TS3424: iPhone: Troubleshooting activation issuesLearn about iPhone: Troubleshooting activation issues
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2012 6:49 PM (in response to vodzestrecho)
That's because your phone was hacked to be used with your carrier. Updaiting your phone has relocked your phone to the original carrier.
Your phone will NOT activate without a SIM from the original carrier.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to KiltedTim)
It can certainly be repaired to a point where it is a normal iPhone3 without offending any license agreement. regardless of whether apple moderate out answers they don't like.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to KiltedTim)
Now you are changing your argument. Today I have repaired an iPhone with exactly the fault described here. The owner offended the terms of Apples license certainly. You claimed the phone was broken and fit only for spares.
If you knew that at the time then you have been disingenuous.
I expect you just did not know.
The point is that if you give a kid a gadget like an iPhone, they will play with it and luckily, there are people around who will fix it. If it wasn't for the fact that Apple won't sign perfectly reasonable combinations of their own software, ITunes could just restore it.
Since they have carefully organised the phone to be unrestorable it is not surprising that people have to bypass Itunes to fix the thing.
Selling phones to children and expecting their parents to buy a new one when the child does exactly what you would expect them to do makes the terms of their eula unreasonable and thereby in ciivilised jurisdictions, unenforceable.
It is ironic that in the land of the free we are seeing, in the form of the recent copyright rulings, attempts to restrict the freedom of the people to tinker with stuff they own.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to nerak100)
What part of "it can not be discussed here" do you not understand?
These forums are NOT a free democracy. They are ruled by the terms of service to which you agreed when you signed up.
If you don't like it, go elsewhere.
No one said that jailbreaking and hacking the phone are illegal. In the US, they are not. They are, however, forbidden topics here.
Deal with it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 1:47 AM (in response to KiltedTim)
There is a world of difference between not discussing and actively misleading. I accept the rules here and only signed up because you told an innocent poster something that was patently not true.
Apple offer on-line advice to people about how to fix phones even if they have clearly offended the eula. If people need help with a phone that has real problems, you are quite correct, this is the wrong place to come for help because your advice is likely to be "buy a new phone.".
The new terms (coming into effect about now) of the digital millennium copyright act have placed further restrictions on what people in the US might legally do with their own devices. Which is more or less exactly what i daid.
If you don't see that as the thin end of the wedge I am surprised.