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03-24-2008, 05:47 PM #1Whoa. Refub AT&T Phones already Activated?
Wow. I just got my second refurb 8GB iPhone. This time, I bought it from AT&T, not Apple, for a nice discount.
Now. I open up the box, plug the phone in and lo and behold. Instead of getting the "Please Connect to iTunes to Activate" screen, I get the home screen directly.
I was shocked. Oh, and it came with 1.0.2? Somebody forgot to wipe this device.... Anybody else have a recently bought refurb iPhone from AT&T (NOT APPLE!), and see this?If you like or found helpful anything I have said, please click that nice little Thanks button!
03-27-2008, 05:55 PM #2
Anyone get a refurb at all?If you like or found helpful anything I have said, please click that nice little Thanks button!
03-28-2008, 11:20 AM #3
I got a refurb came with 1.1.3 though
and was pre activated also had a b**ch of a time adding it to my family acc actually!
03-28-2008, 05:46 PM #4
03-28-2008, 07:23 PM #5
Lol, how is that lucky? Doesn't really make a difference either way.
Unless it was at 1.0.2 like mine.If you like or found helpful anything I have said, please click that nice little Thanks button!
03-29-2008, 10:07 PM #6
I got an 8gb refurb from AT&T that came with 1.1.4 pre-activated although I then went on to unlocking it :-P.
03-29-2008, 10:09 PM #7
Hmm, not quite sure why they're doing that, but I guess it doesn't really matter now as it did when the iPhone first came out because of the iPod Touch.
So I am the only one with factory 1.0.2 (and bootloader 3.9)?If you like or found helpful anything I have said, please click that nice little Thanks button!
04-08-2008, 02:37 PM #8not activated = no warranty
I got mine from AT&T with the 1.0.2 firmware. Jailbroke, unlocked and activated with iPlus to run with my T-Mobile sim. The problem is that according to Apple, the new warranty on the refurb phone doesn't get extended until the phone is reactivated with AT&T. You can check the warranty expiration date on the Apple site, which I did only to find that mine is due to expire on June 30th. I called Apple about this and they told me that they will reset the warranty date when they get the activation info from AT&T. When I spoke with the Apple warranty plan person she said it could take 10 days for the activation info to show up(?) on their system. I had a feeling we both knew that I didn't actually activate it with AT&T. She agreed that the warranty date would be based upon the date of purchase. For some reason they can't reset the warranty date without activation with AT&T.
I'm not sure how to get an AT&T activation without going through iTunes in some manner. It isn't worth being locked into AT&T for two years at this point. But I still need to get my full year warranty, especially since it would be another 9 months. If I ever had problems I could probably restore the phone but I'm thinking Apple won't touch it unless I have an activated AT&T account.
04-08-2008, 03:43 PM #9
activate with GoPhone and/or a fake social security. Then just proceed as normal.If you like or found helpful anything I have said, please click that nice little Thanks button!
04-12-2008, 10:58 AM #10
I got a refurb with 1.1.3 the phone is cherry..I love it.. Got it from AT&T
04-20-2008, 11:47 PM #11
Mine came jailbroken with 1.1.4
04-21-2008, 10:03 AM #12
I hope you mean activated, not jailbroken.If you like or found helpful anything I have said, please click that nice little Thanks button!