Original 8G iphone upgrade

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  1. vitruvianMan macrumors newbie

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    I have the original 8g iphone running 1.1.4 thaat i have unlocked and jailbrocken. I am considering updating the os version and still would lilke to use service provider other then AT&T. Please help me with the following:

    1. What is the highest version of the OS that i can go to on the original iphone?
    2. What will i gain by upgrading to that version?
    3. If i upgrade, what tool do i use to unlock/jailbreak the iphone?
    4. Two years ago, when i got the phone, unlocking and jailbreaking were two separate processes, is it still the case or is it the same process now?
    5. Any additional advise/information i will need to make a decision?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    1) 3.1.3
    2) Copy and paste, uhm can't think of what else the iPhone 2g can do, no mms
    3)Jailbreakme.com will work, other things such as ultrasnow will work for unlocking I think
    4) All can be achieved using ultrasnow/redsnow, can't remember which
    5) Go for the update, you might lose some snappiness though.
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    1. 3.1.3
    2. going from 1.1.4, you'll get over 200 new features (its difficult to list specifics)
    3. redsn0w, spirit
    4. I'm not sure, maybe someone else can answer that
    5

    I feel like 1.1.4 was the last time the original iPhone ran efficient, with every major update (2.0. 3.0) it got slower and slower, but not unusable.
     
  4. DJUK macrumors member

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    1) 3.1.3 (OS 4 not supported)
    2) The new OS versions have been more secure to vulnerabilities and capable for better apps
    3) Jailbreakme, PwangeTool, or the Sn0ws
    4) Still the same
    5) None right now that I can think of
     
  5. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    5) If you jailbreak then you can get even more 3.1.3 features like MMS, video recording, etc.
     
  6. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong.
     
  7. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    The orginal iPhone uses an unlocking tool called bootneuter. You can update to 3.1.3 then use any of the jailbreaking methods listed. When you are in cydia search for boot neuter and install and run that. It will jailbreak your device for you.
     
  8. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    If he jailbroke he could download cycorder and that would do video recoding for him.
     
  9. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong.

    You can download video recording apps from Cydia. Read the post you're calling out first before looking dumb.
     
  10. shandyman Suspended

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    also wrong
     
  11. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    He said features from 3.1.3,
    But depends on how you read it.
    Also wasnt Cycorder just for the iPhone 3G??
     
  12. shandyman Suspended

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    yea but the video will be very poor quality on a 2G iPhone...
     
  13. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    I read the bit about jailbreaking more than the 3.1.3 thing.

    Just checked, cycorder works fine on my 2G.
     
  14. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously. Its jerky like hell.
     
  15. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    The video recording would be the same as as the 3G as both hardware is the same apart from battery and 3G radio in the 3G
     
  16. vitruvianMan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Original 8G iphone upgrade - followup

    Thank you all for your help!
    If i upgrade to 3.1.3 and unlock it, but not jailbreak, will i be able to use apps from Apple store?
     
  17. RonHC macrumors 6502a

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    depends, i believe so but some apps might become iOS 4 only later on
     
  18. shandyman Suspended

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    actually the 3G did take better photos than the 3G..... so there was something relating to the camera that was improved, therefore the video recording would be slightly better on the 3G than the 2G
     
  19. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can use most apps apart from the growing number of OS4 only apps. I don't think you can unlock the phone exclusively without jailbreaking too. They tend to come together as a package. May be wrong.
     
  20. 01jamcon macrumors 6502a

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    I disagree. The full screen photos from both a 2G and 3G look pretty much the same in terms of quality to me. The 3G I had didn't seem noticeably better at recording video with cycorder either, aka lousy too.
     

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