iPhone 3GS Second hand iPhone 3GS stuck on waiting for activation

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  1. Ravenatic

    Ravenatic New Member

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    Hi all.

    I have a second hand iPhone 3GS and I put in my O2-UK Sim Card from my nokia n95.

    Restored firmware and set up as new iPhone in iTunes. Nothing came up about activating.
    Look at iPhone and see "waiting for activation. This may take some time". - Image: http://twitpic.com/oqud6
    I can use 3G Internet and use the phone fine during this however I have no proper cellular signal and cannot make calls or SMS.

    Is there a way round this so that I can make calls and text?
    I left it on all night and still no luck.

    It's on 3.2 and the 5.11 baseband.

    I tries blackra1n unlock but that didn't help. I also tried a hacktivated lockdownd file and that bricked my iPhone.

    Ideas?

    Cheers
  2. brovius

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    Well, was it factory unlocked?
    If not, you need to jailbreak and unlock to use it as a phone.
  3. Ravenatic

    Ravenatic New Member

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    I did jailbreak with blacksn0w then ran sn0w but still did it. However I've just seen a vid of someone else doing it and I missed a step so hmm.
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    Scrap that... Still says waiting

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