Activation and jb

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RealWild, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. RealWild macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys! Can anyone tell me, can I jb and unlock 4g without activating it first??? If so, how can I do it? Thank youuu
     
  2. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

    hackthatphone

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    You need to activate it.

    The following SIMs will activate an iPhone 4 in the USA:

    an inactive AT&T SIM, and inactive Cingular SIM, a GoPhone SIM, a Net10 SIM, and an O2 SIM. I have used all of these SIMs to activate an iPhone 4 from a freshly restored state.
     
  3. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    Does "a freshly restored state" differ in any way from a brand new never used iPhone 4? In other words, each of these methods will also work with first-time activation iPhone 4's?
     
  4. RealWild thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not in USA now, I brougt 4g to my friend, and now he cant jb it, everytime he connects it to iTunes, it gives some sort of error.... I have my at&t sim with me, but I dont want to cut it just to activate that phone....
    Any ideas?!!!!
    p.s. I dont know if will help, but 4g came with sim, i did it as an early upgrade for my phone....
     
  5. Derkatwork macrumors 6502

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    Ok, here's what I think is the plan of action. Forgive me as I'm new to this iphone business. I have a new iphone 4 which I got without a contract. I am not currently interested in using it as a phone and paying AT&T's prices. I do however want to jailbreak it. So I grab a small prepaid SIM from AT&T and when that is done I just never refill it. I then take safari (on the iphone) over to jailbreakme.com.

    That's it? I didn't know about the SIM card part so thanks.
     

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