hello all i am new to the forum & i was hoping to get some answers about my iphone 4s. When i bought the iphone from a friend it was stuck on a "disactivated" screen. My friend told me that the message was due to the password being entered wrong consecutively. when i bought it i figured i would get past this with restoring the IOS. My mistake was, before going along with the Restore ( which was IOS 5.0.1 406 ) i didnt verify if it was on 5.0 or 5.0.1 405 nor did i verify the baseband. After the restore i get brought to the activation screen. Again i thought i can get past this by buying a micro sim card, which i did. The iphone reads the sim card because i get the 3G signal but then it tells me only compatible sim cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate the Iphone. According to my friend this iphone 4s came from Switzerland & Im currently in Dominican Republic . I dont know if the information my friend gave me is correct but im hoping there are ways to get past this. for example with a R-Sim or Gevey Sim, will one of those help complete the ACTIVATION ? if not, what can i do ?! thank you in advance to all those who provide input.