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iPhone hotspot via USB doesn't work

iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.01 Macbook Mac OS 10.6.8 The iPhone 3GS hotspot works fine via Bluetooth, connected to my iPad. If, instead, I tried it with my Macbook via USB (can't do it via Bluetooth for ...
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Stolen iPhone 3GS, iOS 6.1.6 - Will the thief be able to factory reset it and render my Find My iPhone useless?

My iPhone 3GS was stolen yesterday. Its battery was dying so I wasn't able to track it in time after I found out. Will the thief be able to factory reset the phone using iTunes or other means? I have ...
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Jailbroken iPhone 3GS shows “No Service” after upgrading to iOS 6.1.6

I used redsn0w to jail break after upgrading to iOS 6.1.6 via iTunes. Now it shows "No service" with or without the SIM. How do I resolve this?
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Will it be safe to jailbreak my iPhone 3Gs?

Currently I have an 8 GB iPhone 3Gs (A1303). It has become slightly slower so I am wishing to jailbreak it. Will it be safe? If yes give me specific sites which will help me jailbreak it.
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iPhone 3GS turning off randomly while being used

While using the phone it randomly shuts down. And when I turn it back on battery drains by about 3 or 4 percent. Could this be a battery problem or a sign to another major problem? So the only way I ...
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Are there performance (slowness) issues with iOS 6 running on iPhone 3GS?

My brother has an iPhone 3GS. The upgrade to iOS 5 has considerably slowed the device. Will the upgrade to iOS 6 slow the device even more? Will iOS 6 work well (not any different from iOS 5) on an ...
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iPhone music no longer synced with PC

My iPhone syncs with my PC. The music from my PC syncs - or rather, did - with my iPhone. It doesn't now. Actions I took that probably caused this: I transferred music from 3 CDs to my laptop ...
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How to install Dropbox on iPhone 3GS?

How can I install the Dropbox app on an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6? THe newest version of the app is iOS7-only. I've heard that if the app has been installed under your account, the App Store will ...
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I tried updating my iPhone, but now it says “SIM is invalid”

I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB. I have just tried updating the phone using iTunes. The phone is second hand, and was unlocked when I bought it. I didn't know that when you try to update it, it loses ...
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How can I retrieve photos from a damaged iPhone 3GS?

Is there ANY way possible (NO MATTER WHAT THE EXTREMES), to retrieve my photos off of my husband's iPhone 3G/3GS? My husband of 13 yrs. was diagnosed with bone cancer and passed away 21 hours later. ...
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iOS 6 Auto Restart

Ok here it is, when I updated my 3GS to iOS 6 there are times that my iPhone is freezing (when I used the "Tap to Tweet" button) and my iPhone just auto restarting for a couple of seconds. Is this ...
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My iphone 3GS suddenly shuts down

i have a nice iPhone 3GS which has a curious behaviour. I'm not using it often but when i'm doing CPU intensive things like a game, it just shuts down suddenly, screen becomes black an i can't ...
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how can I download ios 7 manually to be able to get my podcast app back?

I am on an iPhone 3Gs with iOS 6.1.6. Unfortunately my podcast app has been removed. Now, if I want to install it Again, I need iOS 7. However, in my setting for software it states that my software ...
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My old voice memos don't sync via iTunes

I have switched computer which I'm using to sync with my iPhone 3Gs. The problem is that all my old voice memos aren't added to my iTunes library, but they're still on the iPhone. So I wonder how do ...
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iPhone 3GS no sim error

I got an iPhone 3G from a friend and it is showing "no sim card" and I know the sim card is good and it won't let me do anything but phone start up. Can anyone help please?
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iPhone 3GS keeps vibrating at random times

I've had this 3GS for nearly three years now, and just recently (last few months) it has started to vibrate briefly (under 1 second) with no alerts or other indication onscreen as to why it's ...
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iphone restarts every 2 minutes

I have an iPhone 3GS, jailbroken, on iOS 5.0.1 . Everything was working great till this morning, where when I woke up I noticed that the device had no WiFi. Sometimes sbSettings crash so I rebooted ...
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Why does Reply All also reply to me?

I've setup an Exchange account to point to my work address and it works pretty well. The only annoyance is that if I receive an email that has several recipients, pressing Reply All, also includes me ...
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iPhone 3GS has color depth of 24-bit color or 18-bit color?

I don't understand why Apple did not disclose all the detailed specifications. On apple site, it only tells the most basic specs not all specs so Wikipedia has to search iPhone specs in other sources. ...
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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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Simcard not recognized iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.6

I've updated my jailbroken iPhone 3GS via iTunes restore to iOS 6.1.6, but after the update I am not able to activate my iPhone and its showing no service. It says no sim card is installed in the ...
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How do I activate an iPhone 3 without iTunes or Wifi?

Is it possibble to activate and use my iPhone without using iTunes? I think it is important, not to connetect it to a WiFi cause I don't want to update it in any way. my ModelNr is A1303 (i think ...
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How do I jailbreak an iphone 3gs without activating it?

I have been given an old iphone 3gs that has a bug: It cannot be activated, neither through WiFi nor iTunes. Over WiFi it sais, that the activation server is not availiable and over iTunes, iTunes ...
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No SIM Card installed error in iPhone 3g

My iPhone 3G is showing No SIM Card installed Insert a valid SIM With no PIN lock to activate iPhone It is in Emergency mode so please give me a solution if there is..? It happened when I am ...
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What version of iOS is my iPhone capable of running?

I currently have iOS 6.1.6 on an iPhone 3GS. What is that the highest, supported version of iOS my iPhone is capable of running?
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iCloud causing phone to crash whilst making a call

I have an iPhone 3GS, and I recently installed iOS 5 and set up iCloud. However, since then my phone crashes when I make a phone call (after about 2-3 minutes). I tried deleting my iCloud account to ...
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Why do Location Services turn off on its own sometime?

I have an iPhone 3Gs and the latest iPod Touch. Neither have 3G data connectivity and are only connected to the Internet via WiFi. When either device spends a while not being connected to WiFi (for ...
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How can I create an event that recurs every other day in the iPhone calendar?

How do I create an event on my I phone calendar that would occur every other day without manually putting in the Event on each day in the calendar?
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iPhone Locked, Touch Screen and Home Button Broke, How do I restore for parts resale?

iPhone 3GS Home Button does NOT work Touch Screen does NOT work And iPhone is locked.. I cannot use touch screen to enter in code. I am selling for parts.. I need to wipe the data clean.. How do ...
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Is it possibe to upgrade and re-jailbreak (in order to unlock) a 3Gs running on 4.1?

I have a locked 3Gs running 4.1 and it's pretty annoying not be able to install anything on it anymore (most apps nowadays require at least 4.3) I can not unlock it officially because i bought second ...
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“This cell phone has no sim card.” message

I reverted my iPhone 3GS to factory settings and now everything I do ends up with the message: "This cell phone has no sim card." How can I fix this?
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How can I find out what carrier an iPhone 3gs is locked to?

I'm trying to activate an old 3gs but am unsure of what carrier it is on. I don't really want to go testing all the sim cards I can find to see if I luck out. Does anyone know of a way to find out? ...
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How can I update and jailbreak/unlock my iPhone 3Gs from 4.1 to 6.1.3?

I have an iPhone 3Gs running iOS 4.1 (baseband 06.15.00, serial number: 8704244TEDG). I want to update it to iOS 6.1.3 instead of iOS 7. How can I update it, and unlock it using Ultrasn0w after ...
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How do I get my iOS5 iPhone 4 (and 3GS) to play a .wav file attachment in email?

I have a phone service that sends me emails of voicemails in .wav files as attachments. How do I get them to play on my iPhone 4 (and 3GS)?
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Iphone won't connect to some wifi hotspots

As of the last few months, my phone refuses to find most public hotspots, but will generally connect to home wireless networks. For instance, I can connect to my home wireless and my girlfriend's ...
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How can I update my jailbroken iPhone 3GS to iOS 6.1?

How can I upgrade my iOS version to the latest version of iOS that I can have on my 3GS? I'm new to jailbreaking and to iPhones. I want to upgrade it to 6.1, but I really don't know how. My phone is ...
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Avoid data plan being added onto AT&T iPhone 3GS

I gave my jailbroken iPhone to my parents to use. They don't need the data plan however AT&T keeps adding on the data plan since they detect it being a smartphone. Is there any way to avoid the ...
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how to upgrade iphone 3gs ios 4 to ios 6 directly?

Is it possible to upgrade directly to iOS 6 while from iOS 4? I'm just new with apple gadgets. iTunes only shows ios 4.2. Does it require me to upgrade one step at a time? It took a lot of time if it ...
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Why is my jailbroken iPhone not booting?

I have an iPhone 3GS with firmware version 3.1.3 running on tethered jailbreak (blackra1n). Yesterday the wifi didn't work so naturally I: reset network settings (as I did once or twice before). ...
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iPhone pauses or plays songs when the headphone plug moves

My iPhone 3GS has decided to pause music playing when the headphone plug happens to move a bit or to start playing music without warning for the same reason. Sometimes it also skips to the next song ...
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Why Find my iPhone application is built in such useless way?

Today I lost my iPhone 3GS And I was trying to locate it using "Find My iPhone" app. But as we know, it rarely helps! I was wondering why is it built in this way and why they didn't use a MAC ...
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Activate an AT&T iPhone 3GS outside of USA after iOS upgrade

I'd like to know if it's possible to activate an AT&T iPhone 3GS outside of USA. I live in Brazil and I've bought this iPhone from eBay. As it came with iOS 4.x (I don't remember the exact ...
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White screen problem in iphone 3gs

Hello i have iPhone 3 gs and i have amazing problem when i lock my phone then after 15-20 seconds its shows white screen then i have to restart it what to do in this case is this a battery problem ? ...
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RESTRICTIONS MENU PASSCODE [duplicate]

DEVICE: iPhone 3GS CARRIER: AT&T (U.S.A.) PROBLEM: I have used 8\10 attempts to access my RESTRICTIONS MENU. I know my UNLOCK PASSCODE. However, my RESTRICTIONS PASSCODE is different. My data ...
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Apple iPhone 3GS Battery Problem

So my iPhone is charged at 100% overnight, and when the battery gets to like 90%, the phone suddenly shuts off when I open an app like Facebook, Foursquare, Maps, etc... I try turning it back on and ...
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iPhone 3gs 'Bricked'

I have an iPhone 3gs that my friend pulled the cable out of it during a restore. It is now "Bricked",as it will not restore. I have tried restoring it myself, but now I keep getting error 37. My ...
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iPhone 3Gs turns on and off itself when being charged

My iPhone 3Gs turns off and on itself, again and again when I charge it, then it shows the battery sign but does not start. It all started happening after I updated my iOS. What should I do? How ...
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How can I retrieve the deleted backup file from iTunes for iPhone?

I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 5 after I did a backup of the device, and during the upgrade another backup was done too. When trying to restore me backup I was asked for a password which I didn't ...
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Unable to activate iPhone 3GS with SIM card.

I have an iPhone 3GS and I have the right active SIM card for it, but for some reason I can't seem to go past the activation screen. What can I do?