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WHY IS iPhone ACTIVATION SERVER NOT AVAILABLE?

285 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 6, 2013 5:58 PM by Lawrence Finch RSS
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May 6, 2013 5:54 PM

I updated iPhone4S software, iTunes forced Restore, now phone cannot be activated.  "Unknown error", cannot fulfill request is message in iTunes.  Phone says "Activation server not available".

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.4
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)
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    May 6, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to biguser)

    Possible causes:

     

    1. Your antivirus is blocking access to gs.apple.com.

     

    2. Your phone is jailbroken.

     

    3. Your computer has been used at some time in the past to jaibreak some iOS device (not necessarily the phone with the problem), and its network database was corrupted by the hacking software that was used.

     

    4. Apple's activation servers are down (very rare, and never for more than an hour or so).

     

    For 1. try disabling your antivirus.

     

    For 2. & 3. you need to go somewhere other than an apple forum for help. Although you can try deleting lines containing gs.apple.com from your "hosts" file on your computer.

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