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Mobile phone not working

I purchased a cheapy i-phone lookalike in Hong Kong. It's badged up as an F8. In the shop it worked fine with my own sim card (Asda/vodaphone) but once home nothing at all. It can't find my network in auto mode and in manual it "fails to register". There are 2 IMEI numbers and when I dial *#06# one of the numbers comes up. I've tried restoring factory settings which didn't work. This phone doesn't have wifi or 3g and was only intended as a back up, but it is really annoying that it doesn't work!! Any ideas? Thanks Terry

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  • Terry Davies Feb 22, 2012

    Thanks Kenneth,
    I know that the phone is not a genuine i-phone. The phone does not have the same menu system as the video and am therefore unable to do a hard reset.


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Going by your experience with that phone,I would suggest you test its authenticity.Checkout the videos below on how to differentiate the genuine from fake iphones.
Also try the hard resett.

Hope it helps.Thanks!

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  • kenneth njonjo Feb 22, 2012

    You're welcome.Sorry for the outcome though,they need to find ways to wipe out those fakes off the markets.


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