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    Lightbulb Turn your iPod Touch into a 3G iPhone!

    Step-by-Step Guide

    So here is the step-by-step guide on how to turn your iPod Touch (and iPhone) into a 3.5G iPhone! This is suitable for beginners as it involves no hacking at all of the iPod, and only a simple registry edit on the Windows phone.

    What You Need

    1) An iPod Touch or an iPhone.

    2) A Phone/PDA with Windows Mobile 5 or 6.

    I tested this on a HTC Ameo/Athena with WM6 but it should also work on any other touchscreen WM5 or 6. I've read that it will probably not work on the non-touchscreen Pocket PC versions. Your best bet is probably the O2 XDA Mini S which goes on eBay for around 150-200 new or 90-100 used. You can get it free from O2 if you really want a contract. It's otherwise known as the HTC Wizard. Anything from the HTC range of PDA phones should be fine.

    3) A SIM card. These can be bought for 99p from almost anywhere now.

    4) Download and install the free PHM Registry Editor onto the Windows phone. You can get it from www.phm.lu/Products/PocketPC/RegEdit/

    Hey, don't panic! I'm not going to ask you to actually use Wince ;-) At least not once you've done the initial setup. The Windows phone just acts as a mobile access point that can stay hidden in your pocket or bag.
    The Procedure

    This should only take about 10-15 minutes. If you have any problems at all, feel free to ask other users in my forum.

    1) Setup the Windows phone as follows:

    a) Go to settings/connections/wifi
    b) Select the network adaptors tab, and select your Wifi card (should be obviously named)
    c) Manualy set an IP address, lets use 192.168.1.1 Then click in netmask and let it auto-fill with 255.255.255.0
    d) Go back to the Wireless tab, and select NEW network (make sure the option to show both fixed and adhoc networks is selected).
    e) Name the network whatever you want. I called it 'iPod'. Then tick 'This is a device-to-device (adhoc)' option. Hit 'Next'
    f) Turn off data encryption. You CAN use it, but it makes things more complex, and only 1 device can connect to this network anyway so nobody else will be able to use it.
    g) Hit next and finish. You should see the network name appear with 'Connecting'. It will sit there untill you finish the client side before it says connected.

    2) Configure the Internet connection sharing,

    a) Run Internet sharing on your device, select 'Bluetooh PAN' and check the box below shows your GPRS data connection.
    b) Open PHM Registry Editor and go to 'HKLM\Comm\ConnectionSharing\PrivateInterface=BTPA N1'
    c) Change 'PrivateInterface=BTPAN1' to 'TIACXWLN1', Ok and save this. Exit the registry editor.

    3) Configure the WiFi settings on your iPod/iPhone (these instructions are for iPod Touch. Presumably iPhone is the same or very similiar. Just let me know in the forum how you get on!)

    a) From the home page tap 'Settings' then 'Wifi' then 'Turn on WiFi'.
    b) Select your new 'iPod' network from the list. Wait a few seconds. It should connect.
    c) Press the 'Home' button and open Safari. Go to a webpage. It should connect with no trouble. I occasionally got the message, 'Cannot connect to iPod'. Turning it off and on (rebooting) should fix this. If not, reboot the Windows phone also and start from scratch.

    And that's it! You've ended up with an iPhone that is 3G, is slimmer and lighter, and cost about 10 times less than an actual iPhone! Have fun with this and do feedback in the forum with any suggestions or further ideas.

    Limitations and Followup Ideas

    Ok, the first thing you might say is 'So how do I make voice calls on it? Well, if you're really sad enough to want to do that, then clearly you can't with an iPod touch because it doesn't have a microphone. I suggest you just take a normal phone out of your pocket and use that instead, as it's much more sensible for voice calls. You could even use the Windows phone in your other pocket if you don't mind looking like a complete dork holding a PDA to your head.

    The iPhone could conceivably make VOIP calls this way, over a 3G network. I will let you know if anyone tried this with success!

    I have tried MSN Messenger using the great web based messenger service, Meebo. It also allows you to use Aim, Yahoo and Google Talk, although I haven't tested those.

    CREDIT TO: http://www.pyrofersprojects.com/3gipod/3gipod.html



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    I stopped reading after this

    2) A Phone/PDA with Windows Mobile 5 or 6.
    For serious?

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    Cool

    just an option! leave it if u are not interested in doing so! It is just an idea for someone else who may think would be fun to try.

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    This is beyond retarded.

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    Wow... I really thought you were joking. I thought it was going to be one of those "then duct tape your iphone to the other device" kinda jokes. What a freaking terrible idea. Why don't I carry a boombox and connect my iPhone to it to listen to my music louder.
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    He forgot step 4, carry a backpack with a portable power cell, as you are going to need it to power both your iphone and your windows mobile device.

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    Man awesome but i have a question is there any chance i can turn my psp 3 into 3.5 G too

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    I assume this thread wouldn't be ridiculed if the poster had mentioned that you need another 3G capable phone in the title ot this thread.

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    i think its a great work around, thank you for posting. I have been searching the net for the info you posted because i dont wanna pay for 2 cellular accounts and verizon seems to have the best coverage in my area so now all i gotta do is follow your instructions and will have mobile wifi where ever i go instead of looking for hot spots with a wifi finder for my bricked iphone downgraded to 1.0.2 with all working functions except phone. Thanks again for the post.

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    Thanks Jcool, got mine working, problem is, it's turned into a Porsche 911 so unexpectedly. Now I got a G3.9 iPhone, in a cool Marinello red, drives 340km/hr, Oh, and I forgot, this really sexy Playboy babe appeared in the passengers seat 5 minutes ago, guess I'm set for the moment, thanks Cheers, JsR


 

 
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