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Trying to get into DFU mode through computer IPHONE 3G

I'm trying to enter DFU mode in my Iphone 3G. And yes, i know how to get it into DFU, but the problem is that my power button doesn't work, so my question is, is there a way to get in to DFU mode ...
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twitter client for iPhone 3G and iOS 4.2.1

I am running iPhone 3G with iOS 4.2.1. The official client (version 4.3.1) crashes and tweetbot (version 2.4.2) does not work (http errors 4xx). Upgrade is not possible. Is there any way how to fix it ...
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How to fix iPhone 3 showing iTunes-icon after charging?

I plugged in my iPhone 3 to charge it. When I came back later, the screen showed a connector device with an arrow and an iTunes app circle above that. Can't get the phone to open up. Tried calling my ...
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Is it possible to update my iPhone 3G without a computer?

I want new the new update for my iPhone 3G (used as an iPod) but do not want to mess anything up. Can I update it without a computer? I also have no SIM card for the phone.
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Long iPhone voice memos won't import to my Mac

I recorded a lengthy meeting today in two parts. The first part was 20 minutes, and it was easily imported to my Mac. The second, about 55 minutes, will not sync. It is still on the phone, but I ...
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Restoring Missing iPhone Messages

A friend of mine has an iPhone 3G and around September his phone seemed to lose all of his SMS messages, and now only messages received since then are visible. I have found some sources saying that ...
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Is it possible to update an iphone 3g ios 4.2.1 to ios 5?

I've tried to go on iTunes (check my updates)- but it says your phone as been updated your current version is 4.2.1 is it possible?
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How to import photos from iPhone 3G to iPhoto in Mavericks?

I have a still fully useable iPhone 3G (2008). I take snapshots daily, and used to put them into iPhoto on my 2008 white MacBook with OS X 10.5.8. Recently, I started using a 2012 MacBook Pro (not ...
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How can I delete just 1 or 2 message

How can I delete just 1 or 2 sent or received text messages without deleting the whole text conversation?
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How to read the technical specs for the iPhone 3G correctly

I saw people wrote these technical specifications in iPhone 3G (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_3G) Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850 900 1,800 1,900 MHz) Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA 3.6 (850 1,900 2,100 ...
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Why talk time is only 5 hours for 3G call (without Video Calling) in iPhone 3G?

let read this specification page about iPhone 3G http://support.apple.com/kb/sp495 Power and battery: Talk time: Up to 5 hours on 3G Up to 10 hours on 2G Talk time: Testing conducted by Apple ...
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does iPhone4 run 2-time faster than iPhone 3GS since iPhone4's memory is 2-time bigger than iPhone 3GS's one

I have never tried any iPhone, but want to research about it. Apple said that "iPhone 3GS" is 2-time faster than "iPhone 2G" since 3GS' memory is 256 MB eDRAM & thus is twice as big as 3G's (128 ...
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Can iPhone 3GS make video calls?

"The iPhone 4 was also the first iPhone to include a front-facing camera" (wiki) So iPhone 3GS & its Predecessors have no front-camera, then how they (iPhone 3GS & its Predecessors) make ...
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I'm having problems putting my iPhone 3G into DFU mode

I have upgraded my iPhone 3G from iOS 3 to iOS 4.2.1 using the iclarified Redhook for windows tutorial. Upgrade has gone fine but I cannot get Redsn0w (v0.9.6b6) to recognise the DFU state. Every ...
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Any alternative to iOS for an iPhone 3G?

I have an iPhone 4, and I would like to recycle my “old” iPhone 3G. Is there a good Android-for-iPhone? A Linux distribution optimized for iPhone? Another alternative OS, like a BSD or a BeOS-like? ...
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Log into the iOS YouTube app (iOS 4.2.1) OR Export favorites some other way?

I am upgrading an iPhone 3G (iOS 4.2.1) to an iPhone 5c (iOS 7). Unfortunately, the iPhone 3G's YouTube app (the old Apple-made app) was never logged into a YouTube account, and now seems not so be ...
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How can I reset my iPhone 1 without using the (broken) power button?

The power button on my first-gen iPhone is broken. I remember last time I came across this problem I found a utility (for windows) which caused the phone to reset to enter restore mode (the one with ...
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iPhone 3 passcode locked, display unreadable, unable to enter code

My iPhone 3 fell 9 stories and did not crack the screen but the display is really messed up and there are photos that I really need. Since the screen is un readable I am unable to enter my passcode. ...
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Non app store apps for iPhone 3G

I recently bought iPhone 3G from a friend, but i can't download apps from the official appstore because my iOS version is 4.2. Is there any website or even a way to install apps like facebook, without ...
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Can Facebook and other iOS 5.0 apps be installed for iPhone 3G on iOS 3.1.2?

I recently found my old iPhone 3G with iOS version 3.1.2. I'm planning to let my 4-year old nephew to use it. But then, I'm having a problem on installing apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. ...
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iPhone 3g won't enter DFU mode

I have an iPhone 3g running iOS 4.2.1 with no SIM card. I'm attempting to jailbreak it so I can use it, but it will not enter DFU mode, even though I have tried repeatedly. I am attempting to use ...
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How can I install IOS3 to my old iPhone3G?

Time ago I've changed my old iPhone 3G to my actual iPhone. I've thought that could be a good idea to recover this old iphone, install an old IOS system (IOS3 worked perfect for this device) and ...
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Would an iPhone delete text messages by itself? [duplicate]

Would an iPhone 3G delete text messages by itself? I have lost some text messages and don't know where to find them! Thanks.
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Restore previous apps after upgrade to 4.2?

I have an old iPhone 3G which had iOS 4.0 installed. I had apps such as Starbuck's app running on it without a problem. I just didn't get the latest incompatible updates. I tried upgrading to iOS 4.2 ...
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Is there any way to speed up my iPhone 3G since upgrading to iOS4

I have recently upgraded my iPhone 3G to iOS4 and there is some noticeable performance issues will some of the basic tasks (text messaging, loading application, etc.) I have restarted my iPhone and ...
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Can anything else be done to fix the white screen on a 3G besides restore/upgrade and DFU/restore?

Can anything else be done to fix the white screen on a 3G besides restore/upgrade and DFU/restore? It sat in a box for ages, so was completely dead. I plugged it in to charge, got the white screen ...
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How to jailbreak 3g version 4.2.1 with firmware 5.15.04?

I was given a used 3g iphone and iTunes updated the phone. It is on 4.2.1 with firmware 5.15.04. What do I need to do to jailbreak it, so that I can download apps?
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Why is my iPhone clock running behind 20 min?

My iPhone clock is at 15:32 when the actual time is at 15:52! why is it twenty minutes behind? The time zones are all correct and I have a screenshot that I will upload soon.
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iPhone 3G dead and unresponsive to charger and buttons

My wife synced her iPhone 3G and installed two new apps yesterday. While my son was playing with one of the new apps in her company (ie no dropping or water) the phone went blackscreen. Son says the ...
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Replacement for iPod.app on old iPhone 3G with large buttons for play/pause and prev/next track

I've dedicated my old iPhone 3G as a Bluetooth audio player. It works great except for controlling the audio. I find that the previous and next buttons are too close to the play/pause button on both ...
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Iphone 3G internet disconnects frequently

I have an Iphone 3G with ios 4.2.1. I am using internet on my phone using Cellular data turned ON. It works fine for some time, but after then it disconnects and does not work untill i restart my ...
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How do I use iMessages without a sim card?

I recently received an iPhone 3G from a friend. She took out her SIM card, so I don't have a SIM on my iPhone. I heard that you can now text on iMessage using your email instead of a phone number. I ...
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Problem with iPhone LCD after repair

I have repaired an iPhone with a 3GS glass. Then I realized it was for an iPhone 3G. So, after replacing it again with a proper 3G glass the LCD just went black! What have I done wrong?
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How to unlock an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1?

I have an iPhone 3G with 3.1.3 firmware. I want to upgrade it to 4.1, but I can't find information on how to then jailbreak it (I want it to work with any mobile provider). Is there a way to ...
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iPhone 3G running 4.2.1 but doesn't have all the features?

I just bought an iPhone 3G secondhand from a friend. Under Settings the version is listed 4.2.1 but it's missing some of the iOS 4 features. Double-clicking the home button doesn't bring up recent ...
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How Do I Uninstall Google Voice Voicemail from an iPhone?

I installed Google Voice Voicemail on my wife's iPhone, thinking she would like it. You know, the thing where you put in the funky long set of numbers and dial somewhere, and kapoof, you now have ...
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch?

Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch? I have an old iPhone 3G that no longer has a SIM card and I want to use it as an iPod touch. How can I achieve this?
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iPhone 3G cannot send mail - rejected by the server because it does not allow relaying

I am trying to send an email from my AOL account from my iPhone 3G, however everytime I try and send a mail I get the following error: Cannot Send Mail A copy has been placed in your Outbox. ...
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iPhone always thinks headset is plugged in

My iPhone 3G is growing old -- yesterday I noticed that it didn't make any sounds anymore, and phone calls also muted (I heard nothing, other party didn't hear me either). It turns out that the phone ...
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Can I still upgrade my iPhone 3G to iOS 4.x?

Seeing this question made me think about upgrading my iPhone 3G to iOS 4.x, if that's still possible. I've deliberately kept my iPhone 3G on iOS version 3.1.3 because that's the final 3.x version; I ...
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Is it possible to remove Emergency call feature on the lock screen?

Is it possible to remove this feature? It's really annoying when you miss-click on it. Since my iPhone lags a lot this happens too often. iOS version: 4.2.1 iPhone: 3G
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how do I restore the origial base band to my iPhone 3G which was unlocked with Cydia?

I have an iOS 4.2 iPhone 3G which was unlocked utilizing Cydia. I understand that the base band was changed in the process. Now I am unable to upgrade to a newer iOS because it will reverse the ...
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Iphone 3g sms problems

I've been having this problem where I cannot send text messages but I can receive text messages connect to the internet make calls. I've called my network which is 3 and they have ...
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One Apple ID Required for iPhone and iPad

My husband and I share a computer. We both have our own iPhone, mine a 4S and his a 3S. My husband also has a new iPad. The problem: when I set up his new iPad it would not accept the Apple ID used ...
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Syncing iPhone 3G with iCloud

Was wondering whether it's possible to sync non-iOS5 devices (in this case iPhone 3G) with iCloud? In particular I'd be interested in syncing contacts. I know syncing iCloud e-mail won't be much of a ...
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No SIM card installed message all of a sudden

I have an iPhone 3G. I have been using it since the past 7 months. Recently, it started showing a 'No SIM card installed' message.. The SIM works well on other phones. The weird thing is, another SIM ...
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What SatNav software will run on an iPhone 3G?

I have an iphone 3G running iOS 4.2.1 (highest supported iOS for this phone). Is there any free/cheap SatNav software that will run on it? Navfree GPS looked good, but unfortunately requires iOS 4.3. ...
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Is there any way to record video on an iPhone 3G?

My friend has an iPhone 3G, and is wondering if there's any way to record video on the iPhone 3G. I believe the latest iOS update available for the iPhone 3G didn't enable the video feature and that ...
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iPhone-Android texting compatibility

Text messages from my iPhone to my friend's Android phone do not stay in the 160 characters as sent. Sometimes they appear as two or three separate texts when they are received.
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How do I find out what frequencies an iPhone supports?

How do I find out what mobile phone frequencies an iPhone supports? My wife has an old Australian 3G iPhone and we want to use it on a trip to the US, but we're not sure what mobile phone frequencies ...