Original iPhone Questions If I May - Firmware and Battery Mainly

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by F.Garvin, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. F.Garvin macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2008
    I have an original 8GB iPhone. I upgraded to 3.0 when it was first released and haven't done much since. I was wondering if the latest version is jailbreakable? I've not paid too much attention. I've been happy mostly with 3.0, but the free WiFi at my work is a pain in the but. It requires a login. On 1.0 and 2.0 it worked great, but ever since I upgraded to 3.0, it's terrible. It used to show three bars, but now only shows one. I have to login three times to get it work. Anyone think an upgrade will help?

    My battery is two plus years old and it's probably time for a upgrade. If I hardly use it, it need to charge the next day. I've seen some places on the internet that offer battery replacement. Anyone ever use them or have any opinions about their quality?

    Secondly, would I have to re-do my phone, all the apps and stuff, if I get the battery replaced? If so I may wait until the battery replaced as I don't want to have to do it twice.

    Lastly, is there anyway to get T-Mobile broadband on my phone at a reasonable price? I wouldn't really use it much so I'm not really willing to pay a lot for it, but was curious to know. Thanks for any help.
  2. con500 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
    You can download the latest 3.1.2 ipws firmware files then use shift/restore in itunes then select the ipws files you downloaded. To be honest theres not much difference in 3.1.2 from what u are running just now but some apps require the latest firmware to be installed. I dont know if it will improve your signal but it has worked fine for me ad my sis who has the original iphone.

    As for the battery. It is replaceable and there are online services for this but my recomm would be to ask around in some of your local mobile repair places as when i did this with my 1st iphone a small shop in glasgow replaced my battery for only £25 as opposed to upwards of £50 (online)

    i cant remember clearly but your apps n things should still be there after battery replacement since i dont think it has anything to do with the phones actual memory and therefor not require a restore...However i would do a restore just to start afresh ...treat it as a new iphone basically ;)

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