Basics of jailbreaking an iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iluvifone, Aug 3, 2010.

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  1. iluvifone macrumors 6502

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    I'm just curious if someone could elaborate on the advantages and disadvantages of jailbreaking an iPhone 4.

    My understanding so far:

    Advantages:
    -install apps that are not in app-store/certified by apple, therefore making your iphone highly customizable
    -install pirated apps (read an article about this on google, not sure if i understood it fully, but basically you can download 'full version' apps (much like you can for Windows)) and install them for free.. Can someone clarify that? so basically, I can search and find a torrent for the $50 tomtom app and just install it, like that?


    Disadvantages:
    -voids warranty I believe, but isn't jailbreaking reversable by simply doing a clear/restore on your iphone to original settings (incase in need of repair by apple)?
    -forces you to stay on that current iOS version; if you update, you lose your JB

    Surely there are more points to add to both lists, could someone please care to help me?

    Thank you
     
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  3. iluvifone thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For the USA, yes. Free in Canada.
     
  4. kas23 macrumors 603

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    You can restore your settings back to the factory settings easily, but doesn't this erase all your app's data (like Todo lists/alerts, ebooks loaded onto apps, saved games, bookmarks in alternative browsers, etc.)? I guess you could restore from a back-up after doing a fresh restore, but wouldn't that back-up be a jailbroken version (your last iPhone back-up)? Is there any way to restore from a previous non-jailbroken back-up? By grabbing one off of time machine?
     
  5. staccato83 macrumors 6502a

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    If only there were an iPhone Hacks section that contained numerous threads discussing the advantages/disadvantages of jailbreaking ad nauseum. ;)
     
  6. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Understand that it's against the rules to assist you with pirating software. We're not helping you with that.
     
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