1. AMVMommy's Avatar
    Hey-

    I gave an American iPhone 3G to my inlaws in South Africa. There is no sim card installed but we were able to set up a new iTunes account and download apps and such this week. However, my husband updated it to 3.1.2 this afternoon and now is says:

    No sim card installed - Need to install a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate iPhone.

    Also has a graphic of a cord to plug into ITunes.

    If I press the Info button, I get
    IMEI:
    01 147200 685683 3

    ICCID:
    Unknown

    Got any ideas? I don't want to jailbreak it, just use it as an iTouch so don't see why I need a SIM card. Any help would be appreciated. I'm flying back to the States this evening!!!!!!
    12-09-2009 09:28 AM
  2. flyingember's Avatar
    I believe you need an active AT&T sim card unless you jailbreak it.
    12-09-2009 10:10 AM
  3. AMVMommy's Avatar
    BUt I don't want to use it as an iPhone, just as an iTouch. Is there a way to reverse the upgrade possibly?

    AMVMommy
    12-10-2009 01:38 PM
  4. flyingember's Avatar
    BUt I don't want to use it as an iPhone, just as an iTouch. Is there a way to reverse the upgrade possibly?

    AMVMommy
    it's not the upgrade. it's the lack of a sim card. if you downgrade this will still be missing.

    the only thing I've heard of is called hacktivation but I believe Apple did something that broke these phones
    12-10-2009 02:43 PM
  5. big9erfan's Avatar
    I believe blackra1n/blacksn0w does the hactivation and unlock and all that. Might be worth a try.
    12-10-2009 03:22 PM
  6. AMVMommy's Avatar
    It was working without the sim card before my husband upgraded to 3.1.2. Apparently one of the games his nephews wanted needed the upgrade. What will jailbreaking it do? Any way to un-upgrade?
    12-12-2009 11:04 PM
  7. Brickman's Avatar
    Check this link out. It is suppose to let you "downgrade" back to 3.0.
    12-12-2009 11:40 PM
  8. flyingember's Avatar
    Check this link out. It is suppose to let you "downgrade" back to 3.0.

    Which will still need to be activated
    12-13-2009 01:43 PM
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