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Topic # 57887 27-Feb-2010 22:47
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What are the pit falls / risks in jail breaking an iPhone. I like the idea of this....

http://thenextweb.com/2009/09/24/iphone-home-screen-wanted-step-wrong-direction/

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  Reply # 302830 27-Feb-2010 23:01

It will void any warranty currently valid for your device.

Apple may screw you over. You never know.

New firmware may not be jailbreakable as Apple will patch holes.

Just as much chance as bricking as with normal firmware loading. Just don't unplug the thing when it's working away. If you get into a bit of a sticky pickle, DFU restore will almost certainly work (this will put you at the latest firmware which may not be jailbreakable).

Battery life may be adversely affected depending on what applications/addons you run. Get SBSettings so you can close applications at root level and "free up" memory.

Good luck.



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  Reply # 304725 5-Mar-2010 12:17
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Hi Mak. I see you have a Jail broken 3.1.3 I have looked all over the net and become very confused about how to do it. Whats the best option. Some thing with plain step by step would be a great help. Thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 304793 5-Mar-2010 15:09
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Check iclarified.com for jailbreaking tutorials. Easy to follow.



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  Reply # 304878 5-Mar-2010 18:56
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Thanks Kiwiboi. Tried that but the pwnage file download don't seem to work.

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  Reply # 304898 5-Mar-2010 20:34
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Jealbreaking can be a great thing, i have currently got a iphone 3GS that is jailbroken, it does void your warranty although in most circumstances you can just restore it to factory settings and then you have your warranty back, the pros from jailbreaking can be great, you just have to accept the cons




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  Reply # 304972 6-Mar-2010 10:12
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System:  you just have to accept the cons


Which are?

Over and above the warrantee issue and general naughtiness of it, are there some features that are unavailable or network interaction that doesn't happen if you hook a jailbroken phone up to, say, Vodafone's network on a data plan?

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  Reply # 305063 6-Mar-2010 18:08
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You don't really lose any features, the only downside other than the loss of warranty is that some apps dont go through as many checks as they would in the app store which for somethings comes in handy but for other things mean they can be a real resource hog and drain your battery. Most apps are fine with this however.




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  Reply # 305065 6-Mar-2010 18:24

New 3GS, iPod 2G new and iPod 3G cannot be jailbroken.

Check this for device eligability (note second post): http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/forum/jailbreaking/jb-313-information/

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  Reply # 305066 6-Mar-2010 18:26
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Thanks, System. So to confirm - does that mean that you can't get apps from the official App Store?

Are these apps available elsewhere, or would you only have access to unofficial apps?

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  Reply # 305067 6-Mar-2010 18:29
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No, apps still come from the app store, jailbreaking gives access to other stores such as cydia from which you can install apps that apple doesn't want you to have (such as a multitasking app)

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  Reply # 305068 6-Mar-2010 18:30

A jailbroken iPhone is exactly the same as a non-jailbroken phone, except you have the ability to install packages from Cydia, an 'alternate app store' if you will.

So yes, everything - including Apps work just as well as they do on non-jailbreak.



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  Reply # 305089 6-Mar-2010 21:36
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maknz: New 3GS, iPod 2G new and iPod 3G cannot be jailbroken.

Check this for device eligability (note second post): http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/forum/jailbreaking/jb-313-information/


maknz... you signature says you have a 3GS 3.1.3 jailbroken. That goes against the first line of your post ????

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  Reply # 305093 6-Mar-2010 21:43
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maknz: A jailbroken iPhone is exactly the same as a non-jailbroken phone, except you have the ability to install packages from Cydia, an 'alternate app store' if you will.

So yes, everything - including Apps work just as well as they do on non-jailbreak.


Thats exactly how I would put it, there are actually a couple of others like Cydia called Icy and Rock, these are basically apps on your iPhone which you can use to install apps people have made that are being provided without going through apples checks. Some of these still cost however there are alot of free apps.

Once jailbroken you also have alot more flexibility with putting themes on your iPhone where you can change just about anything cosmetically, this is most likely one of the biggest reasons why some people choose to jailbreak in the first place.




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  Reply # 305219 7-Mar-2010 15:44
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I have tried over & over following the tutorial at iPhone unlocker .com only to get an error message at step 6 which reads....Unable to recognize specified IPSW.
Ready to throw iphone & PC out the darn window.

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  Reply # 305249 7-Mar-2010 19:21
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slliwgd: I have tried over & over following the tutorial at iPhone unlocker .com only to get an error message at step 6 which reads....Unable to recognize specified IPSW.
Ready to throw iphone & PC out the darn window.


What IPSW file do you have, becuase chances are thats whats causing the problem as the error message says, may i suggest you look into blackra1n as that has simplified things alot.




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