A few weeks ago we told you about a trick to activate an iPhone without the original SIM card. This was used by jailbreakers and unlockers who didn’t have the original SIM card to activate their iPhone. It worked well for a while but it seems Apple caught up to it and put an end to it all by hooking the activation wildcard ticket to the ICCID of the used SIM. Fortunately, an alternative method was found to go around the “Different SIM Detected” message you might get.

Step 1: Download iFunBox from here.

Step 2: Download the patched LockDown folder from here.

Step 3: Run iFunBox and sync it with your iPhone.

Step 4: Go to /private/var/root/Library/ and replace the Lockdown folder with the one you downloaded in step 2.

Step 5: Reboot your iPhone.

I haven’t tried this myself but it seems to work well. If you do try it, please let us know how it went by leaving a comment below.

[Sherif Hashim]

  • Jolene

    Do I have to sync my iPhone and if I reboot it, all my apps would be gone? Reply please.

  • Sh3hZaD

    Works well on my iPhone 4.3.3

  • julio rangel

    10000% funciona gracias

  • Armando

    How Do I find the carpet of step 4?

  • hola quisiera que me ayudaran tengo un iphone 3gs pero le restaure el software original pero no tengo la sim original de AT & T para activarlo. Por favor mandar solución a este correo t_audio23@hotmail.com se les agradecerá. porfa me urge