iPhone OS installation.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by edibg, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. edibg macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I bought this iPhone 3GS from China (it's cheaper) but apparently its not an iPhone.
    It has the same interface and the hardware but the OS is different (Some Chinese s***).

    Is there any way i can change the OS to the apple OS?

    Lots of the functions are missing such as Wi-Fi, and web browser, and YouTube.
    The software has a different iPod interface which is really crappy.
    The memory is, instead of 32gb which it says on the back, 2gb.

    Thanks
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Is this supposed to be a joke? I don't understand.
     
  3. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    No you can't. The hardware is never identical on those units either. They come as they are. In my opinion they aren't worth the money.
     
  4. edibg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there is no way i can change the OS?
    For some reason the are two hard drives on the phone. Can i install the OS on one of them or something?
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    ^^^^ No. You are SOL.



    Oh China, what will you think of next?


    No web browser.....*snicker*
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You bought a fake chinese knockoff and expect to turn it with software to an iphone?
    Thats not going to happen, the hardware components are not the same. The only thing that is the same is the shell of the phone and the box. Besides that its worthless.
     
  7. edibg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dude, this is a really crappy OS that makes no sense. Everything is messed up.
    iTunes can't recognize the iPhone.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats because its NOT an iphone.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    Well, iTunes doesn't recognize my toaster either.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol :D
    What about your blender?
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    Nope, not my blender either.

    But it does recognize my iMicrowave.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  13. edibg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well this was a waste of money.
    I bought this phone for the Wi-Fi and for the MP3 storage

    Out of the 32GB that it should have as it says on the back of the phone, it only has 2GB and there is no Wi-Fi. WTF

    I am never buying anything from dhgate again.
     
  14. Surely Guest

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    How much was it?
     
  15. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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    You should have learned a lesson. If it seems to good to be true, it is.
     
  16. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Well of course. It's a cheap Chinese knock off. You should have expected this.
     
  17. edibg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i should have known that $300 USD this was going to be a piece of crap
     
  18. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Well said. I had a friend try to tell me he bought a brand new 32GB 3GS iphone for $150.
    When I saw it while the iphone was turned off, the box, iphone, acesssories etc..everything looked just like the real thing. As soon as you turned it on you could tell by the UI it was a fake. A really good fake, thats for sure.
    Is this what you have op? http://www.dhgate.com/fast-shipping...black/p-ff8080812384964c012398b2954e65e9.html
     
  19. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

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    for $300 why didn't you just buy a normal iphone?
     
  20. Surely Guest

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    Or an iPod touch! You could have had your Wi-Fi and MP3 storage....... and an OS that works properly.....

    I never thought I'd actually type this ever..... but..... to you sir, I say: epic fail.
     
  21. edibg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cause i live in Canada and a 32GB iPhone cost around $500-600.
     
  22. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    $299 with contract.
     
  23. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not only in Canada, an out of contract 32GB 3GS is expensive no matter what country you live at. There is no other cheaper route besides signing a contract and getting the subsidy or buying a used one off ebay or CG.
     
  24. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You bought a HiPhone which is a cheap Chinese knock up of the iPhone. You will never be able to run iPhone OS on it.
     
  25. edibg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know where i can at least get some apps for this hiphone.
     

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