Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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Trying to complete setup after restore

So yay I had a win I think. I am past the restore and into the setup of an iPhone I have managed to get going. I have put in the language the country enabled location services attached a wifi network attached to iTunes and here is where it stops. Still says no service in the top left corner with a vodaphone sim in it and a message comes up after the one where it says it may take 3 minutes to activate your phone. The after a couple of minutes I get a message saying that the activation server is temporarily unavailable and to try again in a couple of minutes. If it persists contact apple. Is this something related to the sim? The previous owner stted that it was unlocked but not jailbroken. Am I nearly a winner. Btw rang apple and the wait time was ridiculous and only have a half hour lunch break. Thanks anyone who can help

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Jennie...we are having the exact same problem! Absolutely the same (no water damage though).. this phone is blocked by the sim provider for non payments (boo hoo) but it was "unlocked" to any sim, was working until tried to update firmware. It should recognise the sim when inserted but it doesn't recognise any. I've tried to jailbreak with the latest redsn0w and it will not reboot afterwards. I can't downgrade either. It will only accept apple original software. Personally I think this is an odd software problem, I've looked at the sim slot and can't find any damage there as to why it can't recognise the sims. Changed the dock as it was damaged, new battery... This isn't an answer but I think the answer will be in an apple support forum for 3gs/ios5 or one of the software related groups online. If I find the solution I will get back..

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ok.... think this is the way to go...skip to page 17, has a response about mr67617 or something on page 16..read what he has to say it sounds like it may be right.https://discussions.apple.com/message/16...

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