Using old iphone without phone and sim, updated 2.0 and now will not work

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by helennm8, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. helennm8 macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2008
    Hi All,

    I bought the original iphone last July and due to problems am now using blackberry. I still used my iphone for music and to download podcasts. Yesterday I installed the 2.0 software update and now cannot even access anything. It says my sim card is missing (of course it is as I am not using it as a phone!). Any suggestions how to fix? Can I uninstall the updated software? Can I take my blackberry sim card and try to get it to register?

    Anyone else have this problem?

  2. matt1540 macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008
    After installing 2.0 on the phone you have to "re-activate" & restore the phone. It takes you through a mock reactivation process...

    So in short, yes, you will need to drop a valid SIM in to get the phone to work.
  3. coolant113 macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2007
    New Jersey
    Thats what i did on my old iPhone. It wouldnt let me do anything:apple::apple:
  4. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    Just put your current SIMin the old iphone and connect it to iTunes and it will activate it.

    If you have any issues which you should not then use pwnage on window or mac to activate it.

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