Okay, I'm really screwed. Please help!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iSkier, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. iSkier macrumors regular

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    Alright, I am a current AT&T customer, but im not eligible for an upgrade. I went by my local store and they said I would have to pay $400!!!! :eek: So, I don't want to pay that. My friend has an old iPhone, and I was wondering if I could borrow it for a day, take it to the att store, and activate it and be eligible for an upgrade to 3G. She would need to use it again, and she doesn't want the 3G
     
  2. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    yes you can do that. now how are you screwed?
     
  3. iSkier thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I guess i'm not screwed haha. So how would I go about doing this???
     
  4. showtime macrumors 6502

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    1. Have your friend back up his phone
    2. Restore the phone
    3. Connect to iTunes and activate the iphone with your info.
    4. When you're done return the phone to your friend so he can restore it.

    You should now be a "current iPhone user"
     
  5. iPhoneMan macrumors newbie

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    when you activate the 3g your friend's iphone will be dis-activated
     
  6. iSkier thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you guys so much!!!

    How should he back up his Iphone?
     
  7. iPhoneMan macrumors newbie

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    I really don't think you should do this your you will render your friend's iphone useless.
     
  8. iSkier thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. iPhoneMan macrumors newbie

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    First of all he needs to verify its his account, second of all when you buy a new 3g it cancels the original iphone contract
     
  10. iSkier thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. iPhoneMan macrumors newbie

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    It's not so much you "shouldn't do it" its more like its impossible to pull off. Is there someone else out there that can confirm what I am saying completely?
     
  12. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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