considering first jailbreak, need info/answers

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by 0v3rki11, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. 0v3rki11 macrumors newbie

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    iPhone 3G OS 3.0
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    Firstly, there seem to be quite a few apps out there for jailbreaking and unlocking.

    So my first question is, if jailbreaking only (I have an AT&T contract), which app has had the most success/ease of use? QuickPwn or Redsn0w?

    Secondly, will jailbreaking the phone unlock the tethering and MMS abilities that AT&T is holding back on? :mad:

    Third, I'm aware that any OS updates will un-jailbreak the phone, but will "syncing" the iPhone with iTunes cause any unwanted problems after jailbreaking?

    And lastly, since AT&T is on the verge of losing me as a customer as is, if I do decide to unlock the phone will a new SIM be required or is there an app that can be used to open the SIM to the other carrier networks?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    1. Quickpwn is discontinued. The new name for that program is Redsn0w (mac/pc). You can use Pwnage Tool (Mac) also, but redsn0w is more convenient if you have already updated to 3.0.

    2. I believe you can easily enable tethering, but the MMS is much more difficult to enable, and requires lying to AT&T.

    3. Syncing will continue like normal, you won't notice a difference or get any adverse effects.

    4 .If you download Ultrasn0w from the repo "repo666.ultrasn0w.com" in cydia it will unlock the phone, you can put any sim card in it, and it will work fine. :)
     
  3. 0v3rki11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2) I have no problem lying to AT&T, they lie to me so why not.

    4) so bottom line i'm still gonna have to get a different SIM card if i jump ship for another carrier. i can live with that.

    thanks for the quick response, can't wait to get off work and get home now. :D
     
  4. thep33t macrumors regular

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    Yes, you will need a new sim card, however, any carrier you get will provide you with this anyways
     

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