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iPhone 4s - Activation Server Temporarily Unavailable...?

1798 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2013 5:52 PM by Off-grid Mac RSS
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Dec 31, 2012 11:58 AM

iPhone 4s was crippled after updating to 6.0.1..  I'd go to sleep with 100% battery and wake up to 1% with no push notifications, etc running... After weeks of this BS, I decided to restore the phone. BIG MISTAKE!!!   Now, the phone will not activate.. No, it was not unlocked or jailbroken ever. I've since tried restoring the software 15+ times with the same roadblock. This is horrible. Now what should I do???


p.s.  I would never allow me to update to 6.0.2 either. Never showed it to me as an option...

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.0.1, iphone paperweight
  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,310 points)

    IOS 6.0.2 is only for iphone 5 and ipad mini/4.  That's why you don't see it on your 4S.

  • Sk8Dreams Level 3 Level 3 (840 points)

    It it's still under warranty, take it to an Apple store.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)

    The most common reasons for this error are your antivirus or firewall is blocking access to, or you have a corrupted network database on your computer. To check for the latter open your hosts file (/etc/hosts on a Mac, or c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) and look for If it's in there delete any lines containing it.


    BTW, the hosts file can only be corrupted in this way if your computer was used at some time in the past to hack or jailbreak some iOS device - not necessarily the device with the immediate problem.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)

    Apple's servers occasionally go down, but not for more than a few minutes. Something in your setup is most likely blocking access. It can be your antivirus, firewall, or router. If possible try connecting to a different computer on a different local network.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)

    No, Apple doesn't limit product registrations.


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