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Unread 03-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Invalid Sim?

I came across an iPhone 4 today which i was going to jailbreak and put on straight talk for someone. He brought me the phone and the phone would not activate with his straight talk sim, or mine from my 4s. Also when plugged into iTunes it states that the sim card is invalid. Tried a fresh restore and still same thing. Tried jailbreaking to bypass the activation and see if the phone would get service with the sim.... Still nothing. Later on in the evening I tried my straight talk sim in another friend of mine's iPhone 4 and the phone popped right up with service. Can anyone think of what the issue would be? Could it be that the phone is blacklisted or maybe the phone is foreign? Any ideas? Also, I know that this would normally go into the Activating/Unlocking thread, however I have only had an issue with this specific iPhone 4 so figured it would be best to place the thread here. I apologize in advance if this is not the case.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #2
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I came across an iPhone 4 today which i was going to jailbreak and put on straight talk for someone. He brought me the phone and the phone would not activate with his straight talk sim, or mine from my 4s. Also when plugged into iTunes it states that the sim card is invalid. Tried a fresh restore and still same thing. Tried jailbreaking to bypass the activation and see if the phone would get service with the sim.... Still nothing. Later on in the evening I tried my straight talk sim in another friend of mine's iPhone 4 and the phone popped right up with service. Can anyone think of what the issue would be? Could it be that the phone is blacklisted or maybe the phone is foreign? Any ideas? Also, I know that this would normally go into the Activating/Unlocking thread, however I have only had an issue with this specific iPhone 4 so figured it would be best to place the thread here. I apologize in advance if this is not the case.
gsm/at&t or cdma/verizon/sprint?...cdma will not work with ST
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Unread 03-05-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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you just need to find what carrier phone is on
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well I do believe the phone has to be GSM as it has a sim slot and if I am not mistaken the CDMA i4s do not have a sim slot. As well as I have no idea how to find out what the original carrier of the phone is. Would think it to be ATT though being the phone is in the us and is GSM.
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I have a Verizon 4s in my shop now with a sim slot
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Unread 03-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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I meant that as plural iPhones as in multiple i4.
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