May MR please help me SIM activate my iPhone 4S?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jeremyshaw, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    I just bought an iPhone 4S from an Apple store, the unlocked 16GB 650USD model.

    However, when I turn it on, it stops me at the "SIM Activation" screen, and tells me I need a SIM card to activate. Is there any way to do this without a SIM card? Or if not, may I just use an old T-Mobile sim card cut down for the purpose? Please let me know! I did a bit of searching on google and bing (yeah... :(), however, nothing pertaining to a factory unlocked iPhone 4S came up.

    I'm intending on using it as (basically) an iPod touch for the time being.


    Thank you very much!
    -Jeremy
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No way at the monent without a sim.
    Find one, or borrow one for a second from someone.
    It doesnt even have to be active, it can be an old inactive or empty prepaid sim.
     
  3. jeremyshaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh really? Thank you!!

    -Jeremy:)
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, good luck jeremy.
    If you were here I'd let you use my sim to get it activated.
    It wont change anything on the other persons account or anything.
     
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Totally concur with AJ on this. I just bought a white factory unlocked 16gb GSM 4S for my daughter 3 days ago. Activation was easy, just make sure you have a sim inside the phone, wifi network available and you will need to an apple Id. Pop in the sim and just follow instruction on the phone to activate it.
     
  6. jeremyshaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you both very much :)

    It worked, my iPhone 4S is now activated off of an old, cut down, & deactivated, cingular SIM. I'd +rep both of you, however, there seems to be no such system here on MRf, so I'll just vote up your posts instead, and hope that counts for something. I'll stick around to help others the best I can.

    Thank you!
    -Jeremy
     
  7. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Enjoy your new phone Jeremy,

    To be honest, I am here for a while and I don't know how the vote up/down button work either. I am not paying attention at this at all, I am here to learn, having fun while helping others if I can on Iphones's relate topic. ;)
     

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