"Could not activate EDGE" related to hacking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Yixian, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Yixian macrumors 65816

    Jun 2, 2007
    Today I downgraded my UK iPhone, jailbroke, installed Installer.app, used that to install oktoprep, then upgraded my iPhone.

    I did this to jailbreak 1.1.2, but when I ran conceited's jailbreaker the executable said "jailbreak.jar could not be accessed" and nothing happened.

    SMS worked, wifi worked, I could connect to the O2 network, but later on I tried using EDGE and I got "Could not activate EDGE".

    So I restored my iPhone to factory settings and... still got "Could not activate EDGE".

    What does this mean? Is it necessarily related to the jailbreaking? Can I fix this or is it just coverage or something at O2s end?

    EDIT: After much fiddling around and many restores, the only thing that managed to work was by restoring to factory network settings directly on the iPhone, this resyncs it with O2, which you cannot do manually now the EDGE menu has been removed.
  2. nerdhunter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007
    This has nothing to do with jailbreaking. EDGE is related to the data plan of your mobile provider. If you can't get a WIFI (yours or an unsecured one) connection, and you don't have a data plan you will get the "Could not activate EDGE" message. stop worrying and enjoy your phone.
  3. tom.wilkie macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2007
    I have the same problem - I tried doing a reset network settings on the iPhone to no avail. What setting got restored in your edge menu? APN, username and password?


  4. 7racer macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004
    I have the same problem but I never Jailbroke my phone.

    The only thing that I did was use iToner to install one ring tone. Strange.
  5. moel macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Thanks for the tips guys :) Got my edge/gprs back after jailbreaking :)
  6. chunkylover2007 macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2008
    hi can any body tell me how to use iphone i bought it in hong kong and nothing on it in ireland it sucks.and im usless with this stuff so if any one can tell me an easy way to get my email or use the net two that would be great thanks
  7. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    OK, assuming you mean it when you say you're useless:

    - the phone from Hong Kong should not be locked
    - have you put a valid Irish SIM card into the phone, one that is working on another phone?

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