• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • iPhone 4 Activation Without Original SIM Card
    Also works on iPhone 3GS and 3G.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA1bb9C7vNU]YouTube - iPhone Activation without original sim -)[/ame]


    Sherif Hashim has posted a video in which he demonstrates how simple it is to activate the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, without using the original SIM card that comes stocked. You can literally use any SIM card you want, however, you should keep in mind that any iPhone 4 users will be required to cut the SIM into a micro-SIM sized card.

    Now before you get all excited, this does NOT mean the phone will be unlocked. This simply activates the iPhone. This is very similar to "hacktivating" the phone, much like we do when creating custom firmware packages. Without doing so, you're stuck on the emergency screen, essentially locking you out of the Phone for any use.

    There is no programming needed, so almost anyone can do this without the technical knowledge that one might think would be required. While I don't fully understand how this works, this is what Sherif has to say:

    instead of telling everyone who hasn't got the original sim that activation of the iphone is easy using a phonebook sim card, i made this video to show u all how it works , Use any phonebook sim card, they are there in radioshak, mobile phone shops or any mobile tech moles , any phone book simcard will do the trick, no need for programmable sims, all those phonebook sims used to save ur contacts and transfer them have a universal ICCIDs preprogrammed so they all work
    Follow the video and try it out yourself and let us know how it worked out.

    To all those asking, I use this one Phone book Test card from DITS - Cdma Gsm Forum Mygsmindia. Yet, I used three other types and all work the same
    Sherif is the same fellow who found the exploit to unock 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 baseband on iPhones running iOS 4, so you can imagine what is coming soon.

    Stay tuned.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4 Activation Without Original SIM Card started by nickhesson View original post
    Comments 274 Comments
    1. Dors's Avatar
      Dors -
      Quote Originally Posted by k1653d View Post
      Why is everyone making a big deal over this? Any at&t sim card(activated or not) will do the same thing.

      I got at least 20 in my desk but then again I unlock iphones all the time but its not hard to get one by any means. People trash used at&t sims all the time.
      Not really, ppl like myself and swoosh0217 cant activate our iphones using any at&t sim becasue i have been already activated before with itunes...So maybe this is the solution for us. We just want somebody to confirm this to start buying this sim and spread the word!
    1. swoosh0217's Avatar
      swoosh0217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by k1653d View Post
      Why is everyone making a big deal over this? Any at&t sim card(activated or not) will do the same thing.

      I got at least 20 in my desk but then again I unlock iphones all the time but its not hard to get one by any means. People trash used at&t sims all the time.
      You are jumping into conclusions bro..I dont think you have an idea at all. Even if you have 30, 50, 100 un/activated att sims... Its not gonna work for unactivated iPhone 4's or prior versions such as 3G and 3GS that have upgraded to the latest iOS 4 with connect to itunes logo. Getting this special sim is the only way you can by pass the activation part unless you can prove us all wrong!
    1. roulduke's Avatar
      roulduke -
      I am going to try. Cant wait till I get my Rogers SIM
    1. Roush00's Avatar
      Roush00 -
      Just a question here..Did you guys try restore the phone to your choice of firmware then use a AT&T sim to activate? My 3g was used and locked when I bought it, I had to do a factory restore then stick in my AT&T to activate the phone.

      FYI I bought a new unactivated AT&T Sim at RadioShack for $5.00
    1. Dors's Avatar
      Dors -
      Quote Originally Posted by Roush00 View Post
      Just a question here..Did you guys try restore the phone to your choice of firmware then use a AT&T sim to activate? My 3g was used and locked when I bought it, I had to do a factory restore then stick in my AT&T to activate the phone.

      FYI I bought a new unactivated AT&T Sim at RadioShack for $5.00
      Well my phone 3gs nwe bootrom came with 3.1.2 (crashed and had to restore, got it in late february so i couldnt save shsh for 3.1.2 just for 3.1.3).I haven't updated to 4 maybe with 4 I can activate it with any at&t sim, but right now i cant.
    1. k1653d's Avatar
      k1653d -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dors View Post
      Not really, ppl like myself and swoosh0217 cant activate our iphones using any at&t sim becasue i have been already activated before with itunes...So maybe this is the solution for us. We just want somebody to confirm this to start buying this sim and spread the word!
      What do you mean you cant activated because you have already activated before? Just this week I use the same itunes, the same computer and possibly the same sim card to bypass the activation screen of at least 10 iphones. 3gs and 3g 4.0 is is no problem.



      Quote Originally Posted by swoosh0217 View Post
      You are jumping into conclusions bro..I dont think you have an idea at all. Even if you have 30, 50, 100 un/activated att sims... Its not gonna work for unactivated iPhone 4's or prior versions such as 3G and 3GS that have upgraded to the latest iOS 4 with connect to itunes logo. Getting this special sim is the only way you can by pass the activation part unless you can prove us all wrong!
      Any at&t sim will work on a 3g and 3gs 4.0. I am 100% certain of this. The iphone 4 is different though. I was messing with some iphone 4s a few weeks ago and it seems that only the sim that came with the phone will allow you to activate it.

      So it is possible that this may be useful for the iphone 4 but you still would have to cut it down. Personally I dont think it will work base on my experience with them.
    1. Dors's Avatar
      Dors -
      Well the 1st owner apperently registered it through itunes. Thats why itunes ask me for a ssn and a zip code. Maybe is the 3gs new bootrom feature I dont know. I dont have the original sim, maybe is the same as the iphone 4, i dont know either. Have you tryed with an iphoen 3gs 3.1.3 new bootrom?
    1. k1653d's Avatar
      k1653d -
      Register the phone through itunes? I've never done that with a 3g or 3gs and I have done a ton of them. It doesnt ask you for anything. It only ask you to verify information with the 2g and iphone 4.

      Yes, I have done it with a 3gs 3.1.3 new bootrom. In fact I remember doing at least two this past week.

      Here is what happen with the two iphone 4 I was messing around with. IIRC, I had two micro sims and two iphone 4 in front of me. Both were activated already. I restore one of them and got the activation screen. I pick up a micro sim and proceeded to try to bypass activation like I have done in the past but it ask me for some information. I put in a bunch of random information and it didnt work. I put in the owners phone number and it didnt work. I swapped in the other micro sim and put in his phone number and it activated. So if I remember correctly you need original sim and phone number to bypass activation with an iphone 4. And you dont need original sim for 3g or 3gs, any sim, any version, will work fine.
    1. Dors's Avatar
      Dors -
      Well this is my first iphone, maybe I didnt use the correct words.
      The iphone have been activated when it was on 3.1.2 But I dont have the original sim, so when I restored it to 3.1.3 I used 2 differents sims and it ask me for a ssn and a zip code someway similiar to your iphone 4 case. Maybe its the itunes version, maybe I dont have to connect itunes to the internet...I dont know what to do to activate it and finally unlock it to use it...
    1. swoosh0217's Avatar
      swoosh0217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by k1653d View Post
      Register the phone through itunes? I've never done that with a 3g or 3gs and I have done a ton of them. It doesnt ask you for anything. It only ask you to verify information with the 2g and iphone 4.

      Yes, I have done it with a 3gs 3.1.3 new bootrom. In fact I remember doing at least two this past week.

      Here is what happen with the two iphone 4 I was messing around with. IIRC, I had two micro sims and two iphone 4 in front of me. Both were activated already. I restore one of them and got the activation screen. I pick up a micro sim and proceeded to try to bypass activation like I have done in the past but it ask me for some information. I put in a bunch of random information and it didnt work. I put in the owners phone number and it didnt work. I swapped in the other micro sim and put in his phone number and it activated. So if I remember correctly you need original sim and phone number to bypass activation with an iphone 4. And you dont need original sim for 3g or 3gs, any sim, any version, will work fine.
      The 2 micro sims that you tried, are they both the original owners sims?

      Obviously there is no way for me to get a hold of the original owners info. Although I wonder if I can I use my friends microsim from her iPhone 4. Wonder if iTunes will still ask me for the original owners info with my friends microsim? Hmmm.. My last resort would be buying this Dits phonebook sim card...
    1. ssfirme's Avatar
      ssfirme -
      Jailbreak!!!!!!
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      So there I was... Hmmm Dennis let's click on the MMI link to pass the time while waiting in line at the grocery store (HEB in Texas good sales but weird people kinda like WallyWorld at 3m). The page loads and my heart pumped with excitement as I read the first loaded news post (i4 activation). Then after reading further I was back into depression and reality of standing in line. Dumb me read it as if it was the JB release. :-(. Oh well I lose but at least some of you w/out a contract have some good news! Were happy for ya. Lol.
      Anyway, like posted previously the 9 buck sim card from Best Buy does work as well.
    1. Dors's Avatar
      Dors -
      Nope both random at&t sims.

      Same here...this guy wont give me the information, I have his name, maybe his zip code, email, but theres no way I can get his ssn information (dont know where to get it anyway) and he's not answering my emails...

      So we are on the same boat, lets try this sim and hope it works for us...
    1. swoosh0217's Avatar
      swoosh0217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      Anyway, like posted previously the 9 buck sim card from Best Buy does work as well.
      If you read my previous post, this is what I ended up doing. IT DID NOT WORK! Tell me a step by step on how u did this........

      @Dors send me a PM and give me your phone no. I want to talk to you. Found a website that sells cheaper than the dits sims
    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Quote Originally Posted by swoosh0217 View Post
      If you read my previous post, this is what I ended up doing. IT DID NOT WORK! Tell me a step by step on how u did this........

      @Dors send me a PM and give me your phone no. I want to talk to you. Found a website that sells cheaper than the dits sims
      Used same method as in this video. Just did the neighbors
      http://www.gadgetsdna.com/how-to-activate-iphone-4-3gs-and-3g-without-original-sim/4825/
    1. swoosh0217's Avatar
      swoosh0217 -
      Quote Originally Posted by kuhndsn View Post
      Yes but what sim did you use? People you gotta elaborate more on what you did. Yes I know you followed the same method and so was I! If you said you picked up a sim card from Bestbuy, that can't be the dits sim card as they only sell those international.
    1. abhiphone4's Avatar
      abhiphone4 -
      Hi bro,
      That really nice and i m stuk on Activation my New iPhone 4. It will work on new Apple iPhone 4. or you have any other idea to active iPhone 4 without AT&T . I am forom New Zealand.
    1. julioa350's Avatar
      julioa350 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbit_ View Post
      God damn I still not sure what to do speak English dude jees
      Yeah and I suppose your English is fantastic Mr. "I still not sure" lol
    1. Thailocalguy808's Avatar
      Thailocalguy808 -
      Lmfao let's just go back to grammar school oh wait we u guys can teach us well instead