Activate iPhone with PIN-locked SIM?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by (marc), Oct 15, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    (marc)

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    Hi,

    the SIM I bought came with a PIN (which I know). When activating the iPhone, it says that you have to enter a SIM without a PIN. Unfortunately, all the other cell phones around me are netlocked so I can't just remove the PIN with one of them.

    Can I activate my iPhone with a PIN-locked SIM card?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Why not just use limera1n and hactivate it?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If I do so, can I later restore and activate "normally"? Btw, my iPhone is not netlocked, the problem is that my SIM has a PIN-lock.
     
  4. macrumors 601

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    Can you obtain a different SIM easily?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No. I just need a phone without a netlock so I can remove the PIN from the SIM.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Chris.L

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    I have a PIN locked SIM.

    Do you not get the option to unlock it after it warns you that it is SIM locked and not insert a SIM without a PIN?

    If you do, then type it in, then pull the cable and then plug it back in after a couple of seconds. This should get around that as this is what I do.

    If it doesn't work, you might just need to get a pre-pay SIM. Or use a friends
     
  7. macrumors member

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    popped up with the usual sim unlock box. unlocked but it still had that itunes + cable logo. had to disconnect + reconnect before it could get activated.
     
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    mackmgg

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    If your iPhone is unlocked, why not just activate it with one of the SIM cards from the other phones?
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I ended up doing, they were all mini-SIMs though (not micro-SIMs), so I had to cut the SIMs. Luckily, I found an old, useless SIM, so I used that. My iPhone now works perfectly.
     

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