2.0 Update Whahla!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by a27, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. a27 macrumors regular

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    I bought myself a 2G iPhone earlier this week.
    Even thought I have an O2 contract, it's not an official iPhone contract.
    I also have an iTunes account.
    I've applied the 2.0 update but I'm not sure how to activate the phone as it as it's not accepting my phone number.

    Is there a way for me to activate it?
     
  2. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Use a friends iPhone to activate it.
     
  3. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Use a friend's iPhone to activate my iPhone?

    I don't understand. Can you please explain?
     
  4. plasticmoz macrumors regular

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    I think he means use a friend who has an official iPhone / plan's SIM / number to activate your phone then pop your SIM in.
     
  5. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think I can do that.
    Would it be a problem if my friend also tried to activate his 2.0 iPhone after doing this, as he also wants to update.
     
  6. alexdudman macrumors member

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  7. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's quite odd.
    When the iPhone tries to access the iTunes store, I get the error: We could not complete your iTunes store request. Your network connection may have timed out.

    When I try to access the store (inedpendent of the phone) it works fine.
    Perhaps their servers are struggling.
     
  8. plasticmoz macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what's happening -- can't get through to the activation server following an update.
     
  9. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, it's all over this thread
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=517053

    I'll keep trying with my own O2 SIM card. It could be that when I tried to do it (and successfully connected) earlier in the day, Apple wern't quite ready for me.
     
  10. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've not done anything different to what I was doing in the morning but it's now activated successfully.
    I've also successfully restored from a backup.
    I guess the servers wern't quite set up right in the morning.
     
  11. joebells macrumors 6502

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    a27 do you mean that you took your normal o2 sim card for your non iphone plan and stuck it in the 1st gen iphone and itunes activated it without issue?

    I am in a similar situation. I have a 1st gen iphone, att, and an att simcard(new att not the old att) and I am trying to figure out if I can just update the phone to 2.0 and have itunes activate it with my normal att simcard. Before I used independence to activate my phone and I'm still back on 1.0.2 or something like that
     
  12. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes sir!
    When I tried it in the morning, it asked for my phone number and the activation didn't work.
    When I tried it in the evening, it asked for my iTunes account and did work.
     
  13. joebells macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the reply but I read some other posts that it looks like its something to do with o2 so I'm not sure if it'll work with my phone.
     

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