iPhone Did I just ruin my phone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by c.james, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. c.james macrumors newbie

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    I was having issues with iMessage and was trying to re-activate it.. so using SAM, I followed a tutorial to de-activate my phone and re-activate it.. except, I can't reactivate it now. When I plug it into iTunes, it says "There is a problem with your iPhone". I didn't realize that Apple had blocked SAM from working recently.

    I'm on Verizon so I have no SIM card. I have no idea how to get my phone activated again. Am I totally screwed?
     
  2. MDTyKe macrumors regular

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  3. ixodes macrumors 601

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    You're wasting your time here, call or take it to Verizon.

    I'm sure they will sort it out for you.
     
  4. c.james thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't restore it because iTunes isn't recognizing it now.

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    I'm able to send/receive texts.. and I'm pretty sure I can make calls and get them as well. So I'm not really sure what I did... all I know is that my iTunes isn't recognizing my phone anymore and I can't activate iMessage.
     
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  6. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    Try the deactivate iPhone and Attempt Activation in the SAMPrefs. If that doesn't work, you have to put your iPhone in DFU and restore.
     
  7. phoqcey macrumors newbie

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    Why bother and stress out? Just go to verizon or to the apple store. They'll do it for you for free
     
  8. c.james thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Problem is SAMprefs doesn't work anymore... Apple blocked it.

    Thankfully I was able to wipe and restore from a backup I made 2 days ago. I actually did it by accident while I was trying to put it into DFU mode.

    A little dumb luck on my part but it worked and it's all good now. :)
     
  9. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

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    Apple never blocked SAMPrefs. How'd you Restore from Backup if your iPhone wasn't detected in iTunes? Wasn't that the original problem?
     
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