1. slim1092's Avatar
    hi m i have a problem with my phone where one of my friend did something on my phone and now it does not recognize any sim cards. i have tried to factory reset but nothing changed.
    i read some posts that you have commented and i went to download mode it says
    I also tried to do what a site indicated me to do which were Steps to install Android 4.1.2 XXBMD5 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305

    and also

    Steps to root Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE GT-I9305 on Android 4.1.2 XXBMD5 Jelly Bean

    ODIN MODE
    PRODUCT NAME: GT-I9305
    CUSTOM BINARY DOWNLOAD: Yes (3 counts)
    CURRENT BINARY: SAMSUNG OFFICIAL
    SYSTEM STATUS: Custom

    also does not allow me to update the software after the factory reset
    here is a screenshot

    can you please help me.

    many thanks

    PS- the sim card works with other phones. i am from uk
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung i9305 no sim problem-untitled-1.jpg  
    07-09-2013 08:28 AM
  2. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    What, exactly, did your friend do? Was it software related?
    07-09-2013 09:07 PM
  3. Dany Ionutz's Avatar
    I have the same problem and I don`t know how to fix it after an odin operation failed...it showed me an menu in downliading mode and I've tried to do the operation manualy in that menu and after reboot it doezn`t recognize any sim card...I`ve tried difernt ones but nothing...and also inserted those sim cards in other phone and it works. Can anibody help me please? Thank you

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    01-14-2014 06:29 AM
  4. Fabio G Martins's Avatar
    Hi there, I'm facing the same problem.

    I'm from Brazil, but I bought the I9305 in Hong Kong last year (2013). On early 2014 some software update became available and I accepted the installation, the android got updated to the 4.3 version and now I just can't use the phone with my own SIM card, also all the SIM cards that I've tried is not working as well. Does anybody now if samsung would give support for a non rooted version since the problem appears only after their own update?

    Best Regards

    Fabio G. Martins
    02-22-2014 02:40 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    To the OP:

    1) Rooting has nothing to do with the SIM.

    2) Go to your carrier's service center (or ask at the local store where the service center is) and be honest - that a friend did something to your phone and now it won't recognize the SIM. They can fix it - even if they have to reflash the ROM and burn a new SIM. Then you'll have to decide whether recovering the cost from your friend is worth the friendship.

    3) Rooted phones usually won't OTA update. They're considered modified.

    To the others:
    The 4.3 update had some bugs. The carrier may be able to reflash to an earlier ROM. If not, and the phone isn't still under warranty, you may have a legal battle on your hands. They (whoever sent out the update to your phone) broke the phone but won't accept liability.
    02-22-2014 05:04 PM

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