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Old 12-25-2012, 10:05   #31 (permalink)
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me too got this problem after update ios 6.0.1 It says "We're sorry* we are unable to continue with your activation at this time." Please let me know how to go about this.

NOW my ip 3gs always searching no network, how to solve this problem pls
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:48   #32 (permalink)
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Did you also jailbreak it before.? Is it factory unlocked.?
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Old 12-26-2012, 13:19   #33 (permalink)
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Did you also jailbreak it before.? Is it factory unlocked.?
Did you try to jailbreak the phone after it was updated. If not try it using latest redsnow version. Since your phone has pre A5 chip this will help you to get rid of this error.
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Old 12-26-2012, 18:21   #34 (permalink)
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lot of people are having same activation error messages in 3gs when try to update 6.0.1. I have tried few random methods sometimes works
1) use new sim cards for activation. some time old style sim cards is not working for activation.
2) if that does not work use this method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEBSMuyUQjA
3) if anything above does't work downgrade to 4.1 is only option. let me know if you need any help in that

it worked for me if it work on yours press thanks and we are even
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Old 12-26-2012, 18:22   #35 (permalink)
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lot of people are having same activation error messages in 3gs when try to update 6.0.1. I have tried few random methods sometimes works
1) use new sim cards for activation. some time old style sim cards is not working for activation.
2) if that does not work use this method
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEBSMuyUQjA
3) if anything above does't work downgrade to 4.1 is only option. let me know if you need any help in that

it worked for me if it work on yours press thanks and we are even
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Old 12-26-2012, 19:07   #36 (permalink)
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just update itunes
reboot phone
reconnect
all will be fine
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Old 12-27-2012, 14:10   #37 (permalink)
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You have ipad baseband 6.15 and itunes does not reconigze and give error.
First you have Downgrade baseband , restore after that and will be ok.
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Old 12-27-2012, 15:11   #38 (permalink)
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USE ORIGINAL SIMCARD FOR THAT PHONE, ALL WILL BE CLEAR

OR

IF YOU DONT HAVE ORIGINAL SIMCARD, MAKE IT FACTORY UNLOCK

gud luck
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:05   #39 (permalink)
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Your Imei was changed, you iphone was replaced
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:42   #40 (permalink)
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hey,

here is the explanation of the problem
1-Your device is refurbished and apple didn't authorize your IMEI
2-Your Device is Stolen
3-Problem after Unlocking(database failure while unlocking your iPhone)

So:
Restoring to latest version or downgrading won't help because it's problem while authentication your iPhone data with Apple's database!

Unlocking the Phone won't help but it makes it harder to fix!!!!

ONLY solution I found till now is paid(Your iPhone info is updated on apple database so when you try to activate the phone apple won't reject the activation)

If this info helped please press thanks

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Old 12-28-2012, 10:16   #41 (permalink)
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1. Download itools..And backup ur contact,message,etc
2. dissamble and dump the battery charge and ressamble again
3. restore ur iphone with dfu mode.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:28   #42 (permalink)
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faced with a mechanical problem on the device IMEI number of the device event is called the baseband corrupted or crushing **** to the problematic device, there is nothing that will do more than

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Old 12-31-2012, 19:58   #43 (permalink)
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Solution

If you got the "scary" message that you could not activate iPhone 4S neither by Wi-Fi or iTunes, I want to share my experience:

I decided to reset my iPhone 4S, and used "Erase All Content and Settings" under the reset menu (Settings/General/Reset), I was hoping that the erasing just does that, but for me the nightmare started!

I was taken to the activation screens, and begun with the welcome one, choose language, choose location services (later on it also disappears) and selecting Wi-Fi and/or iTunes for activation.

I chose a Wi-Fi network the process started, and gave me a message that it will take about three minutes to activate iPhone, few minutes later a screen with this message appears: "Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable."

Then, I decided to try the activation using iTunes…

Using iTunes, after few minutes, it shows the following message: "We could not complete your iTunes Store request. The iTunes Store is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later."

I tried several times in both ways, trying 4 different Wi-Fi networks and 3 different computers in the whole process, and I was going desperate! I started to find out some info about this trouble over the Internet, and guess what? I was not alone! But I did not find any answer or solution either!

Finally, I joined Apple Support Communities, and started searching with no good luck at all, until I found (many hours later) this old (2009) solution:

+Do a DFU recovery:+

+1. Open iTunes.+
+2. Connect the iPhone+
+3 Press both the home and sleep/wake buttons until the Apple icon appears (ignore the red slider if it shows).+
+4. Continue pressing the home button alone until iTunes sees your phone in recovery mode.+
+5. Follow the prompts to restore the iPhone.+

(THANKS A LOT!!! modular747 and Easily Easy, you saved me!!!)

Then I suggest everyone to use this, of course it will erase everything, but you may be able to recover your data from your last backup, or you can also choose to configure iPhone as a new cell phone.

The process took me about 92 minutes, but it was worth it, now I own an unlocked iPhone 4S (it was an AT&T when I purchased from Apple Store in November) and is working perfectly!

Hope it is useful for all of you facing this trouble!

Good luck and enjoy your iPhone then!
iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:16   #44 (permalink)
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me too got this problem after update ios 6.0.1 It says "We're sorry* we are unable to continue with your activation at this time." Please let me know how to go about this.

NOW my ip 3gs always searching no network, how to solve this problem pls
Dude I too faced the same problem. I got my iPhone working now. Download latest redsnOw(redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3) and the firmware iOS6.0 from iDownloadblogs. Then Select IPSW -> Jailbreak -> Downgrade the iPad Baseband. Done.

Restore it with iTunes if u have got it factory unlocked. Or u need to jailbreak and use it.

Note: The baseband gets corrupted when you update to iOS6.0.1
You may see ICCID with "no sim" with the process. Go ahead and Install iPad baseband from redsnOw then again Downgrade the iPad Baseband.

RedsnOw rocks.. !!!!!!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:55   #45 (permalink)
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Thy to use other usb cable and if possible change to pc hope ur problem solve about u face error during connect to pc
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