Old partially functioning iPhone 2G
Now, I don't have an AT&T SIM card to activate the phone. I also tried the previous methods of unlocking the phone via jailbreaking (blackra1n, redsn0w) to no avail...it seems like upon entering DFU mode, the USB disconnects or something, or never reboots after a supposed successful jailbreak.
The other problem is that the back metal shell had been replaced by the previous owner, presumably due to damage, so the IMEIs stored in the phone and engraved on the back shell don't match.
Given the age and condition of the phone, anyone have suggestions on what to do with it? Would Apple give me the option of buying a refurb iPhone, or should I just recycle it?