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

    Jul 15, 2011
    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

    Jun 24, 2007
    Hawaii, USA
  3. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    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

    Jul 15, 2011
    I can't restore it because iTunes isn't recognizing it now.


    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.
  5. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
  6. LandonDonovan macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    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

    Sep 15, 2012
    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

    Jul 15, 2011
    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

    Jun 24, 2010
    Apple never blocked SAMPrefs. How'd you Restore from Backup if your iPhone wasn't detected in iTunes? Wasn't that the original problem?
  10. iabacus macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2011

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