Re-activating old iPhone (Original / 2G / Edge)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mikes63737, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    I am trying to re-activate my old iPhone (the original model / 2G / Edge).

    I have its original SIM card in the phone. In the past, I have just connected it to iTunes and it would immediately activate itself. But now, I can't get it to work. I plug my phone in, and iTunes loads a blank screen that says iPhone. If I right click on my phone in the source list, the only option it gives me is eject, and the phone's screen says to connect it to iTunes / slide for emergency.

    Is there any way I can re-activate my phone without jailbreaking it? Or is this happening to anyone else?

  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza

    Sounds like the SIM card might be expired, yes they do expire after inactivity. Contact AT&T and see if they have better luck.

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