How to activate iPhone 5 iOS 6 without a SIM card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Ryan Burgess, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2013
    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!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2012
    United Federation of Planets
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2013
    Blountville, TN
    I had a similar issue, try reloading the current software version 7.0.2 and see if that works:

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

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