28 April 2019

iPhone Unable to Activate Repaired

Since the latest iOS 12 released, I see a lot of iPhones that having this problem.

iPhone Unable to Activate

Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server cannot be reached. Try Connecting your iPhone into iTunes to activate it, or try again in a few minutes.

If this problem persists, contacts Apple Support.
It only happens on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and newer models. 

It is definitely a hardware problem if the solutions below you already tried.

But before we fix the hardware... 

  • Restore again in iTunes
  • USB cable activate with iTunes
  • Another internet or WiFi router
  • Another SIM with available Cellular Data
  • Another day (Might be server down, right?)

All methods tried and still not working? Frustrating huh? 

Are you getting this message on PC?
It actually means some information on your iPhone could not be obtained. That's the real reason, but not details enough.

But no worry! It can be repaired.

Why it's happening?

Because Apple added new rules into their activation server again.

"All encypted communication chipset must be verified."
Also means if one of them failed, then the server won't let you activate. 

I remember last time iOS 11, they added new rules in server to check WiFi and Bluetooth address match with Serial Number of the device. So that any modification on those would be banned and not allow to activate. Each device is using a unique address for the network component. I also believe it's a license issue too.

About how to fix this issue. I need to open up and inspect the logicboard's network chipsets. One of its malfunctions would be causing this problem. The problem will be gone if we fix the network issue.

Easy for me, but not every technician is qualified to do so. If you're interested to learn how and why, please take our full course of Advanced iPhone Logic-Board Repair. 

iPhone unable to activate repaired
Problem solved!

Photo might be fake, huh? How about a video instead?


15 April 2019

iPhone X upgrade memory storage 64 GB to 256 GB

Nowadays an iPhone with 64GB is not enough. Especially iPhone X.

But we don't have cheaper memory storage for iPhone X.
There are only two options available for X.

RM480 for 256GB
RM680 for 512GB.

Upgraded into 256GB
If you want to know the other iPhone upgrade price list.
Click this link for more info