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Invalid SIM Card on iPhone 4S (5.0.1)

183181 Views 366 Replies Latest reply: Jul 11, 2012 6:49 AM by benny.benzino RSS
  • aaron1266 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to nickstock)

    aaron1266

     

    you need to turn off the phone, then connect it while holding the home button until the graphic that says connect to itunes appears... then restore.

     

    (once again, no matter what service provider you have!)

  • aaron1266 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2012 8:38 AM (in response to nickstock)

    And i dont mean any stage of activation. just UPDATING the phone! If its a phone NOT UNLOCKED it wont work in the stage when it means activate it but it WIIL UPDATE!

  • nickstock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 4, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to aaron1266)

    That will restore the phone, but it probably won't get the phone activated. From what he said, I don't think the phone was ever successfully activate. We need zozzahh to clarify.

  • Federico.F Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to nickstock)

    I'm really tired of this problem, and what most bothers me is that Apple take so long to fix it. If this week does not go the upgrade of IOS, I sell my iPhone, iPad, MacBook. I got tired of this **** does not work, as you may not run a sim on a cell phone and that take more than 2 months to fix it? And I do not answer saying that the solution is to restore it because I did it 100 000 times!

  • LeonidLee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 4:52 PM (in response to ptnik)

    I'm so tired of this problem.

    I used restore. I changed sim cards. Nothing helps.I found thread, there are images of different types sim cards. I though I need old type sim card. So I found my old sim card and activated with my carrier. Nothing helps.

     

    I figured out that ios makes something like image of sim card and works with it. Because if I see Invalid sim and try to eject sim card the phone still shows me carrier title and still trying to find network. But there is no sim card in the phone! iPhone do not understand it... Or maybe modem hangs up.

     

    I do not know what to do...

     

    I started to experience problems after update to iOS 5.0.1 (9A405). Then I updated to 9A406. Then I restored settings several times. And so on...

     

    These are several types of sim cards.

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    iPhone 4s 16Gb Black

    iOS 5.0.1 (9A406)

    Modem FW 1.0.14

  • LeonidLee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to ptnik)

    And this is the last report from iOS:

     

    deviceId: "zzz"

    isAnonymous: true

    deviceConfigId: 101

    triggerTime: 1330997694722

    triggerId: 524310

    profileId: 10129

    investigationId: 0

    metricsCCBasebandReset {

    reason: "modem reset: Call state out of sync"

    inVoiceCall: false

    rat: 1

    PLMN: "25002"

    timestamp: 1330997694715

    }

     

    How do you like this string

    reason: "modem reset: Call state out of sync"

  • ankz74 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 4:16 AM (in response to ptnik)

    Makes sense...but still does not explain on why the issue occurs with certain iphone4S pieces and not with the others that are carrying the same baseband. If the problem is software based then it should be across all iphone4S that are there in use.

     

    My problem has become much better as I use the phone more regularly now. 1 reboot required during the day other than the early morning reboot that I have now started accepting as a routine habit like brushing my teeth in the morning :-). One interesting observation today morning was that I did not get the invalid sim status as I had slept off with the earphones plugged in. I know the earphones act like an antennae for mobile radios so could be the earphone helped in maintaining signal through the night.

     

    Awaiting ios5.1 with bated breath!!!

  • eightbelow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to ankz74)

    good news for my iphone that this morning i woke up and don't see the "invalid sim" anymore. I don't think it's because i plugged the earphones over the night (because the day before yesterday I also plugged earphone but still i see the invalid sim), but I notice that after i installed an app named "planner and lite: appointments, tasks, note and reminders", my iphone started having invalid sim. i after changed new sim, restore iphone in different ways (upgrade to 406) I couldn't fix the problem but my iphone start having another problem of loosing signal always and I couldn't send txt or call right away. Always it was searching first. So i removed that app, and my ip has no problem of lossing signal, and after two days i.e. today, my ip does not encounter "invalid sim". I will see if tommorrow I will have invalid sim again or not, hope not.

  • vikunj bareja Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 8:32 PM (in response to eightbelow)

    Eightbelow ios 5.1 is available to

    Easily available check software update u'll get ios 5.1

  • eightbelow Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 7, 2012 9:06 PM (in response to vikunj bareja)

    thank you, has anyone updated to 5.1? will it really fix invalid sim? I'd rather waiting for some feedback first.

  • Arthok Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 12:29 AM (in response to ptnik)

    Guys, just upgrade to iOS 5.1. Works like a charm, and I didn't even had to change the micro SIM.

  • kalakov Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 12:45 AM (in response to Arthok)

    doing that right now. but ill have to test it for 2 days because all other methods have given results for the first 24-48 hours but then failed.

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