does iphone 3g use the same coil (backlight) as the iphone 3gs?

Hey guys i have an iphone that i droped in water then the backlight died. i heard of this coil or known as backlight. i heard u need to buy a new one then take the broken one out and solder a new one. and i was wonderin if u can use a iphone 3g on the 3gs's? if u have any idea please comment or know a better way to fix the phone kk

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If I buy an iphone 3g do i have to have a 3g plan to use it?

Also can I use it like an itouch?

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Can you upgrade a 2G cell phone to 3G?

Im wondering if its possible to convert a 2G cell phone to 3G? I know that there would have to be hardware changes, but is it possible?

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iPhone 3gs run on Exernal battery only

Does anyone know if I could run an iPhone 3gs off of an external battery case if the phones internal battery is broken or missing?

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HOMEDOCK for ipod, need to hack so I can use it with iPhone...

I have a DLO Homedock, and love its simple design. It works great, and its small size and remote make it a perfect item (IMHO). However, even though my iphone drops right into the dock, I immediately get the error message that it is not optimized to charge the phone,,, Looking for one of you electrical hack geniuses to help me out here...

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how can I add my e-books to my ipod nano 3g ?

I have a lot of e-books that are pdf format . I want to read them on the go on my ipod nano 3g . How can I do that ?

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crc9 and uhf does it 3g and couple other questions?

First whats stronger rg-58 or rg-174 when going long length say 5 meters for 3g crc9 3g dongles? (mainly huawei dongle e160e) crc9 to uhf antenna work for 3g dongles? crc9 socket has two soldered tabs on back what is that about, is it when the crc9 is plugged in the middle crc9 male pin crosses these somehow?  oh and 1 more question what is the crc9 socket on the huawei pcb called? cant find replacement socket due to no-knowledge

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how do you unlock a samsung 3g smartphone?

I have a brand new Samsung Galaxy S phone and I want to use it on another carrier. How do I unlcokm it?

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Can I use a 3G USB Modem in a Android Tablet?

I've plans for buying an Android Tablet but I don't have wireless connection in my home

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3G to Wi-Fi portable converter on the cheap?

What is the cheapest way to get (preferably make) a device that receives 3G mobile and outputs it as standard Wi-Fi? I know that you must be able to buy devices that do this but i would believe that they would be quite expensive. thanks

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Updating my iphone 3gs to OS4?

I just updated my already jailborken iphone 3Gs firmware to OS4. Update seem successful but after the firmware was updated and i connected to itunes, it tells me "The SIM card inserted in this iphone does not seem to be supported" Does that mean my phone is locked again and if so how do i go around this.

Question by oppan_d 


iPhone 3G - Anyone getting one??

The new iPhone was released yesterday and is available for purchase on July 11th, is anyone here going to get one or considering getting one?? This one is alot cheaper so im going to take the plunge and buy one :D

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White screen of death on iphone 3g.

I have "rebooted", updated the software and connected to iTunes but nothing has worked. I called the phone and it went into voice mail. I heard the camera "click" and when I connect to iTunes it allowed me access to the pictures on the phone. Is there a solution of there that I may try before I bring it to the Apple store? Thanks.

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what is the file you need to jail break a iPhone 3g? Answered

My daughter was charging her 3g iPhone and said that she pushed on a file that i can not remember and    her phone locked up..... any help would be appreciated. 

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How Many Apps Can A Ipod Touch 3G Hold? Answered

I am getting one on black Friday

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Can I repurpose a 3G Microcell from AT&T?

Several years ago I received a 3G Microcell from AT&T. I am now with a different cell service provider, actually an AT&T MVNO. Is it possible to repurpose the microcell to work with my current (or any) network operator? Thanks.

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Is all hope lost for jailbreaking an iphone 3GS with the 3.1.3 update installed?

Also, what software do I use on a windows PC?

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Will I still have 3G access if I buy a used Kindle? Answered

It seems like such a simple question, but I can't seem to find a clear answer. I seem to recall reading a while back that the 3G access was tied to the account, not the Kindle, so if you bought a used one the subscription wouldn't transfer. Other places seem to suggest that you have to somehow transfer its registration with Amazon. Amazon doesn't have any answers, they want you to buy a new one. And yes, I know not all Kindles are built for 3G access, let's assume that I'm getting one that is.

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Siri proxy address Help!!! If you help me, I PROMISE I will subscribe to you! Answered

I recently downloaded spire off cydia. Spire bring Siri to older devices but I need a Siri proxie server code in order for it to work. I have searched the Internet for hours but can't find one that hasn't been filled (each server only holds 10 iPhones). If you can find me a working siri proxy server address that isn't full, I will subscribe to you. I PROMISE!!!!  I also won't publish it or share it as so it remains usable and doesn't get filled. My specifications: Iphone 3GS  Jailbroken IOS 5 16GB On 02 Thank You If You Can Help!!!! :D

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[GUIDE] Raspberry Pi 3g Internet Wifi Access Point (Optional script to sniff login details)

Wasn't sure where to put this, thought it might be of interest to someone in here :) As a project, I set up my Raspberry Pi as a 3g internet Wireless AP to strip SSL from secure websites and harvest the login details. I wanted to show how easy it would be for someone to set up wireless AP providing free internet, with the equipment hidden - maybe in a backpack - and sit in a public place grabbing login details without anyone suspecting a thing. In the future I would like to do this while running the Pi from a battery bank. Guide to set up Raspberry Pi as a 3g Wireless AP Tutorial on writing BASH script to harvest login details

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Ipod headphone connector problem!?

 So, i have the 3rd gen ipod, and the contacts for the connectors to the ribbon cable broke off the ribbon cable... any good sources to get these new headphone connector piece for under $30. Thanks!

Question by led235 


Possible to use iPhone 3Gs screen in another project?

I have an iPhone that suffered some water damage and no longer functions, the screen seems hardly affected so I wondered if it could be reused? Is it even theoretically possible (assuming it still works)? How might I go about testing it? would I be able to make an adapter to some usable connector? Sorry for the far-fetched idea but it seems like it would be very cool to reuse it like this. Thanks, fusorx

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Fixing a broken headphone port? (iPod touch 3g)? Answered

       I've had an ipod touch for a little over a year now and the left headphone output is no longer audible.  I believe that it is due to a loose or slightly bent contact inside of my iPod, because if i wiggle my headphone connector in the iPod's female audio jack the left side audio will turn on and off.  I have contacted Apple about the iPod (no longer under warranty) and have been told that the cases for iPod touches are crimped together, and so there is no way for them to open the iPod and replace the port.          Any suggestions as to how i could fix my problem? I've been thinking of using a dental tool to pull the contact that is causing me issues outwards, but decided i would ask around before potentially worsening my port. Thanks! -Geo 

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i am trying to hook a sylvania netbook to a 3g cricket wirelss service?

I am doing this for my mom who works at a retirement center and she volinterd me for a tech problem. i wasnt sure on how to do this so i am looking for answers every where. i think the best bet would be take it to the geek squad at best buy or some thing? but i like to learn new things everyday so i thought i would check this site for answers. i would like any and all feed back even those who would like to tell me i shouldnt even be touching a key board. thanks again.

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Amazon Kindle (UK) question

I am toying with the idea of getting an ebook reader, mainly for reading downloaded books such.  Apparently the Kindle can show ordinary PDF files quite successfully, and is quite a reasonable price. I have a question, though, that Amazon haven't answered clearly - what web sites can it access? The Kindle has wifi, and there's a version with (free) 3G connectivity for downloading books.  But, what websites will it access?  Could I visit any website at all (such as Gutenberg Press, or even Instructables), or is it restricted to visiting Amazon's own ebook store?  Would it be capable of accessing an email account?  I can't get a straight answer (although I suspect the answer is that access is restricted, since access to Wikipedia is presented as a specific feature). According to Amazon's 3G coverage map, There is a decent signal where I live, where I work, and where my parents live.  If I can visit whatever sites I like, the extra £40 for 3G would be worth it.  If I can only visit "approved" sites, then I would stick to the wifi version and load up books by USB.

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How do you jailbreak an iPhone 3g, software version 2.2.1, with QuickPwn?

I've followed the steps that pretty much every online guide is saying, so please do not refer me to one of those. The QuickPwn screen says, "It appears to be successful," after my attempt at it, and my iPhone does a bit of configuring like normal, then when it gets to the time to reboot, it shuts off, then freezes at the start-up screen. It vibrates every once in a while, and eventually times itself out and tries again. This is about my 5th time trying it over 2 days. It worked once, the second time, but I had not restored it from a back up- it was just set up after you connect it to restore mode then restore it with the computer. That just means it was like brand new, out of the box with nothing on it.

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Iphone, extension cable?

Hello I´m trying to use a usb extension cable to charge my iphone 3Gs. But it´s not working, I get an error.? I use a usb extension cable to connect to the charger and the iphone cable on the female port. www.ace-plus.com/product/data_c/usb_extension_cable.jpg Do I have to buy this kind of cable? www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/iphone-dock-extender-cable.jpg Does any Iphone 3Gs user have this problem? EDIT: If I use a shilded usb-extender it works, but why not the other...naked one?

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youtube no option for 144p and 480p and 1080p when using tethering on phone [ANSWERED]

When I open youtube to watch any video, and I am connected to the WiFi in the house, I get all the quality options available to me: 144p, 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p, and occasionally original (usually reserved for 4K resolutions?) However, when I use my phone's 3G/4G and wirelessly tether that to linux, I do not get all 6-7 quality choices. 144p, 480p, and 1080p are missing. speedtest.net shows tethering 4G to my computer shows a 3-8 Mbps down with ~70ms latency. the WiFi in the house is CenturyLink DSL, and can get as fast as 1.5Mbps with latency ~50ms at best, it can sometimes get very slow and I am forced to switch to tethering my phone's 3G/4G. Also, it is worth noting that the 360p quality appears more compressed, The amount of "boxiness" (MPEG reduction) is annoyingly high. (poor quality) While the phone is in 3G, I can't even watch 720p quality, the lowest quality that allows one to make out a faces in the video. It does not appear to be Chrome, the browser I'm using or flash video, as it is also true with the HTML5 player. 

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Can I put an ipod in an iphone case? Answered

Hello, I could not find a cheap case for an ipod touch that has a solar panel and a battery in it, so I want to put my ipod in an iphone case. I have a ipod touch 4g, and I am hoping that I can just use some sugru to fill in the extra space. Does this seem like it will work well with the case in the link?    http://dx.com/p/1500mah-usb-solar-rechargeable-external-battery-with-silicone-case-for-iphone-4-3g-3gs-black-94466

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Iphone 3g disabled , cant get it to restore mode or to code screen ?

Ok ! I bought an iphone with a broken charger connector , cut to three months later ( today) I have changed the connector and got the phone working. Didnt even think about there being a code on it. So like the complete nob that I am , I attempted the code three times , only to be locked out. now strangely enough I did reconnect to my computer at one point and it gave me the code screen again , not sure if thats cause i still had the phone in parts , and accidently disconnected a ribbon , or if thats what has caused the code screen to totally disaper. Well anyways , all the main advice I can find on google and on youtube about connecting to itunes , and putting it into the restore mode do not work , ie turn off phone , turn back on , but keep the home button down , I have tried numerous variations, numerous times and I cant seem to make it happen ???????? I managed to conntact the guy I got the phone from, and have 2 possible codes , but that dosent look like its going to help now ??? Any advice please, 

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pleas help

I am sami ,i have iphone 3g 16gb, i have not account on app store, i want to download apps from  app store for free, pleas you can help me for on free account?? thank you soo mush

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​I want to power a HP stream mini desktop 200-010 using two 12 V batteries.

And then connect a 3G Lowrance radar to the computer. I searched a lot but couldn't find any that is helpful. Please help me.

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I'm trying to make a simple fountain firework and just want to know if there is anything that could go wrong. Answered

I'm using 3g of potassium nitrate 1g of sulfur, charcoal, and aluminum. Is there anything i should be aware of that could possibly go wrong or is it pretty safe?

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Which one of the app stores are the fastest for Iphone 2g?

Cydia, Apple Appstore, Ice any other? they say Cydia is slow, what do you use? thanks also my iphone came with a sim card  says 3g on it but the phone says 2g(a1203) thanks

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My images keep getting uploaded sideways... Does anyone know what's going on? Answered

I took them with my iPhone 3GS, and they are fine on my computer. They go to landscape mode when I upload to Instructables, however.

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Chumby on sale

Costco is selling the Chumby One for $99 shipped. It's a good deal if you just want to use it for its basic features and an even better one for using all the widgets or if you want to hack it and use it for many other purposes such as making your own 3G router. Chumby One at Costco via adafruit

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I want to make a USB data card device of my own.

 I want to make a USB data Card just like tata photon or micromax 3G which uses a GSM SIM Card for net usage in my system. Help me how to make it..????

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HD 2 reboot loop?

My New HD2 recently ran out of batteries, and when I went home to recharge it, it just booted up normally and vibrated, then turned off. It doesnt even charge! It just gets stuck like this in a an infinite loop, and I dont know what to do! please help!

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Amazon Kindle Questions Answered

An Amazon Kindle book-reader is rising rapidly up my list of gadgets-to-get. A probably-dopey question, but: can you transfer files to the Kindle by USB (the published specs mention a USB charger, but not USB file-transfer) or are you restricted to the Whispernet thing? And, since it has both a Wi-Fi connection and a 3G connection, has anybody turned one into a Wi-Fi hotspot?

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homemade signal booster? Answered

I was trying to figure out how to boast my signal coverage in my area, and a got an idea: to use a UHF amplifier, to pick up the towers signal and rebroadcast it. of coarse since things like WiFi, Bluetooth, and cellular 2G/3G/4G networks use two way radio, the signal can go back to the reviving end of the UHF amp, and get broadcasting to hit whatever tower. my phone should better recognize the tower, as if i just magically made a tower 2 feet away. however this might also amplify stay noise. if this idea doesn't work, why not? i think i am going to need at least a 20dB increase in power, but as of now i  need to do more research. but if i can buy a product that does a similar thing for less than $40, i would. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_zone_(cell_phone)#Dead_zones  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repeater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_spectrum (cellphones use UHF spectrum) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal_booster

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How to convert a 2G sims operating device to a 4G?

I have 2 GSM 2G Sims card  listening devices which is not capable to work on 3g or 4g network.. Since cell phone companies now require a 4g sims card and the listening devices have not advance to work on the 3G or 4G network, I need to convert my device to work on a gsm/wcdma.  The problem is that I don't have an older sims card.  AT&T; and T-Model are stating I have to get their 4G sims.  And I can't find a cell phone company still operating on Edge (2g ).  Can anyone help? Here's a link to show the 2 devices: http://www.ebay.com/itm/spy-GSM-Two-Way-Audio-Device-Sim-Ear-Bug-quad-band-/300559438536?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item45fabd12c8 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Plug-Adapter-style-spy-gsm-bug-audio-voice-Surveillance-device-TC300-/300609991817?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item45fdc07489     Thank you

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Usb Ipod sync cable that has a separate higher amperage power input?? Answered

Hi there! I was wondering whether it would be possible to split an ipod sync cable so that the data lines still run back to the computer but the ground and +5v cables be connected to an external power source with more amperage (to speed up charging)?/ Would that be possible??? 

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Is there any way to transfer data from a Palm Pilot (Tungsten E2 PDA) into an Apple iPhone 3G/S?

Rather than starting over, typing each character from my contacts, memory, photo files, it sure would be nice to just do a data transfer from my desktop. I know that the iPhone uses the iTunes as a "home base" when transferring data and music. (Sync'ing...I believe is the correct term.) I'm not good with compooters. LOL!

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Iphone charger, 1A.

Hello I have a Iphone 3Gs with the original Iphone charger. On the charger it says that it supply's  5V,1 A, and a normal computer usb-port supply's 5V,0.5 A. Is it safe to use my mp3player with the Iphone charger? On my mp3 players charger it sayd 0.5 A but I lost it. Can my mp3 player's battery break if I use double the current that is recommended? Question 2: If I buy those Iphone chargers on ebay, is it safe to use them on my Iphone? cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll Question 2: If I leave my charger in the outlet will it still draw current? Without any devices attached to it?

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cell phone call incdicator

I use a bluetooth headset at work.  problem is, no one can tell when  i'm on the phone.  i need a simple light to go on when the call comes in, and go off when i hang up.  simple, right? i have an iphone. i tried one of those light-up keychain fobs, but they don't work on 3G.  don't really know what they work on anymore. i tried a simple manual light switch, but that was too cumbersome. i'm thinking that it should probably be something like a bluetooth - oriented thing, or possibly something that can plug into either the power port or headphone port of the iphone. any ideas?

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Which tablet or kindle type tablet should I buy, specifically from amazon.ca? Answered

Recently received a $150.00 gift certificate from instructables and was initially looking for a e-book type reader.  Soon discovered some offer video as well, oooh video.  Of course none of these are of the e-paper type and are all lcd type displays so battery life wouldn't be great.  Can anyone recommend a tablet that works well as an e-book and also streams video as well.  3g is of no importance as it is not supported in my geographical neck of the woods.  WIFI is required though.  In addition I am really trying to use just the 150$ for the item, I'll pay extra for the shipping.

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Charge my sony ericsson with my iphone charger?

Hello How do you do if you want to charge you sony ericsson cellphone with an iphone 3gs charger? If you plug your sony ericsson with an iphone charger it will act as if it´s plugged in to the computer and not charge. It´s because the iphone charger puts out voltage on the data pins, how do I bypass this? If I only hook up the VCC (5V)and Ground (not the data pins)the charger does not begin to charge my sony ericsson. What should I do? connect the data - and data+ to each other? Info: Sony ericsson w580i 5V charger Li-Polymer 3.6V, 930mAh

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Steampunk Mobile

Some great ideas come from taking a completely new gadget and making it something that looks like, and in this case sort of works like, something from the 19th century. This steampunk cell phone concept has no display. No 3G. No data plan. No games. It doesn't even have a dial pad. You make your calls with binary-coded punch cards, steampunk.All you get in this rugged brown package is an earpiece, (possibly faux) gauges, visible screws, and a spinning number-counter. Oh, and a hole punch every time you want to order a pizza.The project was developed for O2, aiming at the RPG player market (really!). I don't think it works. It would be cool if it did, but I don't think so...UnplggdOriginal designer

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