Got a free broken iPhone 2G

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Jun 14, 2010
  1. Devil May Cry
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    Time to freak some havoc. Thing is, I've never spread my modding to a phone before. So, I was hoping you guys could help me out here. Here's what I know so far:

    - I'm almost positive it's a iPhone 2G with a capacity of 8 GB
    - The only thing wrong with it is a broken screen

    Here's what I want to be able to do:

    - Jailbreak it (and please tell me what doing this can provide and which method is best)
    - Use it solely as an iTouch (I have a cell phone already and don't want to switch to AT&T)(unless there IS a way to get Verizon working)
    - Get some free stuff while I'm at it (YAR!)
    - Develop for it (does a jailbroken iPhone help at all in the dev scene?)

    Lastly, I won't be able to use Wi-fi with the phone at all. Is there a way to do all of this online with my laptop?


    So yeah, you guys mind helping me out? Also, if you guys know where I can get decent priced replacement screen? Is the screen the same as the iTouch 2G?
     


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    If you have t-mobile, you could hijack the sim card from ur phone and use it on t-mobile, otherwise just jailbreak it, and use it as an ipod touch
     
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    Nope, Verizon. Already know I can't.

    @Urza

    I'll take your word for it. Run it after it's broken?
     
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    If it's an iPhone 2G, the back should be silver with a black bottom (unless it's painted). The screen is similar, but not identical, to the iPod touch.

    The best method to jailbreak is by far PwnageTool, but in your case the simplest would have to be blackra1n. (Downgrade to 3.1.2 for blackra1n.) Spirit won't work since you want the iPhone to be hacktivated.

    If you want to pirate most App Store apps, add *snip to Cydia.

    No need to worry about unlocks for the iPhone 2G; Apple won't update the 2G baseband any more (they haven't since 2.0, and 3.1.3 is the end of the line for 2G support). It'ss more hacked to the ground than PSP-1000. [​IMG]
     
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    PwnageTool it is. I like a challenge. From the videos I've seen, it's only the screen that's broken. How do I see all the firmware? The GUI isn't as good as the Sony or Nintendo ones. Also, if there is no more support for 2G, then can I not use apps or something later on? Or does haven a jailbroken phone fix that?
     
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    No. You run it after downloading the 3.1.3 firmware package; PwnageTool will modify that package (removing the baseband updater, activating root access, and adding specific packages). You will restore the modified package to your device.
     
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    Alright, is it version? If it is, it says 2.2 (5G77). Any way to do a hard reset on this? I'm tired of being called Karen.
     
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    You need to create the custom ipsw with pwnage tool first. Then if your on a mac press option and click on restore and click on the custom ipsw. Then just sit back and relax.
     
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    Everything will be wiped clean when you restore the new package.
     
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    I don't have a Mac, thought it was OS X only.
     
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    Well I use a pc with vmware workstation 7 so I guess I forgot

    Option key is equal to alt key
     
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    Okay, so if I use that, it will make an .ipsw I can use. Now, how do I apply this to my 2.2 iPhone?

    Also, I've been thinking. Would it better to sell this and get an iTouch? Is there any benefit to having an iPhone that doesn't call or text?
     
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    The iPhone has a camera, and the iPod Touch doesn't.
    Also, you get a built in mic, which is useful to have, because some apps need the mic.
     
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    The built-in speaker also has better sound quality than the one found on the iPod touch 2G/3G.

    But since 3.1.3 is the end of the line for the iPhone 2G, you may want to consider buying an iPod touch in September.
     
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    I've heard that repairing the screen for the iPhone 2G is pretty hard though. Would the finacial investment balance itself out? I wouldn't mind keeping the phone for the camera and mic. As for the new iTouch, I'm guessing I'd have to wait for a hack?
     
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    I don't think that repairing the iPhone would be worth it. The hardware is starting to show its age, and soon the software will be also. You'll probably be able to make good money selling it for spare parts, though.

    If you wish to jailbreak an iPod touch 4G, an tethered jailbreak will probably be available at the beginning. Unfortunately, I don't envision an untethered jailbreak for the iPod touch 4G any time near its launch (assuming the untethered jailbreak can even happen).
     
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    You could install Android on it
     
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    Should I just try an get an iTouch 3G then?
     
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    No, but you could try getting an iPod Touch 3rd Gen
     

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