1. me5257's Avatar

    What is the best way to activate the phone 4g with 4.3.4 or 4.3.5?? ITunes reads "there is no sim card installed in the iphone you are attempting to activate". I cannot get past the itunes logo screen with the "slide or emergency". I really dont want to jailbreak since it tethered at the moment.

    So, please tell me how I can access the iPhone and get to the springboard at this stage (bypass the "there is no sim card installed in the iphone you are attempting to activate" in itunes).

    I tried with unactiavted att sim card,,,didnt work...but it did work back in the days i rmbr...
    2011-08-15 09:06 AM
  2. i.Annie's Avatar
    Without jailbreaking/hacktivating, you would use the iPhone's official carrier's SIM to activate. If an AT&T SIM didn't work, you should verify what carrier the iPhone is locked to if you don't already know. The only reason I can think of if an AT&T SIM doesn't properly activate is that it is not locked to AT&T but another carrier.
    2011-08-15 10:38 AM
  3. me5257's Avatar
    it was an official At&t phone...the i guy i bought it from was using it with att so there's no doubt..
    when I inserted an de-activated att sim i tunes will take to me to a screen where i have to type my att number n my social security number n stuff in order to activate...there's no other option that I cant skip these or do it later
    2011-08-15 08:07 PM
  4. i.Annie's Avatar
    Oh... The phone is reported lost/stolen. It wants the original owner's info.
    2011-08-15 09:22 PM
  5. me5257's Avatar
    sure??? i have face this issue on multiple devices recently...n then i end up doin jailbreak even tho if i didnt want 2...since i had no other option to by pass this activation thing...im sure not all of them phones were stolen
    2011-08-15 10:26 PM
  6. i.Annie's Avatar
    Generally that's what I have seen. Maybe you'd like to try another SIM card. It wouldn't ask for SSN unless something is up, my personal experiences have shown me. But I could be wrong I suppose.
    2011-08-16 01:37 AM