2.1 on old iPhone (1st Gen) - in iPod mode - can't use!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dgdosen, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. dgdosen macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    #1
    Apple messed up!

    I have an old iPhone (1st gen) that I used as an iPod, as there's no Sim card in it anymore. I can't get V2.1 of the OS to work, as it needs to be activated - but I don't want to use it as a phone.

    How do I unlock it? C'mon Apple, this phone should be more than a brick to me.
     
  2. dgdosen thread starter macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    Actually - now I think I see what's FUBAR -

    I had the phone in airplane mode - it's STILL in airplane mode, but now I can't take it out of airplane mode because iTunes hasn't activated it, but I can't use the phone to take it out of Airplane mode, because the phone is locked until I can unlock it iTunes.

    Is anyone else in the same boat? How do I get out of this?
     
  3. Amt macrumors regular

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  4. Opie macrumors 6502a

    Opie

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    Well if you still have at&t you can take the sim card out and put it in iphone for just a little bit. Go through the process and set it up. After you upgrade it take the sim card out and you should be golden. I always would restore mine and when it asked me to restore from backup or set up as new iphone i would do neither and just eject it and take out the sim and it functions on wifi and as an ipod. It can be a hassle though.
     
  5. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    Try to dial the emergency number. (You can do this even with an unactivated iPhone) and that should kick it out of Airplane mode.
     
  6. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

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    Any number actually. I had this problem before, and when you dial a number it gives you the option of turninig off airplane mode.
     
  7. dgdosen thread starter macrumors 65816

    dgdosen

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    That worked!

    Thanks... Should have known that.
     

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