Hi, I have an ipad 1 64 gig (wifi and 3g)that started giving me trouble after 3 years of no problems about not being activated. (it only lets you use it for like 5 minutes then you get the apple logo) It’s my daughters and full of movies and music. It has a sim card slot, but I’ve never used it. I tried restoring and then using the old backup, same problem. I tried restoring as a new device ,same problem. I checked the internet and did a DFU restore as a new device. It seemed to work, so I started putting on all my daughters movies and music.. Soooooo a week later it starts saying its unactivated again! I thought, to hell with this, Im not starting over again! Lets just jailbreak it. Well I didn’t know you couldn’t jailbreak it unless it was activated (well you couldn’t do it with absinthe anyway) I got it to start the jailbreak, but after that 5 minutes when the activation thing came up it put a stop to that. Now ive tried a bunch of stuff, but it wont connect to itunes or jailbreak. I would really like to just restore it now. After all the things I read I realize I could've probably fixed the activation problem by turning off "find my iphone" and using it in airplane mode. ( I also tried putting in a new simcard from 7/11 to see if that would help activate and that didn’t help either. I don’t even know if its locked to a specific provider either. so when i dfu restore it, It gets to the setup screen and I choose to set up with itunes instead of wifi and it restores the firmware and then after a few minutes of restoring i get the "we're sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time" im going to try again without the sim card because i think the message is different when it stops restoring.