1. Yankeexpress's Avatar
    OK, I already have 3 iPhones on a family plan, but I also have my extra, original 2G in good condition that I want to use on wi-fi only. But I cannot figure out how without activating it on ATT. It currently has the "connect to itunes" screen and only allows an emergency phone call, unless I activate it on ATT.

    I tried DFU mode, no go.
    I tried restoring it to factory settings, but it reverts to "connect to itunes" screeen.

    Thanks in advance for any help with this issue.
    01-06-2011 09:49 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Excellent question. I have no idea. Sorry.
    01-06-2011 10:39 PM
  3. Cleveland's Avatar
    Maybe has something to do with the newest version of iTunes... the 2G is starting to become obsolete... they will start phasing it out eventually, as they already have due to iOS 4 being non compatible
    01-07-2011 12:00 AM
  4. Ipheuria's Avatar
    You need to JB it, the 2G only goes up to 3.1.3 which is good because that firmware is JBable and unlockable. Go here iClarified - Tutorials - iPhone look for the instructions of how to JB on 3.1.3 make sure you choose to hacktivate it since you wont be using it on AT&T. Then you will need to unlock it. Then go into Cydia and get SBSettings this will allow you to turn off Edge so it only uses Wifi for data. You will have to make sure it's turned off anytime you reboot the phone. You swipe across the top bar, where the time is, to access sbsettings. You can PM me if you need any help. I find pwnage tool better to make the ipsw so if your on Windows let me know and I will make one for you.
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    01-07-2011 12:21 AM
  5. Massie's Avatar
    This should answer all your questions:
    Using an iPhone without a wireless service plan

    Basically, you use the original SIM. You won't need to add a line, don't worry.
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    01-07-2011 01:53 AM
  6. Yankeexpress's Avatar
    Thanks for the help. I swapped the SIM from my 3GS which used to be in the 2G and that is allowing me to restore and sync the 2G as I write this. I hope that when I re-swap the SIMs, that the 3GS is OK and the 2G still works as a wi-fi only device.

    After I get it up and running and swap the SIMs back, I may JB it. I tried limerain previously and that was a bad idea on a 2G.
    Last edited by Yankeexpress; 01-07-2011 at 11:57 AM.
    01-07-2011 11:54 AM
  7. ceew's Avatar
    I just did my 2g iphone yesterday

    you need Redsn0w v0.9.4 / not the latest

    backup phone with itunes

    update to 3.1.3 with itunes

    download 3.1.2
    and redsnow 9.4

    boot loaders 3.9 and 4.6

    they're are many tutorials with redsnow
    use the 3.1.2 firmware then patch it (cydia,unlocked) then enter dfu mode and update with itunes

    It took me hours until i realized the latest redsnow doesn't work with the 2g and 3.1.3

    easy jailbreak!

    good luck
    01-14-2011 01:47 AM