1. xybadog's Avatar
    1) If I get an unlocked iphone direct from Apple and decide to JB do I need to have the sim in the phone or not during the JB process?

    2) Also, will it stay unlocked after JB'ing? (I'm guessing it will but need to be sure).

    3) If my new phone comes with an earlier IOS to 6.1.2 can I update it to 6.1.2 instead of 6.1.3 anyhow?

    4) I'm lost with this Activation and Hacktivation thing. If I put my sim card in and activate it (though I'm not sure what that means) does it mean I can't use a different sim at a later date even though the handset is unlocked?

    Thanks
    Last edited by xybadog; 04-09-2013 at 03:09 PM. Reason: Added Q4
    04-09-2013 03:03 PM
  2. Recipe7's Avatar
    1. Not sure about that one. I had a sim card in there when JBing. It won't matter since your unit is factory unlocked.

    2. As long as it's a factory unlocked unit, you won't lose your JB.

    3. No

    4. As long as it's a factory unlocked unit, you will be able to use any GSM carrier (I assume you have a GSM unit) regardless of how you activate the phone.
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    04-09-2013 03:19 PM
  3. Laelipoo's Avatar
    You do need to have the sim as the phone must be unlocked for evasi0n to do its thing.


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    04-09-2013 11:16 PM
  4. natasftw's Avatar
    Your 4th question doesn't really apply to you.

    Hacktivation is designed for people that have GSM phones but lack a sim-card for the phone. You can only make emergency calls with a phone that isn't activated. You can't even get to the main page to play with apps or treat it as an ipod. The hacktivation bypasses this requirement allowing you to both use your device and jailbreak it.

    If you're buying the full priced unlocked iPhone from Apple, I can only assume you have a provider and a sim card. You won't need hacktivation.

    Laeli covered the first and Rx handled the rest.
    04-10-2013 11:26 PM

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