How to convert old iPhone to ipod touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pavyaz19, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. pavyaz19 macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    Once I buy a 3G iphone, will it be possible for me to disable my old phone from at&t but still use it like an ipod touch?

    Will I still be able to use wi-fi?

    Will I be able to update the software?

    Will I be able to download apps from the appstore?

    Again, all of this after being deactivated from at&t one I have my 3G iPhone in hand.
  2. levitynyc macrumors 65816

    Aug 19, 2006
    Thats an interesting question and I would imagine many people would like to do that if they decide not to sell it.

    The short answer is no to all questions. You will probably need to hack it.
  3. sowza1 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2008
    Not sure

    Good question, but I would almost say yes to all except for the wi fi. You would be able to use is as if it was in airplane mode.

    Then again, who knows. We'll all know on July 11th.

    I hope they make some stuff easy for us early iphone owners.
  4. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    you will need to hack the phone - jailbreak, activate and probably unlock (as unlocking is now done together with activation)

    this lets you use ALL the features of iPhone, except anything that uses the cellular network, so wifi will work

    not as soon as it is released, but the hackers will work on software 2.0 and a hack will be released - there are already several for the beta versions

    probably, but time will tell
  5. pavyaz19 thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    I never "jailbreak'd" my phone so I don't fully understand the process... You have to jailbreak, then activate (does that mean through itunes?) then unlock it? (I assume unlocking it has something to do with jailbreak).

    Lastly, do I have to do this process before the 2.0 software is released? I'd much rather start messing with my old iphone once I am safely using the new 3G iPhone.
  6. dwboston macrumors newbie

    Sep 8, 2006
    Keep that sim card!!!!

    Apple has posted instructions on how to convert your old iPhone into an iPod Touch. Most important point --- hold on to that old sim card.


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