itune sync problem (t-mobile iphone)

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Hi all,

Since a week ago I have been unable to sync my t-mobile iPhone (3GS, v 3.0.1) to iTunes (v 9.0.1). I get an error message that reads:

"The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported."

I have never had this message before. I tried a few things I found online but none worked.

Does anyone have any solutions?

Thanks in advance.

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Is the iphone officially a T-Mobile related iPhone as in did you get it from T-Mobile??
 

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I presume the iPhone was unlocked for you to use it on T-Mobile in the US, if so, was it a hardware or software unlock? If the latter then the latest update might have a check and prevent this. If it's a hardware unlock, you probably would've never seen that message..

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Rimmer-- Where I live the iPhone is not officially sanctioned by t-mobile.

Raz0rEdge-- Thanks for your suggestion. I unlocked it with software. By the latest update do you mean the latest unlock/jailbreak software?
 
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Rimmer-- Where I live the iPhone is not officially sanctioned by t-mobile.

Raz0rEdge-- Thanks for your suggestion. I unlocked it with software. By the latest update do you mean the latest unlock/jailbreak software?

It sounds like iTunes has detected a Tmobile sim card. Like Razor said it was most likely the itunes update that caused this. You can try downgrading to an older version of iTunes.
 
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Aha, problem solved! I put a friend's AT&T sim card in my iPhone and everything synced without a hitch.
 
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I ran into this problem trying to sync my Sonera branded iPhone. I got it from Finland and had it carrier unlocked there via Apple's Finland support. I bring it back here and all of a sudden I can't sync a legit legally unlocked iphone? Apple customer service won't do anything about it because it's a Finn based phone. Whatever.
 
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An easier way when this happens next time is just to turn off your iphone take out the sim and put it back in and let it boot up , then reconnect to itunes. The only time this happens is when tmob is upgrading towers. It happens to me once every 2 or 3 months.
 

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