Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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How to activate iPhone 5 without sim card

hello guys i have iphone 5 with broken home button and sim issues like(searching) and i reset my mobile and now i am having problem activating my iphone coz it says server is temporarily unavailable . i think its because of sim so plz suggest me possible solutions thanks

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You can't technically do it without a sim. If you have the tools you can open it up and rest some metal pin against the actual sim reader and see if that works

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how to do that ? i have little bit of experience opening phone and replacing parts


If the phone can't identify a Sim card with a valid carrier it won't wctivate.

And if it's stuck on searching you probably have an issue with the baseband chip on the phone.

Check if imei displays from the information icon on the lock screen.


is baseband is repairable ???


Usually baseband chip issues are caused by bad solder joints / weak solder pads.

A experienced microsolderer can fix baseband issues for you.

The chips aren't replaceable if they are found to be faulty as they are paired / programmed with the main logic board components.


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