One day and iOS 5 has been hacked already. Gizmodo reader and Apple lover Mert Erdir has discovered how to upgrade to iOS 5 without developer accounts, using a simple backdoor. Everyone can do it following these extremely simple instructions:
Say you've bought a legit copy of Windows 7, but you don't want to enter that activation code. A common situation! Well, there's a simple trick for extending that free limbo period for four months.
We just got a load of tips from readers that the iPhone 3.0 update is sending their iPhone 3Gs into an unrecoverable mode where the activation process won't complete.
Have you tried to activate your iPhone to no avail? Are you holding a $299 brick in your hand? Here's what you do. When activating your iPhone (or just upgrading to 2.0 software), if you get an error message on your phone, DO NOT UNPLUG IT. That will restart the entire process.
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many accounts now from varying Apple store and AT&T locations that employees are having problems while trying to activate phones through iTunes. From Atlanta, one camper reports:
The two things we previously heard about iPhone 3G activation on AT&T-mandatory in-store activation and a penalty if you don't activate within 30 days-seemed to contradict each other. Not anymore. Apple Insider has just heard through an internal memo that people can actually leave a retail store without activating…
We feel your pain. Hell, some of us took almost 48 hours for our iPhones to activate (it was actually our previous provider's fault, because they took their sweet time letting go of the number). AT&T's even put out a press release yesterday saying they've solved all problems on their end and everything should be fine.…
If you are, you're probably familiar with the image above. You've probably seen it about 100 times while pawing hungrily at your $650 paperweight while waiting for that activation email from iTunes/AT&T. It's not your fault, it's AT&T/T-Mobile/Sprint/Verizon's. Join the club. Post your grief in the comments and we'll…
With a simple registry tweak, you can take that 30-day activation deadline and shove it—possibly forever. According to Brian Livingston, publisher of Windows Secrets, the activation delay hack previously thought to work for 120 days can be reused "indefinitely," though it varies from copy to copy.
By replacing a few of Vista's system files and stopping the activation countdown timer, you can essentially have an activated Vista system without activating Vista.