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marco113

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Sep 13, 2014
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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!
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
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!


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.
 

marco113

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 13, 2014
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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.
How much does it cost to buy a new reader?
 

marco113

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 13, 2014
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Does a USB soldering iron do it when you solder/unsolder the component?
 

marco113

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 13, 2014
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I did it! I've been able to activate it without SIMcard. Thanks to all nevertheless! :)
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
40,672
6,532
At the iPhone hacks section.
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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