Question: Any way of activating without a SIM?
I have an iPhone 5C which worked well until there were connection issues - "searching..." (when it wasn't) and so on. So I followed all the instructions on Apple Support and finally did the suggested full restore using iTunes.
That went fine but now I have no way of activating it. iTunes just tells me to put in a SIM but the phone doesn't recognise it - I've tried three known working ones. Wifi still connects but it won't activate that way either. I've read it's probably all down to the baseband chip and is not that uncommon for 5C's.
However, if I could activate it, it'd still be useful as a camera, webcam, browser, calculator, micro iPad etc etc etc. Doubly annoying really as all of that was working fine before - and following the "official" instructions has left me with a paperweight.
Any way round it?
iPhone 5c, iOS 10.3.3