My 3G setup as new phone confusion HELP

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sweetbike40, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

    Sweetbike40

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    #1
    I have a 3G i was going to sell on ebay since i upgraded to the iP4. I went to restore the phone through iTunes to wipe out the info and it seemed to want to update the firmware to iOS4. Since i did not want it to do this in case someone wanted to jailbreak it, i decided to disconnect it from iTunes and restore it from the settings in the phone itself. When i power the phone on now, it's asking to plug it into iTunes to set up as a new phone.

    At this point i want to give the phone to a friend so they can use it as an iPod Touch...or maybe jailbreak and use on TMobile.

    When i plug this phone into iTunes what should i do in order to give this to someone to use this way?

    Thank you for any help.
     
  2. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

    TheBritishBloke

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    #2
    Find the appropriate firmware file online. Download it, then when you go to restore it, I believe you alt+click restore to choose your own firmware file.. This should let you restore to 4.0.1 or below.
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    #3
    You should choose set up as new phone.
    If you choose restore to backup, some of your stuff and jailbreak remnants will go back on phone.
     

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