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

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

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    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

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    Blountville, TN
    #3
    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/fix-activation-error-ios-7.html

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

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