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iPhone 5s stuck on "searching" even without sim card

My iPhone 5s suddenly stuck on "Searching" for the cellular network, even when I eject the SIM card the phone doesn't display "No Sim".

Everything else works fine.

I have no idea whats happening with this phone !!

i did a reset to the settings, and network as well, and no fix,

i notice that when i update the phone via ota it said "Software Update Unavailable"

Software Update is not available at this time. try again later.

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My phone does have the same problem. I almost done everything but update because it wont update. And it doesn't show IMEI or modern firmware. Any other optiona guys?

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Try putting the phone into restore mode and setting it up as a new phone in iTunes.

I'm guessing that an OTA got stuck or corrupted. I've been seeing more of this on older phones and iPads lately. If that doesn't fix it, then please update. I highly doubt its a hardware problem and should be just a software glitch.

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I can't restore it because it will stuck on activation screen

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did you try putting it into restore mode and connecting to itunes?

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no, and what's the purpose??

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its what usually fixes your issue

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Iphone 5s I have reseted because it was showing searching and steel now it is searching only I cannot go to home screen and if I connect to I tunes to the computer it doesn't show nothing only connected iPhone it shows

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Try putting your time and clock on manual and put in the right date and time and this might help you out it has for me so many times as its always the small silly things,? Good luck

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Good call. I always set up via iTunes, so I always forget manual time/date update.

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I did it before, it's not the case, this problem needs a hardware repair

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Does the phone show IMEI and modem firmware in Settings > General > About Phone? If not then the phone probably has a hardware issue in the baseband circuit area of the logic board.

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My phone does have the same problem. I almost done everything but update because it wont update. And it doesn't show IMEI or modern firmware. Any other optiona guys?

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A few months ago i got a new iPhone and let my friend use my old 5s bc he wanted to try an iPhone and couldn't afford one of his own. At first he used it like a regular phone but for whatever reason it charged him more money for his data so he took out his sim, put it back in his old phone and used it like an ipod. Recently, however he broke his old phone and tried to put the sim in the 5s, and it constantly said "searching" at the service indicator. At this point he was able to afford an iPhone of his own so he bought it and gave me back my 5s after formatting it. I tried to set it up but i got the "your iPhone could not be activated bc the activation server is temporarily unavailable. Try connecting your IPhone to ITunes to activate it, or try again in a couple of minutes" after it tried to activate for a while. Ive tried taking the tray out, putting the my current sim back in, connecting it to iTunes, blowing on the open slot to try to clean it, turning my phone on without the tray, hard restarting it and using it without any sim card in it, and it still continued to say searching, even with both the sim card and tray were out. When i connected it to ITunes, my computer said ITunes for a while, but once it fails to activate iTunes says "The IPhone "IPhone" could not be activated because the activation information could not be obtained from the device." "Disconnect your IPhone, make sure the sim card is inserted correctly and, if you use a SIM PIN, tap Unlock to enter it, and then reconnect your IPhone." I would really like to get my old phone working, at least as an ipod so I could have the possibility of either selling it, lending it to another friend, using it for stuff i don't need on my regular phone, or just have as a back up phone. For any of those ideas, however, i need to at least be able to set up the phone. My friend did note that it wouldn't update and something i read said that these things were related. Someone please help me out or let me know if you have the same issue. Almost all of the suggestions in this video were done by the phone being able to be accessed.

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no sim iphone5 serching with out sim way this probleme help me plz and no show sim in in out plz help me sir

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update or restore your ios works 100%

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Please help me i have too this problem

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I restored it using iTunes. Just do it :)

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You have to check the phone baseband status(Modem Firmware) or imei by press *#06# if the status null don`t restore it.It will stuck on recovery mode.It`s hardware issue.

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ok but my iphone show IMEI .what is the solution

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No dought if imei is ok and iphone is in searching or no service that is the issue of baseband chip reball it.Surely the problem is solved.I had do many like this faults so i tell me with my experience

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I had the same issue and updating to the latest IOS resolved this issue. This was only possible through ITunes on my Mac.

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Tope ammata hukanna me labba wada karanne na oii.huttige putala kiyanne maha lokuwata iphone wala bug na virus na kiyala.schchige hutta tama .tope steve jobs ge ammage hutta tama.

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