How to register a 1st gen iPhone to iTunes without activating it?

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to find a way to register a 1st gen iPhone to iTunes without activating it.... I bought the phone for a backup phone but I can't do anything with it unless it's registered and activated first... I'm useing a iPhone 4 so I can't switch the sim to register it.... I bought it off of eBay and want to make sure it works ok...does anyone have any idea's ?
     
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    Crystal-RX

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    Any AT&T sim card will do the trick even an inactive/canceled one.
     
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    Follow this to JB and hactivate your 2G iphone.
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=7436
    If you try to activate it officially thru itunes it will ask for a valid AT&T sim and make you pick your minutes, text and data plan etc...
    Its not as simple as the 3G, 3GS and iphone 4 where it just activates it and lets you into the homescreen even with old sims.
     
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    Crystal-RX

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    Hey Applejuiced, I believed I did try the inactive sim on 2g few months ago and it worked. Is there different process between old phone vs new/never activate 2g phone?:rolleyes:
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yes, with the 2G the process is a little different and more complicated.
    It wants you to activate the line and pick your plan and data all thru itunes before it lets the phone activate.
    Give it a shot anyway with an old inactive sim but not sure if it will work.
    With all other iphones it does no probs though.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what firmware this phone has... Does that matter? It's won't let me past the iTunes screen..
     
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    Applejuiced

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    You can restore it thru itunes to the latest 3.1.3 and use the guide I gave you above to do the rest.
     
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    Crystal-RX

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    The latest firmware for 2g is 3.1.3. Why don't you restore/update to the latest firmware (3.1.3) then follow Applejuiced's instruction to jailbreak/activate it.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't give me the option to update.... It sends me straight to activate soon as I plug it in.....it won't let me do anything else... Lol..
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah... No restore option or nothing... It's crazy....
     
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    Ok... I will try it that way... I will let you guys know.... Thanks for the help
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does anyone have the link to the redsnow 3.1.3 jailbreak? I got the phone restored but I can't find the JB ....
     
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    Applejuiced

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    I gave you the link above.
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