1. dolomatt's Avatar
    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.
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    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.
    04-22-2013 07:12 PM
  2. Laelipoo's Avatar
    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.
    04-22-2013 07:19 PM
  3. gifted_jow's Avatar
    Did you try resetting all settings?
    04-23-2013 11:00 AM
  4. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    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
    04-23-2013 11:38 AM
  5. gifted_jow's Avatar
    You might have to doa full reset to activate.
    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.
    04-24-2013 09:10 AM
  6. natasftw's Avatar
    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.
    04-24-2013 12:22 PM
  7. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    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!!!
    04-24-2013 12:25 PM

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