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Old Jan 9, 2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Is jailbreaking IPod Touch safe?

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am starting to consider to jailbreak my Ipod Touch, but I have a few concerns.

1. Is it safe?

2. Can it damage my IPod badly? (thus "brick" it)


Thanks for your help
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Old Jan 9, 2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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1. Yes

2. No reports of "bricking," if anything goes wrong you can restore it back to normal.
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Old Jan 9, 2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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I just jail-broke my IPod and I love it.

One more question

Is "TextEdit" the only write program I can get?
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I just jail-broke my IPod and I love it.

One more question

Is "TextEdit" the only write program I can get?
No.
http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/ipod...pod-touch.html

Do that to get "Notes."
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Old Jan 9, 2008, 04:04 PM   #5
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Actually I've heard rumors that jailbreaking your iPod touch can cause it to become grumpy and reluctant at times. Sometimes it may try to strangle you with the earbuds. My one once got angry at me when I tried to warn others about this...... Uh oh... Nooooooo!
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Old Jan 9, 2008, 06:52 PM   #6
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one thing, if you do jailbreak, NEVER, and i repeat NEVER remove more than 5 apps at one time, and if its summerboard, or customize, restore to defaults before you uninstall them

IF you don't follow that there is a chance of your IPT becoming bricked, as mine forgot how to sync to the computer.. and i had to pay apple to fix it, and it never booted up, and i had removed SSH....yeah.. it was fun...
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Old Jan 9, 2008, 10:45 PM   #7
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Thanks I got "Notes" (aka "MobileNotes") installed now, as well as "MobileWeather"

And I understand the potential problems that could come with "hacking" my IPT.. or any device for that matter.
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Actually I've heard rumors that jailbreaking your iPod touch can cause it to become grumpy and reluctant at times. Sometimes it may try to strangle you with the earbuds. My one once got angry at me when I tried to warn others about this...... Uh oh... Nooooooo!
well its kinda hard to say what can happen since people get different results. My browser was crap and crashes all the time but now its seems smooth.
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well its kinda hard to say what can happen since people get different results. My browser was crap and crashes all the time but now its seems smooth.
May I point out now that pretty much all my posts contain a high level of sarcasm. My way of making sure you get your five a day...

I found my jailbroken touch had a messed up clock when it synced though, kept going back to sometime in July.
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May I point out now that pretty much all my posts contain a high level of sarcasm. My way of making sure you get your five a day...

I found my jailbroken touch had a messed up clock when it synced though, kept going back to sometime in July.
May I point out that I tend to not care? Cause I dont.
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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How to jailbreak and what can it do

Hi i have a few questions how can i jailbreak my ipodtouch 8GB 3G and is it safe and what does jailbreaking change from none jailbreaking ipod touch's i will hope for replys thank you all.
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Old Dec 15, 2009, 02:56 AM   #12
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Hi i have a few questions how can i jailbreak my ipodtouch 8GB 3G and is it safe and what does jailbreaking change from none jailbreaking ipod touch's i will hope for replys thank you all.
Hi you can jailbreak it with blackra1n and it is safe and it lets you install apps that apple hasn't approved and you can do all kinds of cool stuff like change wallpaper and
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Old Dec 15, 2009, 03:12 AM   #13
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May I point out that I tend to not care? Cause I dont.

You replied with full seriousness to a (mildly amusing) joke post. You look like a bit of an idiot. :P

He's not trying to be insulting, you just failed to realise that iPods don't really have the ability to strangle people with their headphones. Hey.. What? Noooooo! *gurgling*
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How about we dont necropost, and keep on topic, thanks.


And, yes, let this thread die, this is extremely old, and no longer applies.

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Hi i have a few questions how can i jailbreak my ipodtouch 8GB 3G and is it safe and what does jailbreaking change from none jailbreaking ipod touch's i will hope for replys thank you all.
All you need is 30sec, and blackra1n. pretty much that easy. it is safe, if you dont do anything stupid, and jailbreaking allows you do do anything you want, from themes to changing text.
I would reccomend taking some time and reading, all your answers are in the hacks section
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 07:01 PM   #15
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am starting to consider to jailbreak my Ipod Touch, but I have a few concerns.

1. Is it safe?

2. Can it damage my IPod badly? (thus "brick" it)


Thanks for your help
If I jailbreak my iPod and I have to return it to apple. Will it ve covered
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Old Feb 7, 2010, 07:02 PM   #16
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1. Yes

2. No reports of "bricking," if anything goes wrong you can restore it back to normal.
How do you restore it to normal
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If I jailbreak my iPod and I have to return it to apple. Will it ve covered
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How do you restore it to normal
Was it really worth resurrecting this ancient thread with two separate posts asking questions you could EASILY Google yourself? Seriously, the answer to each of these questions is the first or second hit for any relevant Google search you can think of.
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 03:21 AM   #18
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In 1 simple term: Yes.
In a few more simple terms: Nothing can go wrong if you "youtube how to jailbreak an iPod Touch".


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Old Apr 16, 2010, 07:25 PM   #19
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hey I was just wondering if I only want my homescreen to change and then I reset it will my bakground 4 it go away
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:21 AM   #20
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Yes, very safe

I have jailbroken my ipod touch on 3.1.2 and 4.2.1 firmware and no problems whatsoever the springboard (the "desktop" with the icons) has gone into safety mode a few times but all you have to to do fix it is reboot or respring, no problem at all. I've got a tutorial on how to SAFELY jailbreak the 4.2.1 itouch here: http://www.ps3ipodjailbreaks.com/how...-ipod-421.html Check out the rest of the site too while your at it
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Old Feb 28, 2011, 07:47 PM   #21
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So from what i have read...


Jailbreaking is Safe

Anything wrong can be fixed with an Itouch reset

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Can anyone confirm, i am new to jailbreaking so this is an entirely new subject for me.

Also what are the benefits of jailbreaking?
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Old Mar 5, 2011, 08:59 PM   #22
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Never faced a single problem in the jailbreaking process. The risk doesn't outweight the reward if you're a gambler.
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Never faced a single problem in the jailbreaking process. The risk doesn't outweight the reward if you're a gambler.
Got it. Now tell us.... what is the "reward" of jailbreaking a 4G iPod Touch?
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Old Mar 8, 2011, 11:07 PM   #24
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If I jailbreak my iPod and I have to return it to apple. Will it ve covered
no. once you jailbreak it, Apple won't cover it. They might even try to confiscate your iDevice as one of the idiot apple genius tried to do but the annoyed guy called the cop.
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Old Mar 9, 2011, 01:14 AM   #25
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Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am starting to consider to jailbreak my Ipod Touch, but I have a few concerns.

1. Is it safe?

2. Can it damage my IPod badly? (thus "brick" it)


Thanks for your help
1.Yes
2.No, Emmmm, maybe not, some times it will happen.
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