My old iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Rob Holloway, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. Rob Holloway macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone

    I bought the original iPhone the week it was released several years ago. I completed the contract and 2 years later moved onto the 3GS. I gave the original iPhone to my son as an iPod Touch which he loves

    I now need to get my son a phone.

    Is it possible to activate my original out of contract iphone with a different carrier. I'm not paying $90 a month for a full contract with AT&T for him.

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  2. benflick macrumors 68020

    benflick

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    Absolutely! Download Redsn0w (Mac)(Windows). You will also need the BootLoader files: (BL 3.9) (BL 4.6)
    Follow all of the appropriate steps, and you're done. Make sure to select "Unlock" in Redsn0w so you can use your phone on any GSM carrier.
     
  3. redbotsoftware macrumors regular

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    If you unlock it you can use it with T-Mobile. They are the only other GSM carrier here (us). BTW, Why do you have to get the $90 plan? Why not just do a family share to your plan? which is $10 and $15 for data?
     
  4. Rob Holloway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this I'll check it out. I need a pay as you go plan with no contract.
    Rob
     
  5. Rob Holloway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I bought the 3GS and cancelled my contract because I could not get reception. My son will use my old original iPhone. I have no contract with AT&T to add him to. I currently use Straight Talk at $30 per month.

    Rob
     
  6. Rob Holloway thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Links broken

    Thanks anyway, but the links are broken

    Am I understanding it correct that if I jail break my old original out of contract iPhone I can use it on another carrier? I have no issues with warranties etc as they all expired a long time ago.

    Thanks
    Rob
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Those links work fine for me. Jailbreaking your phone will not make it usable on other carriers. You will need to unlock your phone. The instructions I gave you will do both.
     

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