Install iPod 3G touch firmware on iPhone 3GS

Slappa

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Jun 13, 2012
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Hey guys,

My boss wants me to put iPod touch firmware on his old iPhone 3GS for the purpose of giving it to his 5 year old son. He doesn't want his son to know it used to be an iPhone (he will be getting a case too etc).

I couldn't find much on the web on this topic because people usually install iPhone firmware on iPod touch and not vice versa.

I have a 3G iPod touch firmware iOS 5.1.1 ready to go with redsnow but I am weary of bricking the phone. Will I be fine to go ahead and do so?

Thanks in advance
 

TriJetHero

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Oct 13, 2010
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Probally won't even get it on, and if you do get it on probally bricked.

A 5 year-old will catch on rather quickly that is used to be a phone anyway, sim-tray and all.
 

Applejuiced

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Apr 16, 2008
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That's not possible.
You cannot install ipod touch or another idevices firmware that's not compatible with that model and version.
All he has to do is take out the sim and it becomes an ipod touch, Im sure his 5 year old kid wont mind.
 

ZCherub

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Jul 7, 2010
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Hey guys,

My boss wants me to put iPod touch firmware on his old iPhone 3GS for the purpose of giving it to his 5 year old son. He doesn't want his son to know it used to be an iPhone (he will be getting a case too etc).

I couldn't find much on the web on this topic because people usually install iPhone firmware on iPod touch and not vice versa.

I have a 3G iPod touch firmware iOS 5.1.1 ready to go with redsnow but I am weary of bricking the phone. Will I be fine to go ahead and do so?

Thanks in advance
Can't do it - besides, the speaker on front of the handset is a dead giveaway that it's a phone.

Side point - why does a grown man need to hide anything from his 5 year old kid? "Hi son, this used to be a phone - now it can't make calls. Don't like it? Then you don't get anything at all."
 

Applejuiced

macrumors Westmere
Apr 16, 2008
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At the iPhone hacks section.
Why does a grown man need to hide anything from his 5 year old kid? "Hi son, this used to be a phone - now it can't make calls. Don't like it? Then you don't get anything at all."
Bam, exactly:D
My 5 year old loves playing with my iphone. That would be the day if he told me that he dont want it cause its a phone instead of an ipod touch:D
 
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