What to do with old iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Karatehero, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Karatehero macrumors member

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    I had an old 1G iphone that I recently upgraded to an iphone 3G. All good.

    So, now I got this old 1G iphone that just sits in my sound dock and runs pandora. I'm nervous to plug it into my mac again being as I'm afraid it will try and update the firmware on it - and in doing so will want to activate it and it will die.

    So, any suggestions on what to do with it? I wouldn't mind unlocking it and playing around with it. Can I unlock a turned off iphone? Can I use it like a touch? Can I move it to verizon?

    Thanks all - I can't see anyone asking about disconnected iphones anywhere!
     
  2. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    you can unlock it and put whatever sim you want into it. you can use it as an ipod touch. no you cant use it on the verizon network.
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    You could sell it. :)
     
  4. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

    Chris Rogers

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    Yeah, that would have been my first suggestion too
     
  5. pol0001 macrumors 6502

    pol0001

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    Gave my old iPhone 2G away as a gift on Xmas.
     
  6. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    keep it! it will be a collectors item 20, 30, 40 years from now. trust me.
     
  7. Karatehero thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks all for the help! I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Now I gots some ideas.

    Thanks! 40 years from now I'll sell it!
     
  8. BornToMac macrumors 6502a

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  9. shaunymac macrumors 6502

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    borntomac, how much are you willing to give for one?

    I think I'm up for renewal. I have a all black 2g iPhone.
     
  10. BornToMac macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest, minimal. I am waiting for the iPhone 2,1 to be released in June/July, but I ma anxious to start jailbreaking. My old lady has a first gen and I am toying around with the idea of buying her a 3g, taking her 1st gen, and then updating to 2,1 when it is released. PM me if you want to discuss further.
     
  11. UA412 macrumors member

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    I'll buy it. Email me at ua412@ymail.com with a price.
     

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