Carrier activation restore meltdown

pauld

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I have a UK O2 iPhone 3G that I had jailbroken and running on Softbank Japan (where I now live).

In preparation for passing it on to my girlfriend I "cleared all data", stupidly presuming this would just wipe my music/contacts etc, but it made the phone stick on the pineapple logo.

Now when I attempt to restore to an older backup of that phone it shows an error (1006?).

Since the UK O2 sim is dead and I'm not likely to be in the UK for some time, does anyone have any tips on how to reactivate to make a cute girl the proud owner of her first iPhone?

Thanks a lot,

Paul
 

ToroidalZeus

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Download tinyumbrella and use it to kick the device out of recovery after you have gotten that error.
 
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nebo1ss

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Thanks a lot Ryeno,

Will that also allow a faked "carrier activation"?

Paul
there should be no problem with using an old inactive SIM from the official carrier to activate an iphone.
 
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pauld

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there should be no problem with using an old inactive SIM from the official carrier to activate an iphone.
It's possibly not working because the network is in the UK and I'm in Japan (so even if the sim was active it'd show a different carrier.

Unfortunately that tinyumbrella isn't helping much either :confused:
 
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