Can my iPhone 4 be used as a fancy iPod now?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by porcelana, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. porcelana macrumors newbie

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    I used to have AT&T service and was using my iPhone 4. I then decided the service was not worth it and cancelled after my contract expired. I removed the sim card and reset the iPhone because I originally planned on selling it on Ebay for a few bucks. Ironically my Zune (dont hate mac lovers lol) broke. I would now like to use my iphone4 as an alternative fancy ipod. however......its asking me to put a sim card in to activate it...and as I stated earlier - i threw that thing away :(. I dont want to use my old cell as a phone at all. I would like to just use it for music and take pictures on it. I tried looking up ways to do this -- but it seems complicated..like I would have to hack my own phone. Is there a sim card I could buy to just use my own phone this way?
     
  2. kppolich macrumors 6502

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    unlock it? use it on your new network and as a 'fancy ipod'
     
  3. PsstGreek macrumors 68040

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    You can either jailbreak it, which will activate it. Or just borrow a friends AT&T microsim and hook it up to iTunes to activate.
     
  4. deadlystriker macrumors regular

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    You can activate it with any AT&T micro sim card.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Of course if the phone is in good condition, you can probably sell it and use the proceeds to buy an iPod touch, and have money left over.
     
  6. wpotere Guest

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    Put the sim back in. If you cancelled the account the sim won't work anyway. Then you can simply plug it up and activate it to use as an iPod. I do this with my 3G currently and it works well. I just turned all the phone services off. No need to jailbreak at all.
     
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    If you really did throw the sim away, buy one off eBay. It doesn't have to be active.
     
  8. wpotere Guest

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    Oops, didn't see that. Good advice. :)
     
  9. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Not to worry. I had to read that part three times. It boggles my mind that the OP would chuck the inactive sim--especially since it wouldn't affect her/him.
     

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