iPhone WITHOUT the Phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blurb23, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I just bought an 8GB EDGE iPhone off of EBay.

    My question is this: is it possible to use the iPhone as basically a glorified iPod Touch, if you don't have a SIM card/phone subscription?

    I currently have a Verizon contract that doesn't run out until June, so until then, I intend to only use the iPhone as an iPod with a camera. Is that possible?
     
  2. Benguitar Guest

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    Yep. My retired iPhone with edge works fine, just no phone and no SMS. Camera, Calendar, etc works great! You just don't get anything that worked off of cellular service.

    Wi-Fi and whatnot all work great. :)
     
  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Yup, if you get it and its restored (meaning it'll want you to connect to iTunes) just jailbreak/activate it and you'll be good to go.
     
  4. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do I have to jailbreak it in order to use it?
     
  5. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    You'll need some way to activate it to start using it and the only way to do that without a SIM would be jailbreaking. Otherwise you'll get stranded on the Connect to iTunes screen I believe.
     
  6. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    yes it will work fine but you neeed to jailbreak it.

    I had mine like that for a few weeks intill i got tmobile.
     
  7. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    You can have an activated first gen iPhone running stock if you want. Here's how I do it. It involves jailbreaking it at first, but then you un-jailbreak it.

    1. Download firmware 2.2
    2. Restore to 2.2 in iTunes
    3. QuickPwn to jailbreak it.
    4. *Update* to 2.2.1 in iTunes
    5 All done.

    The update process will keep the activation, but will overwrite the jailbreak.
     

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