The Apple iPhone 5c was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

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stuck in activation screen. Sim says searching with/without a sim car

I've tried recovery mode, dfu mode. But after the reset it still says searching. The clock was wrong so I put the correct time on it by going to iTunes and setting the time on my computer. But that was also not the solution.

I'm stuck in activation screen so I can't reset network settings.

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Have you tried connecting it to wifi?

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Yep, multiple. I even tried calling 911. It says call failed as soon as I hit dial. (That's with a sim card).

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Could this be hardware?

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Try disconnecting then reconnecting the battery

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You don't have to remove the display assembly, you can just lift it up and then disconnect/reconnect the battery

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Does the device have an IMEI? If you press the "i" at the activation screen, do you see the imei of the device there? If not, you have a baseband issue. If so, try activating via the computer, as this could be a time bug (fairly common)

If the device does have an IMEI, and the time is correct, but you get the "sim card is required for activation" message, the issue is in relation to the sim reader or something on the board connected to the sim reader. You can find a link on my profile to locate someone close to you to diagnose/repair the device on a board level

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The IMEI number does not appear. How would I fix this. I've tried activating through the computor. So it is a baseband issue?

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Definitely a baseband issue (sorry, reclaimed my old account so still the same guy here)

You will have to send it to someone for board level diagnosis. There's a link on my profile for a website that should help you locate someone trusted closest to you

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