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How To Activate iPhone Through PhoneBook SIM?

Some iPhone users are not able to use Comex's JailbreakMe to jailbreak their iPhone as they are stucked on the emergency call screen. As JailbreakMe is browser-based untethered jailbreak for all devices on iOS 4.0, iOS 4.0.1 & iOS 3.2.1 so you need to have access to Wifi and stock Safari browser to jailbreak your iPhone using JailbreakMe.

Sherif Hashim, a famous iPhone baseband hacker has found a way to activate your iPhone without official carrier SIM card. You can activate your iPhone with any phonebook SIM as shown in the video tutorial below:

Here is a video description by Sherif Hashim:

Instead of telling everyone who hasn't got the original sim that activation of the iphone is easy using a phonebook sim card, i made this video to show u all how it works , Use any phonebook sim card, they are there in radioshak, mobile phone shops or any mobile tech moles , any phone book simcard will do the trick, no need for programmable sims, all those phonebook sims used to save ur contacts and transfer them have a universal ICCIDs preprogrammed so they all work

So after activating your iPhone with any phonebook SIM, you can switch ON your Wifi and navigate to to jailbreak it. If somehow this phonebook SIM is not available in any of the mobile phones shop near you, you can borrow your friend's official carrier SIM for sometime to bypass the lock screen. [via sherifmorano, via RedmondPie]

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    tatchai10 years, 11 months ago

    now am in Thailand I bought iphone from ebay but i can not activate i stay in emergency .when i link to itune it ask me to fill ssn and zipcode i don’t know
    how can i do to activate.Can i use phonebook sim or not or use another way Thank
    please reply to my mail

      Wolverine10 years, 11 months ago

      Yes you can use PhoneBook SIM!

        Harry10 years, 10 months ago

        Can you please confirm if the phonebook card works for people stuck on ssn and zip code as from what i have read it is not possible

          aileen10 years, 9 months ago

          It didnt work for me… Is ur iPhone working yet? if so can u pls help me..=p thnks

    Azeem Main11 years ago

    I activated my 3gs with AT&T prepaid sim. Its cheaper and is easily available.

      Wolverine11 years ago

      Thankyou Azeem for sharing the tip!

        vick11 years ago

        hey bro. i am in t-mobile and i am using iphone 3gs
        i have updated to ios 4 4.1 and now i need at&t prepaid i guess to active the phone then jailbreak/unlock to use it in t-mobile
        if i get this at&t prepaid plan how much wouild it coast for a month or something
        plz reply