Could the Iphone be modded to work on Verizon?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sledneck36, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Sledneck36 macrumors member

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    I know the Iphone is GMS and Verizon is CDMA.. I know nothing about the two technologize. Has anyone tried to modify an Iphone internally to make it work on Verizon? Would it even be possible? I bet that type of Iphone would bring BIG money on Ebay if someone was good enough to do it...
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think it would be like trying to make your microwave make toast. In other words, we are talking complete hardware redesign.
     
  3. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    1) Put the iPhone in WiFi mode only
    2) Use Skype or another WiFi-based calling app
    3) Get the MyFi from Verizon, plus service ($39.95/month). 4 hour battery life.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/mobilebroadband/?page=products_mifi


    Highly impractical... but you asked.
     
  4. Mr. Gates macrumors 68020

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    It can Barely send MMS to Verizon the two technologies are so incompatible :rolleyes:
     
  5. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a

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    Wait until Verizon comes out with 4G. Then, if the 4G is backwards compatible (which it probably won't be as it's Verizons first venture in this direction), it may work. It would also probably work when Verizon upgrades to 4G, and iPhone comes out with a new one with 4G support. Taking a 3G/Edge and GSM, and to modify one internally, forget it.... I don't think you'll ever find it.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Its akin to asking if an FM radio could be modded to receive AM.
     
  7. TSX macrumors 68030

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    I think there are microwaves that can do that.
     
  8. clutchn macrumors member

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA POST A LINK OF THAT !!!! I WANT IT LOL
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think you are thinking of combination microwave convection ovens. But those come from the factory that way. You can't buy a regular microwave and modify it to add the convection function.
     
  10. Sledneck36 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have seen some Crackberry models that are both CDMA and GSM. Anything is possible..
     
  11. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Some phones were completely designed through all the stages of development, from conception through implementation and final refinements, with the express intention of operating on both technologies within a single handset.

    The iPhone is not such a device.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Anything is NOT possible. The iPhone is not that kind of phone.
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Google "blackberry cdma gsm." You'll see that the cdma/gsm models are made by RIM. The crackberries you saw weren't modded by a hacker to run both, they came from the factory that way.
     
  14. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Haha, I was going to do something similar if I went to Sprint to get the HTC Hero. But the Sprint Hero hasn't been rooted yet, but I could Wifi tether it to my iPhone so I'd basically have two phones working on unlimited data. :D

    Someone should just tape a mifi to the back of an iPhone and try to ebay it as a CDMA/EVDO iPhone!!! :p
     

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