How can I run a iPhone 3GS as a iPod Touch?

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  1. Jakob95
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    I just got a iPhone 3GS. I think its on 4.2.1 but not really sure. It doesn't have any sim cards in it. And I want to run the phone as an iPod. When I turn it on it goes to the screen that says I need a Sim card. What should I do?

    EDIT: Its jailbroken with GreenPois0n.
     
  2. JinTrigger

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    Why not just sell it and get a touch
     
  3. metamaster

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    You need to hacktivate it. I knew it worked with the previous version of Greenpois0n, but for 4.2.1, I'm not sure if there currently is a method (maybe Redsn0w).
     
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    I want to try it out with Redsn0w I will post my results later. Thing is I don't know if this phone has the new baseband or the old one and since I can't check the serial code(can't go to settings) any way for me to find out?
     
  5. metamaster

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    iBoot-359.3 is old bootrom.
     
  6. Jakob95
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    Well I got it figured out myself how to do it. I flashed the iPads bootrom on it.
     
  7. spinal_cord

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    Why one earth would you want to remove the phone capability from an iPhone? especially when ipod touches are about £400 cheaper.
     
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    Wait so I removed the phone capability from the iPhone? I thought this would just let me go in and use it as an iPod Touch but if I put a sim card in it will work.
     
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    I have no idea, don't have one, it's just the way you worded the question.
     
  10. Jamstruth

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    He's basically unlocked it and completely voided any warranty left on the device. He "hacktivated" it so it would work without needing to have a SIM registered to it.
     
  11. metamaster

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    You can still use it as a phone. Actually, since you installed the iPad's baseband, you can unlock it, meaning you can use any carrier. But as Jamstruth said, installing the iPad's baseband will void your warranty, it is irreversible.
     
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    I got the iPhone second hand and it doesn't matter anyways. I tried out my friends T-Mobile sim-card today and it worked.