the phone is dead for 2yrs....not in use...i have iphone 4s right now that im using and still with att...this is an old phone that i have before i upragaded to 4s....i wanna use the 3gs now so i can put a different sim while im vacation and use it...not using my 4s.....im really annoyed by this crap....no matter how i restore it..it will still comeback to the thing we were sorry blah blah
There are four primary causes of the activation error:
- The activation server is unavailable. Rare, but it happens. Usually fixed within minutes.
- Your antivirus or firewall (or your router's firewall) is blocking access to the domain gs.apple.com on ports 80 and 443.
- Your phone is jailbroken.
- Your phone isn't jailbroken, but the computer you are connected to during the restore or update was used to hack or jailbreak some other iOS device, and its network database was corrupted in the process.
Perhaps this will provide you some clues as to how to proceed. If your iPhone has not been jailbroken, Apple has some troubleshooting suggestions here:
though you're probably tried some of them already.
(part of the above information quoted with gratitude from Lawrence Finch)
i have same problem, no jailbroken, already check imei and all looks normal http://iphoneimei.info/?imei=012164006091318
but my device said We're sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time
do you have any idea what went wrong?