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    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. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Cool
    1. igorsax's Avatar
      igorsax -
      that's cool still requires lil money xD
    1. bajesus's Avatar
      bajesus -
      past, not passed
      you're, no your

      yeah, it matters
    1. igorsax's Avatar
      igorsax -
    1. bsltiger's Avatar
      bsltiger -
      Quote Originally Posted by bajesus View Post
      past, not passed
      you're, no your

      yeah, it matters
      "Not", not "no".

      Yeah, it matters.
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      God damn I still not sure what to do speak English dude jees
    1. Blufox's Avatar
      Blufox -
      It doesn't cost anything if you can get a nice Radio Shack employee to let you borrow one in-store for a few minutes while you hacktivate your phone. ;]
    1. urfriendlazy's Avatar
      urfriendlazy -
      can anyone give me a link to the place? can't find it on the radioshack website.
    1. grajasekar's Avatar
      grajasekar -
      I can find it on eBay India for the equivalent of $4 lol..

      but has anyone confirmed it working on an iPhone 4?
    1. igorsax's Avatar
      igorsax -
      ...
    1. swpelchat's Avatar
      swpelchat -
      or just borrow a friends
    1. igorsax's Avatar
      igorsax -
      Quote Originally Posted by bsltiger View Post
      "Not", not "no".

      Yeah, it matters.
      very anal,super anal, self anal even?
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      This is not a bash, but I wish someone would redemonstrate this process with proper lighting, and not taking the iPhone out of view of the camera, etc.

      If you are in the USA you can purchase an O2 wireless SIM at Best Buy for $9.99 to use in the iPhone 4. I have one and it works fine (as far as making and receiving phone calls). I'd personally redo this video but I'm not restoring to 4.0.1 just to demonstrate this.

      Edit: Nevermind! I hear the Best Buy O2 SIM card does not work for activating.
    1. swpelchat's Avatar
      swpelchat -
      don't mean to hijack the thread but exnavy what was your rate dude.
    1. Ngmead's Avatar
      Ngmead -
      Quote Originally Posted by rabbit_ View Post
      God damn I still not sure what to do speak English dude jees
      Not everyone in the world speaks english and not everyone can speak it that good. Deal with it.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Good stuff.
    1. vantheman169's Avatar
      vantheman169 -
      ummm cool..but super crappy video can hardly hear you talking and pretty much have no idea what you even did here....
    1. spyder2005's Avatar
      spyder2005 -
      Why is this anything new? It works with any non-activated SIM card, duh! Ive done it a million times, yet again ask yourself this: "What is this good for?" so you can use your iPhone as an iPod? Congratulations. Pointless. Only Jailbreak and Unlock are of interest. Just sold my iPhone4 for 700 cash today, getting myself a Canadian one, and eventually the jailbreak will be released.
    1. Blufox's Avatar
      Blufox -
      Quote Originally Posted by spyder2005 View Post
      Why is this anything new? It works with any non-activated SIM card, duh! Ive done it a million times, yet again ask yourself this: "What is this good for?" so you can use your iPhone as an iPod? Congratulations. Pointless. Only Jailbreak and Unlock are of interest. Just sold my iPhone4 for 700 cash today, getting myself a Canadian one, and eventually the jailbreak will be released.
      Some people wouldn't mind having the option of using their iPhone 4 as an iTouch until the JB and Unlock are released. I have a hacktivated 3gs that isn't on a carrier that I let my daughter use as an iTouch ... There are also people out there that already have the phones that can't use them yet because those things aren't out. Why not be able to use your device for it's other options while you wait? I use hacktivation when I am going to sell them as well. Just to show the people that they have everything, are cleared out, and work.
    1. socalkevin212's Avatar
      socalkevin212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by spyder2005 View Post
      Why is this anything new? It works with any non-activated SIM card, duh! Ive done it a million times, yet again ask yourself this: "What is this good for?" so you can use your iPhone as an iPod? Congratulations. Pointless. Only Jailbreak and Unlock are of interest. Just sold my iPhone4 for 700 cash today, getting myself a Canadian one, and eventually the jailbreak will be released.
      Congrats man... you're a douchebag.