Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By natasftw
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    dolomatt's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    12 Posts
    Global Posts
    63 Global Posts

    Default Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    On my sprint account swapped 2 phones around and now the Iphone has a different number. I tried resetting the network settings only but its not activating on the other number on my account. It still has the old phone number attached to the phone. The sprint rep said I would probably need to to a full reset so it can activate again.
    ]
    Is there a way to force activation without a wipe? If not what is the process I should take when wiping the phone - Do a restore through Itunes, or manually wipe from the phone itself? I seem to remember when upgrading the early jailbreak that itunes didn't like when I tried to do a restore backup on a jailbroken phone and made me upgrade from 6.11 to 6.12.
  2. #2  
    Laelipoo's Avatar

    Posts
    1,972 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,517 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    6.1.2

    Default Re: Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    If you hit restore in iTunes you will lose your jailbreak and end up on 6.1.3 which cannot be jailbroken. If resetting the network settings doesn't work, try these steps from Sprint:

    If this is not the first time activating your device, or hands free activation did not complete successfully, update the data profile.
    If you are having trouble activating your Apple iPhone 5, contact Sprint Customer Care or a Sprint store for assistance.

    • Update the data profile

      1. From the home screen, tap Phone.
      2. On the keypad, dial ##873283## and tap Call.
      3. Tap OK.
      4. Your device searches for profile updates and installs them.
      5. Tap OK.
      6. After it completes, your device returns to the keypad.
      7. Tap the Home key.
      8. You've now updated the data profile.
    iMore Forum Moderator
    iPhone 5s ✲ Macbook Pro running Mavericks 10.9 ✲ Apple TV 2nd Gen ✲ Xbox 360 ✲ Nintendo 3DS ✲ PS3

    ​@laelipoo on Twitter & App.netiMore's 20k Post Challenge
  3. #3  
    gifted_jow's Avatar
    iPhone Newbie

    Posts
    12 Posts

    Default Re: Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    Did you try resetting all settings?
  4. #4  
    rdiddy_25's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    3,439 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,249 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4/6.1

    Default Re: Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    Quote Originally Posted by gifted_jow View Post
    Did you try resetting all settings?

    NEVER,NEVER,NEVER EVER reset all in the settings app on a JB device.

    If you don't know or aren't sure what you're saying so offer feedback. Just gonna cause more issues than helping
  5. #5  
    gifted_jow's Avatar
    iPhone Newbie

    Posts
    12 Posts

    Default Re: Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    You might have to doa full reset to activate.
    Quote Originally Posted by dolomatt View Post
    On my sprint account swapped 2 phones around and now the Iphone has a different number. I tried resetting the network settings only but its not activating on the other number on my account. It still has the old phone number attached to the phone. The sprint rep said I would probably need to to a full reset so it can activate again.
    ]
    Is there a way to force activation without a wipe? If not what is the process I should take when wiping the phone - Do a restore through Itunes, or manually wipe from the phone itself? I seem to remember when upgrading the early jailbreak that itunes didn't like when I tried to do a restore backup on a jailbroken phone and made me upgrade from 6.11 to 6.12.
  6. #6  
    natasftw's Avatar
    iMore Specialist

    Posts
    1,121 Posts
    iOS Version
    6.1

    Default Re: Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    Quote Originally Posted by gifted_jow View Post
    Did you try resetting all settings?
    Of your five posts, three have been terrible advice and one was just copying a post and saying "try this" several posts later.

    Please avoid these types of posts? They're more detrimental than helpful.
    rdiddy_25 likes this.
  7. #7  
    rdiddy_25's Avatar
    iMore Genius

    Posts
    3,439 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,249 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4/6.1

    Default Re: Please help me not lose my JB on Iphone 5

    Quote Originally Posted by natasftw View Post
    Of your five posts, three have been terrible advice and one was just copying a post and saying "try this" several posts later.

    Please avoid these types of posts? They're more detrimental than helpful.

    Amen!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Please help me to recover my contacts in iphone
    By jack1980 in forum iPhone 3G Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Today, 03:52 AM
  2. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-30-2009, 02:49 AM
  3. Help me jail break my iphone 3G PLEASE!!!
    By Tana in forum Jailbreaking, Unlocking, Hacks, Themes & Mods
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-02-2009, 01:01 PM
  4. Please help me with my MISSION
    By EnterpriseGlobe in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-27-2009, 08:43 AM
  5. Please help me!! My iPhone!
    By Kyleshankles in forum iPhone 4
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-21-2009, 10:50 PM

Posting Permissions