Help! Received replacement iPhone 4 from Apple, don't want to activate

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dsutton01, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. dsutton01 macrumors newbie

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    I brought my old iphone 4 to the apple store to have it replaced due to a defect in the LCD. They gave me a new/refurb replacement with the plastic still on. I don't currently have AT&T service, and so I don't have a SIM to insert to activate.

    Is there a safe way to bypass this activation? I want to know what ios version is on this phone, but I can't see anything until I activate.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Plug it in and run tinyumbrella.
    It will tell you what firmware its on.
     
  3. dsutton01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that did the trick. 5.0.1.

    Any way to bypass activation without a SIM? Can I use someone else's sim just to bypass?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Either someone elses AT&T sim or use redsnow to JB and I believe it will hactivate it.
     
  5. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    use redsn0w 9.10b5c to jailbreak, during the process select activate and your phone will be activated and jailbroken
     
  6. h4mza macrumors 6502

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  7. dsutton01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably going to use the phone with Straight Talk, so I'll just activate when I receive the SIM.
     

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