"New" 3GS questions

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gsusser, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. gsusser macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2012
    jersey city
    I'm waiting for delivery of a "new" unlocked 3GS from eBay. It is for a friend in the Caribbean. Please be patient as I have a few dumb questions. I want to set up the phone as much as I can before going there next week to give it to him. My friend is more ignorant than me about technology and doesn't own a computer. I own a 4s so I am familiar with iPhones, at least enough to do what I wanna do.

    ** Will I be able to access settings without a sim?

    ** Will I be given the option to choose Spanish as the primary language? I know in the 4s that option is in settings.

    ** I use my computer to sync and update my 4s. Can I also use it with the new phone? I want to make sure it has the latest OS version. Is there anything special I need to know in this regard as I don't want to override any settings in iTunes for my 4s.

    Many thanks.
  2. anaqvi786 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2013
    At iOS planet
    You have to be able to activate it, and you will need to with a sim.

    Just sync it, and press "update iPhone". After iOS 6.1.3, the 3GS cannot be upgraded to a new OS.

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