Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dannheisser, Jul 8, 2010.
Just bought a used 3G in nice condition. How do I use it just for wifi and as touch without a SIM?
!) activate with a sim of its original carrier. 2) Hacktivate with redsn0w or something else 3) after this, u just use it like an ipod touch
You only need to do one out of the two first steps. Activating with the original carrier is the same as hacktivating with redsn0w.
Basically what you need to do
Activate (either with sim or with redsn0w)
Then you're good to go
OK, clear instructions to use redsn0w for a newb? do you have to donwload a separate firmware??
First what FW is the phone on? If it's 3.1.3 get Redsn0w 0.9.4 and select the 3.1.2 FW. After that just follow the instructions in Redsn0w
OK next dumb question, how do I determine what firmware version I have?
you can also tell by plugging it into itunes.
mine doesnt go to settings, just says no sim card installed....
Then plug into iTunes. You still have to activate the phone.
You can even used unregistered SIMs if you want. I activated my iPhone with an older, unregistered SIM once when I was playing with iOS4 before it came out.
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