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My (legal) SIM-Lock Free Iphone is fully locked after 1.1.3

28197 Views 104 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2008 11:29 AM by TriBarth RSS
  • lucat Calculating status...
    Hi Concupiscence. Can I write you an Email? If you write me your address, I have some question to ask you. I've found the reply you post to me very interesting. Do you have the right Apple address in Ireland or in France?
    And have you a link you used for the court? Thanks and regards. Luca
  • carvogu Calculating status...
    Hi Basty,

    does it work now ? At the moment I am still experiencing the same problems with my Simyo (Eplus) SIM Card.... :-(((
    IMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • basty Calculating status...
    Hi carvogu,

    nah - doesnt work...I kept bothering the Apple and T-Mobile Hotline. They told me like one week ago, that they are working on it and that I have to be patient.

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Mac Mini
  • carvogu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Please contact me via email at <edited out by hosts for your privacy>

    Message was edited by: Julianna B.
    IMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Jirka Dytrt Calculating status...
    Can you give me any procedure STEP BE STEP ? I am from the Czech Republic, I have unlocked French iPhone and Vodafone SIM Czech card and I don't know, what can I make this . If I will insert to iPhone me Czech SIM, that Iphone wil not working with this, because in iPhone is old FW 1.1.2. What can I make ? Connect to iTunes 7,6 and make update to 1.1.3 first ? And after make unlocking ? Or iTunes unlocked this automatically - after update to 1.1.3 or before update ? And me SIM must be inserted in iPhone ?....Can you write me please exact process of this and what van I make - step be step please. Thanks in advance. Jirka
    macbook PRO, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Concupiscence Calculating status...
    Sorry lucat, we can't post emails here. I don't mind if you email me but I don't know how I can get my email to you (or you to me).

    Apple Sales International address is here:

    Registered address is listed in the Irish Company Registration Office:

    The Irish Small Claims Court can be found under:

    I hope this helps.
  • carvogu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Basty, does it work for you now ?? For me it still does not work and I am in strong contact with Heise and the authors of C`t !

    IMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Concupiscence Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Ring Apple support. I bet you are using an eplus sim card, are you? Mine doesn't work with E-netz, but works with vodafone and T-Mobile. This is either a bug in firmware 1.1.3 or a "feature" that makes the T-Mobile contract more palatable.
  • Concupiscence Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yes, and no. It seems a bit erratic. There seem to have been changes to the way iTunes activates since the introduction of 1.1.3. I can now swap D1 and D2 (T-Mobile and Vodafone) sim cards and the phone remains activated. It also remains activated with eplus cards but get no signal. Before, if I activated with eplus I couldn't use a T-mobile card unless I did a complete restore.
  • Sascha H-K Calculating status...
    unlocked, now 1.1.3, st...thsim, carrier "one" (aut), perfect.
    G4 1.42, macbook pro 17" 2.4 4Gb, iPhone8Gb, PowerBook 17 1.33, 1Gb; i-Pod 20G, Mac OS X (10.5.1), MacPro 3ghz, 30", 23",20" displays, 5 airportExtreme, 4 iphone 8gb ..
  • andricop Calculating status...
    Same problem here : I have to do a complete restore with iTunes every time I switch SIM card in the iPhone ! (Orange France iPhone, officialy desimlocked, updated with 1.1.3). I hope this is a bug with 1.1.3 and not the way Apple sees an unlocked phone ...
  • Bernhard Fuchs Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2008 8:52 AM (in response to HotRide)
    This solution is just a workaround, but it works if your ICCID (Prefs->General-Info) starts with 8949.

    Try to get a (german) O2 card from somewhere, and do the full Restore process with it. You should get an O2 carrier then. Also restore your backup. Now the E-Plus card should work. Both cards ICCID's shoult start with 8949.

    Possible Cause: It seems as if the iPhone gets locked on the first 4 digits with an activation. As the EPlus ICCID is 2 digits shorter than T-Mobile, the iTunes activation does not seem to be able to lock the iPhone to the first 4 numbers. With the O2 it works (O2 ICCID is just 1 digit shorter).

    Thanks to the phone support this could be solved!

  • TriBarth Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2008 1:41 PM (in response to Bernhard Fuchs)
    O.K. it works,

    but you have do this again to use your T-Mobile Sim again!
    And that is not a goodsolution.
    MBP C2D 2,16, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Concupiscence Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 3, 2008 8:22 AM (in response to Bernhard Fuchs)
    I managed to get my iPhone with 1.1.3 working with eplus following these steps:

    1. Turn off iPhone
    2. Insert O2 sim (I used a UK sim rather than a German one, and it worked)
    3. Press home button and keep pressed while connecting to your mac/pc
    4. When the iTunes message to restore comes up let go of the home button and perform the restore.
    5. After the restore was done I had to disconnect the iPhone and reconnect a couple of times before it activated.
    6. When you get O2 reception switch off and change to your beloved eplus sim card.
    7. Connect the iPhone to the computer again and restore from iPhone back/synchronize, etc.

    You might have to reenter the eplus GPRS settings into your phone:

    Settings > General > Network > EDGE

    user: eplus
    Password: gprs
  • TriBarth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 26, 2008 11:29 AM (in response to Concupiscence)
    Problem seems solved with 1.1.4!
    MBP C2D 2,16, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
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