iPhone WITHOUT the Phone?

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

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    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


    Jan 30, 2009
    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


    Sep 16, 2007
    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

    Feb 25, 2007
    Do I have to jailbreak it in order to use it?
  5. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    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


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    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


    Jun 20, 2005
    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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