iPhone 1st time Jailbreaker-Easy Process

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JamilaLei, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. JamilaLei macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    So I am a first time jb-er. I had no idea what to expect but I did research for many days and finally concluded that I was ready to jb my iphone. I was extremely nervous because I'm a recent unemployed college grad and I wouldn't be able to afford another device if this one 'bricked' or whatnot. Despite some slight worries, I did it anyway.

    Wow! What an easy process. It took less than 5 mins and all I had to do was press the jb button, and let it do it's thing! I'm ecstatic right now! I can't wait to explore and learn all about the ends and outs of cydia.

    I've looked at lists at some of the must have cydia apps/tweaks and so far I've decided to get winterboard, bitesms, lockinfo, and some other basic things. I'm not looking to radically change my device just make some enhancements. Any other musthave apps/tweaks?

    I'm a longtime lurker and first-time poster and this forum has been extremely helpful in my jb journey. Just wanted to let you all know about my experience!
  2. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    I've jailbroken a few times, and this has been one of the easiest methods. Glad you don't have to boot into DFU to jailbreak anymore. Also check out NCSettings, it's one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks. Can't understand why Apple hasn't built this into iOS yet. It's been on Android for years now.
  3. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    Yeah, Jailbreaking has been straightforward 1 click since like 2-3 years ago.

    One of the most simplest and useful tweaks I use is NCSettings. It's clean and functional.

    For apps I like NewTVShowstogo to watch popular tv shows
  4. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Your just at the start of the journey of the array of tweaks now available. Enjoy !!
  5. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    same here OP.

    first time and nervous as hell - not too happy if this stunt had turned my phone into a paperweight.

    still, it all went smoothly. only getting red error alerts from cydia when trying to download winterboard.

    but i guess everyone is having issues with cydia right now.
  6. lissa5168 macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    East TN
    We don't need iTunes for this, do we? If not, I'm at a loss. My 6.1 4S is connected to the computer, but the Jailbreak button is grayed out and can't be pressed. It was opened with admin access on Windows 7 64-bit. Any ideas?
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007

    Theres a live thread running on the boards about jail-breaking using windows.

    Have a look there my friend.

    se the search function
  8. JamilaLei thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2013
    Thanks everyone!! And I had issues with winterboard as well. Maybe it's because of the overload to its servers? Maybe that will die down tonight


    I can't wait to begin this journey! Thanks for the list. Also, one more thing, I've read about some security issues that can arise, by not changing the password alpine. Is that still applicable?
  9. stunter2b macrumors member


    Jun 21, 2011
    YEP this is by far the easiest J-B I've ever done, and just cause I've done 3g-3gs and iphone4 phone back when ios 4.3 I was still nervous as heck.. Now tonight I have to do wifes I5 hope it goes as smoothly as mine did...
  10. b0bab0i macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2012
    Easiest Jailbreak would be from 4.3.3. All you had to do was go to jailbreakme.com on your phone and click jailbreak.

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