Read Here To Get Your Iphone Activated!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nickspohn, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    All you need to do (seriously) is keep trying, OVER AND OVER. Eventually, it will get through in the iTunes store. I tried about 20 times, and i got in.
     
  2. lilvenom macrumors member

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    trying what? unplugging and plugging back in?
     
  3. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    Yes, unplug it and plug it back in until you dont get the error. Then the rest is pretty much like the old phone.
     
  4. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    Although morally reprehensible this method worked for me.
     
  5. applehero macrumors 6502

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    Are you choosing the "restore from backup" or "new iphone" option?
     
  6. Funbags macrumors newbie

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    Trying that method now, been doing it for 30 min, no luck yet.
     
  7. jeejeebu macrumors regular

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    You can also just click over to your music library and then back to your iPhone, rather than plugging in and out.
     
  8. Funbags macrumors newbie

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    Thats what I am doing.
     
  9. Funbags macrumors newbie

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  10. atomicblastkarl macrumors newbie

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    none yet.
     
  11. skabadelic macrumors member

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    I've been at it for almost an hour now.
     
  12. Funbags macrumors newbie

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  13. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    No, No, No, No.... Save Your Plugs

    Save wear and tear on your Plugs and Cords.
    This does the same thing.
    When you get the message telling you it couldn't access the iTunes Store for your request, do this:
    1. Click on one of the other links above in the Menu like Music, or Applications, or Radio
    2. Then Click on the iPhone link again.

    If you Click on Check For Purchases, you'll find that it accesses the Store just fine.

    This seems to be an Activation Server issue.
     
  14. Devil's Refugee macrumors 6502

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    Piss poor method. Why do we have to put up with it ?
    I NEED my 1st gen phone for business, mickey mouse operation that could seriously put off people registering for business use !
     
  15. svndmvn Guest

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    is it possible to activate the iPhone without having an iTunes account,just like syncing iPods? regular iTunes?
     
  16. yorkslad macrumors regular

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    Yeah Im one of em :mad:
     
  17. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    do you keep getting this error?

    is this what you guys keep getting? and you're persevering until it works?

    View attachment 123660
     
  18. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    So I read the this thread because the title told me to. But my shiny new iPhone still isn't activated. Did I do something wrong?:D
     
  19. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Is this the same as getting this error message??

    "We cold not complete your iTunes Store Request. The network connection was reset."
     
  20. StingerT125 macrumors 6502a

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    I was also sent home from AT&T store to activate. I got the last 16GB at the store. The problems didn't start until after I was in the store, the previous people all got activated!

    I am getting an error message:

    We could not complete your iTunes Store request. An unknown error occured (-9838).
    There was an error in the iTunes Store. Please try again later.
     
  21. theRick119 macrumors member

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    everyone just needs to stop trying for a few minutes so I can get mine to go through :cool:

    seriously though, my wife's went through on the second try and 45 minutes later and still stuck.
     
  22. StoneGaijin macrumors regular

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    YES

    It's Apple people, not you.... be patient and go to work, that's what I did, yes I have a bricked phone in my pocket, but I'll try again tonight when I get home, or tomorrow.... their activation servers can't handle the load.

    it'll calm down eventually and your phone will activate.

    be patient.
     
  23. albeli macrumors 6502

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    Is this the error y'all are getting? I just got home and haven't been able to read any other threads.
     

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  24. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Patience is one thing. A refund on my AT&T service plan would be another.
     

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