why am I getting this error?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by benji888, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. benji888
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    benji888

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    hey, I now have an iphone 5 and am trying to clear out my old 3Gs and updated it to iOS 6, but saw it had my phone number there, so I took out the sim (it already has been deactivated), did a reset everything, connect to itunes and now I get the following message, and can do absolutely nothing:

    "There is no SIM card installed in the iPhone you are attempting to activate. Please disconnect and insert a SIM card in the iPhone."

    I thought you could use this as an iPod touch without the SIM? Why are they demanding I put the SIM card in it? I don't recall this being an issue w/iPhone 3G.

    (I have already cut the SIM card :()
     
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    benji888

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    Hello?

    Anyone?
    :confused:

    If I missed something when I tried searching, could someone direct me?
     
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    I needs to have the old sim in there to use it as an ipod. Any old sim that is deactivated will do.
     
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    benji888

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    really? but the iPhone 3G worked as an iPod touch without the sim in it. ...Although, maybe I took the sim out last, I can't recall for sure. (And I did not try to sync it after this.)

    Problem is, I already cut the sim, I don't have another. I wanted to take pics of it in ipod touch mode to sell it, but now I can't. ugh. :(
     

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