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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I ordered a new battery for both my primary iPhone 4 and my secondary 3GS. I will be doing the swap myself and it seems fairly straight forward but my question is, will it affect my jailbreak/unlock on the phones and is there another software component I must/should do after replacing the battery?

It might sound like a weird question to some but I've had devices in the past where the battery was a key component of the jailbreak/unlock, Sony PSPs for example. Both phones are running untethered redsn0w 5.1.1.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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700 views and nobody knows if it will affect my jailbreak/unlock?
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:38 AM   #3
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Ask in the jailbreak sub forum and you'll likely get an answer.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 10:34 AM   #4
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I don't see why it would. The os is still the same after replacing the battery.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 11:49 AM   #5
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I don't see why it would. The os is still the same after replacing the battery.
Yes, but for certain devices a bootloader exploit that targets the battery is actually used to jailbreak the device. And I don't know how redsn0w works so...
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I've never repaired a jailbroken device, so I'd be interested to hear how it turns out.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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Well, after doing a bit more research, I still can't find an answer...I'm surprised this hasn't come up before but I guess people don't realize that sometimes the battery is used as part of the jailbreaking process (depending on the device).

I don't know if redsn0w does or does not use the battery but I'll be replacing the batteries in both my 3GS and 4 and I'll post back if it affected any software component.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 08:03 PM   #8
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What in the battery is used to jailbreak? From the looks of things the connector just disappears inside the seal, no electronics seem to be on the battery.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:24 AM   #9
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Replaced the battery in my jailbroken iPhone 4 a few weeks ago, its fine. Its the same as turning it off? Nothing is gunna affect the software if the hardware has no juice.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:56 PM   #10
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Finally got around to doing this on my iPhone 4 and I can now confirm it does NOT alter any software nor does it affect the jailbreak one way or another

Only thing I am now worried about is the 3rd party replacement battery blowing up or otherwise causing damage to my phone....Oh if only Apple would pull its head out of its #($ and start selling replacement OEM parts
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I don't think so,
When I sent out my iPod touch 2g. JAILBROKEN, it was sent back JAILBROKEN with a new battery.
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Ive never heard of any iOS jailbreak that used battery circuits to store JB information.
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