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Can I restore an iphone 4 without a sim card in it?
odd question I'm sure..
if I was using the sim in another device, would I run into problems doing a restore and activate without the sim present?
I seem to remember running into that before on an iphone 2G...
Another question along those same lines, could I use an inactive sim in it's place for a restore? I know this works on my 3G, I restore it all the time and just use an old AT&T sim that doesn't have service to keep it happy..
Last edited by BigB_117; 10-19-2010 at 01:57 AM.
- 10-19-2010, 07:33 PM #2
- 10-20-2010, 03:07 AM #3
I've got an extra sim card on the way and a micro sim adapter so I can use my active sim in my iphone 3G while I restore my iphone 4.
I'll tether to the 3G to my laptop while I restore. (No internet at my house right now)
It's a bit of a hack, but I think it'll work, and it's better than trying to borrow my wife's sim card..
- 10-23-2010, 12:41 AM #5
You can restore an iPhone without a sim at all too. I do it all the time with my 3GS as my sim is never even there and I only use it for testing. It won't activate but it'll restore just fine and you can use it as an iPod after. It won't freeze or fail.
Thanks, I do that too with my old 3G, but I need the iphone 4 to activate.. which is why I need the tethered internet connection from the other phone.. (Normally I drive into town and activate in the starbucks parking lot on their wifi, lol)
I did have a problem with an iphone 2g that I could not for the life of me get it to restore without a sim. I thought it was dead for about a week...