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  1. James M's Avatar
    This will probably be patched by Apple VERY soon. This works because at the moment, the activation server gets confused with 2G and 3G iPhones and as a result... Activates 2G ones for us without a contract

    To take advantage of this: Simply update to 2.0 and try and go through the reg process. It will not ask for anything to do with tariffs. It will ask you to accept so T&C's and for your Apple ID. Your phone will also say activating twice and then stop.

    When updating, make sure you have a SIM card from your official carrier in it.

    Tell me what you think! Tested on about 4 iPhones. My iPhone now restores to any firmware and does not ask for ANY activation It does it by itself officially.

    Dan2552 from IRC has tested it.
    I have tested it multiple times
    pepper from IRC has tested it.
    Some other people have (on IRC)

    Use this method at your own risk! Apple will probably patch it soon though. I am Scape-Server from Hackint0sh and James_ from IRC.


    Last edited by James M; 2008-07-11 at 11:29 PM.
    2008-07-11 11:26 PM
  2. jabbawok's Avatar
    Cheers worked for me on Pwned UK iPhone..
    2008-07-11 11:59 PM
  3. Robcoffee's Avatar
    I can confirm this works for o2 contract and o2 pay and go (not iPhone), so make sure you get a copy of the firmware now before it is patched!
    iPhone 5s 64gb iOS 7
    rMBP 15" 16gb 500gb
    @c0ff33a and @PhoneMainiac
    2008-07-12 12:10 AM
  4. redcard's Avatar
    Did you have to unlock it to get it to work with your o2 sim?
    To live, you have to lie
    2008-07-12 12:19 AM
  5. Kruejl's Avatar
    Maybe this was done on "purpose". Apple has made a ton of money off the 1st gen hardware, knowing full well that a lot of the money came from devices that weren't activated through AT&T. Just a thought, but maybe Mr. Jobs decided to look the other way?
    Apples taste good.
    2008-07-12 12:22 AM
  6. at004's Avatar
    is it still working NOW?????????????
    2008-07-12 12:27 AM
  7. James M's Avatar
    We no longer need to worry about activating future updates either. As far as Apple and our phones are concerned. We all have legit contracts .

    This might not be patched as soon as I thought because Apple cannot track it very easily...
    2008-07-12 12:29 AM
  8. scaven's Avatar
    Doesn't work for me, says sim card not supported, this is Vodafone in Australia..
    2008-07-12 12:42 AM
  9. Mental_Mick's Avatar
    I have a 2G iphone that i am using on Orange at the moment that i have used winpwn on to activate, jailbreak and unlock. If i use my original 02 sim that came with the phone can i now upgrade from 1.1.4 to 2.0 and then activate without entering a contract? Then can i downgrade back to 1.1.4 and use winpwn to unlock and jailbreak?

    I look forward to your reply.

    2008-07-12 12:56 AM
  10. Pyrofallout's Avatar
    Doesnt seem to be working for me :-(

    It asks for current mobile number then says this phone cannot be activated. Using legit ATT sim (PAYG)
    2008-07-12 01:03 AM
  11. cosmoLV's Avatar
    NOT Working This!
    James M - something missing, This not work in Latvia!
    To Others, don't be fool, wait for some unlock utilitie...
    Country: Latvia
    Carrier: LV LMT
    Runing On FW: 2.0 BL 3.9
    2008-07-12 01:05 AM
  12. Pyrofallout's Avatar
    Does this have to be done with a Sim that already has the iphone plan?????
    2008-07-12 01:19 AM
  13. nickh's Avatar
    I can confirm this works for o2 contract and o2 pay and go (not iPhone), so make sure you get a copy of the firmware now before it is patched!
    Which FW are you referring too mate? 1 from itunes i take it
    2008-07-12 01:23 AM
  14. Robcoffee's Avatar
    No I used the leaked version from this forum which is:-

    But re-reading what james is saying it is not the firmware but a combination of the new firmware trying to activate throught iTunes and iTunes trying to connect to it's swamped activation server which is basically not running right. So I don't think the firware is doing it is the iTunes activation server and they can fix that any time they like.
    Last edited by Robcoffee; 2008-07-12 at 01:30 AM.
    iPhone 5s 64gb iOS 7
    rMBP 15" 16gb 500gb
    @c0ff33a and @PhoneMainiac
    2008-07-12 01:27 AM
  15. nickh's Avatar
    Cool, thanks for the reply, i have got that 1 already, did you put phone into dfu mode to put it on?, cause tried alt/shift restore & update but get error 1403 in both cases.
    2008-07-12 01:32 AM
  16. exNavy's Avatar
    Seems the hole has been patched, not working. I only have a choice of plans and it asks you to enter your phone number as well.
    2008-07-12 01:39 AM
  17. gavko's Avatar
    i tried this an hour ago and didnt work. same as some other guys here got message that my iphone cant be activated with my number (US att payg) or something like that. so i ended up downgrading back to 1.1.4 ... damn shame it didnt work, i was really looking forward to try 2.0 tonight
    2008-07-12 01:59 AM
  18. James M's Avatar
    I think I have worked out that it only works for O2 because they allow you to put other SIMs in and use them. Sorry :s
    2008-07-12 07:46 AM
  19. Robcoffee's Avatar
    I picked up another 2g 8gb today, DFU restored 2.0 on it, put my o2 sim in it (not an iPhone contract) and iTunes activated it no problem, so in the UK at least this system seems to work ok.
    Last edited by Robcoffee; 2008-07-13 at 12:13 AM.
    iPhone 5s 64gb iOS 7
    rMBP 15" 16gb 500gb
    @c0ff33a and @PhoneMainiac
    2008-07-12 11:44 PM
  20. Mars478's Avatar
    I Need to activate my iphone (Which i use as a glorified iTouch)... IT got locked again when i upgraded from the Leaked 5a347 which was 1_2 and I did "update" to the legit on which is 5a347 1_1
    iPhone 4, Yellow Custom Glass, 32GB, 4.3.3, non-working home button. And a prototype iPhone 4 White.
    Main Computer:MacBook Unibody Plastic, 2.26GHZ, 4GB RAM, 250x2GB, Red glowing Apple.
    Water Damaged iPhone? Don't throw it away; iPhone Motherboard washing tutorial!!! (PM me I will do it for you)
    2008-07-14 02:12 PM
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