Iphone 3g 8GB be used as media device?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rocky08, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Rocky08 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I just got an iphone 4 and wanted to give my 3g 8GB to a friend, he doesnt want to use it as an actual phone, but as a media device, connect to internet, get apps, movies, music etc. I was wondering, can I Erase All Content and Settings, and he still be able to use it as a media device?
    Thanks
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Yes, but the iPhone still needs to have a SIM card in it (an inactive SIM card works fine).
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah he can use it as a touch even without a sim
     
  4. saving107 macrumors 603

    saving107

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    Using an iPhone without a wireless service plan
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406


    A SIM card (active or inactive) is required if you perform an "Erase All Content" "Restore" or "Upgrade", If you perform any of these 3 and their is no SIM card present, it will display this:

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    Once it detects the SIM card in the tray, you will get this and then be allowed to remove the SIM card:

    [​IMG]
     
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