2nd hand iphone activaction question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by blueyaun, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. blueyaun macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hi , I have a question regarding to my 2nd hand 2G iphone. My old 2G iphone was not functioning last week. And I bought an used 2G iphone from ebay, when I insert my own sim card the iphone need activation. Is there anyway I can unlock or jailbreak the iphone without activation procedure from itune? The iphone firmware is 3.1.2. Thanks.
  2. daveb1983 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2010
    Apple wont activate the phone unless it has a legitimate SIM eg AT&T in the US or O2 in the UK, i'm assuming you dont have one of these?
    if you dont you can jailbreak the phone (as you do not need iTunes for this) and if need be unlock it with bootneuter if you have a 2G phone. Any sim will now work in the phone
    Hope this helps
  3. superflush macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2009
    Yes. This is probably what you need to do. I would search for a guide for jailbraking (and unlocking if you need it) for 3.1.2 ... this way the phone will be "hacktivated"
  4. leomac08 macrumors 68020


    Jul 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA

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