1st gen iPhone (v. 1.1.4), no SIM card - upgrade to get AppStore?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by aktor79, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. aktor79 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have been given a 1st gen iPhone (firmware 1.1.4) with no SIM card. I'd like to use it as an iPod Touch. Firmware 1.1.4 doesn't offer access to the AppStore, though, so obviously I would need to upgrade.

    However, according to this support note -- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406 -- I need the original SIM card to upgrade firmware, etc., on 1st-gen iPhones.

    My question is this: if I jailbreak the phone, will that allow me to upgrade the firmware via iTunes without a SIM card?

    Thanks
     
  2. FirePak macrumors regular

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    #2
    It should let you upgrade the firmware it just wont let you activate without a legit sim. Just run something like blackra1n to hacktivate and you should be all good.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes update thru iTunes then use blackrain to jb and activate it without a sim.
     

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