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    Default Activate iPhone 3g without SIM?

    I just recently moved from Canada. My iPhone was with the carrier Rogers. However, when I left I gave my plan to someone.

    I tried to plug in my SIM card here in Saudi Arabia, but it said No SIM of course because I haven't unlocked it. However, I made a stupid mistake and I tried to restore to 3.0. After it finished restoring it gave me an error that there was no SIM and it couldn't finish the restoration. I tried doing it in DFU mode again but the same thing appeared. Is there any possible way to activate the iPhone without any SIM card plugged. Please help me because right now all I have is an iPhone that says "No SIM card installed. Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate iPhone." Thanks in advance.

    iPhone 3g 8 GB
    Computer: Windows Vista Sony VGN-SR290



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    Hi there,

    you need to "UNLOCK" (to be able to use any provider, any sim card) your phone, in order to do that you need to "JAILBREAK" first (to open the file system to run unofficial software which you need to do to unlock...)

    The unlock software is in the making but not released yet - information on that right from the source is here:

    Dev-Team Blog

    Very solid tutorials on how to do the process once the software is released you will find here:

    iClarified - iPhone - How to Select an iPhone Unlock/Jailbreak Tutorial

    Good luck!

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    The software is out! Itīs called ultrasnow and here is the tutorial to do it:

    iClarified - iPhone - How to Unlock the iPhone 3G Using UltraSn0w

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    I have this problem too.

    I've used the Pwnage Tool, but the trouble is I can't get in to my phone to get to Cydia for unlocking.

    All that comes up is the same as above...
    No SIM card installed. Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate iPhone.

    Can you help?

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    just restore and then jailbreak with redsnow0.8 it will activate then u could use ultrasnow bless i hope it works for as it did for me


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    Hi guys. I have a similar problem to the original postor's if I understand him correctly. My sis bought an iPhone 2G online and it can't be used with her sim. I tried to restore the phone, and somewhere in the process after the phone reboots iTunes tells me the sim in the phone is not supported.

    Now I am stuck with the phone unable to boot (only shows the screen asking to connect with computer/itunes), and itunes only shows the message that sim is not supported and doesn't let me do anything else to the phone.

    Any ideas?

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    i have a iphone that has been unlocked/jailbreak and i was using in on At&t gophone sim i mess up and updated my iphone to the 3.0.1 and now its does work i cant even get itunes to recongize it

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    I have the same problem!!! If someone has a solution pls post it here asap!!! thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryaneye48 View Post
    I just recently moved from Canada. My iPhone was with the carrier Rogers. However, when I left I gave my plan to someone.

    I tried to plug in my SIM card here in Saudi Arabia, but it said No SIM of course because I haven't unlocked it. However, I made a stupid mistake and I tried to restore to 3.0. After it finished restoring it gave me an error that there was no SIM and it couldn't finish the restoration. I tried doing it in DFU mode again but the same thing appeared. Is there any possible way to activate the iPhone without any SIM card plugged. Please help me because right now all I have is an iPhone that says "No SIM card installed. Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate iPhone." Thanks in advance.

    iPhone 3g 8 GB
    Computer: Windows Vista Sony VGN-SR290
    Just download sn0wbreeze and hacktivate simple as that

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomedud3 View Post
    Just download sn0wbreeze and hacktivate simple as that
    Sn0wbreeze is not recommended or supported on this forum. It will work in most situations but for various reasons cannot be recommended.

    This thread was orginally for for 3G owners who can use redsn0w 0.8 or 0.9.2 to hacktivate without requiring another restore. Pwnagetool can also be used. Blackra1n's hacktivation is problematic so it is not recommended (but will work in most situations).
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