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11-05-2009, 09:35 AM #1Opinions, please...jailbreak or open case Iphone 2G
Looking for opinions here, I know there's plenty out there ...http://modmyi.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif
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 http://modmyi.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif.)
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!!
11-05-2009, 09:52 AM #2
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.
11-05-2009, 10:24 AM #3
Thanks Poseidon, I had no idea. Well, I guess that changes options 1 & 3.....
11-09-2009, 11:45 PM #4
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 $$$
11-23-2009, 02:45 PM #5
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!