iPhone imessage and FaceTime "waiting for activation"

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by psywzrd, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure if this is jb-related or not but I'm posting it here because I'm kind of lost at this point.

    My girlfriend's iphone 5 is jailbroken on 6.1 (Verizon) and imessage and facetime were working fine until recently when she logged on to Verizon's website and blocked a few numbers from being able to text her. After she did that, she disabled imessage for a bit and has since been unable to get it to come back on (it just sits on "waiting for activation"). The same thing is happening with FaceTime as well. She's since logged on to Verizon's website and unblocked those numbers.

    We've tried every suggestion I can find and nothing has fixed this problem. We've reset her icloud password twice, logged in and out of the account on her iphone several times, deleted and re-added the account on the phone, we've reset the network settings on the phone, we've popped the sim card out and put it back in, we've tried activating over cellular and wifi, we've toggled airplane mode on and off, rebooted the phone several times, waited 24+ hrs for them to activate, etc.

    It seems like the only option left at this point is to restore the phone to stock and blow away her jb, but I'm not even sure if that will help. Before I blow away her jb and update her to the newest os (6.1.3?), can you guys think of any possible reason her imessage and facetime won't activate? I'm guessing that it may be related to her jb but I'd hate to blow away her jb and still have the same problem when I'm done.
     
  2. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure why it would be doing that, but if you do restore the iPhone, just restore it to 6.1. Then re-jailbreak it. There's a Jailbreak app that backs everything up so you can restore the app and settings too.
     
  3. psywzrd, Jul 24, 2013
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    psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    There's no way to restore to 6.1 - I'd have to update to 6.1.3 (or whatever the most current version is). I'm trying to avoid that if at all possible.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    An iPhone 5 can only be restored to current firmware - 6.1.4
     
  5. psywzrd, Jul 25, 2013
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    psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I ended up restoring and updating her phone to 6.1.4 and then restoring from backup. Facetime and imessage activated without a problem and they're working great. What on earth could have been preventing them from activating when her phone was jailbroken?
     
  6. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    You could have used iLEX RAT or semi-restore, to get a clean 6.1 jailbroken.
    Now just wait for a possible iOS7 JB.
     
  7. psywzrd thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I guess I should have tried that. I just figured that the jb was the cause of the problem so the only way to fix it was to restore and update to stock. Hopefully ios7 will be jailbroken shortly after its release and she can jb again then. She wasn't as attached to her jb as I am anyway, so she's ok with being stock. Having imessage and facetime working was way more important to her.
     
  8. Chazz08 macrumors 6502

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    You actually can right now.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17633034#post17633034

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    For some reason they are letting you restore to earlier ones right now.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=17633034#post17633034
     

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