1. Due to the recent site upgrade, the iPadForums (iPF) App will no longer work. The new iPadForums.net website has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly from any mobile, tablet, or desktop computer using the built in internet browser. Create a shortcut to iPadForums.net on your home screen by following these steps: Create an icon for iPadForums.net

If I use my friend's AT&T sim card, will it activate my phone?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by shayne keator, May 27, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. shayne keator
    Offline

    shayne keator iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Oakland, California
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I need a little help. I have a iphone 3gs. I had the 5.1 tethered jailbreak, but decided to try for the untethered 5.1.1 jailbreak. I upgraded my iphone to the 5.1.1 firmware and then downloaded absinthe 2.0.1.

    I did what the absinthe directions said to do, which was: "Once your backup is complete return to your device and go to Settings - General - Reset - Erase All Content and Settings. This will make the jailbreak process much faster."


    I started the absinthe jailbreak and then i got an error saying,"The attached device is not activated. You need to activate it before it can be used with Absinthe."


    What did I do wrong, and what should I do to fix it? I have a TMobile sim card so obviously I can't activate an iphone with that. The original owner/friend that gave me this iphone has an AT&T sim card, but it's for the iphone 4, so it won't fit this phone right? I have another friend with an AT&T sim card. Will his sim card work to activate my phone? Will it mess up his sim card if I try to use it?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Thank You
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  2. Gabriel1
    Offline

    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    17,132
    Thanks Received:
    746
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Cranbrook, Kent, UK
    Ratings:
    +747 / 0
    Hi Shayne,

    You may be better trying our sister site here http://www.iphoneforums.net/ as they deal exclusively with iPhones.

    The Archangel
  3. Mickey330
    Offline

    Mickey330 Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    11,320
    Thanks Received:
    1,620
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Western NY state (USA)
    Ratings:
    +1,695 / 0
    And, since "here there be iPads," this thread is closed. Thanks for your understanding and good luck over at the iPhone Forum. They are a nice bunch over there ... knowledgeable too. I am sure they will be able to help.

    Marilyn
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
can i activate my iphone with absinthe?
,

can i use my friends sim card to activate my phone

,
iphone 4s at&t sim card
,
messaggio the attached device is noto activate. you need to activate it before it can be used with absinthe
,
the attached device is not activated you need to activate it before you can apply the jailbreak
,
trying to activate my at&t mb860 but wifi is saying error