Need help with iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by evilwookie, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. evilwookie macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2013
    First of all i'd like to say that I have no idea how to use Iphones this is my moms Iphone that I have never dealt. The problem obviously came when she asked me to update her iphone from 4.1 or something around that to 6.0 and have it be jailbroken. So I followed the guide on and upgraded it while connected to the PC through itunes while the iphone was on. Now I'm getting the error We're sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time. What this has done is made me unable to use the phone and it's gone back to starting configuration, by that I mean when I open the phone it's asking me to tell it the language I use and what country i'm from and asks me to connect to the wifi, which i've tried to do but strangely it doesn't work even though I put in the right password. So basically what I need is help to either restore it to its previous version, I do have a backup on my computer from when it was at 4.x and I tried to restore it from itunes but that didn't work. Or if I'm on the right direction and you guys could lead me there that would be awesome. Sorry for the terrible organizational and writing skills but I'm in a a hurry to write this out because my mom is d surely going to kill me soon if I don't get this fixed. Thanks
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    I'm having a really hard time understanding this --- You're getting an activation issue? Give me more info on your error message or code that comes up when you try to activate it. (Also you have to have an OFFICIAL sim in it, if it's an AT&T phone then you need an AT&T sim in it to activate it, even if you "hack-unlock" it)
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    You'll need an official sim card, for whatever carrier your iPhone belongs to, so it can activate thru iTunes.
  4. cngisl macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2013
    Thanks as well.
  5. maverick007 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2013
    same problem on iphone 3gs

    I am also facing the same wxact problem as you and i dont know what to do now.. can you help me now as you would have found a solution to this by this time???

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