded . phone is back on , but no sevice , no carrier

    fimware is now 04.10.01
    2011-07-17 07:03 PM
  18. Stray's Avatar
    Ok yeah your son locked the phone and th only way to unlock it is to use the gevey sim which you can purchase at www.applenberry.com
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-07-17 07:30 PM
  19. mitch67's Avatar
    ok thanks for all your help , will that sim def unlock it ?
    2011-07-17 08:02 PM
  20. Stray's Avatar
    sim def? sorry
    that was officially the scariest thing you have ever said str4y.
    Dude T.M.I
    2011-07-17 09:27 PM
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