1. vishal taj's Avatar
    Hey All,

    Straight to the point, I have an iPhone 4s 16GB with iOS 7.1.2 installed in it. Recently I managed to jailbreak the device using pangu v1.2, install Cydia and from there SAM (in an attempt to unlock the phone from its carrier). The device was working fine although would not accept any SIM card, so I figured my best bet would be to reinstall SAM as I had probably messed up the configuration somewhere. So I uninstalled SAM and Cydia rebooted the device, which now launches to the Apple Activation screen! This is a huge problem as I have no idea what carrier the phone was originally on so I cannot activate the device. So i need to be able to get back into iOS and bypass this activation so I guess my question is: How can I install SAM/bypass activation screen without sim card
    Thanks in advance , any help is much appreciated.
    -Vishal Taj
    09-06-2014 09:05 AM
  2. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Hey All,

    Straight to the point, I have an iPhone 4s 16GB with iOS 7.1.2 installed in it. Recently I managed to jailbreak the device using pangu v1.2, install Cydia and from there SAM (in an attempt to unlock the phone from its carrier). The device was working fine although would not accept any SIM card, so I figured my best bet would be to reinstall SAM as I had probably messed up the configuration somewhere. So I uninstalled SAM and Cydia rebooted the device, which now launches to the Apple Activation screen! This is a huge problem as I have no idea what carrier the phone was originally on so I cannot activate the device. So i need to be able to get back into iOS and bypass this activation so I guess my question is: How can I install SAM/bypass activation screen without sim card
    Thanks in advance , any help is much appreciated.
    -Vishal Taj
    How would you not know what carrier the phone had previously been on?
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    09-06-2014 09:16 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    If the device is yours, you should know the carrier you paid your wireless bill to, and you should know the information necessary to bypass the activation screen. If you do not, there is nothing we can do for you.
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    09-06-2014 11:12 AM
  4. vishal taj's Avatar
    Actually my brother gave this phone to me and i guess carrier might be T-mobile
    09-06-2014 11:35 AM
  5. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Actually my brother gave this phone to me and i guess carrier might be T-mobile
    Why... why haven't you considered asking him what carrier it is locked to...?

    I don't get it, am I missing something here?

    Posts like this tingle my Spidey sense.
    09-06-2014 11:42 AM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Actually my brother gave this phone to me and i guess carrier might be T-mobile
    Okay, then ask your brother for the necessary information to bypass the activation. Afterwards, you should be all set.
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    09-06-2014 11:43 AM
  7. vishal taj's Avatar
    And i have heard that by using turbo sim we can bypass that screen my question is that practical
    Thanks in advance
    09-06-2014 11:43 AM
  8. vishal taj's Avatar
    Sorry im new to apple product what all information to be asked for this case

    thanks for giving you valuable time .

    -Vishal
    09-06-2014 11:53 AM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    And i have heard that by using turbo sim we can bypass that screen my question is that practical
    Thanks in advance
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    09-06-2014 11:53 AM
  10. vishal taj's Avatar
    okey i will introduce myself. im persuing postgraduation in Master Of Computer Application and the reason why i did jailbreaking because i need a device to test iOS Mobile Application since i have started studying iOS development.As my brother bought from UK and im trying to use it from India the reason why im saying all this because i have no idea to disobey forum protocol. im asking all this because right now i really can't afford to buy new one as im still a student
    09-06-2014 12:22 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    okey i will introduce myself. im persuing postgraduation in Master Of Computer Application and the reason why i did jailbreaking because i need a device to test iOS Mobile Application since i have started studying iOS development.As my brother bought from UK and im trying to use it from India the reason why im saying all this because i have no idea to disobey forum protocol. im asking all this because right now i really can't afford to buy new one as im still a student
    You don't need to jailbreak to test mobile apps on the device.
    09-06-2014 12:38 PM
  12. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    If he bought it from an Apple Store in the UK, then it's automatically unlocked. Apple DO NOT sell locked phones here in the UK. If he bought it from a carrier then he must know which one.

    I might add that no carrier in the UK sells iPhones that are unlocked.

    My Spidey sense hasn't stopped tingling yet.
    09-06-2014 04:10 PM
  13. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    You don't know the carrier of your brother's phone? You jail broke the phone to study iOS development? I agree with the others who find your story a little hard to believe.
    09-06-2014 05:15 PM
  14. lmd052300's Avatar
    Try tracking the carrier via IMEI use online imei checker. Theres paid version if you want to know the carrier and if you found out the carrier. I suggest you use sim interposer to unlock it since its iphone 4s

    Sent from my XT1021 using Tapatalk
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    09-07-2014 09:22 AM
  15. vishal taj's Avatar
    #Coachbulldog
    Told you its T-mobile carrier
    #Highrisedrifter
    I agree Apple don't sell locked phones. but if it is a UK carrier phone, you wont be having any problem to use it from there but we cannot use that from diffrent country were we don't have support to that carrier so we need to unlock that phone to make it carrier independent.
    #Karenkcoulter
    As i told you im new to this so im having only less knowledge about this things.so will you please tell me how to test my app without jail breaking rather than using simulators.
    -Thanks in advance
    09-08-2014 12:13 AM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You need a $99/year apple developer account to test apps on a device. If you'd read the Apple documentation you'd know this.
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    09-08-2014 07:51 AM
  17. iPhone Wat's Avatar
    well sir by the sounds of this I call bull****, it sounds like you've stolen an iPhone and its been locked by the owner to use different carriers and if you actually knew anything about ios you would've known that SAM is not available for any ios 7 devices unless you have SAM tickets backed up from an older model which I most likely doubt you do and if you did they wouldn't work for ios 7.1.2. RANT OVER
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    11-12-2014 02:04 AM
  18. MugheeraT's Avatar
    \ok.\i am having the same problem with my sprint iphone 5.it was locked to sprint but activated previously with a sprint sim in USA.
    i deleted the icloud id from the phone and restored it and now it is asking for activation again.i am in Pakistan now and i don't have any sprint sim here.
    i just want to use the phone as an ipod.
    did you figure out the solution to this problem.
    please help me.
    11-13-2014 11:03 AM
  19. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    #Coachbulldog
    Told you its T-mobile carrier
    #Highrisedrifter
    I agree Apple don't sell locked phones. but if it is a UK carrier phone, you wont be having any problem to use it from there but we cannot use that from diffrent country were we don't have support to that carrier so we need to unlock that phone to make it carrier independent.
    #Karenkcoulter
    As i told you im new to this so im having only less knowledge about this things.so will you please tell me how to test my app without jail breaking rather than using simulators.
    -Thanks in advance
    Your story is really fishy. Anyways, I understood the problem. If its iCloud Activation, where it asks you to enter the Email ID & Password then NO, You cannot bypass that lockscreen.
    If its a carrier activation sim screen, where it asks you to enter a valid sim card, then check the imei of your phone which is probably on the back of the iPhone and search it through online imei checker for iPhone and they'll let you know which carrier it is locked to. Some of these websites are free, but most of them require payment. Anyways, Once you know the carrier, get a sim card of that carrier and put it in. It will solve your problem. If you don't have the sim card of that specific carrier, you will need gevey sim or r-sim. No other information will be provided here regarding gevey sims or r-sim unlocking methods. Cheers!
    11-13-2014 11:55 AM
  20. Haseeb Rehman's Avatar
    \ok.\i am having the same problem with my sprint iphone 5.it was locked to sprint but activated previously with a sprint sim in USA.
    i deleted the icloud id from the phone and restored it and now it is asking for activation again.i am in Pakistan now and i don't have any sprint sim here.
    i just want to use the phone as an ipod.
    did you figure out the solution to this problem.
    please help me.
    If its a carrier activation sim screen, where it asks you to enter a valid sim card, then check the imei of your phone which is probably on the back of the iPhone and search it through online imei checker for iPhone and they'll let you know which carrier it is locked to. Some of these websites are free, but most of them require payment. Anyways, Once you know the carrier, get a sim card of that carrier and put it in. It will solve your problem. If you don't have the sim card of that specific carrier, you will need gevey sim or r-sim. No other information will be provided here regarding gevey sims or r-sim unlocking methods. Cheers!
    11-13-2014 11:56 AM
  21. Leira Bryan Abon's Avatar
    hey bro. did you resolve the issue of your iphone? same problem here. if you solve you phone issue can you share it to me to that i can use it.
    thaks in advance bro...
    02-11-2015 01:17 AM
  22. mech008's Avatar
    hai
    i am vinoth i have using iphone 4s16gb black A1332modle .i have reset my phone ,now the phone was in county lock .so how can i unlock my phone my phone was already used in united stats .but now i have in india so how to unlock my county code in india,i need help
    06-28-2016 11:17 AM
  23. firedept10's Avatar
    hai
    i am vinoth i have using iphone 4s16gb black A1332modle .i have reset my phone ,now the phone was in county lock .so how can i unlock my phone my phone was already used in united stats .but now i have in india so how to unlock my county code in india,i need help
    Please read the Community Rules & Guidelines in regards to posting Personal Info.
    06-28-2016 11:23 AM
  24. Arsenio Tan's Avatar
    I do same in my iPhone 4 and SIM not recognize.
    I send it to tech and tech told me that once it bypass it is like as iTouch.

    But there is a video in youtube that used an apps SAM... successfully activated the SIM...
    01-26-2017 09:45 PM
  25. Arsenio Tan's Avatar
    Is this sim R-Sim or Gevey sim can work for bypass iPhone 4.
    As I know this sim is work only in GPP iPhone Japan..

    Pls reply cause my iPhone 4 with iOS 7.2.1

    Thanks in advance
    01-26-2017 10:06 PM

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