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.