How to activate iPhone 2G running original firmware (1.0)

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  1. braddick macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    #1
    I purchased a brand new iPhone 2g that has never been activated. I'd like to do so yet all I get is the iTunes activation screen without an ability to proceed.

    I'm sure somehow my current iTunes version is the wrong one.

    I have a SIM adaptor and am running my iPhone5 sim in this original iPhone, so that shouldn't be the issue.

    Has anyone had luck with what I am attempting to accomplish?
    I think it would be nostalgic to operate an iPhone just like we did back in August of 2007.

    (I have an older black MacBook without iTunes installed if that device would be helpful with this project.)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't ligitimately activate an iPhone 2G anymore. Apple/AT&T/O2 no longer have the activation servers for them running. You can only activate them via a hackitvate. Also, once you restore to something higher than 1.1.3, you can never go back to iOS 1.0. Because of this, I suggest keeping it at 1.0 to maintain its uniqueness.
     
  3. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

    osofast240sx

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    #3
    I will give u $200#
     
  4. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    Thanks.
    I wouldn't update to any later firmware, but honestly would love to have this one up and running as if it was launch day.

    I will look into hacktivate, but truly was hoping for something legit/authentic.
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    I don't think you can hacktivate iOS 1.0. You could try giving AT&T a call. They may activate it for you somehow.
     
  6. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    So, your saying you did the dumbest thing ever, by opening the box?! :0
     
  7. braddick thread starter macrumors 68040

    braddick

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    I hear you brother, but the box was opened, so no harm- no foul.
    I'm only into it for a couple of hundred bucks, so not worried.

    I've googled around and sadly, so far, I think everyone's correct in my inability to activate through a legitimate source/method.
     
  8. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

    aPple nErd

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    Oh ok I was like noooooooo

    Insert star wars quote here
     

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