Hey just found out

mernst

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I took My sim card out of the iPhone, connected to iTunes and I can still sync.... so I wordner if it will work for updates..... HMMMM
 

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I took My sim card out of the iPhone, connected to iTunes and I can still sync.... so I wordner if it will work for updates..... HMMMM

Nope, remember when updating/restoring, that it has to re-activate before it starts working again..
 

chris

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I can also confirm this. I tried to update to 1.12 yesterday sans sim card.
 

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Nope. You must have the valid SIM in the iPhone.
 

KNK

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Well what would happen if you had 2 iPhones? One is active and one not active without the sim card. Could you take the active sim and put it in the non-active and update, then switch the sim back to the active?
 

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off-hand, I would say no, but obviously if you have an unlocked phone on
T- Mobile and you can sync, I would expect that you should be able to swap around SIM cards.
But the reason I say no is because an iPhone SIM will work in Any GSM phone, Not any SIM can work in the iPhone - even if it's an AT&T SIM. So I would suspect that the SIMs are IEMI encoded when registered, and that keeps the chip from activating other iPhones.
 

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I just went today to inactive it and restore my phone to factory.... JUST WHAT... I can still use the phone.... so eh
 

mernst

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I'm going to get a video for you guys later on today later