Considering jailbreaking my iPhone (via absinthe). Good idea?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hatya, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. hatya macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys
    I was just wondering I have been doing some research on absinthe jailbreak for ios5. Does that even work that well or is there some other form of jailbreaking for 5.0.1. Since I noticed a lot of you guys have jailbroken iPhones this would really help me out because i am considering jailbreaking mine. I have iOS5 v. 5.0.1. L=
     
  2. maturola macrumors 68040

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    if your iPhone is a 4S...then it is not a "good" idea,,it is a great one.

    If you have another iPhone then use Redsn0w ;)
     
  3. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    You using an iPhone 4S?

    If so, I would definitely go for it. Very easy to do and the jailbreak is beyond awesome! Best thing I've ever done with my iPhone to be honest, can't imagine not using it jailbroken now.
     
  4. hatya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yea i forgot to mention that but yes i have an iPhone 4S. So absinthe is a good idea? Specifically Absinthe?
     
  5. maturola macrumors 68040

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    Absinthe is all you can use for a A5 device. :D
     
  6. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a

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    For a 4S Absinthe is your only choice.
     
  7. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Few glitches here and there, but nothing major that is a "deal breaker"
     
  8. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    The question shouldn't be "should I jailbreak my phone?"

    If anything it should simply be "why the hell wouldn't you jailbreak?"
     
  9. djransom macrumors 68040

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    This is how I feel after jailbreaking my phone over the weekend.
     
  10. EngageWithRage macrumors 6502

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    My awesome iPhone 4s would say yes..dew eeeet

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  11. labman macrumors 604

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    Your in the iPhone hack section of course most of us are going to say yes. It's like going on a iPhone forum and asking which is better iPhone or android? You can always try it if you don't life it restore to stock.
     
  12. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    heck I bet if you go into the the regular Iphone section people will say "no its not worth it"
     
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Absinthe is your only option to jailbreak the 4S. Don't know how I dealt with a unjailbroken phone for so long. I loved the 4S but I love a jailbroken 4S even more!
     
  14. hatya, Feb 2, 2012
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    hatya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol i just jailbroke mine
     
  15. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    Just be careful about which hacks (apps) you install from Cydia. Some can have an adverse effect on battery life due to added functionality. Some won't play nice. Do your research and ask here if you're not sure.

    Jailbreaking gives you the ability to add some nice functions and tweaks but just like with your computer you have to be diligent.
     
  16. malias4 macrumors 6502a

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    no not good idea, if u wanted to jb u wouldnt ask u would be already jbken :)

    im thinking of eating a chicken sandwich is it safe?:confused:
     
  17. chrislaw macrumors 6502a

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    I havent really looked into this since Absinthe was first released and was then scared off by all the bugs reported (yes i know, you can always restore).

    Would you guys say that most of the bugs have been worked out and only a small minority are reporting problems?
     
  18. sdorn macrumors newbie

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    Jailbreak Issues

    I have a 4S and an iPad 2. I jailbroke both of them (actually have jailbroken the 4S four different times using Absinthe on my Mac and the CLI tool on Windows). My iPad seems to be fine in the jailbroken state, but my 4S has been nothing but trouble. It will work fine for a day or two, and then problems start popping up, it starts crashing, and finally I have to just restore it.

    I gave up on trying to keep it jailbroken. The only things I really wanted were to block some telemarketers that kept calling me, and to trick the phone into thinking I was on WiFi when I was really on 3G to use Facetime and get around the ridiculous 20mb limit on downloads over 3G.

    This is my first iPhone, and I've had three android phones that were all rooted. The jailbroken iPhone reminds of a rooted android phone with a buggy ROM installed.

    I really wish the 4S was more stable when jailbroken, because I would do it for the fifth time if I thought there was a chance it would work right.

    Oh well.
     
  19. labman macrumors 604

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    Absinthe working perfectly fine on my 4S no issues at all.. So I gotta think it's something installed on yours. For telemarketers I find if I waste there time they remove me on there own. Sorry it didn't work for you.
     
  20. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't do it.. Bad idea! You will brick your iPhone.
     
  21. OUTofDMC macrumors newbie

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    Jailbreaking iPhone 5

    Hi, is it a good idea to jailbreak a iPhone 5. It was bought in November. Does it void the warrenty? How hard is it to jailbreak?
     
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  23. Furifo macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 5 isn't jail-breakable.... for now.

    Yes, warranty is void but is easily recoverable.

    Jailbreaking is very easy and straightforward if previous jailbreaks are anything to go by.
     

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