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Thread: Opinions, please...jailbreak or open case Iphone 2G

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    Default Opinions, please...jailbreak or open case Iphone 2G
    Looking for opinions here, I know there's plenty out there ...

    I have an iPhone 2G running 3.1.2 OS and 04.05.04_G firmware. Last week the ringer mute switch broke and I can no longer hear the phone ring. Took it to Apple: "Sorry, ma'am, it's out of warranty, would you like to buy a new 3Gs?" My response: "No thanks Ms. Genius, too much $!"

    So here are my options:

    1) Jailbreak and install Auto Silent from Cydia ($2.99). If I F it up, buy new 3G for $99 plus 2 year contract with AT&T
    2) Buy new ringer mute switch on Ebay ($9.95), open case, try to install, and, if I F it up, bring to repair guy for $95.
    3) Bite the bullet, don't waste my time, and just buy a new 3G for $99 plus 2 year contract with AT&T
    4) Live without a phone ringer (despite missing tons of calls, it's made my life a little more peaceful

    By the way, I am NOT a computer person, just an average iPhone user, so steps 1 & 2 will involve a lot of time and risk for me!!

    Thank you for your opinion!!

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    FYI the iPhone 3G had a slower UI than the 2G phone and you'll go absolutely crazy and wanna throw it in the trash. 3GS or stick with the 2G somehow.

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    Thanks Poseidon, I had no idea. Well, I guess that changes options 1 & 3.....

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    rather open up the casing and pull down the button.. just google it around for diy tutorials... this mite help

    Installing iPhone 1st Generation Antenna Cover - iFixit

    and pull down the switch.. tho it wont go into silent but will surely save a lot of $$$

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    OK, I just jailbroke the phone with Blackrain, installed Cydia (kinda buggy, needed to do it 3 times but finally got it), and installed Auto Silent by iPhone Packers. For $2.99 my phone is ringing again !!!! D

    The only downside is that my downloaded custom ringtones don't work anymore, but heck, there's more to life than ringtones. Thank you, iPhone Packers!

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