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  1. ginnz's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    just a quick question here, a couple weeks ago, i acquired an IPhone 3gs, that was activated, but locked to at&t, anyways, as being a complete noob, and never owning an iphone, or ipod touch, i jailbroke it on, and then put the phone in DFU mode to check the baseband, to see if it was unlockable (its not, new baseband), anyways, after i could not start the phone, and id never backed it up first, so i had to update it via i tunes..... then it started up and now it locked, stuck to the activation/emergency screen.

    i bought a phonebook sim, but it didnt work to activate the device, they closed the hole already on that.....

    so, what do i need to activate the phone (not unlock, or jailbreak), just activate? is all i need is a AT&T sim card? does it need to be activated(the sim), or would any at&t sim card work?

    and if so, does anyone have one they would wany to trade for a new phonebook sim? or sell?

    BTW- since then ive bought a used 3g, and backed it up (right away) jailbroke it (cydia saved shsh hash and all) and unlocked it to work on Rogers Network here in Canada, and its all fine, i learned my lesson.... ;-)

    please advise asap!
    09-22-2010 02:57 PM
  2. Slyfi's Avatar
    just go to AT&T and say your (insert family member here) gave you the phone and they should give you the activated sim (provided you have a contract) for $10...

    best of luck
    09-22-2010 03:01 PM
  3. myzhi's Avatar
    Just use borrow or buy (eBay, craiglist or etc.) ATT sim (active or not).
    09-22-2010 04:00 PM
  4. ginnz's Avatar
    ok, thanks guys, ill buy one off flea-bay. (just bought one!)
    Last edited by ginnz; 09-22-2010 at 04:25 PM.
    09-22-2010 04:21 PM