Activate old iPhone to sell?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by CocheseUGA, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. CocheseUGA macrumors member

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    I upgraded recently, and am trying to sell my old phone. The person I am selling it to would like it jailbroken and unlocked. I had it jailbroken, but I was dumb and clicked restore and now it wants to be activated again.

    I'd like to activate, JB and unlock so I can sell it, but not at the risk of screwing up my 3G plan. I have a prepaid, unactivated SIM here from a cheapy phone here if that helps.

    I searched, but everything I found for jailbreaking assumes that the phone is already activated.

    Thanks.

    BTW - I'm on Windows.

    Nevermind (apparently). It didn't ask me to activate when I put the other SIM in, so I should be fine.
     
  2. j3yq macrumors 6502

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    Does he need a new sim card? otherwise I believe you can do everythign you need without a simcard installed. I jailbroken my first iphone without it being activated.
     
  3. sdhard00 macrumors newbie

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    Me too

    I have a similar question...my 2g iphone was jailbroken, and I used it with t-mobile for almost a year, but it started having issues. I restored it and then took it to the Apple Store. They gave me a new 2g, but it wants to be activated. I cant do anything with it without activating. Any thoughts...or suggestions?

    I put an AT&T sim card in the new phone, and itunes sees it, but wants to force activation. Without a sim card, itunes will not recognize the phone, it just says a valid sim must be installed in the phone.
     
  4. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Quickpwn will activate it for you
     
  5. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    To the OP, if you just run pwnage tool it will activate, jailbreak and unlock for you. Quickpwn should do the same but I prefer to use Pwnage.
     
  6. sdhard00 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, Quickpwn give the message

    "The firmware installed on your iPhone is not supported by Quickpwn" and refers me to the web site, where I can find nothing on how to get around it.

    By the way, I have been trying it on my MacBook...if that really matters...I do not know.
     
  7. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Please, PLEASE. That was not dumb, that was VERY SMART. Never sell your phone without doing a secure wipe. :)
     

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