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How can I activate iphone 3GS 32GB without sim?
I just received an iphone 3GS 32GB from my sister as a gift. She bought it from ebay second week of June. The iphone is not yet activated. How can I activate it without sim card. I'm in Saudi Arabia, no AT&T. Tried to do it with backra1n to no avail. How can I determine the firmware and baseband?
- 07-29-2010, 07:44 PM #2
- 07-29-2010, 09:26 PM #3
- 07-29-2010, 09:36 PM #4
does this happen with just the 3GS, or do I need a SIM to activate a 3G as well?
Reason I ask is because I restored my 3G, and when it got to the point where it said "waiting for activation", I was able to get to the Settings app and set the phone to Airplane mode, making it ignore Activation.
- 07-29-2010, 09:40 PM #5
- 07-29-2010, 10:12 PM #6
- 07-30-2010, 08:37 AM #7
hmm, well I guess before the activation phase, as long as you dump it into Airplane mode, you can use the phone as an iPod Touch with GPS capabilities. I was able to do it with my dads still unactivated iPhone 4. If I take it out of Airplane Mode, it sits there waiting for activation.
- 07-30-2010, 09:09 AM #8
- 07-30-2010, 09:23 AM #9
to use it as a glorified iPod Touch w/ Camera+GPS: Once you get a home screen, turn on Airplane Mode to stop it from nagging you about activating. You have no cell data, Phone and Messages apps don't work, but you do get GPS, Wifi, and about everything else the device has.
- 07-30-2010, 09:31 AM #10
- 07-30-2010, 09:35 AM #11
- 07-30-2010, 10:42 AM #12
If all else fails and he is unable to activate the phone for use as a phone, it can still be used irregardless.
- 07-30-2010, 11:32 AM #13