1. juls1585's Avatar
    Last night I got this great idea to use my 4g 1st gen iPhone as just an iPod in my car as my cd player has decided that it no longer wants to play burned cds. I plugged it in and iTunes updated it to 3.0 and when it restarted it asked for a sim. Do you think I should go to AT&T and just ask for a new sim to get it going and then take it out and put it in airplane mode? I dont actually want to activate the phone again. I just want to use it for its music.
    08-24-2009 12:46 PM
  2. flyingember's Avatar
    my 4g 1st gen iPhone
    your what?

    to get a SIM from ATT requires service on the sim card. itunes is looking for a sim to activate as well.

    guess what you need to activate unless you want to unlock/jailbreak it
    08-24-2009 01:00 PM
  3. juls1585's Avatar
    4gb iphone. sorry.

    it requires a sim to get it from the emergancy calls only screen.
    08-24-2009 02:05 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    4gb iphone. sorry.

    it requires a sim to get it from the emergancy calls only screen.
    Look into the jailbreak/unlock solution. It's really fairly simple to do. When you go to jailbreak the phone is will automatically activate it.
    08-24-2009 03:15 PM
  5. juls1585's Avatar
    Look into the jailbreak/unlock solution. It's really fairly simple to do. When you go to jailbreak the phone is will automatically activate it.
    the problem with jailbreaking it is that the reason it had to be replaced originally was because it dropped and the power button became pushed into the phone. i think i am going to attempt surgery on it anyways to try and get that button popped back out. if it werent for that stupid hold the power button in situation i would have tried that lol.
    08-24-2009 03:34 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    the problem with jailbreaking it is that the reason it had to be replaced originally was because it dropped and the power button became pushed into the phone. i think i am going to attempt surgery on it anyways to try and get that button popped back out. if it werent for that stupid hold the power button in situation i would have tried that lol.
    Ahhh, ok - that may be an issue.
    08-24-2009 04:01 PM
  7. juls1585's Avatar
    Ahhh, ok - that may be an issue.
    lol yeah. the "genius" that tried to help me when it first happened was like yeah youve officially shown me something i never thought was possible. i was like well um youre welcome? fix it? they were gunna make me pay for the fix $199 or i could upgrade so i did. funny thing is it still works just cant use that button.
    08-24-2009 04:52 PM
  8. nickpav's Avatar
    The exact same thing happened to me. I was gonna use my sisters old iPhone as an iPod for my car. Her home button didn't work so I took it apartt to try and fix. I couldn't. So it's now just a paperweight lol
    08-24-2009 10:15 PM
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