There is no SIM card installed in the iPhone you are attempting to activate.

I recently bought a new iPhone 4 and I took my old SIM card out of my 3GS and shredded it. After doing that, I restored the phone to the factory settings, and come to find out, I actually need the SIM card so that I can jailbreak it. Now when I plug my iPhone into iTunes, I get the following iTunes error:

There is no SIM card installed in the iPhone you are attempting to activate.
Please disconnect and insert a SIM card in the iPhone.

Even though the goverment just made jailbreaking legal, Apple is going to make it as difficult as possible for people who don’t have a SIM card. I’m in the process of tracking down a SIM card just so I can open the phone and go to – once this is done, I’ll be free and clear and will no longer need the SIM.

Has anyone found a way around this without using the SIM? Is there a iOS4 jailbreak that works through the USB connection rather than through PDF security hole in iOS 4.0 and 4.01? I’m about to find out. I’ll keep you fools updated!

Skype Does Not Allow MultiTasking on Jailbroken iPhone iOS 4

Upon the release of the jailbreak for iPhone 4 and iOS 4, I quickly installed it – especially after seeing how easy this jailbreak was compared to past jailbreaks. The thing that is really irritating me is the fact that Skype has created its software to not support multi-tasking on jailbroken iPhones. I find this hard to believe, particularly because of the fact that the fed recently issued a ruling that declared jailbreaking phones perfectly legal. Upon starting Skype on my newly jailbroken iPhone, I was presented with the following message:

This version of Skype is only supported on unmodified iPhone OS 3.0.x, 3.1.x, and 3.2.x

I really don’t understand why Skype would limit themselves by doing this. I’m already looking for other solutions rather than using their software. Not too happy about the fact that they don’t allow their software to work on a jailbroken iPhone 4 running iOS 4.01.

Has anyone else encountered this problem or found a work-around? If so, please share in the comments below.

How to Tell Which Contacts Have FaceTime for iPhone 4

The release of the iPhone 4 and FaceTime will revolutionize the way that we communicate. Sure there are (and have been) other services out there that allow us to video chat, however with the release of FaceTime for iPhone 4, I think video chat will be revolutionized for one reason and one reason alone. It is no longer necessary to create an account with a 3rd party service like Skype. You just need your phone number (and obviously the $199 iPhone 4).

So no that you have the iPhone 4 and FaceTime working, how do you tell which of your contacts also have FaceTime? That was the first question I asked myself when I started playing around with my new iPhone 4, “How can I tell which friends have FaceTime?” The simple answer is, you can’t. Just try calling each of your contacts with FaceTime to find out if they have it.

To make a FaceTime call, just open up a contact, scroll to the bottom and click the new FaceTime button. Best of luck!

How to Install iOS 4.0 From IPSW File

So I’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to install the iOS 4.0, and whether it will work. Here are a few questions/answers that should help you out.

Can I install iOS 4.0 on Windows?
Not currently. As of right now, you need iTunes 9.2 beta which is only availble for Mac. It may not be released for the PC until June 21, 2010.

Do I need to be a registered developer?
Many people have mentioned and asked about needing a valid UDID in the Apple developer network. This isn’t required because the current iOS 4.0 IPSW file that is floating around is the Golden Master (GM) which means that is the release that will be publicly available to the masses. Thus, no UDID is required.

How do I install iOS 4.0?
You’ll use iTunes. Backup your phone as you always do. Download and install the iTunes 9.2 beta. Just google it, I am not providing links here. Once it’s installed, click Alt + Restore in iTunes and select the IPSW file that you downloaded – iPhone2,1_4.0_GM_8A293_Restore.ipsw – let the restore happen. That’s it, you now have iOS 4.0.

Have fun!

Download iOS 4.0 – iOS 4.0 Leaked Weeks Early

Just as soon as it was announced and made available to developers, the new iPhone OS 4.0, now known as iOS 4.0 has been leaked and is available for download from file sharing sites such as Dropbox and A simple Google search will yield plenty of links like:

So if you’re one of the people who just can’t wait to get their hands on the new version of the OS, try downloading the newest version of the iOS 4.0 Golden Master from one of the links above. Or Google it yourself to find other links! If you do install from one of the above links, let me know how it goes in the comments… Not sure I want to attempt it yet. 😉

iOS 4.0 for iPhone 3GS


iPhone 4 Announced – iPhone OS 4.0 Release Date – iOS 4.0

Apple has officially announced the iPhone 4 and released pictures and video of the phone and its amazing new features and capabilities. I think the most attractive features of the new iPhone are the new screen which offers a resolution that is 4 times as high as the current iPhone as well as the front and back facing camera (with flash) and the ability to record and edit HD video. Apple has definitely set the bar high with the announcement and release of this new hardware.

The release of the iPhone OS 4.0 firmware will be another feature that allows the iPhone to gain more market share, because the OS 4.0 will allow developers to do more. For some reason, Apple has stopped calling it the iPhone OS 4.0 and has now gone to a different naming scheme, calling it iOS 4.0. Either way, it is feature packed and will add a huge list of new features and capabilities to the new phone. I can’t wait to get mine!