Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to Patelp320)
Does pressing on "try again" really work? I also have the same problem. Just upgraded it today. I'm getting fed up with this. Had a great working iphone before upgrading tho. PLEASE I need help so as other users.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 3:06 PM (in response to Caren098)
you have to reset all content and settings and this will more than likely resolve your issue. it will start the phone from scratch so make sure you either have your contacts saved somewhere, or there backed up to icloud
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to AkA BeecheR)
How do I reset it if I can't even open my phone coz it can't activate? Thank you fro replying.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2011 1:04 AM (in response to Caren098)
Hey Caren don't dispair, I also thought all was lost until until deepak posted a link to the solution.
Watch this vid on youtube and follow the steps to the letter. If the download from the vid wants to save as a zip file see my previous post for solution:
You will not be able to reset or activate your phone until you jailbreak and unlock the phone. This is all explained on the vid. The guy who made it is a genius! Goodluck!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to Caren098)
The youtube vid I recommended caused safari, cydia and mail to crash. I managed to find a solution and now my 3Gs iphone works like new and with the most up to date version installed 5.0.1
See for ian559fresno's solution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNK_ZXqF6r0&feature=g-like&context=G204ae57ALTv2x BQAAAA
Anyway you need to follow ian559fresno to the letter but download different files to the ones he suggests into a new folder on your desktop.
I used: 5.0.1 (3GS): iPhone2,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw firmware from the following website: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750 Please note that this file may try to download as a zipped file - you don't want this to happen so change the file extension to .ipsw when you go to save it. Save as type: "All files"
I downloaded the latest redsn0w - RedSn0w 0.9.10b3 (Windows): redsn0w_win_0.9.10b3.zip from http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=16424 . Extract redsnow into your new folder.
Now do exactly what ian559fresno says.
I made sure that I did a full restore in itunes before starting. This re-locked the phone and sent it back to the searching - no sim installed stage. If yours is already doing this then obviously you wont be able to restore in iTunes and you just need to proceed with the above instructions.
This worked brilliantly for me. 3 weeks ago I didn't even know what jail breaking was but after about 20 hours of research and help from some very smart people I finally have a phone that works.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2012 4:16 PM (in response to Irving62)
Ive just used this on my iphone 3gs and now its working perfectly. Thanks alot.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to macca17)
Hi so i was reading this discussion and i was having the same problem, i updated to ios 5 and restored to factory settings but i cant get passed the activation, it just tells me i have no sim card, i tried EVERYTHING literally i watched youtube videos and other discussions and no luck. so i downgraded back to version 4.3.5 but now i dont even get the opening with the aple welcom and set up now i only have the itunes recovery icon on my screen (usb with an arrow pointing to itunes symbol) amd still no service please help me i am desperate i really need my phone to work!!!!!!! or at least even turn on will it fix if i buy a new sim or can i go to apple for anyhting???!!!?!??!?!?! please help!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to need_help!)
Read my previous 2 posts and follow the instructions to the letter and you should be okay. It worked for my 3gs. Cheers
Currently Being ModeratedJun 23, 2012 7:57 PM (in response to Irving62)
Hi, I keep getting error 60000 ms after following the youtube n downloading the links and doing exactly wat Ian was doing in his vidoes.
I did the same proceedure on xp and windows 7....
any ideas what else do i need to do now? thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 24, 2012 8:34 PM (in response to momin28)
Sorry, I'm a complete novice about this sort of stuff and just follow what others recommend.
Try out this link:
Currently Being ModeratedAug 8, 2012 9:48 AM (in response to oxener00)
hello, how were you able to finx your 3gs?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to macca17)
am having same problem with my iphone 3g
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to macca17)
I was having the same problem and I had just about given up hope because I had tried everything, but I decided to try one more thing. I uninstalled itunes and then reinstalled it and restored my phone and this time it actually worked! I hope it helps you too! I am so happy that I have my iphone again!(:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to oxener00)
What is the Call Back and Home Button, activation? I have an iphone 4S which was a replacement from Apple, and I can't get past the activation screen. Also, iTunes reads: SIM not supported, and will not start. I''ve contacted AT&T and Apple; they said I should receive a phone call within 24 hours, and my phone should be unlocked. Thanks for any advice, it will be greatly appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 21, 2012 1:20 AM (in response to macca17)
me too facing same problem
pls update if any solution as now this phone is a paper weight only for me