Things to do with your old 3GS

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  1. roccobladr macrumors 6502

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    So you visciosly caught in the cycle of S upgrades. You recently upgraded from your 3GS and got the new iPhone 4S. Your 3GS runs great with iOS5, but is no match for your new 4S. Do you leave it sit on your desk and rot? What else can you do with it?

    Post your ideas of new and original things to do with your 3GS!

    (besides selling it)
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I put an activated iPad SIM in mine and put it in to my Ranger. Its connected to the OBD2 port for power and info. Runs Find My iPhone in the event I need it. Holds all of my music and syncs with iTunes when its in the driveway over WiFi. Still pretty good.
     
  3. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Gift it. Or use it as an electric shaver. Either one would work.
     
  4. Frenchjay macrumors 68000

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    Mine broke after two weeks. I got half my beard in the 30 pin connector port and was unable to sync.











    :p
     
  5. wadek macrumors newbie

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    I've got a HDMI splitter sending Tivo and Sony BluRay to the bedroom. There are apps for both to control them over wi-fi, so I'm using it as a remote control.
     
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  7. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    My sister's upgrading from a 3G to a 4S. I will be taking her 3G. What I'm going to do is upgrade it to 4.2.1, jailbreak and unlock it so I can use it when I travel overseas. In case it gets lost or stolen, I wouldn't lose much. :)
     
  8. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    iOS4 on a 3G is like running OSX on the Apple II, you'll regret the decision with how slow everything is.
     
  9. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Let's see! Her 3G has all of the SHSH blobs saved since 3.x.x! I can always downgrade and jailbreak/unlock.
     
  10. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Put it up on the Marketplace here on MR (failure).
    Sell it on eBay Instant Sale (currently valued at $163).
     
  11. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    load some tv shows and get a 30 pin to composite/hdmi and use it as an apple tv.
     
  12. jackrv macrumors 6502

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    The curved back of the 3GS makes it perfect for skipping in a lake. Seriously though, I plan to jailbreak my 3GS and see what I can get it to do.
     
  13. Gleemen macrumors regular

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  14. xian67 macrumors regular

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    Sell it to Gazelle. I got 121 for mine. They sent me a box and a slip to ship it for free.
     
  15. BiscuitsNGravy macrumors member

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    Mine is still hanging out.

    Thought about giving it to a family member.
     
  16. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    Still have one laying around as well. Good to have as a backup, but likely will never get use.
     
  17. tk0084 macrumors newbie

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    This. It have a $138 offer. Hoping it holds or I may have a 3GS too lol.
     
  18. det2004 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know that I would sell one for that cheap since it's not like it's bringing in a lot of money for you, and you may have a need for it at some point in the future.
     
  19. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Jailbreak and install MinivMac, get a wireless keyboard and play lode runner, a portable MacPlus.
     
  20. Millionin20s macrumors regular

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    Most expensive hockey puck ever? It's gotta be aerodynamic enough ...
     
  21. roccobladr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i wonder how much i could get for mine with a scratched up back with small cracks lol
     
  22. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    My iPhone 4 with a malfunctioning display was valued at $89 by those guys. Unfortunately not the $250 I was going to get from Verizon when the thing actually worked, but if I actually get the gift card it will be the best of a bad situation.
     
  23. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    my 3GS has a bunch of problems and i doubt I'll get much for it, so I think i may just keep it.
     
  24. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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  25. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    The Verizon trade in program shows $150 for the iPhone 4 16Gb fully working, are you sure they were offering you $250? Maybe they changed it now with the new one out.
     

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