New Freerunner, factory image - "Registering..."

Al Johnson openmoko at
Thu Jul 17 00:51:16 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 16 July 2008, Stroller wrote:
> On 16 Jul 2008, at 18:01, Greg Bonett wrote:
> >> ...
> >> Anyway, once booted to the factory image I get continuously a
> >> "Registering..." message in the top-left corner of the Home screen.
> >> After 30 minutes or so this message persists.
> >
> > Did you get this resolved?  I'm having the same experience right now.
> > Still doing some testing though...
> Hi there,
> Yes, I certainly did. The SIM card was not seated properly.
> In fact, I had it in the wrong way around!! This is quite easy to do
> - the cut-out corner of the SIM should face the TOP of the phone;
> once the holder is fully down you slide sideways to lock it - note
> the word "LOCK ->" stamped into the plastic.
> I think I read on IRC that a number of other people have had the same
> problem.

For those confused about the orientation of the SIM or the SD card there's a 
photo on the wiki:

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