Will an iPhone without service be bricked by an update?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by filmguy15, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. filmguy15 macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2007

    I have a first generation iPhone, currently running 3.0. I would like to update it to 3.1.2 but I don't know if I should. My contract recently ended with AT&T, and I did not renew. Currently it just says "no service" where it usually has the bars. I don't believe in signing any new contract that I am not 100% sure I would be able to consistently pay, so I'm perfectly content with using it as an iPod Touch of sorts right now, and just using a tracphone/skype.

    Anyway, my question is, can I update this thing? Or will it try to activate it once it's done updating and see that I no longer have AT&T? Any help would be appreciated!
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Yes. Updates do not require you to have a contract with any cellular provider. You don’t even need to have a SIM card in to work

Share This Page