Activate 'Activated' Phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ballen420, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    I JB and 'activated' my iphone when I received it as I had to wait until my Verizon contract was up before switching to AT&T. It's up this week, and I'm trying to find out if I can activate it through iTunes without having to restore it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    Do a complete restore and then start fresh it is the best way.

    What you are attempting here sounds like a waste of time that will cause you more hassle than good.
     
  3. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    How did you activate your phone originally? with what method?

    It is POSSIBLE that you could use Independence to de-activate the phone IF it sees the phone as activated - although really yourd just have to try it and see what it says - Independence is MAC only and won't work with the new version of itunes out the other day.

    If not all you can do is restore and NOT jailbreak and activate.

    Then iTunes will detect your ATT SIM and take you to the sign up page where you can make a contract.

    You can then jailbreak if you like and add installer - If your planning on unlocking your phone I suggest you use pwnage as its the easiest method as any other method may get conflicts with the activation.

    If your already unlocked then restoring to the same firmware won't remove the lock. But if you do with to use other SIMs you will have to factory activate again.
     
  4. ballen420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That probably would have helped. I used Ziphone 2.5, and did not unlock it, just activated it and jailbroke it. And I am using a Mac.

    Since I didn't unlock it, and it was 1.0.2 OOB upgraded to 1.1.4, I'm assuming I can just restore to any firmware through iTunes and it will be like it was a fresh phone.

    Not a big deal to restore it, I can back it up and download the apps again. Hadn't seen much conversation on people trying to do what I am, so I figured I'd ask.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    If you don't want to unlock then just restore it to 1.1.4.

    Activate and sign up for contract in iTunes.

    Then Jailbreak only afterwards and it should work without any issues!
     
  6. ballen420 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. Geekable macrumors newbie

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    Not sure if this is relevant, but when I bought mine from the Carphone Warehouse (UK), I signed a document stating that if I did not activate the phone through iTunes with 14 days, then I would be unable to do so at all. Not sure if this is enforced or even present in other countries. Just FYI.
     

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