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Restore problem with emergency call display all time

I have an Unlocked Iphone, but for some reason I can't connect to Itunes. It just doesn't detect when i put phone on dock? I tried on many diffrent computer but still. The usb cord, dock is in working condition. Also for some reason the usb charger that came with the phone doesnt work. I tried that charger on a Ipod and it working. I had to get a wall charger that is directly connected from outlet to phone and it works. Anyone who knows how to solve the problems please let me know

Thanks Hi, This is a big problem with my iphone and i need urgent helpful answers to fix this problem........ I live in australia and i received the iphone from a friend for my birthday...


This iphone was purchased and imported from the US, My Apple iphone 8GB was working perfectly and it accepted my vodafone sim card iv been using the iphone for 7 months now....

I suppose its UNLOCKED though as i pluged in the USB cable from the iphone to my computer to appear in itunes it worked and i was able to transfer music and pictures from the computer to the iphone......

I dont know if its a 3G cause its imported but i can make calls and receive msgs, It works or was working perfectly

2 Days ago i updated my iphone through itunes and then i restored my iphone and after the messege notifying me that the iphone has sucessfully reseted to factory settings and that i have to wait till my iphone resets, i did wait till the iphone restarted and then a messege appeared on itunes saying that the sim card in the iphone is not supported, only supported sim cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate the iphone.......

I dont understand what happened and why the itunes would ruin my iphone???

Now the only thing that appears non the Iphone is a picture of a USB connecting to itunes??????????

I cant make calls either except for emergency calls only......

There is a info logo on the screen at the moment and when i touch the info logo a IMEI: number appears and a ICCID: number underneath it.

Id truley appreciate anyone that can help me in this iphone disarster
A.S.A.P HELP NEEDED.......

Thankyou very much.

My email address is : pranav180@yahoo.com

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  • Abazh7 Feb 17, 2009

    My iphone displays "no service " on the left hand top corner of the screen , a lock on the top center and the itune log in the middle .It gives you the option to slide for emergemcy calls .

  • yurhelp Feb 18, 2009

    I used to have itunes on a different computer but it was deleted so I just installed itunes into another computer and it saids to upgrade. After ungrading... the itunes displays a message that it cannot read my sim card! Then when I look at my iphone, it has a "no service" on the top left corner and itunes icon in the middle and emergency call online at bottom and the iphione seems to be locked up again! what happened? does anyone know how to fix this problem?!

    thanks in advance!

  • zmhmm Feb 24, 2009

    I just encountered the the same problem. Pls,kindly help us.

  • jeryy0012 Apr 05, 2009

    someone help me! thats exactly what happened to me

  • nams2000hot May 18, 2009

    My i phone was hang so i restart from i tune than i saw emmargency call system on screen my i phone is not working on screen it shows emmergency and i cand do anything and its shows IMEI number and other one number can somebody help me please.



    thanks

    Nams

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Have you tried to reinstall itunes on your pc? it will be the iphone driver that is missing from your pc if you make a bacup of your itunes files in the itunes folder and then re install the most recent itunes from apple this will re install the driver needed to find the phone through itunes.

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I had the same problem - I was using the Iphone the other day, had never dropped it, unlocked it or downloaded any weird app to it, nor was it behaving weirdly at all prior to this. Right in the middle of reading a Google Reader article, normal connectivity, it starts saying "NO SERVICE" in the upper left hand corner, then "Repair Needed - Iphone cannot make or receive calls" txt message in blue with the apple support website.

Well, I tried resetting, powering on and off and then got nothing but picture of white Apple synch usb cable with arrow pointing up at Itunes symbol and "Restore Needed". Further, Itunes wouldn't synch with it because I have a passcode, yet Iphone wouldn't let me enter the passcode. Clusterf**k.

I called the other evening and spent an hour and a half on the phone, wound up with Level 2 tech who could not do anything to fix and sent me to the Iphone store, whose "GENIUSES" couldn't fix it either and gave me a new phone.

Both phone-based Apple tech and "Geniuses" at store could not tell me why or how this happened and said it was rare, but I am seeing postings about this all over the internet. When I pressed the "Genius" about it and threatened to make a scene and get the store manager, he relented and told me it was an issue of corruption of the sim card and they have no idea what causes it, but told me it wasn't something I did.

So basically if you get this error message, whether you have unlocked your phone or not, and resetting or power cycling doesn't fix, nor does synching with Itunes and restoring, you should get a new phone.

Apple should be ashamed letting such a major problem go on without clarifying on their page why this is happening or how to prevent it, especially as busy business people like myself are depending on this phone for business, and now it is unreliable - this can happen at any time, without notice, for no apparent reason.

I warned the "Genius" if this happens again I will sue Apple and AT&T to get out of the contract - nobody should have to worry about this and get stuck trading I-Turds - I only had this phone for 30 days and then it happened.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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It sounds like the unlocking screwed up part of the software, if you are using the newest version, there is a problem when unlocking the phone. If you down grade to the prior software version, it may fix the problem, it's difficult to know what people have done to the phones due to the many different methods of unlocking jailbreaking etc, if it were mine I would try to do re install of the prior firmware, if that doesen't work, you may be able to just get a new sim card from your provider. That is more than likely what got messed up

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SOURCE: Restore problem with emergency call display all time

Your iPhone is not factory unlocked. This means if you purchased it from the USA you need a deactivated ATT SIM card to get it past the activation or use a program called QuickPWN to Jailbreak + Activate your iPhone

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