T-Mobile Blacklisted iPhone as iPod

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  1. atm2626 macrumors newbie

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    hi all,

    I purchased a blacklisted T-Mobile phone on eBay and made the stupid decision of resetting it. By doing so I'm not able to get by the activation screen. All I want to do is use this phone as an iPod. Any way to do so?

    I've tried inserting a Verizon and att SIM card and those do not work. Will a T-Mobile some card get me past the activation process? Again, I'm not looking to use the cellular features...just need it as an iPod.

    Thx!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. A T-Mobile sim will let you in the home screen.
    Those other sims you tried will show you sim not supported since the phone is locked to T-Mobile.
     
  3. atm2626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will a prepaid one work?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes. Any T-Mobile sim or its mvno partners like simple mobile, metro pcs etc.
    You can buy a T-Mobile sim for about $1 on eBay or borrow someone's for one minute to get passed the activation screen.
     
  5. atm2626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thanks so much!!!
     
  6. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't even need to be an active SIM... it can be a previously used dead SIM.
     
  7. atm2626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok good to know. I'm crossing my fingers hoping this works. Would hate to have to resell the phone for parts.

    Thanks again for the quick replies!
     
  8. atm2626 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to confirm I was able to get the phone up with a coworker's T-Mobile sim.

    Thanks guys!
     

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