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How to Activate Your iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4 Without the Original SIM

How to Activate Your iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4 Without the Original SIM

Posted July 18, 2010 at 2:56pm by iClarified · 329741 views
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These are instructions on how to activate your iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4 without having the original SIM or being on the original network.

****Apple has blocked this as of October 29th, 2010****

This is more of a tip then a tutorial. Sherif Morano has discovered that iTunes will activate your iPhone if a PhoneBook SIM card is inserted. A PhoneBook SIM card is used to transfer your contacts from one phone to another. They can be purchased from Radioshack, Mobile Phone Shops, or online.

You might want to use this card if you need to activate before applying a jailbreak then unlock.

Congratulations to Sherif for this discovery. You can watch his video demonstration below...


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Commodore
Commodore - August 19, 2010 at 4:08am
Are phonebook's still working? Yesterday I was trying pass to menu and nothing happend...
fhm
fhm - August 23, 2010 at 12:55pm
I think it's not working. I tried last week and still not activated. =(
Sampath K
Sampath K - September 10, 2010 at 12:53pm
I tried it today 9/10 with dits phone book sim card. It works without a hitch!!! Mine is a iphone 3gs 4.0.1 Jailed and Unlocked. With phonebook sim i could do both jailbreak and unlock. All is well and happies :-)
eLL Mobile Maldives
eLL Mobile Maldives - August 15, 2010 at 5:21am
How do i activate my iphone 4 without billing zip and social security number? eLL Mobile Maldives
St0nehead
St0nehead - August 20, 2010 at 4:11am
No… There is no way to hactivate iPhone 4. We still waiting for Limera1n or PWN
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