no-commitment iPhone 4 activation question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by BJTC, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. BJTC macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2009
    Sorry guys, I feel entirely foolish for having to ask this (and yes, I have searched, just haven't found a definitive answer!) but I picked up an iPhone 4 from the Apple Store yesterday at the no-commitment price with the intention of jailbreaking and unlocking for T-Mobile (AT&T is worse than T-Mobile by me).

    Obviously, I need to be able to activate the phone to be able to get to Safari to do What I have not been able to ascertain, though, is whether you need to get a GoPhone or Phonebook SIM *if you already have the unactivated AT&T official microsim IN the device*. Will simply having it in there be "enough" or will I have to go sign up for a plan in iTunes before I'll be able to get into the device?

    I am, of course, NOT looking to sign up with AT&T service and I know the unlock won't be out for a couple days, but can anyone answer the activation question I posed? Thanks in advance!
  2. gecko91 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2009
    This is my exact question. I'm looking to pick up two iPhones for the no-commitment price and then jailbreak them for another carrier. As I understand it, the iPhone comes with a AT&T microsim in the box. Is this enough to get past the emergency call screen to jailbreak the phone?
  3. Sk8mfm macrumors member


    Jul 12, 2010
    yes the micro sim you get with the iphone will get you past the emergency lock screen and you will be able to jailbreak and unlock with no problems!
  4. iTouch macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2007
    Yes it is. It should take you to the home screen once your iPhone is plugged in and iTunes pops up. Just enable Wi-Fi and you're good to go.
  5. gecko91 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2009
  6. krasatos macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    so... could you confirm that all the non-commitment 599$ iphone 4 (bought from a US apple store) come with an at&t micro sim card that is enough to get it activated.

    asking cause i had some1 buy it for me (dont have it yet) and atm i am lookin for a phonebook card inorder to activate.

  7. gecko91 macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2009
    yeah, i did that and it worked fine. but now most iphones are selling with 4.0.2 (i assume) so you can't jailbreak.

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