Usually you require a iPhone carrier SIM to activate your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, but not any more now you can activate iPhone 4 without SIM, thanks to Sherif Hasim.
What is Activation?
Activation is a process by which you can access the Home screen of iPhone by telling your iPhone that you are using one of the iPhone’s official carriers. Usually activation is done via iTunes.
What is Hactivation?
Hactivation is the process of activating iPhone 4 without SIM. Until now, you needed jailbreaking tools like PwnageTool, Redsn0w and Limera to hactivate your iPhone. But by using Hasim’s method, you can hactivate your iPhone using phone book sim card, without actually going through the pains of hacking it.
Video – Activate iPhone 4 Without SIM
Sherif has provided some useful information about the phone book sim cards:
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.
To all those asking, I use this one Phone book Test card from DITS – Cdma Gsm Forum Mygsmindia. Yet, I used three other types and all work the same.
Note – Activate iPhone 4 without SIM
- This hack works fine with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS
- You’ll need to convert phonebook sim card into a micro-SIM in case of iPhone 4.
- It doesn’t unlock your iPhone but it activates it.