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[Tips and Tutorials] [FIX MI BUNNY] Fix Could not Activate SIM Card Problem

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09:09, Sep-06-2015 | From PC
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This post was edited by jenz1 at 16:37, Sep-06-2015

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Hi MIUIers! Fix Mi Bunny is back with another quick fix for you. This time we solve the COULD NOT ACTIVATE SIM CARD problem.

We've all been there. New phone. new SIM card. We open our phone and go through the motion of setting it up and turning on Mi Messaging and then when we get to the home screen, what do we see? Immediately we get the "Could not activate SIM card" notification. It's frustrating because it keeps notifying us without actually saying what its for or how to solve it right? Well, don't worry! Fix Mi Bunny is on the case:

So what is this error? The error is due to your SIM card trying to send a message to Xiaomi to verify your SIM card number and activate your Mi Messaging. This has nothing to do with your network connection. Since most of us use prepaid SIM and normally dont have enough balance to send SMS abroad, the SMS fails.

You have THREE (3) options to try to solve the problem:

1. The first and most obvious solution of course is to TOP-UP your balance (for prepaid subscribers) or activate international messaging/roaming on your device (for post-paid). This will allow your SIM to send the verification. (This is not advisable though as this will be charged to your account). It's best to do step 2 and 3

2. TURN-OFF Mi Messaging on your phone. This can be done by (while in Messaging) long press menu button to enter Message Settings (Figure 1) then toggle the Mi Message to OFF (Figure 2). Downside here is you won't be able to use Mi Messaging which is pretty useful for texting friends free of charge. (that is if their connected to the internet and use MIUI too.)


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3. Go to i.mi.com and login with your Mi ID/Account.
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You can also create your Mi ID here if you haven't yet. Just click on the "Create Mi Account" below the login page (Figure 4).
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The site will prompt you to verify your SIM number and will send you the activation/verification code to that same number. That way, you will not be charged for international SMS since Xiaomi will be the one sending you the SMS. NOT your SIM.

Note: You may sometimes received a jumbled message of numbers/letters from Xiaomi instead of the actual verification code. If this happens. Put your SIM card on another device (preferably an old, non-android phone) and try to send a verification code again.


There you go! Hope this fix your SIM card activation problem. Do you have other solution(s) for this problem, feel free to leave your comment at the Comments Section below.

This is Fix Mi Bunny, always Hop-py to help!


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07:50, Dec-02-2017 | From PC
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not work.
I passed another mobile operator
the problem started after that
still the same
this is so stupid
How can xiaomi not solve this?

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Please see.  Only for redmi note 4 user.  Ur issue will be resolved

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disabling notifications from Xiaomi Sim activation service (installed apps) fixed this:

http://c.mi.com/thread-126465-1-1.html

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im from nepal and i have redmi note 3 SD variant .Im also facing such problem. lots of mobile balance is consumed but not activated yet how to solve please tell me other idea...

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I got problem in balance inquire in my phone .it doesn't shows how much balance in my sim so can you plz send me the solution of this problem ..tell me the setting steps

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21:11, Feb-18-2019 | From PC
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Friends, this activation of the "simcard" in xiaomi, is enough for you to use the imessenger, and I do not know anyone who uses it, just disable the notification and that's it. It's annoying, it's over as long as they do not solve this server.

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it needs internet connection Wifi or data to activate, not the sms. you need to edit your no. in mi account and add your new no. as a phone identification or security

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abideau replied at 2019-2-15 23:13
Hi.....This "fix", doesnt work; I still can not activate my SIM Card.
What else do you recommend?


it needs internet connection WiFi or data, change your old no. in your mi account and add new no. select account security use your new no. as phone identification.

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Hello, I got this issue with my Mi Pad 4 plus - shared emails with xiaomi support for several weeks without any solution. They requested me to drop my issue here in the forum...
The main thing I want to achieve is to get my device unlocked so I can install the eu.rom for german language - but therefore I need to get my sim to be activated, or is there still another option?
Tried all mentioned options to solve the problem, tried different sim cards which all work in any other devices...
Any conclusions? Please help me!!
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23:13, Feb-15-2019 | From PC
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Hi.....This "fix", doesnt work; I still can not activate my SIM Card.
What else do you recommend?

Tks!!

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I increased my spend limit on my number. The SMS that is sent is charged and needs airtime. That's what worked for me

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I tried all too and it doesn't help. I got this problem after I changed a sim

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