Iphone... wondering?? HELP!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by limestand1, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. limestand1 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    OKay so my friend has the 1st gen iphone. he just got the newest one that came out and said he will just give me the old one if i want it. its already unlocked and jailbroken. i am wanting to get the new one, but if the old one isnt that bad i might has well take a free one

    so my question is

    how great is the 1st gen iphone?
    can i still download all the apps?
    can it be updated, and if so once its updated does it have to get unlocked and everything again?!?!

    please help me out guys


    Also what are the main problems with this gen? if any!
  2. dread macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    the first gen is a great phone, its just slower with a slower data connection, no mms among other things. You can still download apps, but you will have to rejailbreak your phone if you update it.
  3. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    will i have to re unlock it also?? i have cincinnati bell not ATT.
    and if i update it will it be faster and have the MMS?
  4. dread macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    Yes you will have to unlock it as well. What software is the phone currently running. MMS does not work on the 2g iphone although there may be a hack to make it work, Im not sure though.
  5. limestand1 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    I am not sure? I think i am just going to get it and use it. see if i like it before going out and buying a bran new one. i was just going to see if i could update it to be like the newER one to save some $$$$$$$$
  6. nehunte macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2009
    Yes, there is a hack to make MMS work on a 2G iPhone. Also, the data speeds on the 2G iPhone are painfully slow IMO, so you might want to make sure you will be in areas where there is plenty of wifi. The processing speed is far behind the newest iPhones, so don't expect to play any of the new games and maybe even some of the new apps without some lagging.

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