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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎11-03-2008
My Device: 8700c

"Initialization Failed"

My BB is showing the words "Initialization Failed" toward the top of my screen and my antenna icon is red with "SOS", also in red, next to the antenna icon. What does this mean?
Posts: 5,339
Registered: ‎09-20-2008
My Device: ***
My Carrier: ***

Re: "Initialization Failed"

Seems that your sim-card failed to register in wireless network.


Call your wireless provider support and ask them about that.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-11-2011
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: 02

Re: "Initialization Failed"

Mine did that too. I figured out it happened because i dropped my phone my battery fell out and it moved my sim card so when my phone turned on my phone it couldnt read my sim card. All u have to do is take your sim card out then put it back in and turn phone on then it should be ok. Hope this helps Smiley Happy