Moving from iPhone 2G to 3GS

TheBrazilianGuy

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 26, 2006
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Hi all,

I have an iPhone 2G and it has served me well so far.
Nevertheless, a friend wants to buy it and I have been
tempted to get the 3GS model (mostly due its performance and
tether capabilities). This seems to be the perfect time to move on.

I am not finding an old discussion regarding what to do in these
cases. I remember someone posted hints/discussions like
"I got quite a few apps and would like to keep them" or
"How to wipe it out for the new owner ?" . I appreciate if
someone has that link or else.

Thks a bunch !
 

fireshot91

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Jul 31, 2008
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Northern VA
Tethering from AT&T will not be out, until..it's out. AT&T doesn't have an estimate yet, and it will cost $30 on top of your $30 data plan. The 2G had a $20 data plan that included texts. The 3G/3GS has a $30 that does not include any text messages. (This is all for AT&T by the way).


Anyways, to give it to your friend, go into Settings, and hit the Erase all Content and Settings. That will completely wipe it. Make sure you take your SIM card out.

Your apps are tied to your computer/iTunes account. When you sync your new iPhone with it, the apps will transfer, provided it's the same iTunes account.
 

courtney.bella

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Mar 23, 2009
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texas
Hi all,

I have an iPhone 2G and it has served me well so far.
Nevertheless, a friend wants to buy it and I have been
tempted to get the 3GS model (mostly due its performance and
tether capabilities). This seems to be the perfect time to move on.

I am not finding an old discussion regarding what to do in these
cases. I remember someone posted hints/discussions like
"I got quite a few apps and would like to keep them" or
"How to wipe it out for the new owner ?" . I appreciate if
someone has that link or else.

Thks a bunch !

Wipe it: back it up in iTunes first, making sure you have a back-up of all your stuff for your new iPhone. Then, go to Settings>General>Reset>Erase all Content and Settings. This takes around...an hour? Maybe more, but then it's clear and free. Also, remove your SIM card.

Get your stuff back: Just plug your new iPhone into your computer. It'll ask if you want to restore it from a backup, or set up as new phone. Restore it from a backup.


Edit: Person ahead of me got to it first! :)
 

TheBrazilianGuy

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 26, 2006
149
0
awesome

Thanks a lot !!!
This is going to be much easier than I thought.

Regarding tethering, I am not in US these months
but in Brazil tethering is free (at least from one of
the major cellphone company). Free if you have a 3G
iPhone. If you have a 2G you are screwed since
there is no kind of support available here.

Time to upgrade my lifesaver...
 

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