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axil23
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Registered: ‎08-10-2011

iphone 4s says activation required

Just bought a second hand iphone. I have put in the original sim card which activates it but then when I insert my working gg sim card it goes back to the activataion required screen. What is wrong? Does that mean that the phone is locked to the original carrier? 

 

What is the best/cheapest way to unlock it? 

andyman105
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

Is it unlocked or o2.. it has to be that...
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paolotrianni
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

Needs activating on itunes.
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snailspace171
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

think you may need to connect it to itunes, if its unlocked
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axil23
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

How do I know if its locked? 

 

I have tried connecting it to itunes as well.  Same it starts up on Vodafone sim card but on gg it says activation required. 

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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

It sound locked possibly. I've been swopping my 4s sim this morning with a three sim and didn't even had to power off and on.
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stealthybigboss
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

activate it on itunes
hhaarrryyyy2020
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

Mine is factory unlocked btw.
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alhajasif
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

Your iPhone is locked
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axil23
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Re: iphone 4s says activation required

Whats the best way to unlock it?