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How do I activate an iPhone 3Gs without iTunes or WiFi?

Is it possible to activate and use my iPhone 3Gs (A1303) without using iTunes? I think it is important, not to connect it to a WiFi cause I don't want to update it in any way. When I connect to a ...
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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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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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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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How to get Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 3GS

I can't get Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 3GS. When I reset my phone, it made a new account. Now it just says I need iOS 7. What should I do?
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Iphone 3GS not charging

My IPhone was on 20% last night and I immediately plugged it in to the wall, it continuously kept connecting and disconnecting and at times giving "Charging is not supported with this accessory". ...
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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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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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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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Find My iPhone 3Gs

Find My iPhone locates my phone when it's at home, but when it moves away from home it always shows the old location (Home) and never updates. My iPhone 5 using the same account works fine. How do I ...
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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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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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How can I update my iPhone 3gs to ios6 so my nephew can use it as an iPod?

When I connect to iTunes it says I have the current update. However the version is 4.3. My nephew would like to play some games including words with friends with me and this old phone would make him a ...
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Can't log in to my Clash of Clans account on the same phone I've always used

I had to restore my iPhone 3GS (IOS 6.1.6). So I go through the restore process, and when its all done I download Clash of Clans and log into Game Center. I get past the Supercell loading screen and ...
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Stream video to TV over Apple Composite AV cable?

I'm using an iPhone 3GS (iOS 6.1.6) and would like to stream video from the Safari browser or an installed app to my TV over the connected Apple Composite AV cable. Is that possible?
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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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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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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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I can't sync photos from my iPhone 3gs to my mac

I can't to sync the photos from the camera roll on my iPhone 3gs to my mac. I have had slight water damage to the phone in the past yet it is still functioning. When I went to see someone about this ...
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Reset iPhone 3gs broken power button + broken touch screen

Got a broken 3gs, power button + touch screen are broken and there's a passcode i forgot on it. It's also no longer synced with iTunes. So basically I want to get this thing in recovery mode but how? ...
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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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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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iOS app to download YouTube videos to video library?

I have an iPhone 3GS with iOS 6 an I would like to watch movies on the TV, therefore I bought an AV composite cable. Only videos that are located in the "photos/videos app" can be played on the TV ...
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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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Can't access AppStore when connected via 3G

When my iPhone (3GS) is connected via 3G, I can't connect to the AppStore. It just loads a while and then says "Could not connect" and that's that. When I have a WLAN connection, everything works ...
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iphone 3gs not turning on

i tied resetting by holding both power and home button together tried to enter DFU mode, but nothing happening the phone getting hot when its plugged to a wall socket, but not that much hot when ...
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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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syncing iphone contacts with PC outlook contacts

when I sync my iphone with my PC contacts in outlook how do I ensure recent contacts entered on either device are the correct ones being transfered
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IOS 6 - Contacts have disappeared then when I type it in they re-appear temporally

I recently updated my 3Gs to the new iOS 6. However after doing this I've noticed that a lot of my contacts are gone. However if they call me or I type the number in, they pop up and will stay in my ...
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Close down all background iPhone apps without clearing task switcher (Jailbreak)

I have a 3GS running 5.1. Memory management is key to keeping it running smoothly. I've tried: SBSettings processes. Clears apps one by one and clears memory - and leaves them in the task switcher. ...
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iPhone 3GS switches from 3G to EDGE after a GSM call

My title says it all. Now to get back the 3G network after a call, I need to go to Settings > Network and turn 3G off and back on. I'm fed up doing this every time after a normal call. My EDGE ...
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iTunes won't sync song

I have my iTunes library on my external hdd and added a track to an playlist. Everything goes and works fine in iTunes, I can play the whole song from begin to end (also in other applications on ...
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Error when syncing iPhone with iTunes

When I'm synchronizing my iPhone 3G S with iTunes, an error message tells me that "iTunes could not sync to the iPhone 'Katie's iPhone' because the contacts are in use by the phone." What ...
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How to transfer voice memo *with their titles*?

Itunes doesn't keep title of voice memo which make them quite useless (they look like DATE######.m4a) I'm working with these memos, any solution would fit, even jailbreak (I really need to find a ...
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SHSH Blob and Unlock

I'm looking for the RedSn0w 0.9.5.0 or the TinyUmbrella v4.0.0 for iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.0.0 8A293.ipsw file but can't find either of these particular ones. Does anybody know a dmg download link or ...
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iphone loss of camera function

I deleted several photos under the camera icon. When I finished, the undeleted photos ended up under the Photos icon in an album. The camera icon now only shows a black screen. What do I do to ...
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Accessing WiFi on an iPhone 3 which is unlocked but has no sim

I have a UK iPhone 3G which I got unlocked when I moved to the states. I used to be able to use it to listen to music (via the Music button, not the iTunes button) fine but now it skips certain songs ...
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I have a 3gs trying to upgrade to 6.1.6. Error occurs

I have a iphone 3gs running 6.1.3. tried to upgrade to 6.1.6. The error returned says: unable to install updates - an error occurred installing IOS 6.1.6 how do i fix this?
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How can I enable Fixed Number Dialing on iPhone 3G?

FND is a sim card feature that allows you to restrict outgoing calls to a fixed list. It is usually used by either businesses to restrict an employee phone, or by parents to restrict a child's phone. ...
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Pic of desktop of old iphone 3gs just showed up on my iphone 5s, which i bought a year ago?

OK, this is weird. All of a sudden in my photos today on my iphone 5s, a pic of my old desktop from my previous phone, a 3gs, showed up. My old phone has been powered down and in a drawer for about a ...
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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?
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iPhone 3GS Bricked after restore

I was given an iPhone 3GS that my friend bricked. He pulled the plug during the middle of the restore. Whenever I tried to restore it again, i get error 3194. I have tried using SHSH blobs for both ...
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Trouble updating iPhone 3GS

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3gs which runs iOS 4.1 (8B117). Predictably, I can't download most of the apps and so often, I feel like it's not even an smartphone. So I need to update it anyhow. But ...
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Can I retrieve my contacts and calendar notes from my dead iPhone 3GS?

My iPhone 3GS got wet a couple of weeks ago. I dried it off and it has been working ok. Then today it just died. Went from fully charged to no charge to dead. When plugged into the mains it shows the ...
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Why does my iPhone 3GS drop service and delay receiving of data?

I have a 16 GB iPhone 3GS. The phone is dropping the network sporadically. I am in a metro area that should have full coverage. I know I should have service, because I can sit right next to someone ...