3g iphone not reading sims card after update
July 12, 2012 10:01 AM Subscribe
I updated a iPhone 3g with the latest software & now it won't read the sims card ....
posted by foodybat to technology (8 answers total)
okay... my daughter's phone is a iPhone 3g 16 gig. works fine. I bought (what i thought) was the same phone for my son (my intention is just for him to use to play games/movies), used. After I examined it, this 3g 16 gig has a video camera capability. I took the sims card out of my daughter's phone & put it into this phone... & it worked just fine.
So, i wanted my daughter to have that (video capability).. so my plan was to give the 'new' phone i just bought to her, & then give her's to him... So the first thing i did was a full back up of my daughter's phone.
I then plugged in the new phone to iTunes & it immediately said it needed the new software update... so i did the update. When the phone restarted, i went through the setup ... (English, USA, connect to wifi,...) then on the last step which was activate phone.
iTunes came back saying, "Could not activate phone"... "your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Try connecting your iPhone to iTunes to activate it, or try again in a couple of minutes. If this problem persists, contact apple support at apple/support.com". which of course i did plenty of times.
I then searched google a bit... i then put the phone into DFU mode & restore... which i tried & got the same results...
Now, i can still put the sims back in her old phone & it works fine... but now i have this other phone I can't seem to make work now....
I'm on a Macbook pro... & of course i confirmed my iTunes software was up to date.
I went to AT&T twice ... but they said they couldn't help & to goto the apple store or something. Of course when i called apple about this, they said any problems with the sims card must be addressed by the carrier (even though i told them the problem seemed to start when i updated the iPhone's software)
I am scheduled to go into the apple store tonight... but i'm sure they'll charge me...assuming they can fix it or not....