HT4623: Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touchLearn about Update your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to mazzymo123)
Do you have a SIM card in the phone? A SIM is required to activate the phone.
If you do, it's most likely because the phone was hacked to illegally unlock it from the original carrier.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 1:15 AM (in response to KiltedTim)
i bought it but it was jailbrokn, so i took it to a shop to unjailbreak it, but keep unlock it, it seemed to work fine, then i updated it, it does have a sim card, but it doesnt want to activate, do you know how i can solve it?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2013 2:12 AM (in response to mazzymo123)
When Apple's servers detect hacked phones, like yours, activation stops & errors out. Apple maintains a database of officially unlocked iPhones, and if your phone's IMEI number is not in that database, you won't be able to activate it without using a sim card from the carrier the phone was originally locked to.
So, you've got two choices: 1. Get the phone "officially" unlocked, or 2. Get a sim card from the carrier the phone was originally locked to, if you want to activate it.