Interesting Uses for iPhone 2G

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  1. visim91 macrumors 6502

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    I have an unused first generation iPhone laying around the house.
    What can I do with it?

    Input appreciated.
     
  2. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    It is still a smart phone, you can use it as any other phones, ipod touch, give it to some one who can use it, sell it on ebay/Craigslist.
     
  3. visim91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was actually interested in practical home uses.

    I've always heard there were apps to turn your iPhone into a universal remote control - or even an app that allows you to control your Mac from the couch, to play music or movies. Stuff like that.

    Anyone?
     
  4. dmusicman385 macrumors regular

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    Not sure if it's compatible, but i have the Griffin universal remote for my 4s. Amazing app, works great controls all my devices from my phone.
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Get back AT&T unlimited data :cool:
     
  6. visim91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I heard about that! When I get a new iPhone (currently using sheety flip phone) I am definitely going to look up that eBay listing.
     
  7. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    There's no need to buy anything from ebay.

    You just go to the store and activate the original iPhone, they'll put a $20 unlimited data plan on your plan. Then if and when you upgrade to a newer iPhone they will grandfather you in to the $30 unlimited plan.
     
  8. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    Since you use a flip phone, why not just use the iPhone 2g?
     
  9. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Almost. It actually needs to be done through iTunes.
     
  10. visim91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    finicky battery. it can standby for a solid 12-15 hours; however, when I am actually using it to make calls/text/listen to music it just dies on me within 3 hours.

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    Woah. How exactly would I do that?
     
  11. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    Plug it in to iTunes with a sim card inserted and follow the on-screen instructions.
     
  12. SweetLou122 macrumors regular

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    get a replacement battery kit. I replaced the battery in my 3g when it would die after an hour, now lasts like new. Makes a good alarm clock/music player
     
  13. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Ask ATT for a new sim card. I always recommend you have any current data plan removed from your line as well. Plug into iTunes, enter your info, and you are almost always ready to go in minutes. From there, remove sim card, cut the micro sim (or ask att for a new micro sim), pop it in your iPhone 4/4s, and you're good to go.
     
  14. dba415 macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering this myself. I have a 2G that has broken wifi, and grey lines on the screen due to dropping it.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    For those into experimenting, you can also put Android on it. (incoming vote downs lol)

    With broken wifi your practical uses for this thing are going to be extremely limited.
     
  16. DerekTS macrumors regular

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    Jailbreak it and have fun exploring Cydia and all the cool stuff.
     
  17. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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  18. Boogsephine macrumors 6502

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    This. You can also download the 'Remote' application and control your Mac computers or an Apple TV.

    I use my iPhone 4 and an old iPhone 3G (depends which room I'm in) for the Apple TV with the remote app.
     
  19. visim91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sweet deal.

    Thanks guys: I just got Cydia and will probably use that remote app, for the time being - once I get a new iPhone, I will then follow lordofthereef's procedure to get the unlimited data plan. Life's good.
     
  20. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Here is another idea..
    Do you have an apple tv?
    If not purchase and AV cable and load up your tv shows and movies so you can watch them on your TV! :)
     
  21. visim91 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I don't; but, I do watch all my movies on my old Mac over an Apple Cinema Display - which I can now control from the bed with my old iPhone - which is awesome!
    (student = dorm)
     
  22. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    I use mine as a dedicated Remote and Night clock
     

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