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Activating friends iPhone 5

307 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 1:47 PM by lll RSS
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Jan 24, 2013 8:49 AM

My mate doesn't have a PC so he backed up his old iPhone 4 at my house last week. He received his new iPhone 5 today, but EE made a mistake and didnt package the SIM with it. A courier is coming around tomorrow with the SIM card. He left his new phone with me so that I can restore it from the previous backup so tomorrow he'll just have to insert the SIM and he's sorted.

 

Well it was a nice plan but I've fallen at the first hurdle, when I plug it into iTunes it says it needs a SIM to activate.

 

My question is, would it matter if I put my iPhone 5 SIM card in there just for the activation or should we just wait until my friend gets his own SIM?

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  • lll Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 9:53 AM (in response to hypno88)

    should be ok , but it's nothing to wait a day just to be sure, no ?

  • lll Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 8:22 PM (in response to hypno88)

    if you bought the phone locked to a specific company, only a sim from that company will activate the phone.

  • lll Level 4 Level 4 (1,690 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:47 PM (in response to hypno88)

    wise words from a wise man...

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