iMessage Problem

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by TSM1992, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. TSM1992 macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    So, I just bought a used iPhone 4 and when I try turning on iMessage it asks for the email password of the person I bought it from. I signed into the app store using my apple ID but i still can't sign into iMessage. What do I do?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. TSM1992 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    Would that affect the baseband cause the phone is unlocked with a preserved baseband?
  4. Howdr macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2010
    Yes it would since you would have to update to stock 5.0.1

    Love the answer you were given,

    You need a custom restore to preserve the baseband
  5. TSM1992 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2010
    So I was finally able to login but now the waiting for activation doesn't go away
  6. cs0373 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2010
    Check the email for the address you just logged into. You will have an email there with a link to go to to 'validate' or verify that email address then it should work. I just did this not 20 minutes ago on my own phone.

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