Original post by: barryyoung954 ,
This has worked for me. (At least I was able to activate, I still have "Searching..." problem) 1. Hard reset the iphone. (Home+Power buttons until apple sign appears.) 2. Switch off the iphone 3. Put the iphone into freezer for 1.5 hour. (Your sim card should be inside) 4. Wipe the moisture of iphone and wait half an hour 5. Wipe the moisture of iphone again and try.