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Old Jul 3, 2010, 04:04 AM   #1
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Sim required to activate?

I am restoring my old iphone to give to my kid bro as an ipod

However, the phone will not activate without a valid sim

How can I get the iphone to an ipod touch state status? My iphone 4 sim will not fit. I am slightly annoyed and it wont let me get past the insert sim screen

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Old Jul 3, 2010, 04:44 PM   #2
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anyone? this is annoying
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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Buy a MicroSim to normal SIM adapter on ebay.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 06:25 PM   #4
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Depending on the iPhone and version, you can use redsn0w/pwnagetool to hactivate.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 06:31 PM   #5
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what happened to the sim in the phone. I restored my old 3g phone to factory, and it activated fine.
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 10:30 PM   #6
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what happened to the sim in the phone. I restored my old 3g phone to factory, and it activated fine.
The sim is no longer active since I have the new iphone with the micro sim
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Old Jul 3, 2010, 10:34 PM   #7
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Any valid at&t simcard will activate it.
Maybe try the old inactive simcard in, it might activate it also.
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Any valid at&t simcard will activate it.
Maybe try the old inactive simcard in, it might activate it also.
My old inactive one was not recognized and did not activate it
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Old Jul 4, 2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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I'm on the exact same boat.

Can I use my brother's cell's (AT&T too) sim card to activate the iPhone? Does that mean that his cell phone will lose service in favor of this iPhone? How does this work? I don't see the reason for having to activate just for updating or restoring the iPhone.

So basically my question is, since I can't use the iPhone 3GS' old sim card (since it's no longer in service, or can I?), can I use my brother's phone's sim card? If I do, what will happen? He'll still be able to use his cell phone correct?
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