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Here Is How To Fix “SIM Card Not Supported Error” While Unlocking iPhone 4 Baseband 4.11.08 (Guide)

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We finally have the unlocking solution you had been waiting for. You can now unlock your iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08 for free thanks to a Chinese hacker named loktar_Sun. While most of you are enjoying your unlocked iPhone 4′S, some of you have been facing problems regarding an error that pops up when you connect your iPhone to iTunes. Well here is how to fix SIM card not supported error while unlocking your iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08.

Fix SIM Card Not Supported Error For iPhone 4

This error occurs when you connect your iPhone to iTunes which is required to re-activate your iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08. But when trying to re-activate it, a message is displayed saying ” The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to supported”.

Now to fix this error follow the step by step guide below.

Step By Step Guide For Fixing SIM Card Error

Note:

  • You need to know which carrier your iPhone 4 baseband 4.11.08 is locked to, as it is required for later later use.
Guide For Fixing Error

STEP 1: First of all you have to check whether you have installed correct version of SAM. To do this simply head over to Settings > SAM > Utilities and tap on “Revert Lockdown to stock” button. A message will pop up showing stockification success. If you recieve that message that means you have got the correct version or not. If a failure message pop ups install SAM from original source.

STEP 2: Now go to SAMprefs and tap on “Method” and select “By Bundle Name”.

STEP 3: Now head back and tap on Bundle menu and select your carrier that you are locked to.

STEP 4: Now head over to SIM ID and select your SIM ID, if not sure just select the first one.

STEP 5: Now go to More Information and you will see ActivationState as Unactivated.

STEP 6: It’s time for you to plugin your iPhone 4 to your computer. Once you have plugged it in, you will see notice that your ActivationState has changed to WildCardActivated

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That is it, you will have your iPhone 4 unlocked and running on any network in the world!

If you face any other problems comment below and let us know so we can find solutions for that problem. Happy unlocking!

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126 Comments to Here Is How To Fix “SIM Card Not Supported Error” While Unlocking iPhone 4 Baseband 4.11.08 (Guide)

  1. Either any of the two method didn’t work “By Bundle Name” or the “Manual”.

    I followed carefully those guide given. I even restored to 5.0.1 and install only SAM tweaks..

    Hmmm..

    • You’ll get that by default when you jailbreak your iPhone. That’s why you need to de-activate first your iPhone.

      —–
      Will try again once more..

    • miller.
      open SAM from springboard go to utilities find REVERT LOCKDOWN TO STOCK just tap it thats it then start the process again from begining…it will be ok..All the best

      • do i need the original sim or not if yes then i don’t have…
        im from philippines and i only have the local sim…

        • You don’t need the original carrier sim to do this.
          Just provide the information needed on Step 3 using the guide posted above.

  2. I live in Brazil and my iphone is working perfectly, I used the tutorial above, I have no words to thank … THANK YOU

      • Natalia, did you get your iphone 4 to work with Vivo finally? I have been trying for hours and cannot get itunes to recognize my Vivo chip! Thanks for your help.

    • find the original carrier of ur phone by the model no of iphone then in method select the country and carrier and select network and select the first SIM ID and follow the other steps that’s it but in order to work with SAM when u spoof the ICCID in the main SAM page must be blank and then u have to paste the IMSI u copied then disable and connect to itunes that’s it…………..

  3. ok, my iPhone 4 is locked to at&t and running 4.11.08, i did this procedure and wildcard showed up when i chose the first sim id on the list, but i still have “No Service” up top. What gives? Are these all the steps? or should i go back to the previous procedure and complete it? or keep trying sim ids from the list?

    • I have the same problem. the wildcard is activated but I still have “NO Sevice”. Locked with AT&T. Did you unlock it?

      • Even I have the same problem – Iphone4 locked with AT&T
        I followed all the steps to get wildcard and even ICCID no matches in iTune but NO SIGNAL – After disabaling SAM it agains throws card not supported error. I read it that even SAM dosent work in last few days/weeks. Apple has filled that gap :(….please write to me if you get confimred updates aniketdoifode@gmail.com

  4. Works Great!! Finally unlocked my Iphone4 4.11.08 thank you Maypalo and loktar_Sun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  5. I got this msg and It occurs when you Spoof your SIM to SAM and you choose a wrong SIM ID. It won’t work, disable SAM y repeat all steps but then change your SIM ID until iTunes can recognize your iPhone, if you have original SIM carrier you can check the SIM ID with SAM in More information 5-firsta digits

  6. thanks a lot,it’s work.the phone is factory unlock? need to know if i updated the OSI it will be locked again?

  7. Hey! Please HELP! I did all the steps as said, it also says WildcardActivated, but my phone still says no service! :( Also iTunes dont give the activation error..

  8. Yes this worked for me as I followed the steps — replaced the steps here by as was given in the bundle one – my phoen is activated on airtel, India — thanks guys, it is an wonderful end to a long wait.

    • Hi Chandra,
      gud to know that you got it working, however when I try, and connect the iphone to itunes, it says unsupported SIM. Am I doing something wrong?

      PLZ help

  9. I miss everything twice putting the company I work now putting the company anterid my iphone and I get the error Fix Error SIM Card Not Supported For iPhone 4
    not know what else to do please help

  10. great. i am from bangladesh. i was sufferring from 10th oct 2011 with baseband 04.11.08, so many rumors, so many fake methods i saw in many fake sites.but today i have suuceeded to unlock my iphone4 bb 04.11.08. my network grameenphone and this procedure 100% working for me. thanks the Chinese hacker “loktar_Sun” . he is my hero. HeadsOff you man, and also fuck applenberry, fuck iphone-dev hackers,

  11. i think that if we did not find the carrier name in the carrier list it will not be unlocked, is it true????

  12. Dear miller.
    open SAM from springboard go to utilities find REVERT LOCKDOWN TO STOCK just tap it thats it then start the process again from begining…it will be ok..All the best

  13. please the last thing, is this methode work with old gevey or i must use the sim card without gevey, because my iphone was locked with gevey sim? the second thing is that i did not find the carrier in the list

  14. Hi – I’m seem to be having problems? I done all the above and its showing the new network, but I’m still getting ….. for the signal??? I have an iPhone 4 on 04.11.08 on 5.0.1

    what am I doing wrong?

    TIA

  15. Thank you so much!! Finally, it’s Worked!

    iOS – 5.1
    BB – 4.11.08
    Locked Carrier – Softbank Japan
    Unlocked Carrier – MTC Russia

    Voila!!! Really appreciate for your great job guys!!! Keep it up!! :D:D:D:D:

  16. my problem specifically:

    i am on the simple mobile network…
    iphone 4 bb 4.11.08
    ios 5.0.1
    tried two SAM ways i seen on videos and tutorials
    this “error” way and the other way.
    cant seem to find a way that works for my situation… please help

  17. do we need to disable SAM after following all the steps above? b’cause it didn’t work for me :(

  18. I cannot identify the original carrier which my phone locked to. I guess I’ve no choice, I’ve to buy the new gevey :(

  19. UNLOCKED !!!! THANKS A TON LOCKSTAR_SUN and MAYPALO
    Unlocked my Iph4 with Airtel India SIm card , I was facing all the issues with this SAM thats possible , till i ended up here , trick is to choose the method by bundle name , and then in bundle choose the carrier your phone is currently locked on to (not the carrier for your new sim or the sim you wish to use in future) , now choose the first amongst the SIM ID if there are many SIM IDs for your carrier(that ur iphone is locked onto) then just goto moreinformation and just note down the iccid and imsi in sam details dont press the spoof real sim to sam button , now connect to Itunes , and the 1st time u will see the cant activiate error , close and open I tunes again , and be one HAPPY IPHONE OWNER :D

    • Hi Chethan..I tried the same thing..but I get status as “Invalid Sim” on my iphone. Could you please help.

      I tried activating it using Airtel and Vodafone. It says the same thing for both the networks.

      • Hi Vivek , which is ur old carrier that your phone is locked onto ? choose the Method by bundle name , and then in bundle choose the carrier your phone is currently locked on to, then in SIM IDs just choose the first one , but all this while have your new sim in ur phone , Also remove any gevey sim ur using and just put your Airtel or vodafone sim in the iphone , and u shud have a jailbroken phone . I tried this with three different phones and it works

        • Hi Chethan..Thanks for your reply. I tried but I still get the message “Simcard inserted in the iphone does not seem to be supported”, when I connect to Itunes. I have done this many times but it is the same result. My phone is locked to AT&T – US.

          • follow this buddy :
            Reply

            I thought i was doomed until i did this, So guys, Follow this easy step :

            1 – Have iphone Unplugged from PC.
            2 – Open SAM and Revert Lockdown 1st, then De-Activate your iphone.
            3 – Select your Country / Carrier / 1st SIM ID
            3 – Disable SAM
            4 – Plug into pc and open iTunes
            5 – Your now UNLOCKED

            *** Make sure to Disable SAM in step 3, It cannot get any clearer than this ****

    • hey bro plz help..i m getting wildcard activated…what to do now?…cant get error while connect to itune….!!!

  20. HELP please!
    i reach the final step, but when i connect to itunes, itunes does not recognize my sim..have tried everything several times, but nothing!
    any advice?

  21. I cant identify my original carrier that my iphone 4 locked to. :( I guess I have to buy the new gevey sim :(:(

    • If you just goto setting->general you can see your carrier and network name , that ur phone was used previuosly with , may those entries go away after a jailbreak

  22. Soundaribai

    I am in India ….. I was breaking my head with this … VOILA got it right finally ….. only thing you will have to do is select the carrier which had locked ur phone …in my case it was AT & T …bundle is the best way …select country as USA and the carrier as AT & T, disable the SAM ….then connect it to itunes …u will get CANT ACTIVATE ERROR … quit itunes and then restart itunes again …..YOU ARE DONE …U HAVE THE UNLOCKED PHONE IN HAND …. THREE CHEERS TO LOCKSTAR_SUN and MAYPALO ….U GUYS ARE SAVIORS

    • Hi..I tried the same thing..but I get status as “Invalid Sim” on my iphone. Could you please help.

      I tried activating it using Airtel and Vodafone. It says the same thing for both the networks.

  23. i had a problem with last step to activate on itunes because it said to me to “sim card not suported” but I unplugted it an pluging in so many times even clicking on apple i the middle itunes window until i got the message that it can not be activated. I unpluged and pluged two times and i got the signal

  24. where do i’l get da original sam froM??
    i downloaded it from da link repo.bingner.com!!
    but it displays da failure error!

  25. samsnewbestfriend

    I thought i was doomed until i did this, So guys, Follow this easy step :

    1 – Have iphone Unplugged from PC.
    2 – Open SAM and Revert Lockdown 1st, then De-Activate your iphone.
    3 – Select your Country / Carrier / 1st SIM ID
    3 – Disable SAM
    4 – Plug into pc and open iTunes
    5 – Your now UNLOCKED

    *** Make sure to Disable SAM in step 3, It cannot get any clearer than this ****

    Hope you guys succeed too, I spent hours and now, what JOY..

    SAM is the MAN

    • yhanl you samsnewbestfriend , but please give me one answer, i did not find the carrier after selecting my country what to do with this pblm, and other question is my iphone was locked with gevey, do i need the gevey to unlock it????

    • Can u help me I’ve got iPhone 4 but it from japan. I don’t have the original sim and also don’t know the caree is how can I unlock this phone please help .. Thank

    • Hi,

      I followed step by step process u described but got “The sim card inserted into this Iphone does not appear to be supported” error.

      Can u pls help me with this, iam trying to activate for vodafone, karnataka, india

  26. samsnewbestfriend

    You dont need Original Sim, You just need to know Original Carrier.

    Works on Hacktivated iphone without Original SIM.

    Follow the “5″ Steps above. And report back with your success..

    • When you say “Select your Country / Carrier / 1st SIM ID” on step 3, you mean the country and the carrier that the iPhone is currently locked to, or the carrier you want to use the phone with?

  27. Ive managed to unlock my Iphone but when making/receiving calls the tone remains mute. I cannot hear the other party and vice versa nor the ringing during a call.

    Anybody knows the reason or any solution for the particular problem ?

    Thanks in advance!

  28. im getting an error “Itunes could not check for the carrier settings for your iphone. unknown error occured (1664)

  29. Hi! i just tried to follow the instructions, but its not working for me. My problem is that my iphone is locked to vodafone spain but im currently living in uk, when i insert the uk sim card in the iphone just says no sim, i did all the process and nothing happens, also when i plugg the iphone to my laptop (uk sim) itunes says that there is not sim card either.

    The uk sim card its working as im using it everyday with my other phone, Can someone help me please???

    Thanks!

  30. Oh man.. after numerous times of trying. Try this tutorial guys. I got my shiet working just ONE try!!!
    applenmicro.com/2012/04/22/how-to-unlock-your-iphone-4s-with-sam-unlock-your-jailbroken-iphone-4s/

    It seems to me that you will be UNLOCKED for that SIM you unlock it with.

  31. I’m getting this error: “Itunes could not check for the carrier settings for your iphone. unknown error occured (1664)

    How do I get by this?

  32. After a lot of trying finally succeeded. Here in Nepal, Nepal Telecommunication works fine. Thanks Loktar_sun…… Gevey SIM freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  33. If you are still getting no signal or sim card not supported after following these instructions here is what you need to do (at least for me – my phone was locked to AT&T).

    Stockify with SAM
    Change method to by country and carrier
    Select USA as country
    Select Carrier->There are 2 AT&T carriers in the list – it was picking the one with multiple SIMIDs by default for me which wasnt working. I had to pick the 2nd one with only one SIMID manually.
    Go to utilities->Attempt activate
    Done

  34. I cannot believe I finally got it to work, and I am not tech-savvy at all!!
    I kept getting the error screen on itunes telling me my SIM card was not valid/supported, whatever. Very frustrating. I am locked to ATT in US and was trying to use my T-mobile USA SIM. I did this with my T-mobile SIM in my iphone 4, running IOS 5.1. I did as “Callum” posted above.

    Do the de-stockify thing in SAM
    Change method to country and carrier
    USA as country and ATT (Cingulair) as carrier
    For the SIM ID I went down the list one at a time. I tried the first one, went to utilities and clicked Attempt Activate and was given an error message. I went back, changed the SIM ID to the second one on the list and repeated the Attempt Activate. Again, an error message. I went back and changed to the 3rd SIM ID, went to Attempt Activate and BINGO!!!! The screen went blank except a little turning wheel in middle of the screen, and when it came back on I got a T-mobile signal!

    Moral of the story, if you do not succeed my selecting the first SIM ID on the ATT list, keep trying on down the list till you find the right one. Again, do this with the SIM card you want to use in your iphone, but the carrier and country you enter in SAM are the carrier your phone is locked to.

    Good luck!

  35. Help please!!
    I’m unlocked on ATT US and trying to use iphone 4 in Indonesia.
    after I tried all the steps above, I get itunes error 1664 saying “itunes could not check the carrier settings on yur iphone”. I tried to close and then reopen itunes but then nothing happened.

  36. Shanmuga

    This is real. For those who understood the process it is just as simple as that. For those of you who are stuck on bb 4.11.08 please if you don’t understand the process guide me through to how to record a video easily, i will put through the easy steps that i discovered while playing with it. Or else i can give u a step by step guidance.

  37. please sombody help me after tryin and tryin and tryin i have managed to get it to the part where it say wildcard activated but no matter what i try itunes says my sim isnt supportes blah blah please help am soo stuck……..

  38. Same problem here. First attempt is successfully through. 2nd when disable sam and reconnect to itunes it comes up sim not supported. I tried all steps listed above. any genious might be able to help???

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  40. LeviVickery

    wildcardactivated… still have no service. I’ve tried it over.. and over.. and over.. Is there a solution? also, continue the awesome…

  41. guys please help me out what am i doing wrong i keep getting a No Service error. Seems to work fine but no service.. plz plz plz help. When i leave sam enabled under bundle mode i get No Service. When i disable SAM it say Sim not supported when i connect. Im in Canada and phone is locked to fido. Im trying to use it with Telus.

    • Karast: I’m getting the same exact problem. My iphone 4s is from Canada and I’m currently in China. I have modem firmware 2.0.12 with OS version 5.1.1 (9B206). I used Absinthe 2.0.4 to jailbreak it. When it was jail breaking it said it ran into an error and just froze. I can’t remember what the error was but when I tried to jail break it again it said it was already jailbroken. Now I get 1 bar of service signal and can’t make any calls out. I feel I have followed everything to the Tee and still nothing. What could I have possibly missed?
      I hope someone can come up with a fix to our problem here because my wife is pissed at me that I can’t get her phone to work! Thanks in advance! *L

  42. arkzaoldyeck

    i have a problem. my simcard was terminated for some reason and so the number is not usable anymore. that’s my original simcard and carrier. and then my iphone was stolen and when i finally found it, (because the thief probably didn’t know how to open it because of this carrier problem) i tried opening using my new simcard which is a new carrier. it failed to open so i tried using my original simcard which is not usable anymore and the same problem occur. so i can’t open the iphone at all to even install cydia and all that. the ” The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to supported”. thingy occur for both my new simcard and my orginal simcard. can anyone help me? please. ; ( and mine was gevey jailbreak.

  43. darkstarr33

    I am having no luck unlocking my Iphone 5.0.1 4.11.8 I live in Tashkent Uzbekistan, and I continue to get a SIM not supported. My primary carrier is a company called beeline, but it is from a company called Deawoo Unitel which shows as carrier with only one SIM ID. I have tried all methods, do I need to upgrade to 5.1.1? Itunes asks anytime I plug in.

  44. Kamal Grover

    I have Iphone 4 with 4.11.08 baseband which is locked to Softbank japan. I followed all the steps of SAM unlock method, however I am unable to unlock my Iphone. Please suggest if anyone has tried it.

  45. I am having no luck unlocking my Iphone 5.1 4.12.01 I live in India, and I continue to get a SIM not supported. My primary carrier is a company called T-mobile,UK which shows as carrier with only one SIM ID. I have tried all methods, do I need to upgrade or what need to do PLease help me. I was trying for 2days but am not getting solution. please help me …

  46. after step 6. do i have to change method to manual and follow the original steps? or keep it as by bundle and name ?!

    if i keep the method to manual i cant find same iccid but if by change to budle name i dont get same iccid

    with mnaual i got smae iCCid with my sim . but after i disabled the sam and opened itunes ” sim card not supported error ” haappened again. and.
    theres no service still please help me

  47. I installed the SAM tool, then my phone locked on me with the message sim card installed is not supported message.
    only way to open my phone now is from a hidden drop menu and click more. now my problem is I can’t even open 1 app including the settings, Cydia app and SAMpref app.

    any suggestions to get things back to where I was before the install or to get it continued to successly unlock it?!

  48. I dont understand what to do after I see the wild cardactivated? Can you please also eloborate on when to put in the new sim? I dont have the sim that my phone is locked to. Can someone please help? I have been trying to do this for the past 14 hours. No luck. I really appreciate your help but so far it has been very useless to me.

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