I was given a iphone 4s from a relative as a gift. I already have a nice android and thought it would be cool to just use the iphone as a ipod instead of just selling the gift and risk offending them. It came factory reset and stays on a activation screen awaiting a sim card. I can not figure out how to get past this screen and just use it as a device which is fairly easy to do with any android phone. Do I need to "unlock" or "jailbreak" the phone to bypass the sim card need or do I need to buy a sim card just to use it as a ipod with no carrier or phone functionality? Please help and recommend any useful software.
posted by isopropyl
on Nov 5, 2013 -
I am interested in being alerted if and when jailbreaks to iOS 6.1.3/4 and iOS 7 are released, but I have no interest in the daily news about jailbreaks on the legitimate sites like iphonehacks.com or developers' twitter accounts. Is there an RSS feed or email service that will alert me if and only if a legitimate jailbreak is released? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars
on Oct 4, 2013 -
I recently lost the jailbreak on my iPhone and with that I lost LockInfo. Is there a replacement/workaround? [more inside]
posted by aeighty
on May 10, 2013 -
I'm heading to Bangkok in ten days for about two weeks. I looked into using my iPhone 5 overseas and the answers from ATT made me think twice about it. So for 100 bucks I bought a used Iphone 3GS. I figure I'd just buy a sim card there and I'd be all set. But then I thought I should check. Do I need to unlock it? or jailbreak it? Is there anything specific to Thailand and Iphones I need to know? What's the process here?
posted by rileyray3000
on Feb 13, 2013 -
I just jailbreaked (jailbroke?) my iPod Touch. What are the must-have apps, modifications, etc that I should get for it? I'm running iOS 6. I'm particularly interested in good Notification Center widgets, since that seems to be the biggest thing that can't be done through the regular App Store. Recommendations for good themes would be swell too. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Feb 5, 2013 -
I would like to give an old Iphone to my Dad for a gift. How do I get it off AT&T and set it up on an inexpensive network/data plan? The Iphones (a 3G & a 3GS) are just sitting in a drawer. What are the basics of accomplishing this. I'm not a tech whiz but I can handle the basics. Do I have to jailbreak it, unlock it, get a new sim card for it and/or reset etc.? What is the best (most economical) compatible network to join? He lives around Buffalo, NY, if that matters. I've trying searching this down online but the options are unlimited. Any help from experienced readers in narrowing this down would be appreciated.Thank you.
posted by mbx
on Dec 21, 2012 -
I have an iPhone 3GS, Version 5.0.1, Modem Firmware 06.16.05. Every unlocking method I've looked at states that if the 3rd, 4th and 5th digits of the serial number are greater than 135, unlocking could brick the phone. The digits on mine are 927. Is there any safe way for me to jailbreak and unlock my phone?
posted by amandi
on Nov 14, 2012 -
Please help me design a method for using an old iPhone to make and receive calls on my current AT&T wireless number by WiFi, preferably for free. Ideally, I would like to have this old iPhone (without service), sitting on my desk, ringing when calls come into my current AT&T number, and when I make outgoing calls via Wifi, the caller ID shows my current number. The reason is primarily that AT&T coverage is horrible inside my house, so the ability to do this by wifi at home would be great. But I hate the confusion created when you make outgoing calls and the number is different. I can think of very convoluted ways to do it, so I'm asking you smarties if you have a better way.
posted by DesmondDoomsday
on Jul 23, 2012 -
I have an AT&T iphone that I'd like to use on an upcoming trip to Asia. What do I need to do? Is it as simple as a jailbreak and a new SIM card?
posted by New Old User
on Jul 19, 2012 -
Having trouble making sense of unlocked GSM phones, SIM cards, and unlocking/jailbreaking US phones for travel to Iceland. Please help. [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie
on Jul 17, 2012 -
To jailbreak it not- worth it?
I have a 4s, and it's been a couple of years since I've jailbroken an iPhone. What are the drawbacks/Bennifits these days? I know this has been asked before, but these things change quickly, and I think it's worth asking again.
posted by letstrythis
on Mar 27, 2012 -
Sorry to ask this but I can't figure out the "legit" sources of info and software to jailbreak my iphone 4s.
Please help! [more inside]
posted by Ponderance
on Nov 25, 2011 -
What's the best way to unlock & jailbreak an Iphone 3G (v.3.13) for use in Europe? [more inside]
posted by TDIpod
on Jun 7, 2011 -
I'm currently using a Verizon unlimited data plan and I'd like to occasionally provide my work laptop with a little data so I can work away from home. [more inside]
posted by cndelia
on Apr 5, 2011 -
How to upgrade my jailbroken/unlocked iPhone 3g from 3.0 to newer iOS, jailbroken and unlocked? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit
on Mar 31, 2011 -
I jailbroke my iPhone 4 today. What are some of the awesome things I can do with/to my iPhone now? [more inside]
posted by litnerd
on Mar 16, 2011 -
Does an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.1 currently exist, and if so, does it work? There seems to be more than the usual amount of confusion about this on the sites that generally announce and host such software.
posted by killdevil
on Jan 29, 2011 -
I let Redsn0w jailbreak my iphone, and now it's dead. As in, completely unresponsive, and won't turn on. What happened? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on Jan 19, 2011 -
Is there a possibility to jailbreak my iOS 4.0.2 iPhone without resetting it? Can I backup everything from my iPhone to my new computer and make it the new sync computer? [more inside]
posted by ihavearedcouch
on Jan 8, 2011 -
I can't get my iphone 3g into DFU mode. I follow the instructions or along with the youtube videos, and my phone doesn't do what theirs does. Help! [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on Jan 4, 2011 -
What is the best way to upgrade a jailbroken+unlocked iPhone 3GS from 3.1.2 to 4.x? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Sep 27, 2010 -
I have been offered a used iPhone by a friend who is upgrading. Can I still use its Wi-Fi without getting a data plan? [more inside]
posted by charred husk
on Sep 16, 2010 -
On Friday, I used Sn0wbreeze to update my (jailbroken) iphone 3gs from 3.1.3 to 4.0. Everything went smoothly, and I restored all my previous apps and files. I synced the phone a few times that night to get all my settings the way I wanted. Today, I plugged in my phone to sync it, but now iTunes is showing the "Set Up Your Phone" screen, with the options of either setting it up as a new phone or restoring from a backup. What gives, and how do I make it quit? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Aug 16, 2010 -
Thanks to the easy new web-based jailbreaking tool, even an idiot like me was able to jailbreak my iPhone4. I've been enjoying it for a few days, but there are a few functionalities that I'd love to add to my phone, that I can't seem to find on Cydia, etc. I'm pretty new at this, so can anyone help me find an easy way to tweak my phone in the following ways [more inside]
posted by ericbop
on Aug 10, 2010 -
If I jailbreak my iPhone 3G can I use it with another carrier besides AT&T and if so, who. Will it work the same, will all the apps work? Background: I bought the phone from Apple after AT&T told me service at home was available. But it wasn't, they finally admitted it, and said they'd authorize a return to Apple for a refund. But I never got around to sending it back. I needed a phone ASAP so bought a Blackberry on
Sprint. But I miss the bells and whistles of the iPhone apps. Is it worth jailbraking and trying to use it? I'm not very clever with gadgets and lose patience. Now that jailbreak is legal I wonder if I should try to make it work. If so, what carrier?
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Aug 3, 2010 -
I am looking to jailbreak and unlock my iPhone 3G with iOS 4.01 to sell on Ebay. My google-fu is failing to find a simple, concise method of doing so. Can you recommend a guide/webpage that does what I'm looking for? [more inside]
posted by helios410
on Jul 25, 2010 -
I have an iphone 4. I want to do something interesting with the old, no-longer-in-service, 3g. How do I make it dance? (AND: walk me through jailbreaking and installing android, or linux, or something even crazier?) [more inside]
posted by paultopia
on Jun 25, 2010 -
Please can you help me jailbreak my iphone 3gs with 3.1.3 software and a serial number starting with MC? Redsn0w and the like don't seem to work for my phone... [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Jun 14, 2010 -
I have an iPhone 3g. I jailbroke it pre-OS3 and had tons of dropped calls, so I un-jailbroke it.. I jailbroke it and once again at OS3.13, and after months of no dropped calls, no "no service" and no missed voicemails, suddently I'm getting all three once again right after jailbreaking with spirit. does jailbreak cause more dropped calls?
posted by lrodman
on May 17, 2010 -
I want to unjailbreak my iPhone. I didn't back it up before doing so. Can I just upgrade to the new firmware (3.1.3) and have it taken care of that way? [I'm on an iPhone 3G, if it matters]. [more inside]
posted by Franklin76
on Feb 4, 2010 -
[At&T sucks filter] I cannot make or receive calls with my iPhone in my apartment, nor have I ever been able to -- since September 2008. I'm at the end of my rope. Help! [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon
on Jan 21, 2010 -
I have an iPhone 2g, it's jailbroken to be able to work on t-mobile. I'd like 3.0 on there. I have pwnage, I have the ipsw ready to go but I'm terrified to hit that "Restore" button...help! [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos
on Jun 22, 2009 -
Should I upgrade my first gen jailbroken iPhone? Or can I re-jailbreak it to a later firmware? And which apps would you recommend I try out? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset
on Dec 15, 2008 -
iPhone/iPod Touch question: what is the absolute filepath for the directories created by the AirSharing app? I want to be able to point an app that only runs on a jailbroken device to the files I have copied from my PC, and the software developer won't answer the question because they don't support jailbroken devices.
posted by briank
on Nov 12, 2008 -
[Jailbreaking-an-iPhone-Filter]: Seduced my the possibility of various apps upping my phone's usability (and thus my own productivity), I've decided I want to jailbreak my iPhone. What is the best way to do this? What are the probable the caveats? [more inside]
posted by numinous
on Apr 18, 2008 -
iPhone Performance issues with the most recent version of Summerboard and 1.1.3? [more inside]
posted by neilkod
on Apr 2, 2008 -