Under iPhone activation process one should understand a process of device validation by Apple through iTunes using internet connection. When the iPhone comes as a new device or is newly restored, it usually has “Emergency Call Screen” or “Connect to iTunes” sign. Be careful not to mess this screen with Recovery Mode – activation screen has a battery indicator in the top right corner to indicate the difference). After the activation process is complete you will be brought to devices SpringBoard with all the functions available. The file which includes code responsible for activating process can be found lockdownd, a daemon that always runs on the background and monitors gadget’s activation status, FairPlay, CarrierDebug status as well as few other
It is really great to have a possibility to unlock iPhone using different exploits. Many of them are based on methods that involve baseband decrypting (NCK Unlock) or spoofing user SIM’s IMSI number (SAM unlock). Some of them are pretty hard to execute, some, like NCK unlock are right now applicable only to certain models of iPhones. Today I want to share analysis of activation exploits with you. This exploit is made to activate your locked iPhone. We will talk about WildcardTicket which is also called Activation ticket (record).