Activation info

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mreddys10, May 10, 2010.

  1. mreddys10 macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if you can activate an iPhone 3GS with an original SIM that is currently inactive. I paid full price for an iPhone, and started a month-month plan, but then discontinued that connection, and now I am left with an inactive SIM.

    I am trying to activate my phone. I can get to the springboard and everything, but on my lockscreen, I get a message saying: 'Waiting for activation' and 'no service' on the top-left.
    Isn't activation done through iTunes? I connected it to my iTunes, and I still get the same message. I need the activation to use Spirit.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Put the sim in, connect to iTunes, wait 5 seconds, done, take sim out (if desired).
     
  3. mreddys10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what I did, and I still get the same message.
     
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  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    When you restored, you didn't hacktivate it by chance ?

    Do you have an Internet connection ?

    Is it the correct sim for phone ?

    Could the sim have gone bad during storage ? You do read of this occasionally.

    That's all I can think of.
     
  6. mreddys10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No hacktivation. Its probably the SIM thats gone bad. But the phone is still recognizing it as the correct SIM (or it won't even let me enter springboard). And yes, I was connected to the net when I did the restore.

    This really sucks. My only options are to get a Rogers SIM from Canada, or wait for the next JB and hope there is hacktivation in that.
     

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