Is the 4S a one time activation only?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AaronE, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. AaronE macrumors 6502

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    If I restore my 4S will I need to Reactivate it like when I first received the phone?
     
  2. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    I think you do. And also if you put a different sim card in it.
     
  3. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    No. It still needs a SIM card, but only takes like five seconds, and doesn't ask you for the zip code/SSN. It won't work (unless it's unlocked) without a SIM card, but doesn't still need to do the activation process again.
     
  4. AaronE thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I had to activate with my sisters SIM because I had purchased it on her account. So I could now restore without using her SIM?

    Thanks
     
  5. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    From now on, you can use your SIM when restoring. Only the initial activation needed to use her SIM.
     

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