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!

How to Fix Skype Multi-Tasking on Jailbroken iPhone

If you have recently jailbroken your iPhone/iPod/iPad with the newest and easiest jailbreak ever –, then you may have also encountered the problem with Skype not multi-tasking or not running in the background. There is a simple fix that involves updating your Mobile Substrate through Cydia. Simply do the following and Skype should start working for you again:

  1. Open Cydia
  2. Tap Manage
  3. Tap Upgrade – You’ll need to update all packages, Cydia, Mobile Substrate, etc.
  4. Once complete, it should prompt you to reboot your device. After reboot, Skype should work properly.

If you’d like to see more info about Mobile Substrate, you can look here: Cydia Mobile Substrate Package

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.

iOS4 Jailbreak Released – the Easiest Jailbreak Ever

Well, the newest iPhone firmware iOS4 has finally had a jailbreak released for it, and this jailbreak is being touted as the easiest jailbreak ever. Simply open Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod and go to – pull the slider across the screen and follow the instructions. Simple, right? It really can’t get much easier.

Jailbreaking/Unlocking iPhone 3G OS 3.0 – I Now See the Light

As long as I’ve had an iPhone, I had never really seen the need to jailbreak it. Recently, I purchased the new iPhone 3GS and I have very new iPhone 3G that I had just gotten for Christmas. I know that the iPhone 3G is now selling for $99, so I looked on eBay and found that Jailbroken/Unlocked iPhone 3G’s are selling for $200-$300, sometimes up to $350. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to make a little bit of extra cheddar, I quickly downloaded Quickpwn (on my Mac) and let the jailbreaking commence. The entire process was extremely simple, Quickpwn takes all of the guesswork our of jailbreaking/unlocking your iPhone.

I now have an unlocked iPhone 3G, and I will probably be unlocking my new iPhone 3GS very soon. Does anybody have any reason not to unlock/jailbreak the new iPhone 3GS (other than the fact that it voids the Apple warranty)?

I’d love to hear your opinion in the comments!