Resolved iPhone won't activate...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by marco113, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. marco113 macrumors newbie

    marco113

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    Hi!



    I Currently own an iPhone 5c. I use it as an iPod because the SIM card reader (whatever the name is) is broken. My iPhone lagged a lot so I restored it to give it a new start. But when I tried to activate my phone, I couldn't because I needed a SIM Card to activate it. I have a SIM card, but the reader is broken. How do I activate it? Thanks!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The SIM card reader is broken and you decided to restore it?
    Why?
    Without the phone being able to read a sim it will never activate.
    You either fix that hardware issue or stuck with a paperweight.
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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  4. marco113 thread starter macrumors newbie

    marco113

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    How much does it cost to buy a new reader?
     
  5. marco113 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not sure, check on ebay or online.
    You will attempt to repair it yourself?
    And yes that is the only way to activate it and be able to get into the home screen.
    If it cannot read a sim it will not get passed the activation screen.
     
  7. marco113 thread starter macrumors newbie

    marco113

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    Does a USB soldering iron do it when you solder/unsolder the component?
     
  8. marco113 thread starter macrumors newbie

    marco113

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    I did it! I've been able to activate it without SIMcard. Thanks to all nevertheless! :)
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    And you able to do it how exactly?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Alien technology:D
    And the newbie disappeared in the skies...
     
  11. Cutiekitty92 macrumors 65816

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    Was it because you needed data to activate it?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Most likely we will never know.
    Flyby newbie thread with no valuable input for future reference. Very common lately here:D
    Especially like threads about icloud locked iphones and how can they get in without the owners apple ID and password.
     

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