Selling iPhone on iOS4 to Windows user.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by WeegieMac, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. WeegieMac Guest

    WeegieMac

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    Ok, I sold my iPhone 3G to my best mate, he's offered me £200 for it which is superb.

    The only thing is that he uses a PC, while I'm on a Mac.

    If I restore the iPhone to iOS4 and leave it blank (ie: don't set it up as a new phone or restore a back up), can he plug the iPhone into his PC and use it as normal?

    From my own limited understanding, iOS 4 won't sync over the Folders he creates on the phone because iTunes 9.2 isn't out on the PC yet.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Correct, the Windoze version of iTunes 9.2 has yet to be released.
     
  3. WeegieMac thread starter Guest

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    Cheers mate.

    So you'd advise selling it to him with 3.1.3 installed?

    I will use iOS 4 to demo the new features he will get "soon" ... and then restore to 3.1.3 to let him take it home. :D
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Sorry, I'm not suggesting anything.

    I will wait until my 4th generation iPhone is in my hand, jailbroken and unlocked and I am happy with it, before I sell my 3GS. That's what I have always done when I upgrade iPhones.
     
  5. WeegieMac thread starter Guest

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    Fair enough.

    My iPhone 3G was bought on Pay As You Go, it's mine ... and waiting a few weeks for iPhone 4 is not an issue. I won't be touching my iPhone 4 with any jailbreak software, everything it does out the box is more than what I look for from a jailbreak (home-screen wallpaper and a new dock ... I don't ask for much except Winterboard).

    Obviously, looking at things in terms of compatibility, it would make sense to restore the iPhone to 3.1.3 (it's currently on non-jailbroken iOS 4 for the 3G).

    I've since read that iTunes in it's current Windows form will not even sync with the iPhone using iOS 4, so it's best to restore to 3.1.3 for him so he gets full use of the iPhone 3G.
     
  6. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Why not get it unlocked while you can ?

    Factory unlocked phones bring more money at sale time.
     
  7. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    I agree, if you're on O2, get them to "factory-unlock" it via their website, then it's unlocked forever, whatever else happens.
     

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