Photos from original iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by AroundTheFur922, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. AroundTheFur922 macrumors member

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    Salutations! While recently going through boxes while moving, I found my original 2007 iPhone in it's box. After charging it up, I noticed there were over 700 pictures still on the camera roll, most of which hadn't been saved to an external drive yet. Upon plugging it into my MacBook, I was prompted to install an update (3.1 I believe it was). After installing it through iTunes, which took many hours, I came home to find the message "No SIM card installed" and cannot get past this screen. I searched Google for a solution but the majority of results were from 2010 or earlier and seemed to all require a restore of the phone (which in this case would erase all the photos and defeat the purpose). Any help or suggestions for retaining my pictures?
     
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  3. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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    Stop by an ATT store and pick up a SIM card to put in it.

    You might also be able to use a program like PhoneView to get to the photos if the program will recognize the phone when plugged in:
    http://www.ecamm.com/mac/phoneview/
     
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    Let us know how it goes :)
     
  6. MH01 macrumors G4

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    You just need a sim , you will be fine after that.
     
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    Finally had the chanv=ce to go and pick up a SIM for the old iPhone today. After going through a lengthy restore process, I was finally able to access the phone again. Problem now being, even though iTunes recognizes it, Aperture etc. still don't and thus I am still without a way to extract the 700+ photos from the phone onto an external drive. I tried using Phoneview as mentioned earlier but it only reveals contacts/text messages, not the photos. Any ideas?
     

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