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Old Oct 13, 2013, 06:47 PM   #1
Ryan Burgess
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How to activate iPhone 5 iOS 6 without a SIM card?

Hi, I was recently given an iPhone 5 to sell for a friend but he has AT&T and I have Verizon. My problem is, I can't get past the iOS 6 activation because I don't have an AT&T sim to put in it.

I tried my verizon sim but it doesn't work, is there any way to get around this SIM card thing? I just want to be able to go to settings and see what version of iOS it's running. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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Hi, I was recently given an iPhone 5 to sell for a friend but he has AT&T and I have Verizon. My problem is, I can't get past the iOS 6 activation because I don't have an AT&T sim to put in it.

I tried my verizon sim but it doesn't work, is there any way to get around this SIM card thing? I just want to be able to go to settings and see what version of iOS it's running. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
don't think you can activate it.
iTunes usually tells the version of iOS but it may need to be activated for that I am not sure.
borrow a sim from someone.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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Hi, I was recently given an iPhone 5 to sell for a friend but he has AT&T and I have Verizon. My problem is, I can't get past the iOS 6 activation because I don't have an AT&T sim to put in it.

I tried my verizon sim but it doesn't work, is there any way to get around this SIM card thing? I just want to be able to go to settings and see what version of iOS it's running. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
I had a similar issue, try reloading the current software version 7.0.2 and see if that works: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2013/10/f...ror-ios-7.html

It worked for me...on an iPhone 5 - AT&T
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