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Saverino

Zealot
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Jun 1, 2008
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#1
So I registered my iPhone 5's UDID and after installing iOS 7, I'm getting the error message that it's unable to activate as it's not currently registered. Is anyone else having the same issues or am I the only one?
 

Leo

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Nov 9, 2008
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#3
You must do this:
- Downgrade back to 6.1.4 using DFU mode (yes, it works, don't worry)
- Restore your backup so you're back to square one.
- Hold Option (Or Shift if using Windows) and press "Update", NOT RESTORE, and select the ISPW.
- It will install successfuly while bypassing the activation screen entirely.

Enjoy.
 

besweeet

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Jun 7, 2009
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#5
You must do this:
- Downgrade back to 6.1.4 using DFU mode (yes, it works, don't worry)
- Restore your backup so you're back to square one.
- Hold Option (Or Shift if using Windows) and press "Update", NOT RESTORE, and select the ISPW.
- It will install successfuly while bypassing the activation screen entirely.

Enjoy.

Yes, that trick should work for most people, but I wonder for how long.
 

shutter13

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Jan 8, 2009
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#6
So, just to be clear, I have an iPhone 5 on 6.1.4, I can simply shift+click + "Update" to iOS 7. or do I need to restore to a firmware I am already running?