Activated iphone 3g has to be activated???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacGroupie, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. MacGroupie macrumors newbie

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    Today when i turned on my iPhone: USB arrow pointing to iTunes graphic then "Emergency Message" SOS in every language imaginable appeared. I didn't know what to do. I thought an emergency call was coming, so i plugged my phone into itunes and an "ihone is now activated" message came up.

    Any ideas out there if this issue will be addressed by Apple and should we have any concerns (i.e. hardrive failures, potenital virus, etc.)?
     
  2. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

    #2
    What you are describing is not an issue. It is the screen of an unactivated iPhone. You must connect to iTunes to activate the iPhone.

    David
     
  3. MacGroupie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is an issue because i got my 3G iphone from an AT&T store and its been activated since Dec. been makin calls and texting etc, then all of the sudden that "emergency" page comes up, for no reason. Ive shut down my phone and restarted it a few times now and ive NEVER had that screen come up before.

    Im thinking its either a bug with the 2.2.1 update OR a crappy App i downloaded, but i just wanted to be sure.
     
  4. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    Oh, sorry about that. Very occasionally this happens. My mom, dad and I all have iPhones (two 2G's and I have a 3G) and this has only happened once to my mom's 2G running iPhone OS v2.1 at the time. We have had 2G's since July last year and I upgraded mine on Launch Day, July 11th, so it is a VERY occasional issue. I don't see it happen that much and it is not widely discussed here, unlike other issues.

    David
     

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