28 April 2019

iPhone Unable to Activate Repaired

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

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 model. 

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

  • 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 in PC?
It actually means some information on your iPhone could not be obtained. That's the real reason, but not details enough.

No worry! It can be repaired. Logic board problem for sure.

Because Apple added new rules into their activation server again.

"All encypted communication chipset must be verified."
Also means if one of it failed, then it 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.

Back to the topic, to fix this issue. I need to open up and inspect the logicboard's network chipsets. One of its malfunction would cause this problem. Repair it then problem gone.

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?