(help) activation? wtf?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dakotamon, May 9, 2009.

  1. dakotamon macrumors newbie

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    my friend gave me his old iphone. the 2g. i currently have the 3g. i want to be able to use them both. so i restored his phone, and now it wants me to activate it (completely new plan or something...) why is it doing this? it wants to charge me money. shouldnt i just be able to restore it to my number somehow? with my stuff from my 3g.

    how can i fix this
     
  2. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    Put in your iPhone 3G chip and then Activate it. It doesn't charge you anything, it just means it becomes active with the network service.
     
  3. r6girl Administrator/Editor

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    Won't that renew her contract for another 2 years from the moment it activates?

    I'd suggest jailbreaking and activating it using QuickPwn or Pwnage - there are great tutorials at iClarified.com here.
     
  4. dakotamon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    if i go threw the activation it will charge me money. i tried. is there a way to get around this :confused:
     
  5. iGuardian macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe that it will, since the phone company must get your approval over the phone I think.

    At least it didn't refresh my contract.
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    like r6girl said jailbreak it, and it will become "hacktivated" so to speak. :)
     

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