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

    Jan 11, 2009
    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


    Nov 21, 2008
    Everywhere and nowhere
    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

    Jan 11, 2009

    now restoring isnt a problem cuz its jailbroken is it?

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

    Mar 13, 2008
    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

    Jan 11, 2009
    thanks.... very helpful.
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2008
    No, your network card is a NIC. It *has* a MAC, but MAC != NIC. :D

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