So, new iP4, what do I do with my 3g?

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  1. mavrick1903 macrumors member

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    Title says it all. I've got an 8gig 3g sitting. what to do with it? any thoughts? I dont expect I'd get much to make it worth selling. Jailbreak just for kicks?
     
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  3. toolioiep macrumors member

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    Sold mine on Kijiji for $220 - took a lot of the sting out of the cost of the iP4.
     
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    For me it has become a family iPod touch for when the iPad is in use.
     
  7. Stein357 macrumors 6502

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    1. Jailbreak.
    2. Unlock.
    3. Sell it.
    4. Profit.
     
  8. The Destroyer macrumors member

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    Sell it. You could get $200 for it. I just sold my 32GB 3GS for $450.
     
  9. JustinSaneV2 macrumors 6502

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    This.
     
  10. MCRunning macrumors 6502

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    QFE
     
  11. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Sold mine on kijiji last week for 360$.

    Now if i could only get my hands on a i4...
     
  12. xela24678 macrumors regular

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    By doing this, it will increase the price of it at almost $200. So you could sell it for about $300-$400.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Either pick up the original iPhone to complete your collection (one in every form factor) or JP/unlock and eBay it for a profit.
     
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  15. Chris10304 macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 4 will be delivered in a few days and I want to take the good advice given above when I sell the 3G (jailbreak, unlock, etc...).

    I have a question of the timing and mechanics of doing it correctly... I have no technical expertise when it comes to this so bear with me.

    Is this how it would work in the order below?
    So, my new 4 arrives in the mail. I then backup my 3G so that when I plug in the new 4 to iTunes I can restore from the last backup and that will be good to go.

    After performing that last backup of the 3G do I then do the following in this order or am I missing something or have something out of order:
    - reset the 3G in settings > general> reset> Erase all content and settings so that all my personal info is off the phone
    - do the jailbreak and then the unlock on the 3G as per instructions
    - remove the old sim card from the 3G since it is now ready for sale
    - plug in the new iPhone 4 to iTunes and restore it from the backup I made
    - Sell the 3G as a jailbroken and unlocked phone?

    Thanks.
     
  16. JeffLebowski41 macrumors regular

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    I've been using mine as a beater ipod touch. ifitness for the gym and sleep cycle at night. ideal since I don't really care if it falls and gets dinged up.
     
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  18. Mike330R macrumors member

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    I'd like to sell my 8G 3G iPhone. It is currently JB but not unlocked.

    What is the best way of selling? Restore to original and re-jailbreak?
    How can I jailbreak if it does not have a working SIM card?
     
  19. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    eBay or craigslist?
     

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