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I have unlocked my iphone from 02 to T3, now mu downloded apps wont work

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Jan 11, 2013 3:31 AM

Hi, I have a 3g iphone, bought off ebay, it was locked to 02 but I had it unlocked and now it has a T-Moblie contract.


Before I unlocked it I had downloaded some Apps, including Tom Tom, which was really all I wanted, now the phone will open the Apps but closes them again in seconds, I have tried deleating them and re-loading but nothing works.


Could I have done something wrong when I changed sim cards, please help if you can.


Regards Tonyblue 

iPhone 3G, iOS 2.x
  • Mrs. Miggins Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    Apps not loading is not related to changing SIMs or unlocking. Something else must've occured.


    Did you update the version of iOS at the same time too, or restore the phone as part of the unlock process?


    If so, you may be experiencing a common issue that happened after an iOS update some time ago related to AppleID authorization.


    Try downloading one (free) app from the AppStore (doesn't matter what) and install it. Quite possibly, after doing that, you'll find all your other apps magically start working again.


    See Step 3 here: for more information.

  • appuser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    have you checked that the new sim settings has not deleted or re-set all your handset settings?

    ( -on the asumption that you can still connect to the internet...)


    (or) that it has deleted your account and/or password.


    was it unlocked by 02 ?


    (it must be unlocked by the 'official' ORIGIONAL network provider (or at an APPLE STORE);

    this prevents unlawful, ie stolen handsets being of any use. The same goes for 'unofficial' or 'jail broken' handsets.)

    if not it could be that the phone is not legitimate, and is now being blocked.

  • Mrs. Miggins Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)

    Changing the SIM does not affect any handset settings or delete accounts/passwords. The SIM card simply registers the phone to the cellular network and provides default cellular data connection settings - nothing at all to do with AppStore accounts setup on the phone itself.


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