What's the difference between 'unlocking' and 'activating'?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by J@ffa, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. J@ffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
    Hey all. ZiPhone v2 gives the options to 'unlock', 'activate' and 'jailbreak'. I don't want to jailbreak, just get it working on a non-O2 UK SIM. Should I pick unlock, activate or both? Why? Thanks :)
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    you have to jailbreak
    try activating and unlocking in verbose mode
    if it doesnt work, try unlock, activate, jailbreak and verbose mode

    reply if you need help :)

    jailbreaking allows you to install custom apps
    activating allows you to use any o2 sim
    unlocking allows you to use any sim what so ever
    this is true with older firmwares, as i said, activating and jailbreaking my own didnt work, so i unlocked as well...
  3. domness macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2008
    Sheffield, UK
    Unlocking means that you can put any SIM in you like.

    However, activating means that the Phone thinks that the SIM has been activated with iTunes :)

    So yeh, do both ;)

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