I just got an iPhone, now what?

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  1. ThE.MeSsEnGeR macrumors 6502a

    ThE.MeSsEnGeR

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    Hey all...

    so, today my cousin is going out of the country, and he gave me his iPhone! :D
    it's a 1st Gen iPhone (8GB)... I know it's kinda old... but, I do like the design! ;)
    well... he had it jailbroken (the 'installer' one, not 'cydia')... and it's still on 1.1.4
    I'm downloading 3.0 as I write... so what should I do?
    I want to unlock it but NOT jailbrake it... what I mean is I want to use it for any carrier, but I don't want the 'installer' / 'cydia' / etc, installed....
    what's my best solution?

    P.S. by updating to 3.0 will the Installer App be deleted? (thats what i want)

    Thanks!
     
  2. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    restore with itunes to 3.0 then use RedSn0w to unlock, when you do that only check the Unlock box.. the you will need 3.9 and 4. something bootloaders, you can find them on iclarify. search google and download those..its simple. yes everything will be deleted. salam alekom hehe
     
  3. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a Lot!! :D

    I'm doing that right now... I'll let you know bout the results!


    p.s. but if i don't install cydia it'll unlock anyway, right? coz i like iphone just as it is (with all the 280 apps downloaded from the appstore!)
     
  4. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Yes sir. the option to not install cydia is made like that should you ever need to use the warranty at an apple store.
     
  5. GlassBullet macrumors regular

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    Well first of all, is your cousin going to be getting the iphone back, or is it yours to keep? If you will be giving it back to him, don't upgrade to 3.0 until you ask him if it's alright
     
  6. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    I would say he gave it to him for keeps, he will probably buy a new one because he is going out of the country..
     
  7. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yep, he gave it for me to keep ;)

    btw, i just finished downloading and installing 3.0

    i'll start the redsn0w process after i get sure of one more thing... i know i might sound dumb but here it goes... should i have the SIM inserted while i do redsn0w?

    thanks for your immediate responses!!
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    The sim card can be in or out, it doesn't matter. Don't worry. :)
     
  9. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok! I just started... let's just wait and see... :)
     
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    I'm done! And I'm posting from iPhone! Thanks a lot for your help!! :D
     
  11. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Congrats, glad i worked out well. you can now sync all your apps from itunes if you have any..
     
  12. jmann macrumors 604

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    I'm happy it worked without a hitch. Usually people new to jailbreaking always run into a million problems. :p Huzzah!
     
  13. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Use it!:D
     
  15. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Any apps? Hehe.. I have about 280 Apps! It's because I use to own an iPod touch (1st gen) but it got stolen 7 months ago! But well... I got the iPhone and I'm extremely happy with it! And btw, I'm getting spoiled by that cousin of mine! Coz he just sent me a big Sound Dock w/ fm radio!!!
     
  16. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So, I downloaded today iPhone OS 3.1....
    is it safe to upgrade from OS 3.0?!?!
    remember I'm on a 1st Gen iPhone...
    do I do the same process I did to Unlock (not JB) OS 3.0??
    Thanks a lot!
     
  17. Lakerfan210 macrumors regular

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    I don't think there's a way to unlock or j/b yet. That's the reason I haven't upgraded to 3.1. Plus people having issues. I would just wait til the dev team figures it out.
     
  18. Lakerfan210 macrumors regular

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    [lMG]http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww359/carlos12806/1253018076.png?t=1253018255[lMG]
     
  19. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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  20. Lakerfan210 macrumors regular

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    Thanks unspoken demise. I did have that but when I went to preview it it didn't showed the picture. And the code was from my photobucket which I regularly get the pics from album, weird.
     
  21. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm F***ed Up!

    I'm f***ed up guyz!!!!!!! my cousin went all "know-it-all" and told me he could do it... i told him we should wait for the dev team (like ive heard from everyone).... he went and took my iphone w/o me noticing and thought he was going to make it work.....
    well, guess what he did?!?! he updated to 3.1 :eek::eek::eek: thinking that he'll be able to unlock it, AFTER he does that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
    What are my best options now?!?! please!!!

    ILL POST THE PICS FROM THE IPHONE ITSELF AND ITUNES AFTER MY COUSIN FINISHED W/ IT...... AND I'LL BE RIGHT BACK TO FINISH MY COUSIN!!!
     

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  22. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Speed is it?
     
  23. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    There are several threads in this forum that tell you how to downgrade back to 3.0. This is not possible to do if you have a 3GS, but I'm pretty sure it works with the 2G. Here is one link for example. Just do a search of browse through the iPhone Hacks forum and you'll see plenty of answers for you. Hopefully it's not too late and you haven't killed your cousin yet.
     
  24. ThE.MeSsEnGeR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot! ill check it out.... i hope it works!
     

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