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[Xperia X] SIM cards not recognized

asked 2018-11-20 15:28:10 +0200

hammerhead gravatar image

My Sony X stopped recognizing my SIM cards.

I do see the bar that indicates signal quality, but it stays empty. Also, the phone does not ask me for the PIN code.

However, when I pull out the SIM/SD cartridge, it usually tells me that the SIM card has been removed and that I'd need to reset my phone in order for it to work. The SD card, which is inserted with the same cartridge, is recognized and I am able to access the data on it.

In order to check if SIM slow 2 is working, I removed the SD card and placed the SIM card in its slot. The behavior stayed the same.

I also tried two different SIM cards after verifying that both of them do work correctly in other phones.

Then I used my secondary Sony X and inserted the very same cartridge there. It correctly recognized the SIM in all Sailfish versions on that phone (version 2.1, version 2.2 and the current version

Maybe this is a hardware issue, but I'd like to be sure before changing phones.

What can I do to debug this issue further?

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I experienced a weird glitch with the Xperia X, in Android, whereby it would recognize the presence of a sim, even showing the number in one of the settings menu options and Whatsapp would work (having already been setup), but it would not send/receive calls or texts.

I tried a factory reset, but had no joy.

Try reflashing with Android to see if the handset suffers from the same issue.

rgp ( 2018-11-20 19:15:36 +0200 )edit

Uff. I'd much rather get some debugging output first. Reflashing would mean hours of re-configuration.

hammerhead ( 2018-11-21 14:16:12 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-11-20 16:32:41 +0200

Spark gravatar image

Out of the blue idea: You could try in that order 1) activating developer mode, 2) install Sailfish Utilities from Jolla Store, 3) go to Settings >> Utilities >> Restart network subsystem.

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Even given that we are talking normal cell phone reception (as in calls and texts)?

hammerhead ( 2018-11-21 14:14:43 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-11-20 18:10:25 +0200

SaimenSays gravatar image

Maybe a duplicate to "Loss of mobile network" thread, never fixed since beginning of SailfishX.

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No. I'm not even getting reception for calls/texts. If only mobile network was affected, that would be ... "great". (Note: The proposed work around mentioned in the linked thread does not do anything for me.)

hammerhead ( 2018-11-21 14:13:14 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-11-20 19:12:54 +0200

pawel gravatar image

what says csd ?

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What is csd?

hammerhead ( 2018-11-21 14:11:34 +0200 )edit
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