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I have iPhone 3GS jailbroked and unlocked . My iOS is 6.1.6.

My problem is when ever I open an application I get an error "connect to iTunes to use push notification " and another problem is I can't activate iMessage . iMessage always showing waiting activation .. When i click use your apple id for iMessage i.e showing below waiting activation and enter my password it saying "please check your Internet connection and try again "

Kindly help me to fix my both the problems..thanks in advance

asked 03 Jun '14, 08:27

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You must have used hacktivation which breaks push. You need to normally activate using carrier sim or spoof activation using SAM.


answered 03 Jun '14, 08:30

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justinred ♦

@justinred I don't know about hactivation and so.. I was in iOS 4.1 unlocked already and i just follow the steps provide by jailbreakqa FAQ

Updated my iOS to 6.1.6 and downgraded my Bb.and install ultrasn0w. Everythings are working fine except the errors I mentioned above. I don't know to which carrier the phone was locked to. Kindly provide me step by step that I have to follow ..

(03 Jun '14, 08:40) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

Do installing ultrasn0w after jb is called hacktivation?

(03 Jun '14, 08:48) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

Bypassing emergency calls only screen using redsn0w is hackivation instead of normal activation by inserting sim of carrier which the unit is lock to.

(03 Jun '14, 09:16) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

@justinred I don't know about hactivation and so.. I was in iOS 4.1 unlocked already and i just follow the steps provide by jailbreakqa FAQ Updated my iOS to 6.1.6 and downgraded my Bb.and install ultrasn0w. Everythings are working fine except the errors I mentioned above. I don't know to which carrier the phone was locked to. Kindly provide me step by step that I have to follow ..

What I have to do plz tell me ..I am new to this

(03 Jun '14, 10:07) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

That means I did not do hactivation

(03 Jun '14, 11:36) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

@mani3gs push and iMessage on hactivated iPhones, as stated, is a known issue. Since you did not activate your iPhone after restoring it to iOS 6.1.6, with your original carrier's sim, you hactivated it.

@justinred has explained the situation to you. It is your iPhone and you must know the original carrier. Borrow any sim active or inactive belonging to the original carrier.

(03 Jun '14, 12:24) A08 A08's gravatar image

You can contact apple to know which carrier your device is locked to. Another option is to pay for that info which a few IMEI unlocking sites provide for a minimal fee.

(03 Jun '14, 22:14) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

@A08 this phone was sent to me from Canada..I am in India ..I can't get original carrier SIM card here this what can I do? I don't want to pay and do imei unlock instead is there any chance ? I know the carrier name ..

(03 Jun '14, 23:22) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

"I can't get original carrier SIM card here"

You have to live with the deficiency. To narrow down the Carrier use this link

(03 Jun '14, 23:56) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 Yeah I know to which carrier the phone was locked before..I am saying that I could not buy that SIM card here to activate coz that carrier is not available in my country

In this case what should I do ..? Plz help me mate :(

(04 Jun '14, 02:05) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

You need to use SAM, as advised by @justinred above ^. Posting link again.

(04 Jun '14, 02:16) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 thanks mate..finally some question pl answer me I am confused,

1.what is the difference between hactivation and unlock. 2.did I do hacktivation ? (Cos I just jb and install ultrasn0w . To my knowledge I didn't do anything than this .does redsnow automatically hactivate my device?

Since I am new plz answer ..

(04 Jun '14, 02:30) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

1. 2. Yes. If you do not check Deactivate tab in Redsn0w.

(04 Jun '14, 02:41) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 I have to do the following instruction am I right....??

  1. Step one: Install Sam Bingner's SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module) package. I recommend that you get it from since older versions have a different interface and may not work for this purpose.

  2. Enter SAM by either going through the settings menu or find the SAMPrefs icon on your springboard. You will need to have the SIM card you intend to use in your phone.

  3. Go to utilities and select "De-Activate iPhone", your ActivationState under "More Information" should now be "Unactivated"

  4. With SAM enabled, choose "By Country and Carrier" in "Method"; find your carrier, for some carriers operating more than one Carrier ID you may need to select "SIM ID"; easy to tell since iTunes will not activate if the wrong IMSI is selected.

  5. Go to More Information", copy or write down the IMSI in "SAM Details", then tap "Spoof Real SIM to SAM".

  6. Go back to the main SAM screen and change your "Method" to manual. Paste or enter the IMSI string we saved in Step 5.

  7. Connect your iPhone to your computer and allow iTunes to do its job (namely re-activating your phone), double click "Phone Number" parameter at the main device screen and make sure that the ICCID matches that of your SIM card. If not you need to start over from Step 1.

  8. Unplug your phone, close iTunes.

  9. Disable SAM. The source article says to uninstall SAM and delete your lockdownd folders; it's unnecessary.

  10. Connect your phone to iTunes again, you should get an error saying that your phone cannot be activated. This is normal. Just close iTunes and open it again.

  11. You should see signal bars in a short time, congratulations.

  12. Push notifications may stop working after this procedure but can be easily restored with "clear push" utility in SAM followed by connecting to iTunes.

Your phone will work normally with your SIM card and that SIM card ONLY since we have tricked iTunes to think that ICCID is one of the intended carrier's. The phone can be rebooted and connected to iTunes freely without losing the "unlock", at least for now.


answered 05 Jun '14, 05:54

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@A08 will I able To insert another carrier sim if I done this above method? Won't my unlock lose ?

(05 Jun '14, 05:57) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

This unlock method does not work any more. Use the link posted in my earlier post which is same as spoof activation using SAM in the answer by justinred.

(05 Jun '14, 06:42) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 I can't understand mate.. U r asking me to follow as by justinred...

I can't understand that.. Wil you tell me the step by step method to do or provide video tutorial plz

(05 Jun '14, 07:20) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

Are you able to Locate (underlined) text in blue colour in the replies posted above ? Click on the blue text to open a new page providing steps.

(05 Jun '14, 07:25) A08 A08's gravatar image

I have to install SAM and tap revert lockdownd to stock and then de activate iPhone . Then I have to select this method By Country and Carrier: you can select Country, then Carrier, then under SIM ID you can select any ID prefix.

Once the method is selected, make sure that Enabled is switched ON. Connect your iPhone to iTunes, and you will see the status bar telling you that it is contacting Apple's servers. If you have selected the correct settings, you will see a message saying that you have successfully activated your iPhone.

Right @A08 ?

(05 Jun '14, 07:44) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

Correct. But.. you must know and enter the correct data of the country, carrier and sim id of the original carrier to which iPhone is locked.

(05 Jun '14, 07:51) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 thanks mate ..I know the correct carrier and county but don't know about Sim id..:( Will this process disturb my unlock( ultrsn0w) I want to insert any carrier sim..currently I am able, I hope this process won't affect?

(05 Jun '14, 08:03) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

If spoofing fails, Ultrasn0w unlock remains unaffected. However, you will need to Hactivate with Redsn0w as you deactivated with SAM.

Can't you ask your contact to send across a pic of carrier's sim showing the requisite details ?

(05 Jun '14, 08:44) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 I can't ask him to send that pic..:( what can I Do now ?

2.Ultrasnow remains unaffected :) that's good :) what will happen if i don't hactivate again? Will I stuck in emergency call home screen?

(05 Jun '14, 08:53) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image
  1. Input any sim id. 2. yes.
(05 Jun '14, 09:00) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 Sim id of carrier that was locked before? I don't have any ..will you provide me any?

(05 Jun '14, 14:22) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

By Country and Carrier: you can select Country, then Carrier, then under SIM ID you can select any ID prefix.

You can just select ANY ID prefix as long as you know the correct country and carrier the device is locked to.

(05 Jun '14, 21:54) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

@A08 and @juntinred, how about in 7.0.6 jail broken, what can I used to unlock my iphone?? Is there a software to unlock?? Ty for reply

(05 Jun '14, 22:45) theiichance theiichance's gravatar image

@theiichance For any iDevice which can take iOS 7.0.6: Only option, unlock from the original carrier or from a third party vendor. If you posted your carrier it will be more helpful for a definitive recommendation.

(05 Jun '14, 23:54) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 i installed sam and when i tab de activate my iphone it went to activation screen...

i am not able to activate it with itunes.......

now i m restoring my ios..:(

rehactivate using redsnow doent work.. i tried everything but i am out of luck

(06 Jun '14, 02:51) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

See this thread, which worked for one.

(06 Jun '14, 03:17) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 so i have to delete using ifunbox after installing sam??? then agian spoof method .. right?

(06 Jun '14, 03:31) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image

Sorry. Never had to face such a situation. You are on your own or ask the person who posted the reply.

(06 Jun '14, 03:34) A08 A08's gravatar image

@A08 plz assit me... really i dont know what to do? plz dont say sorry

(06 Jun '14, 03:56) mani3gs mani3gs's gravatar image
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