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    Default "The iPhone "iPhone" cannot be used with iTunes because the SIM card is not installed

    I currently get "The iPhone "iPhone" cannot be used with iTunes because the SIM card is not installed. You must insert your sim card into your iphone in order to activate it."
    whenever I connect to iTunes. I'm trying to find a solution for this. Does anyone have a fix?

    Yesterday evening I tried to unlock an 8GB iphone using iTunes, Independence and the original iUnlock.app. It's worked for me several times before, so I thought I knew what steps to follow.

    The iPhone's firmware was 1.0.1, so I first restored it using 'alt restore' to 1.0.2. After that I activated iTunes and plugged in the iPhone in order to pair it.

    Then I shutdown iTunes & iTunes helper and started Independence. I activated the iphone, ran jailbreak and installed ssh etc... Then I shut down Independence.

    I connected to my wireless network and with Fugu I then copied over iUnlock.app and restarted the iPhone. After restarting I removed the AT&T sim card and ran iUnlock.app.

    After iUnlock.app ran, I put in a new simcard for testing. It couldn't find a network. Then I plugged it into iTunes and it told me the iPhone was not activated.

    I then tried to activate again using Independence however could not activate.

    Now whenever I connect to iTunes I get the message below (see error message for iTunes)

    If I try to use Independence I can jailbreak, re-install ssh however I cannot run Activate. If I try to activate I get the error message below.

    I have restored my iPhone several times, with the AT&T simcard inside and with no simcard inside.

    The 'home' screen of my iPhone is now as below, with the ICCID labelled "Unknown".

    Does anyone have a fix for this?

    System:
    macbookpro
    iPhone 8 GB Firmware 1.0.2
    iTunes 7.4.1
    Independence 1.2.1
    iUnlock.app


    Error Messages:

    -------------- iTunes Connection Error Message -----------
    The iPhone "iPhone" cannot be used with iTunes because the SIM card is not installed. You must insert your sim card into your iphone in order to activate it.
    ---------------

    --------------- Independence 1.2.1 Activate Error ------------
    Error obtaining the ICCID (ensure there is a SIM card in your phone).

    --------------- iPhone Screen ---------

    "Activate iPhone
    connect to iTunes"

    IMEI:
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (ie; numbers are given here for IMEI)
    ICCID:
    Unknown

    Slide for Emergency

    -------------------------------------------



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    Please can anyone help me here? Any clue would be great. I've tried most of the things I can see from other people's posts - however I haven't seen anyone yet with that specific issue.

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    i have the same Problem, and no idea waht i can do now.

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    Same problem here but I also get an unknown IMEI.

    To activate I jailbreaked with independence (onyl thing that I could with that app)
    Then activate using Iactivator (Put PEM file, make .plist and activate)
    Try pluging the Ipohne without a dock and you might have to restart Iactivator once or twice.

    Worked for me. So I now Have an activated Iphone but with out any phone, bt, wifi...etc. This is all from an other thread, no credit to me.

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    Default Same issue - IMEI & ECCID unknown - Completely bricked :-(

    So far no solution worked.
    I can jailbreak, I can install SSH but I cannot activate.
    As I cannot activate, there is no way to get access to the iPhone.
    The trick calling emergency *#307# doesn't work either because the emergency calls do not work.

    Any idea?


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    Default iActivator didn't solve the problem

    Thank you Ceddy - I am happy iActivator worked for you.
    Sadly it didn't help me.

    I still have the same problem.

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    weird, I was getting all the same errors as you. I did have to play with Iactivator to get it to work...it did after a few tries...

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    I had this for a while also. I found if you use the PACAY thing it will activate the phone.

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    i have the same problem here.

    iphone 1.1.2 oob

    IMEI:
    Uknown

    ICCID:
    Unkown

    when connect to iTunes have the " The iPhone cannot be used with iTunes because the SIM card is not istalled. You must insert your SIM card into your iPhone in order to activate it. " message.

    can restore the iphone becouse the message.

    any help?

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    I found this site very helpful in restoring back to factory settings without using iTunes.

    http://iphoneindia.gyanin.com/tag/installing-problem/


 

 

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