iPhone Basic Questions

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kat.hayes, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    My apologies in advance for my ignorance:

    1. Who creates the JB? Is it a single person or a group of independent people, etc.?

    2. How easy is it to completely remove the JB and all signs of ever having done it if you need to bring the iPhone into an Apple store for repair, etc.?

    3. Is it a difficult process to JB?

    Thanks.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It depends. Sometimes, it's a single person, sometimes a group. The last few have been group efforts.

    Easy. Put your phone in DFU mode, connect to iTunes and restore. Restoring your iPhone wipes all traces of the jailbreak. You will note however, that restoring will also force an update to your phone to the latest version of iOS. If that latest version is not jailbreakable you have just lost your jailbreak.

    Not really. The last several times it's been a matter of running an app on your computer and pushing a button on the phone.

    The Pangu jailbreak is a bit more complicated in that it has you changing the date on your phone. Still simple though.
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. What is the likelihood of your phone getting bricked when doing the JB?

    2. What typically causes bricking the phone? Not following instructions, something just going wrong during the process, etc.?

    Thanks.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    1. Not very likely. The days of where that could happen are long gone. It's very safe now.

    2. You'd have to be purposely trying to brick it and even then that's a long shot. If things go wrong, you can always restore.
     
  5. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming that anyone with the skills to write the code to JB an iPhone could also potentially add some mischievous code, possibly a key logger, trojans, etc. that sends data back to someone else or does something similar?

    1. How do you know that after installing a JB it is not doing anything like this?
    2. Has this ever been a concern in the JB community?


    Thanks.
     
  6. Totally macrumors 6502a

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    It's a risk you take. You don't know. All you can do is take someone's word and trust their word.

    Yes it is a concern, it took me a long time to trust Pangu. But I did it and so far everything has been fine.
     
  7. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    1. Are there different people/groups/organizations releasing different versions of JBs simultaneously? OR is there always one version of a JB?

    2. If there are different groups of people releasing them, is there one that is more reputable than the others?

    Thanks.

     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Generally exploits are not wasted on competing jailbreaks.
    One tool at a time. A little Googling about jailbreaking/jailbreaks will answer many of your questions.
     

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