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    Arrow Customized iPhone 3G! No Jailbreak Required!
    It's been a while since I was active in the Development Community or IRC
    channels so some of you may not know me, others may remember me
    from a few IRC Channels I helped out in or projects I helped with.
    I fell I'll and only just recently have been regaining my health, so I'm back
    for the most part.

    Anyways I know you don't want to hear about my life and just want to know
    how to mod your 3G iPhone

    So "Make it Mine" as well as "Customize" Themes work on non Jailbroken iPhone
    3G's but there's a trick to get it all to work. And I need others to test this
    and report back with feedback as you really can't go with the results of just
    one person.

    Now I want to express that this could cause some loss of data, and you
    may be forced to restore your iPhone. So I take no responsibility for any
    loss of data or anything else that happens as a result of testing this method.


    REQUIRED:
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 1st Generation, Jailbroken with Customize or possibly Summerboard even.
    iTunes 7.7

    OPTIONAL: Make it Mine - Available via the Installer.app or Cydia Installer


    HOW TO:
    It's rather simple really.

    Just sync & backup everything from your 1st Generation iPhone thats been
    customized and then, take a iPhone 3G that has never been synced
    with your system and when prompted by iTunes choose Restore Backup.
    (If you have synced the iPhone 3G, just restore it and re-activate)

    The iPhone 3G should now have all of the information and themes
    that the 1st Generation had. If you changed your carrier name using MIM
    (Make it Mine) then that too should have changed.

    That's about it, I know it seems a little quick and dirty but I wanted to
    get the word out asap.

    Questions Please

    "Equips Flame Suit"

    P.S. I'll try to have a video up soon, since I know pics are worthless

    P.P.S Sorry I meant to post this in General >.<
    Last edited by viral_dna; 07-18-2008 at 04:57 PM. Reason: Meant to post this in General, sorry.

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    hmmm wonder if this could lead to an exploit or something. Since it appears that itunes is putting back certain files that we put on during a jailbreak...hmmmm

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    hmmmm..that doesnt sound right...i thought iTunes only backs up...contacts, music, calendar, videos...whatever tabs it has in iTunes...that's about it.

    Can someone confirm? i highly doubt that it would work...

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    The problem lies in that even if the themes were in fact backed up on the new phone... neither Summerboard or Customize has been ported to 2.0 yet so you would have no program to switch between backed up themes. Nice try though.

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    Not wot he said

    He's saying that if you back up a customized iphone then use the back up on a new 3G it will override certain files replaces images and things with that of the 1st gen phone that was customized.

    HE did NOT say that it will send programs like customize or MIM to your 3G
    Being an i can be a lot of pressure. you have to live right up to the small point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seann33uk View Post
    Not wot he said

    He's saying that if you back up a customized iphone then use the back up on a new 3G it will override certain files replaces images and things with that of the 1st gen phone that was customized.

    HE did NOT say that it will send programs like customize or MIM to your 3G
    Yes, exactly

    But it's true that the only way to change your lock screen/wallpaper etc,
    would be to restore again from a 1st Gen Backup.
    So make sure you like the theme

    And I was also thinking of using it for a possible exploit of some sorts.

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    Default i did this by mistake
    all i wanted was all of my contacts back from my 1st gen phone and to my suprise my carrier logo was restored to the custom one i had. so far that is the only thing that i have noticed. no theme changes to my springboard or sliders etc..

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    it worked..i restore mine and the MIM banner appeared.

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    yep some people on macrumors forums used caption crunch to change the time and carrier and it does work.. i think the other one didnt even need to restore and that whole process..

    i think this may lead to an exploit..

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    Yeah a few things remaind in my upgrade to 2.0, like I relpaced No Service with WTF???!!! and I still had Keyboard Options after the upgrade. Hoping that comes back when I restore the 3G i have on order.

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