UK iPhone 2G activation on Pay & Go

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MechaNikos, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. MechaNikos macrumors newbie

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    Mar 23, 2008
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    Hello,

    I have an iPhone 2G that was purchased earlier this year and I never activated it; I unlocked and jailbroke it instead and everything has been fine so far.

    Last week I got a new iPhone 3G on O2-UK by renewing my contract.

    What I am trying to do now is to legitimately activate the 2G phone with a pay & go card, in order to give it as a gift to my sister. The thing is that when I try to activate it through iTunes, I get an error message saying this phone cannot be activated.

    I can always unlock and jailbreak it again, but I would like to take advantage of the legit activation since it is (or at least should be) still under warranty and since it did present some battery issues, I could be eligible for a replacement as I was told at Apple store.

    Does anyone know what my options are at this point?

    Many thanks and happy New Year to everyone.
     
  2. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Aug 20, 2008
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    Unlock it, jailbreak it. If it develops issues, restore to stock firmware and take it in. Your warranty will still be good.
     

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