The Apple iPhone 5s 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 / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Activation problem iPhone 5s

I keep trying to activate iPhone did everything from hard reset to plug into iTunes over and over... The iPhone take you through all the activation steps to set up to the welcome to iPhone. I press get started and iPhone then goes inside the iPhone for like one second then black out goes back to Hello screen and then Activation Required pops on screen.. On iTunes it says iPhone can't be activated try again later.. Has anyone ever incountered this problem before?? Someone please help...

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Does It Have A Sim Card In It?

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try activating through iTunes if there is a baseband firmware issue then iTunes should recognize this in the restore process. the cpu sn. modem sn baseband memory or nand sn can cause activation issues

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you can also download 3utools this will show you in the main window the capacity of memory, base-band firmware and iemi this tool also enables you to reflash but be aware the flash process could brick your phone but will identify the cause

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Yes it has a SIM card and I've tried everything over and over in an attempt at activating the phone don't know what's going on???

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Can you find the way to solve the problem so far? The problem occurred to me today. I tried everything and already read lots for forum about this but still can’t figure out how to fix it ..

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I'm surprised nobody ask this but do you actually see an IMEI number displayed when you tap on the blue circle i icon on the setup lock screen?

Sounds like the baseband chip needs to either be replaced or reballed.

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Yes, in my case the IMEI no. did show up.

I firstly thought it was a software problem. I don’t have time to actually take it back to the store yet but seemed that I have to do so if it is a problem with hardware.

Thanks for pointing out anyway.

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Take out any sim card in it. Connect it thru Itunes or 3 u tool and just flash it.

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What is your iOS version. I heard of that if iPhone 5s on iOS 11+, it could not be activate. You can aslo try to activate your iPhone with 3uTools.

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