Do I need a SIM card to jailbreak my 3G?

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Europa

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Since you don't have an AT&T sim card, you'll need to use a jailbreak tool that hacktivates to get it activated. You won't be able to get past the emergency call screen and use it as an iPod Touch until it's activated. You can use redsn0w, Pwnage Tool or sn0wbreeze. Jailbreakme.com does not hactivate. The other option is to borrow an active AT&T sim card to activate it. You can use your cousin's if he has AT&T. It only takes a minute. Just pop the sim in and connect to iTunes. After it activates, you can remove the sim and give it back to him. You could jailbreak it with Jailbreakme.com after that it you want.
 

ICON502

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Since you don't have an AT&T sim card, you'll need to use a jailbreak tool that hacktivates to get it activated. You won't be able to get past the emergency call screen and use it as an iPod Touch until it's activated. You can use redsn0w, Pwnage Tool or sn0wbreeze. Jailbreakme.com does not hactivate. The other option is to borrow an active AT&T sim card to activate it. You can use your cousin's if he has AT&T. It only takes a minute. Just pop the sim in and connect to iTunes. After it activates, you can remove the sim and give it back to him. You could jailbreak it with Jailbreakme.com after that it you want.
I could use his sim card to reactivate the phone. Would that be better rather than using one of the activation tools? So once I hook it up to iTunes it will activate?
 

Europa

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Yes. It would be easier to use his sim. After you put it in your phone and connect to iTunes, you'll see a 'Phone is activated' pop up. You can put it back in his phone at that point. You only have to activate it after restores and firmware updates.