Basic Jailbreaking Questions

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by superman666, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. superman666 macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    I've been increasingly interested in the notion of jailbreaking my 3gs, however I'm having trouble looking up basic information related to doing it. I could not find any sort of FAQ, so please link one if I have missed it. I just have a few questions before I decide to actually jailbreak my phone.

    1.) I bought applecare for my iphone. What will happen if it's jailbroken? Was it a waste of money, or if I need it to be looked at can I simply restore it back to it's original firmware (not jailbroken) without having the apple people ever know it was jailbroken?

    2.) All of my phone numbers, and apps I purchased legitimately... Will they be lost when I jailbreak the phone?

    3.) What is the most common/normal way to jailbreak the 3gs (is the 'Pwnage Guide' sticky up-to-date and what everyone is using currently?

    4.) How much trouble is it to jailbreak, and is it common to endure problems/bugs (overheating, no service, low battery life)?
  2. Boydbme macrumors member


    Jan 30, 2008

    1.) just restore and you are set

    2.) no, they will work fine.

    3.) Redsn0w

    4.) takes 15 mins tops, and redsn0w walks you through the whole process. very easy and completely reversible.
  3. superman666 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Thank you this is exactly what I wanted to hear.
  4. Boydbme macrumors member


    Jan 30, 2008
    Happy to help.

    Glad I got to you before the "Google is your friend" and "SeArcH the ForUMS!!!1!" people got their load off. :rolleyes:
  5. TSX macrumors 68030


    Oct 1, 2008
    Look on youtube for "How to Jailbreak" videos.
  6. Dominat0r macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2009
    x2, much better to see how its done...its seems alot more difficult when you read it rather than see it.
  7. mantic macrumors 6502a

    Mar 30, 2007

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