Will an iPhone connect to wifi for testing purposes?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mahatmabobby, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. mahatmabobby macrumors newbie

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    I am buying a cheap used iPhone for testing purposes while learning to create iOS apps. I do not want to activate it or pay $70/month just to be able to use it for testing while working on my app projects at home.
    (broke ass student already using a cheap flip phone)

    Do I need to activate it, or can it get internet access via my 802.11 wifi linksys wireless G ? trying to do this cheaply and creatively.

    thanks in advance
    (yes I am an apple newbie)
     
  2. hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    If it comes with a valid SIM, even an inactive one, then that will activate for you. If you can't come up with a SIM, then programs like redsn0w will hacktivate for you so you can use it as an ipod.
     
  3. mahatmabobby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will I be able to access the wifi and test my apps for class? it's probably never going to be used as an active phone or data device.

    thanks
     
  4. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Yes
     
  5. mahatmabobby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    awesome! thanks guys.
     
  6. labman macrumors 604

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  7. mahatmabobby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i assumed i needed an iphone to build and test an iphone app but it does look like the touch would work too. (like I said, I'm a newbie)

    i think I am just going to pay the apple store a visit.
     

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