Bypass ATT activation

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by evil30, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. evil30 macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    I have a Iphone 2g I bought used for my son. I just want to use it as a Ipod for him and not activate it as a phone. I have an old deactivated SIM in it and when I connect to Itunes it is asking me to activate it through ATT so I can use it and asking me to add a line? Is there a way around this?
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes, you will have to hactivate it.
    Use redsnow or pwnage tool.
  3. quizzi macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2010
    Assuming it is currently on iOS 3.1.3, you will need to 'hackivate it by downgrading it to 3.1.2 then by running blackra1n.

    First you need to download the iOS 3.1.2 package, which can be downloaded at this link:

    To downgrade put your phone into DFU mode and restore it manually by selecting the iOS 3.1.2 package (ctr + shift and clicking restore).

    1) Once you have reverted back to iOS 3.1.2, your phone will display the message "The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does appear to be supported" (No need to worry, the following steps will solve this).

    2) You will then need to jailbreak and hackivate your iPhone by running Geohot's blackra1n program. This can be downloaded here:

    3) Once downloaded, save it to your desktop as you will need it for the jailbreak.

    4) Plug your iPhone into your computer and ensure that iTunes detects it, then run Geohot's blackra1n program and click "Make it Rain".

    5) Let the program run and do not unplug your device once it is working.

    6) Your iPhone would then reach a screen with that asks you to "Please select packages". Select the Cydia and sn0w.

    7) Once you have selected the packages tap install and wait for your iPhone to load and reboot.

    9) Once it reboots you would have successfully downgraded, jailbroken, hackivated and unlocked your iPhone on iOS 3.1.2. :p

    Hope that helps, please feel free to post any further questions. I'm happy to help. :)
  4. evil30 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2011
    Thanks guys! I used Redsn0w and have it up and running. Loading music on it now. Next step is figuring how to get apps on there for him.....

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