Use safari on unactivated iPhone 4

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by timize, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. timize macrumors regular

    timize

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    I'm trying to jailbreak my phone, but I have a used iPhone 4 with an unactivated SIM card. All I get is the emergency call screen. Thanks for any help :)
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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  3. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    You need to activate the phone with a sim belonging to the carrier the phone is locked to
     
  4. timize thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it can be with any AT&T SIM, as long as it's activated?

    Is this the only option?
     
  5. maturola macrumors 68040

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    If you got it in USA, yes, The phone is LOCKED to AT&T, you need an AT&T sim to activate the phone, the iPhone 4 use a MIcroSIM card, so if you have a "old" sim you need to cut it (so you cannot just borrow one from a friend unless you got a MIcroSim Adapter to give back to them and they accept)
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Any AT&T sim, even inactive ones would do it.
     
  7. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    You can't go to Safari if the phone isn't activated. You wish it was that easy.
     
  8. macattack87 macrumors member

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    i remember reading an article about this guy named "sherif hashem"

    supposedly he found a way to activate an iphone 4 with some card you can buy
    from radioshack for $20

    google his name and see what you come up with
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It's sherif_hashim and it's a bookmark sim card. I don't think any Radio Shack in the US carries those. You can get them from the Internet.

    Besides, if the OP does a little searching, there is a way to activate the iPhone 4
    (Hint: research sherif_hashim's older tweets for the link) Won't post it here due some possible copyright infringement arguements
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I never heard of that.
    Activate the iphone 4 without a sim?
    Post it up bro, there's nothing to worry about.
     
  11. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Sorry, look thru the tweets.
     
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