What to do with an iPhone 2g 16gb?

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  1. ajumbaje macrumors 6502

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    My dad and I switched over to the iphone 3gs back in late june and the phone in the title has since then been restored.

    Im the one in charge of selling it. I have a couple of questions to address.

    1) Should I jailbreak it/unlock it before I sell it?
    2) Can I keep the factory settings but still be able to update it to 3.13?By that I mean will the buyer open the phone and 3.13 will already be on there? Or will it be fully restored to the point where it's no different than buying it back in July 07?
    3)What places have you found best to sell your old iphone? Ebay, etc?
    4) What would be the average price difference if i were to sell it locked vs unlocked?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You will get more money for it unlocked and JB.
    Update it to 3.1.3 and then use redsnow and JB and then unlock.
    You should be able to get some decent cash for it on CL or ebay.
     
  3. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I thought the 2g iPhone only came in 4GB and 8GB sizes, or am I wrong? Or maybe the OP means second generation phone, in which case that would be the 3g? It's all very confusing...
     
  4. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its a first model 16 gb. Not 3g
     
  5. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    What's CD?
     
  6. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, I hooked up the phone to my computer and it gives me these two options:

    Set up as a new iphone

    or restore from backup

    I know Im not gonna do the second option, but what does the first option exactly do?

    EDIT: I think Ive got it. I just had to click "check for updates" and it'll update the phone w/o syncing. Downloading and installing 3.1.3 now
     
  7. dickdaney macrumors regular

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    DO NOT UPDATE TO 3.1.3 keep 3.1.2, jailbreak, unlock, and sell.
     
  8. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    reason?
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Sorry I meant CL. Craigslist:)
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    It's a 2G iPhone. It doesn't really matter.
     
  11. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that's what I was finding out.

    I ended up using pwnage tool.

    This is a phone Im selling, Im on the part where it asks "Do you have an Iphone contract that would activate normally through iTunes?" I would presume not since this phone is deactivated
     
  12. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    no installer icon on the phone...doesn't look like it worked(pwnage tool)

    edit..WOW, I am stupid lol. I used the original firmware, not the updated one lol
     
  13. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    looks like I got it jailbroken, unlocked and everything?

    Is there a way to make sure it's unlocked before I sell it? Via cydia or something?
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Stick a tmobile sim in it.
    You installed bootneuter right?
     
  15. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do I found out if I did? I don't have a tmobile sim, but I know someone that does. Will it hurt to ask him to see if my unlock worked?
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Only takes a minute. Borrow a friends sim just to check it.
     
  17. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sounds good, will do. It shouldn't do anything to his sim card, correct?

    I remember the install going by perfectly and bootneuter was part of pwnagetool, so it all should be there. Is there a way to check on the phone to see if its on there before I use my friend's sim?
     
  18. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't really matter if it is an original iPhone...

    But in my experience, I couldn't get MMS working properly on 3.1.3... Probably just because the app that I was using hadn't been updated to work with 3.1.3 yet.
     
  19. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    How do you do that? I'm trying to go through iClarified tutorial but it says I need to download some Bootloader files that the link for is dead. Can I do it a different way?
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, you're good then.
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can install bootneuter thru cydia.
    What you see on the tutorial is for the jb.
     
  22. ajumbaje thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it worked! Showed tmobile up on the left. Just put it up on ebay!
     
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