Bypass “SIM not valid” during iOS 5 Activation

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If you stuck on SIM Not Valid screen while activating iOS 5, and I believe most of you do stuck here if you don’t have the original SIM card carrier where your iPhone locked to. You don’t need to continue reading this post if you have the original SIM card carrier along with your iPhone, because you can simply insert the original SIM and you’ll be able to activate it right away, or, in case you have a factory unlocked iPhone, you shouldn’t be stuck on SIM Not Valid on iOS 5 activation.

iTunes: The SIM card inserted in this iPhone doesnot appear to be supported

iTunes: The SIM card inserted in this iPhone doesnot appear to be supported

So, what I’m trying to tell you, if you want to bypass SIM not valid during iOS 5 Activation is, by jailbreaking it.
Well, as simple as that!

However, you will need a jailbreak tool which supports iPhone hacktivation.

What is hacktivation?

It’s simply hack your iPhone activation hence you can bypass the iPhone activation process. Further reading: iPhone iOS 5 hacktivation.

Please take a look our How-to Jailbreak guide using redsn0w, PwnageTool, or sn0wbreeze. These are famous jailbreak tools which supports iPhone hacktivation. Once you have done jailbreak the iPhone, you will pass the SIM Not Valid screen on iOS 5 and be able to use it as normal.

Q: Do I need to jailbreak in order to bypass this SIM Not Valid screen?
A: Yes

Q: Do you have any other way?
A: Yes!

Q: Okay, I don’t like jailbreak! Tell me the other way!
A: Okay, then no need to bypass this activation screen with jailbreak which is free. You can buy a SIM activation kit instead.

Q: Okay, I don’t like to spend any penny to bypass iOS 5 activation. Can I jailbreak without voiding my warranty?
A: Don’t worry, you can just do a fresh restore if you afraid to void your iPhone warranty.

Q: Awesome! Tell me how-to jailbreak!
A: Go to our How-to Jailbreak section (see the menu link on the left side of

Febryan Paudi (940 Posts)

Febryan Paudi is Apple enthusiast. Falling in love with Apple-tech since 2008, loves Blogging since high-school. Google+

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