1. TOASTIE's Avatar
    hi . i bought an iphone for my mrs at a car boot sale , he showed me it working and it was a fair price so i had it .

    now i get home its locked up . itunes say every sim is the rong one , iv tried v fone and o2 and tescos and virgin .

    it offers me 999 calls and show the pic of the plug to go in the pc but thats about it .

    it shows me the IMEI NUMBER and the ICCID , will that help ?

    is it ok to put um up on here ?

    many thanks for any help , thanks d
    10-23-2010 02:18 PM
  2. TOASTIE's Avatar
    its says i need a compatible sim to activate it , iv tried the sim out of my phone but i bought the phone second-hand and it was already working when i put my sim in it , is there a special sim i need ? . cheers d
    10-23-2010 02:24 PM
  3. jdavis530's Avatar
    Is your phone an iphone too? And if yours is an iphone what network are you on?
    10-23-2010 04:36 PM
  4. jdavis530's Avatar
    you can always try this: take the sim out of the iphone you just bought, and jailbreak it with limera1n, and it should activate the phone without a sim card.
    10-23-2010 04:41 PM
  5. RG13's Avatar
    you can always try this: take the sim out of the iphone you just bought, and jailbreak it with limera1n, and it should activate the phone without a sim card.
    this would not work unless is already activated
    in this case is not since hes asking for help
    which country ur from?
    In USA u need insert an at&t sim card
    to activate then u can jailbreak/unlock and use any other
    carrier sim.
    10-23-2010 10:19 PM
  6. TOASTIE's Avatar
    im in the uk , i dont know what its locked to . as far as i know its o2 . iv tried lots of network but it needs activating , iv seen on line something about putting a phone book sim in it to activate it , anyone know any thing about that ?

    cheers for any help
    10-24-2010 07:00 AM
  7. jairo1daywrk4apple's Avatar
    hmm im not positive about this but cant you just put the phone into dfu mode and it'll reset everything and then put your sim card in and reactivate it?
    10-24-2010 02:09 PM
  8. TOASTIE's Avatar
    how do i do that and bear in mind iv not got a active sim , only got some PAYG's

    cheers d
    10-24-2010 02:34 PM
  9. TOASTIE's Avatar
    ? anyone ............
    10-25-2010 01:57 PM
  10. insane_guitar's Avatar
    Can you not use a blank Phonebook sim? I remember reading something a few months ago that you can activate an iPhone with a blank one...
    10-26-2010 12:39 PM
  11. TOASTIE's Avatar
    i tried that today , cost me 12 and dont do anything
    10-27-2010 11:14 AM
  12. TOASTIE's Avatar
    for anyone that cares , this one works for me on a ggs with the 4.1

    YouTube - how to activate ios4 iphone 4 & 3gs without a sim card
    10-27-2010 02:50 PM
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