iPhone 3GS as iPod touch? Use without SIM?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by csnplt, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. csnplt macrumors 6502

    csnplt

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    I was looking forward to getting a new iPod touch today with a camera and microphone, but unfortunately that won't be happening now.

    Instead, I'm wondering if it's possible to get an iPhone 3GS, unlock it, fake activate it, and use it without a carrier, sort of like a much better iPod touch. I am with Verizon, so I'd have to activate it through UltraSnow or something and take the SIM out.

    Is all of this possible? And if it is, where could I get an iPhone 3GS without signing up with AT&T?

    Thanks
     
  2. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    You can buy one for the unsubsidized price, which could also get you a 64GB Touch and a Video Nano.
     
  3. jhero macrumors 6502

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    If after jailbreaking it, you update to 3.1, this will obviously urn-jailbreak it. However, will it still have its activation intact? In other words, you activate it only once right?
     
  4. siliconhybrid macrumors newbie

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    ebay or Craigslist or buy unsubsidized iphone from Apple.
     
  5. csnplt thread starter macrumors 6502

    csnplt

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    I don't know. You'll probably want to update with Pwnage tool though, so that you don't update the baseband. That baseband might be a requirement for using without a SIM (fake activating it).
     
  6. chris200x9 macrumors 6502a

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    if I understand fake activating correctly why couldn't you buy a subsidized one fake activate it then never sign up wit AT&T? Do they make you sign up right then and there when you buy it?
     
  7. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Yes. You are an AT&T customer before you walk out the door, hence the cheaper price.
     

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