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I purchased a used iPhone 3GS that had been jailbroken and unlocked with Cydia. It was originally locked to my network, so I wanted to un-jailbreak it and upgrade to iOS 6 and use it without jailbreak.

So, I did a Reset All Content & Settings, and then plugged it into iTunes and did an upgrade. Now, I can't get past the activation screen - it just says the activation server is temporarily unavailable.

What do I need to do to get this phone usable? I'm reading lots online about people that want to jailbreak, but there's not much info on those that want to un-jailbreak. Those that do usually have a backup of the phone on iTunes to restore from, but since the phone is new to me, I have nothing to restore to.

Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

asked 26 Jan '13, 21:27

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You ARE unjailbroken. The problem you have is that it's locked to a network other than the one you're trying to use. What's the model number?

(26 Jan '13, 21:30) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

My problem right now is that I can't activate it. That shouldn't have anything to do with the SIM card, right? It boots like it's a new phone, but when I get to the activation page, it tries to connect, then says the activations server is "temporarily unavailable".

I am confident that it is locked to Bell, because the last person that had it was on Bell, and I'm trying to use a Bell SIM with it, so I don't think that's the problem. Thanks for your help.

Any other suggestions?

(27 Jan '13, 15:30) dfreeburn dfreeburn's gravatar image

Yes, activation has everything to do with the sim card. Again, what's the model number?

(30 Jan '13, 17:44) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

hello that is my problem too actually i bought a jailbrake iphone and i tried to remove it,finally i have done it.but i'm stuck in as same as this problem.i do all i know but the activation page made me crazy the model no is A1303 please help...


answered 28 May '13, 06:19

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hello that is my problem too,actually i bought a jailbrake iphone and i tried to remove it,finally i have done it.but i'm stuck in as same as this problem.i do all i know but the activation page made me crazy the model no is A1303,please help...


answered 28 May '13, 06:20

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The only way that can bypass the activation screen is all you need to have is iExplorer 3, redsn0w. First you need plug in your device and jailbreak with redsn0w. Next start iExplorer 3 go to Root> Application> choose and right click hit delete. After that reboot your phone


answered 28 Jan '13, 08:31

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Answers to iPhones


redsn0w will hactivate, i told you this in another of your nonsense answers

(28 Jan '13, 14:55) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

I'd really rather not hacktivate - I just want to reset the phone to it's original state pre-jailbreak so I can use it on the network it's locked to. I did a DFU restore, but now it's stuck at the activation screen - won't activate. Any suggestions? Another way to factory reset or restore? Is there something wrong with the baseband from when it was jailbroken?

(30 Jan '13, 08:53) dfreeburn dfreeburn's gravatar image

If it won't activate, then you either have the wrong sim, or you had the iPad baseband (6.15) and restored to iOS 6, corrupting the baseband and making it unuseable. Again, what is the model number?

(30 Jan '13, 17:43) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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