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Thread: Can't Activate Unlocked iPhone 3GS After Restoring

  1. #1
    Default Can't Activate Unlocked iPhone 3GS After Restoring

    I'm stuck with this phone and wanted to reach out for help. It's my girlfriend's old 3GS iPhone which was used on T-Mobile (USA) with Cydia for unlocking. She got a new phone and I got her's. I deleted Cydia, restored it through iTunes to iOS 6.1.2 after putting it in DFU mode and got stuck on the activation screen (probably because it wasn't unlocked). I tried it with an old T-Mobile sim card and even got a new one from them for free just a week ago.

    I got it unlocked last night from the mod on here through ideviceguys. The phone still won't activate. I've restored it multiple times and tried it on a different computer.
    What else can I try?

    Thanks in advance.
    iOS 6.1.2

  2. #2
    Most likely the iPhone is locked to AT&T. So, if you can get an AT&T SIM (old or new), Cingular, StraightTalk then you can use it to unlock. Also, you can borrow any of those SIM from others. Good luck

  3. #3
    If you feel it is Unlocked then your T-Mobile SIM should work for activating

  4. #4
    Default No luck yet
    I haven't had any luck yet but going to try a different sim card. Yes, it should be unlocked, after all, I paid for it.

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