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I arrived in Greece yesterday and suddenly this morning my phone turned off, then on again and now it says Activation Required. When I unlock it to try and do it, I get the message:

This device is no registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program.##br####br##If you are a member of the Program, please register your device in the @@url@@

It is registered with the developer program. Is there any way I can fix this remotely? I don't have my computer.


I updated my phone via the new non beta iTunes to the new iOS5 as far as I'm aware. I'm pretty sure it just said 5.0. That was a couple of days ago.

Also, I will be able to get to a computer with iTunes, but it won't be mine.

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closed as off topic by Loïc Wolff, Nathan Greenstein Oct 21 '11 at 14:20

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Looks like a duplicate of -> install iOS 5 via iTunes – patrix Oct 21 '11 at 8:16
To follow up on patrix, which version of the OS is installed? Is it an iOS beta? Or the latest version? – Loïc Wolff Oct 21 '11 at 8:19
I am actually the question asker, just managed to sign in. I should add that the first screen I get says 'restore completed' despite the fact I didn't do any restore! – SirYakalot Oct 21 '11 at 11:29
Welcome to Ask Different! Question about pre release software are off topic for this site. Please take a look at the FAQs for more info. Thanks. – Nathan Greenstein Oct 21 '11 at 14:20
It's not prerelease it's IOS5!!! Why did you close this you busy body! – Asher Einhorn Oct 22 '11 at 7:24

I assume you, as a developer, have iOS5 installed? Try recovering from iCloud?
That is if you have backed up your iPhone using iCloud before of course.

EDIT: Use a random computer to back-up your iPhone

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I have but I don't have an option to recover from iCloud. How do I do this? Hard reset? – Asher Einhorn Oct 21 '11 at 11:07
Just follow the movies instructions in the given link? – Michiel Oct 21 '11 at 11:11
The problem is not that it can't be restored. It's that it can't be activated. I'm the question asked btw. – SirYakalot Oct 21 '11 at 11:18
Also, what link? – SirYakalot Oct 21 '11 at 11:19
question asker* – SirYakalot Oct 21 '11 at 11:21

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