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Thread: Old Original iPhone (2G)
05-24-2011, 08:26 PM #1Old Original iPhone (2G)
Forgive me for posting but I've been searching for a while and couldn't find any information for what I wanna ask.
Can these phones still be used? I have mine since when I bought it back in 07. Almost new. Box and all.
Since its just sitting there, figured I'd try and use it if that's even possible.
Can it be jail broken/unlocked?
My wife has an unlocked 3G with Simple Mobile. Can I do that with this OLD phone?
You guys have been helpful to me in the past. Any help this time around would be greatly appreciated...
05-24-2011, 08:50 PM #2
Yes you can use it and jailbreak with jailbreakme.com and unlock with ultrasn0w
05-24-2011, 09:04 PM #3
Jailbreakme.com says "JailbreakMe works on the device itself! Visit this website on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to get started. " - so I'm gonna need wi-fi access since the phone is not currently connected.
Also, I've heard of ultrasn0w many times but never used it myself. How do I get started with it? Is there a link on here that I can use or site I need to go to? Will there be a specific version I'll have to use for my particular phone since its so old? (I'm sure there will be)
Thanks again for your help
05-24-2011, 09:11 PM #4
Once you jailbreak its a download in cydia install it and your all set
05-24-2011, 10:46 PM #5
05-25-2011, 10:36 AM #6
You could also use a pwned IPSW if you don't have Wifi access. That's what I had been doing.
05-25-2011, 04:50 PM #7
05-25-2011, 05:06 PM #8
Ok let me know
05-25-2011, 08:36 PM #9
However, you can find pre-pwned firmware, search Google for "iphone pwned ipsw 3.1.3". Approx 3rd result down when I tried it. I would post a direct link, but it appears that site is censored here. I noticed he has custom boot & restore logos on that firmware, which is part of the reason I roll my own as I prefer the stock logos. If you don't mind custom logos, that should work well for you.
When you restore in iTunes, you hold a key (Option key on the Mac) and click Restore and it'll bring up a file browser where you select the custom IPSW. I think you'll also need to put the phone into a pwned DFU mode, so you'll need a utility for that (I use PwnageTool for that too).
Jailbreakme.com is probably a lot more straight-forward if there's any way you can borrow a Wifi connection.
Last edited by GnatGoSplat; 05-25-2011 at 08:38 PM.