I'm a bit confused yet...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Buschmaster, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

    Buschmaster

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    Okay, so I have an iPhone sitting here on my desk that I really want to be able to play around with. I want to be able to activate it, but I still am under contract from Verizon for a couple months. So in the mean time I'd like to be able to play around with the iPod features and show it off to my friends.

    I could use iUnlock, but I don't want to use T-Mobile or any phone service on it, will this still work? It seems like I'm reading both ways on here.

    Also, I don't want to do any permanent damage to my iPhone or risk not being able to use AT&T's service in a couple months.

    Somebody please reassure me!

    Edit: I'm on OSX
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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    You don't need to unlock your phone, you just need to activated. Luckily there's a hack that lets you do that without a contract with AT&T. iActivator should be able to do it for you. :)
     
  3. Buschmaster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Reading up on iActivator I see that it says:
    Note that this version does not work with iTunes 7.4.

    Anyone have a link to iTunes 7.3 for OS X? I can't find it!
     
  4. 4ndr3w macrumors regular

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    If your Macbook shipped with atleast iTunes 7, you could use your restore DVDs that came with it.
     
  5. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    Try iNdependence. Its supposedly the 'next generation of iActivator' and sys it works with iTunes 7.3 to 7.4.1.
     
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I can verify that it works fine with 7.4.1
     
  7. Buschmaster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    pdpfilms, which firmware update did you use?

    Right now I'm getting an 'error entering recovery mode' error.:(
     
  8. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    1.0.2. Try rebooting the phone, restarting INdependence, and re-jaiing and re-jailbreaking the phone. And any combination of the three. Eventually it should go through.
     
  9. Buschmaster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome! Got it to work that way with the firmware I already had!

    Thanks!
     
  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    As far as any damage, don't worry. You will do a clean install with will bring the iPhone back to what it was when you first took it out of the box.
     
  11. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    if you only have a few months on your contract you should be able to buy it out at a pro-rated price...
     

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