Disadvantages to jailbreaking the 3G iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by MrPenguin9, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. MrPenguin9 macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
    If i jailbreak my 3G iPhone with pwnage tool is there any disadvantages (i.e. somes app not work, 3G does not work or wifi not working)? And, is there a chance of it bricking my iPhone 3G?

  2. Hls811 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2004
    New Jersey
    Everything should work fine after the jailbreak.. There's always a chance of bricking it, but if you follow the directions you shouldn't run into any problems.
  3. joebokeh macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    how about you title your threads better...

    There are other people that may be considering owning it but are worried of the cons, such as yourself, who may see this thread thinking you have made a list but only to realize that your just as clueless as everyone else, thus wasting time and clicks.

    I've jailbreaked mine. But I won't answe the question because you along with hundreds of others need to learn to title your damn threads appropriately.
  4. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
  5. joebokeh macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I get infuriated at misleading thread titles... Then 10 min pass and I'm normal.. I have a bi-polar tendancy on forums...
  6. pj rage macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008
    The only downside I can see after having my phone jailbroken for a bit now, is that you can't use the newest firmware update from apple right away and still be jailbroken. Also, someone else can step in here, but it may not save all of your jailbroken apps/settings/preferences when you upgrade.

    I couldn't imagine not having the phone jailbroken, though. I love that they call it jailbroken too, because, looking back, it really is liberating.

    The phone functions exactly the same as before, only you have the ability to run 3rd 3rd party programs, ie jailbroken apps. From what I can tell there is no worry of permanently "bricking" your phone. The worst that can happen is that you must use itunes to restore.
  7. MrPenguin9 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2008
  8. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    Technically it voids your warrenty, but if anything was to go wrong with your iPhone, you can just restore it through iTunes before taking it in/sending it back, so thats not really something to be of concern about.

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