Just bought my first iPhone...
So here's my story: I'm moving to Brasil in one month. Since the USA uses CDMA technology, and basically every other country in the world uses GSM, I needed to buy a new phone. Retail goods are extremely expensive in Brasil (converted to USD, a 16GB iPhone 4 is ~$1,200), so I decided to buy an unlocked iPhone yesterday from the Apple Store in order to save myself some cash.
As a result, I've got a beautiful iPhone with no SIM card. When I plug the phone into iTunes, I get a message saying to insert a valid SIM card with no PIN lock...it appears I'm unable to continue setup until I have this. Is there a way I can setup my iPhone without having the SIM card without voiding the warranty? Basically all I want to do is setup my apps, etc...it's tough when you're just staring at something like an iPhone, knowing what it's capable of doing, but you can't do anything with it!
Thanks for the help!
Last edited by tmac9wr; 09-05-2011 at 11:00 AM.
- 09-05-2011, 11:22 AM #2
You can "HACKTIVATE" by jaiilbreaking but will void warranty if you don't restore before bringing to apple store
Insert ANY sim card and connect to iTunes... AT LEAST 1 of your friends or family member have a working sim card I'm sure
- 09-05-2011, 11:56 AM #4
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- 09-05-2011, 01:30 PM #7
- 09-05-2011, 01:44 PM #8
I had a couple SIM cards, but unfortunately they weren't Micro SIMs. If I buy a Micro SIM from somewhere, will I need to activate it in order to set up the phone? Also, does the fact that this is a GSM phone make it so it won't work with a network based on CDMA?
- 09-05-2011, 03:43 PM #10
You can buy a micro sim from AT&T I'm sure .. Or buy a sim cutter online to cut your old card to make it fit .. Gsm phone will not work on CDMA or vise versa they are two different technology .. A CDMA phone doesn't even use a sim card that's why there is no sim slot . If I was you I would just go to apple and ask nice explain the situation and in sure one of them would pop a sim card in and hook it to iTunes to get past the activation screen
- 09-05-2011, 08:42 PM #12
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- 09-06-2011, 09:20 PM #14