iPhone activation screen after SAM install

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by nksilver, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. nksilver macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2014

    so i recently jailbroke my 3gs for the first time (on 6.1.6), and don't have a stock sim, so redsnow automatically hactivated the phone for me ( i think), i then unlocked with ultrasnow. Since i was having the "connect to itunes for push notifications" issue, i set out to use SAM to do a simulated activation.

    Problem is.. as soon SAM installed from CYDIA my phone rebooted or resprung and i was stuck at the activation screen..
    so i tried bypassing by calling 112, and holding sleep, but when i canceled the power off, i was still on the dialing screen and ending the call just took me back to activation...
    Next i tried redsnow jb without any options selected and partway through the jailbreak i read something about repairing a volume with limited repair tools and then got an error which just said to reboot and power off by sliding the red bar and then retry the jb.
    So i reset the phone with sleep and home buttons, but now i'm stuck in a reboot loop.. I just see the apple logo for a while, then it disappears and then comes back..

    For more background:
    i had a 3gs on 5.0.1, restored to latest (6.1.6) with itunes, used redsnow to fix my bb (->6.15 -> 5.13.04) then installed cydia with redsnow. installed p0sixspwn through cydia, then ultrasnow through cydia. Everything was running except msgs, which i fixed by entering my carrier's message center number. after that i started the SAM fix above...
    only other app i installed through cydia is SBSettings

    Where do I go from here? is it normal for a SAM install to do this?:confused:
  2. nksilver thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2014
    update: I tried using redsnow's recovery fix, and at somepoint during the process i saw "incorrect number of hardlinks" on the screen. later after "checking volume information" it began the repair again saying something like attempting limited repair, not all repair options available and i soon ended up back at the error screen
    Please reboot the device into normal operation mode, then perform a clean "slide to power off", then try redsn0w again."

    .. really hoping i don't have to restore and do the whole process again

    has anyone had similar experiences? anyone know what do in this case?
  3. darricksailo macrumors 601


    Dec 18, 2012
    Never used SAM before but why do you need SAM to enable SMS?
  4. nksilver thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2014
    just to close this thread and provide a solution for anyone who might end up here with the same problem:

    SAM was actually to fix the push notifications. Since the phone was hactivated, it wasn't properly activated through itunes. So i set out to properly activate it using the information at http://www.jailbreakqa.com/questions/32462/frequently-asked-questions/33270

    So i redid the whole jb process since nothing else would get me out of the boot loop. This time I tried installing SAM before ultrasnow.. exact same result.

    so the solution:
    Using advice i found on another forum, I used iFunBox to delete the setup app in system applications on my phone. This got me past the activation required page. I then activated my phone using SAM, installed ultrasnow and everythings working :)

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