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

    Dec 31, 2009

    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?

  2. FirePak macrumors regular

    May 5, 2006
    Mesa Arizona
    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


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Yes update thru iTunes then use blackrain to jb and activate it without a sim.

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