1. phoneaddict's Avatar
    ok i have a refurbished 1.1.1 from apple i have att as provider i put my sim in it from my palm treo turned it on and it worked. however when i connect it to itunes it wants me to activate. I don not want to extend my contract with att as it already goes to 2009 and i don't want another 2 years added to that! what do i need to do so that i can use itunes but bypass the activation? I have read the forums but have begun to get confused since i still plan on using att just dont want contract extended. Do i do jailbread then activate or activate do jailbread then reactivate or what. I don't think i need anysim since i am staying on att and why does my current phones sim work in the iphone? Please help before i do something to the phone that i don't need to do.
    2007-12-19 03:01 PM
  2. Unleashed's Avatar
    hmm, i heard somewhere that existing AT&T customers still gotta pay something like 20-30 $ more for the "iphone plan"..

    you could try unlocking it? by jailbreaking..

    here, try jailbreaking it , (jailbreaking it , bypasses the itunes activation crap)..

    do that and tell us what it says

    Jailbreaking it ** TAKEN FROM Iphoneunlock.no ***

    Make sure you have a SIM-card with PIN turned off, and power on your phone (the supplied AT&T card works fine).
    On the activation screen, slide for emergency and dial: *#301# to make the phone call itself. (If the incoming call dialog quickly disappears but it keeps ringing, just dial 0 (remove *#301# first), and it will call itself)
    Answer the call, and tap on Hold
    Phone will call it self again, tap Decline. You will now be returned to the normal dialer.
    Tap on contacts, and tap the + icon to add a new. The only info you are going to add to this contact are two URL's. To add a URL, tap Add new URL. The first URL is prefs followed by a colon: prefs: and the second is jailbreakme.com. Tap Save.
    Your contact now has two "web pages" - tap on the first one (prefs. This will take you to the settings dialog. The reason you want this, is because you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, so tap on Wi-Fi, and get connected to a network, and make sure the icon on top of the screen is indicating that you are connected. While you are in the settings dialog, you should also set: General → Auto-Lock → Never.
    Now, press the home button, and again, slide for emergency dial 0, Answer the call, Hold and Decline the new call so that you get to the contacts. Tap on your contact (No Name), and this time tap on the other home page, jailbreakme.com
    Safari will launch and show you a webpage. Read through the text, before you Install AppSnapp
    Phone will return to activation screen, but don't panic, just wait.
    Phone should automaticly restart after almost a minute. . If it does not restart withing 2 minutes, click here.
    When the phone starts again, it should no longer say slide for emergency, but rather Slide to unlock It means it was successfull! Activation is now bypassed, and phone prepared for software installation! (If you are going to use an AT&T SIM, you won't need to do the next step.)

    ^^ After doing the above steps, try putting in your ATT sim you got.
    Last edited by Unleashed; 2007-12-19 at 07:05 PM.
    2007-12-19 07:00 PM
  3. phoneaddict's Avatar
    before i do this got a question- I am able to connect to wifi without going thru any of the 1st steps do i want to just go to jailbreakme.com? This phone when i first got it I put my noniphone att sim in it turned it on and it worked to make and recieve calls as well as access wifi the only thing it did not do was the visual voicemail and bypass the itunes activation. But when i t tryed to connect to itunes it did pick up the phone number of my sim. So back to the question should i do the dialing ect stuff then go to jailbreakme.com or go there 1st since i can already access wifi without having already activating the phone.
    2007-12-20 01:38 AM
  4. Unleashed's Avatar
    before i do this got a question- I am able to connect to wifi without going thru any of the 1st steps do i want to just go to jailbreakme.com? This phone when i first got it I put my noniphone att sim in it turned it on and it worked to make and recieve calls as well as access wifi the only thing it did not do was the visual voicemail and bypass the itunes activation. But when i t tryed to connect to itunes it did pick up the phone number of my sim. So back to the question should i do the dialing ect stuff then go to jailbreakme.com or go there 1st since i can already access wifi without having already activating the phone.
    Nah the dialer trick is only for people who get the msg to activate to itunes that dont got ATT.

    just go jailbreakme.com
    2007-12-20 02:39 AM
  5. DoerrFan's Avatar
    Careful, don't use the internet or email if your not in Wi-Fi if you don't have the iPhone data plan.
    2007-12-20 02:55 AM
  6. phoneaddict's Avatar
    i get the message to activate when i connect it to itunes but if i don't connect it to itunes then everything works fine (except of course can't listen to music or have my contacts on phone!) So that i understand this 1. as long as i have wifi access then just go to jailbreakme.com. 2.the phone has not been activated yet thru itunes & the phone lets me call & recieve calls the only thing it doesn't do is when i connect to itunes it wants to activate it.
    2007-12-20 04:09 AM
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