Edge iphone jailbreak question.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by palckofv, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. palckofv macrumors regular

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    I have searched the forums for answers to a couple of questions I had but figured if I asked the specific question I would get a better answer.
    I have had a 1st gen iPhone pretty much since they came out. I have recently been really wanting to jailbreak it for various reasons.

    My questions are:
    1. What do I have to lose in terms of features already on the phone? Is the apple app store still there, I would hate to lose some of the apps I have.

    2. What is the best way to do so? I have a pretty good idea on this from searching around the forums, so this one is not as important as the first question.

    Anything else you could tell me to help would be great. I have never jailbroken before some I'm kind of ignorant on the subject. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. mohicanspap macrumors regular

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    First of all you lose none of the iphones features but gain two different app stores. That are free. One is called Cydia and the other Installer. And yes the app store is still there and yes the app you bought on the store will still work. If you have any other more questions email me at mohican_spap@yahoo.com
     
  3. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I'd recommend you use QuickPwn, it's really quick and simple to do :) And you wont loose any of your files in doing so. Hope you enjoy your JB.
     
  4. palckofv thread starter macrumors regular

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    great thanks a lot. i tried to do it last night but I am unable to until i get a usb spllitter because i am running mac osx 10.5.6. :( unless someone knows of a different solution. Thanks a lot.
     
  5. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    DFU Issues in OS X 10.5.6

    Lots of users have been experiencing problems with the use of DFU mode after applying yesterday’s 10.5.6 system update.

    We believe this behavior is due to a kernel bug not a specific countermeasure by Apple. Possible fixes are (try at your own risk!) -

    1. Replace the following plugin kexts from within IOUSBFamily.kext with the ones from 10.5.5 and then rebuild kextcache (if you don’t understand this, then you shouldn’t attempt it!)

    /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/AppleUSBHub.kext

    /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/IOUSBCompositeDriver.kext

    2. Use a USB hub in-between the DFU device and the Mac and insert/reinsert the iPhone’s USB cable.

    3. Use a PwnageTool created .ipsw on Windows! Oh the irony!
    -Dev Team
     
  6. palckofv thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I got a usb hub and it worked. But I had it jailbroken to 2.1 software. I want to use 2.2.1 and I downloaded the ipsw restore for 2.2.1 and had to go to expert mode and browse for it. I did it and clicked and it said wrong firmware bundle selected. What am I doing wrong?
     
  7. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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  8. palckofv thread starter macrumors regular

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    I didnt think of that. When I get home I will check that out. Thanks
     

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