Downgrade original iPhone to lowest OS possible (Nostalgia)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mgartner0622, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Hello
    I'm wondering if anyone can help me downgrade my original iPhone to one of the very early firmwares, say 1.1.4, or 1.0 even, for nostalgia purposes. It was originally purchased on launch day, and I would still like it to be unlocked. It is running the latest, 3.1.3.
    Is there any way this can be done?
    Thank you very much, and have a great day!
     
  2. Steven Jobson macrumors regular

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    For nostalgic purposes, I'm going to put a 1992 Honda engine in a 2011 Ferrari.
     
  3. wpotere Guest

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    In this case, nostalgia will get you a smart phone that can't run any of the current apps.
     
  4. Steven Jobson macrumors regular

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    Didn't 1.x not have an App Store?
     
  5. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    yeah the only option was to jailbreak at the time
     
  6. wpotere Guest

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    Yes, but the OS didn't have the same backend code that the new OS has. Many of todays apps simply will not run properly on it if even at all.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    I think the lowest version you can get to is 1.1.4. You'll have to use PwnageTool 1 to remove the baseband update.
     
  8. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The app store didn't come until 2.0 with the launch of the iPhone 3G. I believe web apps didn't come until 1.1.2. There wasn't even an iTunes store in 1.0 and you couldn't rearrange the home screen in any way.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Webapps came with 1.0, the iTunes store with 1.1, the rearranging of the homescreen and web icons with 1.1.3.
     
  10. wpotere Guest

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    You are right, my bad. However, it is still true on the apps not working. Most of them won't.
     
  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    Correct, Apple completely redid the frameworks and API's in the 1.X -> 2.X transition. Apps cannot work across this gap without being completely rewritten.
     
  12. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

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    I live in the present, prepared for the future.

    The past is over, something I celebrate.
     
  13. mgartner0622 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have my iPhone 4 for daily use, but just wanted this to play around with, and plus, I really liked the calculator in iOS 1
    I don't really need apps, because i'm not using the phone full time, just as an iPod and to browse the web in safari.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If you can find Pwnage Tool 1 and a copy of 1.1.4, then yes. Be sure to use BootNeuter to downgrade that baseband.
     
  15. wpotere Guest

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    I'm not sure you can even take an iPhone 4 down that far. Different chipsets were used since the first iPhone and you will likely find that the drivers won't be there for the new iPhone. You might be better off trying to port the old calculator app over if that is all you want.
     
  16. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Reread the OP's post #1, he states what model he has and never says iphone 4.
     
  17. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    I hear there are people out there that have first-release first-generation iPhones still sealed in the box that they bought as collectibles. Just imagine years from now powering up an iPhone for the first time with the original 1.0 firmware....
     
  18. wpotere, Jan 24, 2011
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    wpotere Guest

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    Read five posts above and he states he has an iPhone 4. I simply assumed that was the device in question, it was a simple mistake. Thank you Mr. Thread policeman... :rolleyes:
     
  19. labman macrumors 604

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    iPhone 4 can go as low as 4.0 since that was the 1st iOS offered for it. Of course you need your shsh blobs saved as well. I would suggest you get a 3G or lower to play with.
     
  20. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    ...only to find the battery bloated, leaked and destroyed the circuit board rendering the phone useless.
     
  21. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    He said he's got the ORIGINAL iPhone (1st Gen), the iPhone 4 is is daily usage phone. Even the post's title says Original iPhone. All he wants to do is downgrade the ORIGINAL iPhone to 1.x
     
  22. wpotere Guest

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    Yes, we get this...

    Yes, he can do it...

    No, Apps today will not work.

    There, all answered.
     
  23. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816

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    Short. Sweet. And to the point.
     
  24. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Ha, reminds me of a bottle of wine my grandparents had for years.

    It was a CHEAP bottle of wine from the early sixties. They proudly carted this thing around for 40 years just waiting for it to "age" enough to drink. 42 years later, we open that wine up only to find it had turned to vinegar long long ago.
     
  25. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    You are all torturing the OP!! Give him an answer to his question, poor man!

    Ams.

    (And no, I didn't answer his question either)
     

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