2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2013 2:53 PM by Pussycat59
Pussycat59 Level 1 (0 points)

My Iphone will not complete the update process I get were sorry message try later, please advise what to do, it's only partly finished and I cannot access  anything on my phone, my model is the first 3g's version. Thank you regards Annamaria

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6
  • KiltedTim Level 9 (50,310 points)

    Activation problems are almost always caused because the phone was hacked to unlock it.  Contact the carrier it is locked to and inquire as to a legitimate unlock. If they will not do so, you will not be able to activate that phone at all. It's a brick.


    The other likely possibility is that you do not have a SIM card installed in the phone at all. If that's the case, insert a SIM. You can not activate without one.


    Less likely is the possibility that the activation servers are temporarily down. It's rare, but it does happen. This is usually resolved within a few minutes.

  • Pussycat59 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you! much appreciated