iOS 9.3 13E237 Released To Fix Cannot Activate Error On All Older iPhones And iPads

As promised, Apple has just released updated iOS 9.3 build 13E237 for all older iPhone and iPad models affected by ‘Cannot Activate’ error problem.

The said activation issue was discovered late last week when many users with older iPhones and iPads, specifically iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air 1 and earlier, got activation issues when updating their devices to iOS 9.3


After acknowledging the problem, Apple released updated iOS 9.3 13E236 build for iPad 2 (Wi-Fi+GSM) model over the weekend with fix for this issue in place. Now it seems Apple has rolled out the fix for all the affected iPhones and iPads with the just released iOS 9.3 build 13E237. For iPad 2 (Wi-Fi+GSM) model though, build 13E236 remains the latest version.

Of course if you are already on iOS 9.3 with no activation issues whatsoever, you don’t need to do anything at this point. This update is only for those older iPhone and iPad models which are affected by the activation issue bug.

Those of you who couldn’t update to iOS 9.3 last week due to this bug can now do so by downloading the updated iOS 9.3 build from the links given below and then restoring to it in DFU mode using iTunes.


iOS 9.3 – Build 13E237:

Earlier today, another iOS 9.3 bug was discovered which randomly causes crashes when web links are tapped in Safari and other apps. Apple hasn’t issued any official statement on it as yet but whenever they do, we will update you guys on it. Stay tuned.

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