Could you give me basic jailbreaking information?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Denis54, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Denis54 macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2011
    I have read about jailbreaking but I must confess I understand very little.

    What are the basic advantages of jailbreaking?

    What is Cedia?

    If I attempt to jailbreak an iPhone 4 myself (after doing some proper research about how to do it) would I run high risk of turning it into a brick?

    Can I unlock my phone without jailbreaking it? I will travel to Europe for 3 weeks soon and would like to be able to use it with a local SIM.

    If I jailbreak it will I be able to use it as a personal hotspot?
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I think the search function is very useful here

    1 frees your device
    2 Cydia allows you to install 3rd party apps and tweeks not found in Itunes app store
    3 no you can't brick it by unlocking
    4 depends on baseband version and firmware

    you only benefit yourself searching and learning what you are doing.
  3. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    lol on this one! Ok what about Rox or lice I hear they are good!
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I dont know, lice is a pain:D
  5. Kayan macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
    Ya, this probably isn't what you want to hear, but basically you need to spend several hours just Googling/Macrumoring general jail breaking info. We've all been in your shoes, just be patient and you'll learn what you need to to make your decision.

    Having said that, here are a few quick answers:
    -Cydia is basically an non-apple App store that JB'ing allows you to run on your iDevice once you've JB'en.
    -Unlocking your device is a more complicated question that you'll need to spend significant time reading these forums on. But, if you are all the way up to date on your iOS software, then I'm going to guess that you're phone isn't likely able to be unlocked (there are other things like Gevey SIM mod, but I don't know much about that).
    -All JB'en iPhones can download a tweak from Cydia that enables you to use your native tethering/personal hotspot, I have it, and it's great (don't have to pay 20/mo just to tether)
    Good luck. If you hang around here long enough, you're bound to JB :)
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    You will be amazed on what the iPhone is capable of when allowed !

    I used the redsn0w 0.9.10b5 to un tethered jb my iPhone 4.

    Make sure you perform a backup via i tunes.

    All you do is follow the instructions on the redsn0w screen.

    Learn about putting your phone into dfu mode.

    once you have jb just don't go downloading everything without doing some form of research first.

    Also do some research on how to resolve possible hiccups so you don't panic if it happens. Bricking your iPhone is very rare as a simple restore via iTunes resolves most issues.
  7. leftyno9 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2009
    I used all my bricked IOS devices to build a extension on my house :)
  8. Maverik3 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Meridian Idaho
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    And by jailbreaking your phone you can make it a personal hotspot
  9. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
    And this is the #1reason for me :D sprint unlimited unthrottled data for my ps3 laptop and iPad.

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