Buying used jailbroken iphone prev. used with windows, can i use with MAC

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by salikc9, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. salikc9 macrumors newbie

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    well...title says it all

    its a first generation jailbroken iphone used with windows
    can i use it with my mac?(sync with itunes/ical mainly)

    any thing i need to do or any precautions?

    n also is there anyhting i shud look for when buying this phone to make sure its not damaged other then the obvious charge, connectiviety, calling, touch?
     
  2. eyefoniac macrumors 6502

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    Well, a simple restore (via iTunes) should "revirginize" the phone allowing you to activate it with your ATT account.

    Yes, it will work with your Mac even though it was used with a windows, just plug it into your computer and do the restore and it will be synced with yours

    As far as other things to look for, all I know is to check the charge and for any physical damage to the phone.

    Otherwise, enjoy!
     
  3. salikc9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    now restoring isnt a problem cuz its jailbroken is it?

    wont restoring it update it or something possibly bricking?
     
  4. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    No, MAC is the Media Access Control device, which is your network card.
    You can sync your iPhone with your Mac, however.
     
  5. salikc9 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks.... very helpful.
     
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    No, your network card is a NIC. It *has* a MAC, but MAC != NIC. :D
     

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