Activating iPhone to use as an iPod

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pmon914, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. pmon914 macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    Hope someone can help me with this. My wife's original 2G iPhone broke (home button button stopped working) so we gave it to my son to use as an iPod/iTouch. I had to do a hard reset so now iTunes wont let me resync without activating it. Hopefully, I am just missing the obvious, but what is the best way to get this back working for the kid.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    I am using my 2g the same way.... just jailbreak it and you will be good to go. It will pop up no sim but that goes away. Good luck.
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    If the home button does not work how will they use it? Maybe I am missing something.
  4. pmon914 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    If I jailbreak, will iTunes recognize it? Because right now unless I activate it, it doesnt recognize.

    Yes, the home button doesnt work, but when its being used for music 99% of the time, its not a big least to a 4 year old.
  5. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Hmmmm, I read but it didn't sink in.... With home button inop I'm not sure how you can get it in DFU mode to jailbreak. To answer your other question, yes, iTunes will recognize it.

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