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SIM Card Not Supported Error while Activating Unlocked iPhone 4 on iOS 5 Using SAM

Hello people! I decided to upgrade my iPhone 4 firmware to iOS 5 yesterday, did a tethered jailbreak and unlocked it using Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 and Gevey SIM respectively. This phone was previously jailbroken and unlocked on iOS 4.3.5 and I used SAM to activate it since I don’t have official carrier SIM card. So I downloaded SAM and started the procedure to activate my iPhone. However, I am getting "SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported" error after installing SAM. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Asked by: Vince from Jersey City, New Jersey

Hello Vince, have you tried to use a different SIM card? Have you restored your iPhone on custom iOS 5 firmware? Anyway, if you have preserved the baseband of your device, you can follow the step-by-step guide posted below on how to bypass iTunes "SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported" error:

Step 1: Check the model number of your iPhone by navigating to Settings -> General -> About. Once you have your model number, Google it to identify which carrier your iPhone is locked to (i.e. AT&T -United States).

Step 2: Then go back to your iPhone, launch Settings and go to SAM -> Utilities -> Revert Lockdown to Stock. From there, you should see Stockification Success message. But if you have Stockification Failure message it means you have downloaded the wrong SAM for your iPhone. Therefore you must uninstall it and get the right SAM app for your jailbroken iPhone (Follow this tutorial on how to install SAM).

Step 3: Once you have the right SAM for your iPhone, just simply navigate to SAM ->Method ->By Bundle Name. Tap on SAM, tap on the Bundle menu and then choose where your iPhone is locked to (i.e. ATT_US, O2, Orange, Bell_ca, etc…).

Step 4: Then go to SIM ID menu and select your SIM ID (Select the first option if you aren’t sure what your SIM ID is).

Step 5: Now you have to navigate to More Information menu. From there you will see ActivationState as Unactivated. In order to activate it, you will need to connect your iPhone to iTunes 10.5 on your Mac or PC.

Step 6: Make sure that you have a high-speed and non-restricted Internet connection as iTunes will have to connect to Apple Server to activate your device. Once done, you will see your ActivationState status as WildcardActivated. That’s it!
SIM Card Not Supported Error after iOS 5 Unlock

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    manoj8 years, 7 months ago

    when i insert the sim network is showing but when iconnect to itunes mesage display the sim carr inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported