iPhone without SIM as iPod touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MacKenzie999, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. MacKenzie999 macrumors regular

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    Hello...

    I have a first generation iPhone that I'd like to use as an iPod touch. The sim card is missing though. Can this be done? When I fire it up I get a "no sim card" message that I cannot get past. iTunes says the same thing.
    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    OS X desktop at home.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    either find a friend with a sim card to temporarily activate it or hackivate the iphone
     
  3. flyingninjas macrumors member

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    i will assume it was bought on att.

    you can get past that screen by buying a att activation sim from ebay ($1) OR hacktivating it. Or borrow a friends sim for a second to activate it.
     
  4. MacKenzie999 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have an active, non-jailbroken iPhone 4. Will the sim card from that work?
     
  5. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    I think the first gen iPhone can only be activated by the sim that originally activated it and can't be hacktivated.
     
  6. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    The original iphone can be hacktivated. Ive done it a few years ago when I bought one off ebay and stupidly restored the firmware to use it on tmobile. You basically have to jailbreak the phone.

    I havent done it recently so i dont know the correct steps to take.
     

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