activating iphone 5 without sim?

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  1. rockybb

    rockybb New Member

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    hi i got this 2nd hand iphone 5, i just wiped it using dfu mode and plugged into itunes and update + restore to ios 9.1 i think.
    etcetc extracted installed.
    so currently i dont have a sim card on me, i have access to wifi and itunes. But both methods wants a simcard
    which i dont currently own.
    is it possible to activate without sim? like turning it into a ipod
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm afraid not. The iPhone can't be activated without a SIM card in the holder. It doesn't have to be an active SIM card, it just has to be in the holder.
     
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    sorry as i'm a new member, so what if the iphone is network locked? can i use any sim or it needs the sim which locked to?
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's a locked iPhone, the SIM card has to be from the carrier it's locked to. The SIM card doesn't have to be activated, though.
     
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    oh!! thats sorry to me.....i have an iphone 5 locked to globe...eash no way in
     

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