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I have an Iphone 4S which was locked to AT&T running on 6.1.3 this phone was never used hence it was never activated even with At&T SIM.

I tried to use X-SIM to unlock but the activation failed "Could Not activate the Iphone"

I even tried IEMI unlock by some 3rd party vendor after IEMI unlock when I insert regular sim it doesn't give "INVALID SIM" error

however the activation still fails.

Now I'm stuck with this activation Screen.

Tried even Itunes to downgrade to 5.1.1 it didn't work either.

Please help

asked 09 Apr '13, 13:58

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You need an AT&T sim to activate with.

There is no way to 'hacktivate' a 4S.

There is no way to downgrade or jailbreak 6.1.3


answered 09 Apr '13, 13:59

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cybr1d ♦

I do have the original At&T SIM even tried activating with that still it failed.tried with both Wifi,Cellular and Itunes no luck at-all.

If I can't activate I can't jailbreak

Is there any hactivate tools or hactivate sever which i route my iPhone to via HOST file configuration and get the activation.

The emergency number 911 or 112 doesn't even work either in this stupid IOS 6.1.3

(09 Apr '13, 14:06) maxmaveric maxmaveric's gravatar image

If the ATT sim isn't working on an ATT phone, you have bigger issues. Re-restore to 6.1.3 in iTunes with the ATT sim in the phone.

Even if you activate, You still can not jailbreak. There is no 6.1.3 jailbreak for a 4S.

Again, there is no way to 'hacktivate' a 4S. Also, if the emergency numbers are not working, You have bigger issues. Sounds like bad hardware.

(09 Apr '13, 14:09) cybr1d ♦ cybr1d's gravatar image

Re-restored 6.1.3 no luck...seems like I'm stuck with this..LOL

Contract gets over by October 2013...perhaps I'll try after that....till then it's an electronic junk... :D

(09 Apr '13, 14:33) maxmaveric maxmaveric's gravatar image

if it wont activate with an att sim even, your phone has likely been blacklisted by att.

(09 Apr '13, 15:03) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

@theiphoneguy Is there a workarounds for this black-Listed iphone...

How to get this fixed..any by-passing techniques....

(10 Apr '13, 00:25) maxmaveric maxmaveric's gravatar image

Blacklisted means it's been reported stolen or lost, or the contract was broken. To fix it, either return it to the rightful owner or pay off the contract.

(10 Apr '13, 00:30) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

@spockers i checked with apple db with third party services and found info as below:-

MODEL: IPHONE 4S 16GB BLACK IMEI: 012939007032340 SERIAL: C39GK4F8DT9V iOS: 6.1.2 MAC Address: F0CBA12961B2 Network Unlocked: False Activation Status: No Original Carrier: Unlock (Connect to Itunes) Applied Policy Id: 23 - AT&T USA Next Policy Id: 10 - Unlock (Connect to Itunes) (PH) Telephone Technical Support: No phone support (Expired) (HW) Repairs & Service Coverage: Out of Warranty (Expired)

It seems that devices is not blacklisted...

any Solutions???

(10 Apr '13, 12:40) maxmaveric maxmaveric's gravatar image
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