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Switching VPN to APN for a unlocked phone

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MBevans Calculating status...
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Jun 20, 2012 1:31 PM

Hello,

 

Having a serious issue after a complete restore on a purchased unlocked (ex-AT&T) phone, model 3GS I cannot bring up a APN setting screen.

 

Thanks for your unput in advance!

M

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,925 points)
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:59 PM (in response to MBevans)

    Did AT&T unlock it, or did you go through some other method to get it unlocked?

     

    Was it unlocked 'another way' before you had AT&T unlock it?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,925 points)
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to MBevans)

    Bad news for you.

     

    It is very likely that it will never work.  Jailbreaks and hacks designed to unlock iPhones can render them impossible to use if you restore or update. There have been a large number of reports of people who have been unable to completely unlock their phones, especially AT&T phones if they were hacked prior to attempting a legitimate unlock.

     

    In any case, your phone was jailbroken. Jailbroken phones can not be discussed here per the terms of service.

     

    The only suggestion we canmake is try a DFU mode restore (google for instructions). If that doesn't fix it, you're out of luck.

  • rocket14 Calculating status...
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    Sep 29, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to KiltedTim)

    Maybe you can help me with my problem.  I purchased 2 iphone 4s unlocked phones directly from apple.  I bought 2 micro sim cards from straight talk.  Got the numbers all tranfered.  Went to sent up the apn settings for the data but vpn settings came up instead.  How can I get to the apn settings so I can set up the data?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,925 points)
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    Sep 29, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to rocket14)

    You'll have to work with Straight Talk. They are not a supported carrier.

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