HELP 3GS upgraded to iOS5 and stuck on activate and other issues

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dreamingoflions, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. dreamingoflions macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    Hi there,

    I was foolish enough to update my 3GS with baseband 6.15 to iOS 5 because for some reason the jailbreak for 4.1.2 just messed badly with my reception so I thought going to iOS5 might fix it.

    Anyways I upgraded it through redsnow and restored it in iTunes with the NO_BB_iPhone2,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw but now when I turn on the phone there comes an activation screen. I go through the set up, selected disable location services, but then it tells me that my SIM card is not valid and I just can't get past that stage. Did I upgrade it incorrectly and is there any way past that screen so I can at least use my iPhone as a iPod?

    Any help is really appreciated!
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Activation needs an original sim card, I assume ATT, the card does not have to be active any old non working card will do. An alternative would be hactivation which I believe is probably available with redsn0w under extras.

    The original SIM card is always the best option, and you can temporarily borrow one from a friend.
  3. dreamingoflions thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2010
    I live in Spain at the moment. There's no way for me to get an AT&T sim card...

    I checked under extras and couldn't find anything :(

    Do you know if this is a teethered or unteethered jailbreak?

    Also is there a way to check on which software, firmware, and baseband I am? Currently in iTunes I get no information. All that it tells me is that my SIM is not valid....

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