3715 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 21, 2011 11:46 AM by chattphotos
no jailbreaks/hacks/unlock, its just iOS 4.2.1 (I forgot to mention that earlier)
I've tried syncing, it doesn't erase the songs that are left from the first wipe, it just adds my music to the two songs already there.
Because I don't have at&t, is there any other way I can do a full erase of the phone/unlock it afterwards?
What you should have done when you got the phone is Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content & Settings. This would have completely wiped the phone and left nothing but the OS. You could have then connected it to iTunes, named it what you want & synced your content to the phone. However, from your post, it is quite obvious this is a "hacked" phone, as there are no officially unlocked iPhones available in the US. I can't say for certain what will happen if you do the erase all content & settings. There is a possibility the phone will require a restore, which of course will re-lock the phone to AT&T. I'm afraid there is no good solution for your situation. One of the downfalls of a hacked phone.
You said in your first post that the person you got the phone from left it unlocked... Do you mean it's possible to use it with a carrier other than AT&T, or do you mean there is an inactive AT&T SIM card in it? (or no SIM at all).
I'm confused because then you said "no jailbreaks/hacks/unlock".
If it's a U.S. Phone and it's possible to use it with a carrier other than AT&T, then it's been hacked. There are no unlocked U.S. iPhones and AT&T will not unlock them under any circumstances.
I was able to erase the old songs by wiping my phone and borrowing my buddy's at&t SIM as you all suggested (it worked). It is very annoying that Apple forces me to use iTunes to manage music when I can delete videos and movies straight from the phone...
What I mean by unlocked- The phone does not require me to connect it to iTunes to activate it. Maybe it was Activate you were looking for? Anyways, I can power it on, and slide top unlock and start using my apps/pandora/surf the web.
I have not carrier unlocked or jailbroken this phone.