Solved iPhone will not unlock

April 22, 2012 at 10:22:12
Specs: 3.1.3
When I turn on my iPhone, it says activation required in the middle of the screen. When I slide the slider, a screen tells me to connect to iTunes. When I plug it into my computer it comes up in the iTunes device list for about one minute. When it is in that list nothing happens when I click on it. How can I get my iPhone to work right?

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April 25, 2012 at 13:55:27
Take it to apple, or the phone carrier, or replace the logic board.

Search Google for Unbrick iphone. Try everything you find, there are some unbrick apps out there, but they are for bad jailbreaks, but you can try them.

I have nothing else besides that.



#1
April 22, 2012 at 13:26:57
Do you have a proper sim card in it, or are you trying to do something else?

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#2
April 22, 2012 at 16:31:51
I just want to get to the page with my apps.

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#3
April 22, 2012 at 16:51:03
So your phone is not activated and You are just trying to use it as an ipod. There is a way to do it by using the emergency call feature, hitting the home button, switching back to the emergency call, and end the call, this will get you to your home screen but it will lock again after it sleeps.

You are better off finding a sim card that is meant for that phone, it doesn't need to be an active card, any card for the carrier should work. That's why you dodged my last question, right? You don't have a proper sim.


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#4
April 22, 2012 at 17:15:38
I do have a proper sim card. And I am not sure I want to send an emergency call. I don’t want it to send one.

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#5
April 22, 2012 at 17:24:28
Then connect to your wifi and do the activation. No need for iTunes

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#6
April 22, 2012 at 20:25:38
I cant since I cant ge tto settings. I need iTunes to do the activation.

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#7
April 22, 2012 at 20:44:58
Okay, so it does not look like this right

http://ipod.about.com/od/iphonehowt...

In that case, connect your iphone to your computer, with iTunes running, and power off the phone.

Now, you will have to do this quickly.

Press the power button for a half a second, then immediately, press the power button and the home button at the same time and hold it for 7 seconds.

Now continue to hold the home button but let off the power button, so hold that for 10 more seconds. Your iTunes should say that it had found your phone in recovery mode and it will restore it.

Note: this will erase everything on your phone.


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#8
April 23, 2012 at 06:07:12
Two things:

1. When I hit the power button for half a sce, should the iPhone be booting up or at the lock scree.
2. Since iTunes does not let me do any thing with the phone before it dissapears from the device list, will iTunes be able to restore it?


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#9
April 23, 2012 at 06:20:45
I tried doing it one of the ways (see last post) and it said to click on the iPhone and click Restore. But when I click on it in the device list, it is as though I did not do anything.

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#10
April 23, 2012 at 11:53:05
Yes the iPhone should be booting up right after you press the power button, then when you are holding the buttons the screen should go blank. and then when you release the power button and hold the home button. Your computer should see it as a new device.

Look up how to put your phone in DFU mode. The time that you hold the buttons are important and they are different in some models so look up your model and DFU on google.

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/ind...
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2010/1...


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#11
April 24, 2012 at 06:37:24
I got it up in iTunes. I click restore and downloaded iOS 5.1 But when it is put on the iPhone (right before it finishes) it gives me an error massage. Something about error # 1. And it stops the restore. What do I do?

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#12
April 24, 2012 at 06:58:08
The massage says, "The iPhone "iPhone" could not be restored. An unknown error accurred (-1)." Now how can I fix my phone?

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#13
April 24, 2012 at 11:49:19
Make sure you have the iPhone in DFU mode, Make sure your iPhone has a full charge. Make sure you have the newest iTunes, Make sure your iPhone cable is plugged into one of the rear USB ports. Make sure that your AntiVirus is turned off, Make sure your Firewall is Turned off.

If it still fails. Try it on a different computer,

If it still fails. Try a different cable.

If it still fails. ???? Take it to Apple


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#14
April 25, 2012 at 06:07:35
I did them all (well not the Take it to Apple one) it still will not work. Even on my other computer it brings up the same message. Is there any other thing I can do? If I replace the logic board, will that fix it?

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#15
April 25, 2012 at 12:52:50
Did you try to jail break it. Tell the truth here.

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#16
April 25, 2012 at 13:33:31
No. I never jail break my iPhones and iPods because I dont want to brick them. The iPhone worked one day and the next it did not.

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#17
April 25, 2012 at 13:55:27
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Take it to apple, or the phone carrier, or replace the logic board.

Search Google for Unbrick iphone. Try everything you find, there are some unbrick apps out there, but they are for bad jailbreaks, but you can try them.

I have nothing else besides that.


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#18
April 25, 2012 at 14:01:50
Ok thanks I will try that.

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#19
May 28, 2012 at 02:09:46
I had a similar problem, I disconnected the battery for 24hrs, plugged it back in and then when I sync'd it to iTunes it recognised it ok.

It wouldn't work with the sim I had because it turned out the phone was locked to o2, I used the article on this site which gave the link to get it unlocked.

Hope this helps?


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