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Thread: Activate without SIM card
05-04-2012, 04:41 PM #1Activate without SIM card
I have an iPhone 4 on AT&T that I bought off ebay. I don't have a iPhone SIM card and I want to activate it, then eventually jailbreak and unlock it. I have a normal AT&T SIM that I'm going to cut and use. I'm pretty sure it's on iOS 5.0.1 because every time I try and use a tutorial on youtube, I put the phone into DFU mode, and iTunes says restore/update and then it wants to download 5.1. Somehow I got the iPhone back to the normal screen where it wants me to select my area/language/wifi, etc without downloading 5.1. I'm also seeing a lot about base bands and have no idea what those are and/or how to tell what I have right now. If anyone can walk me through this that would be extremely appreciative!
05-04-2012, 04:46 PM #2
05-04-2012, 04:52 PM #3
I can't do that though, because I don't have a data plan and don't want to add one :/
05-04-2012, 04:54 PM #4
05-04-2012, 07:35 PM #5
don't hacktivate your phone. I did it on mine at first and when I finally got my SIM, I put it in and it didn't work until I reversed the hacktivation/custom FW
08-03-2012, 07:45 PM #6
Im having the same problem! I need to get to my iPhone but it's making me activate it. The catch is I know for a fact there is a SIM card in here, but the phone and iTunes is still telling me that I need to put in a SIM card to activate it ... help ???????