How to use iPhone as iPod

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by toastyred, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. toastyred macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2009
    Hi all,
    I have an iPhone 3GS with 6.1.3 installed on it. Right now when I plug it into my computer, I get the "We're sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time." The sim card holder is missing and I would just like to use the iPhone as an iPod. I've tried to hactivate it, however this is proving impossible, since the power button is broken and I can't enter DFU mode. I can't enter it using a custom ispw either, since there is no restore option in iTunes.

    If anyone has any suggestions at what I should try next, that would be great.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    What carrier is the iphone locked to?
    Just stick in a sim for a minute in order to activate and get you into the homescreen.
    Then the phone will be activated for good.

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