Effects of jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Re1m0, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Re1m0 macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    If i jailbreak and afterwards restore it, then will the jailbreaking leave any mark to the phone or be like when i took it out of the box?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    The outside will look exactly the same.
     
  3. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    The box might get damaged depending on how you jailbroke? Hacksaw or tub of Butter :eek:
     
  4. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    There's a reason it's called Jail*BREAK*. Just leave it and use it the way it is. Do you really want to install stuff not knowing if it's going to harm your iPhone or not? I would suggest getting an iPod touch and jailbreaking that as an experimental device and keep your iPhone in good condition.
     
  5. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    It is not the reason why it is called jailbreak...

    They need MacRumors for Kids, so they can move all your posts there.
     
  6. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    And CocoaPuffs is a kids cereal... they should move all of your posts to the "I don't care" section.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's a little silly. Actually, that's a lot silly. The days of bricking hardware are long gone.

    And those were good days. I remember those days... Terminal-based iPhone activation, non-GUI proto-jailbreaking... Ahh...

    OP, use PwnageTool and just do it. Restore if you need to take it to Apple, and read any guide available on the Internet. Starting with the guides here, of course.

    Oh, and keep it civil, you two. *stern look*
     
  8. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    I have been trying to stick to the point, but the kid can't help himself but resorting to childish insults.
     
  9. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I'm no kid.
     
  10. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I've seen this before. "Kids" start arguing, the "parent" steps in, then they both complain at once...

    Here's the part where I say "shush, now!" :D

    TheSpaz: Jailbreaking is a lot safer than it used to be.

    CocoaPuffs: You shouldn't have said "MacRumors for Kids". It was a little off.

    What example is this setting the OP? When you behave badly, it makes me look bad. You're both good, right? You don't want to sully our collective image?

    This thread is done. OP, use http://mroogle.************* to find great guides for jailbreaking.
     
  11. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Assuming that he's not being sarcastic or trolling, ignore that advice. If he is, then pay attention, laugh politely, and ignore that advice.

    If you follow the directions you cannot brick your iPhone using modern jailbreak methods. You will always be able to restore to stock Apple firmware, and you will always be able to try again. There is theoretically a small risk of screwing up the baseband or bootloader, but the risk is so small as to be negligible. I've pulled the plug during many, many flashes, and although I've corrupted reflashes I have never ended up with a phone that a DFU restore wouldn't fix.

    Follow the directions, don't yank out the cord when flashing, and you'll be fine.
     
  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Just one bit of advice. There are a few things that can be left over from jailbreaking if you're not careful.

    For example, I was using numeric battery with SBSettings while jailbroken. If you back up with this enabled, that tweak will be saved in your backup even if you restore. I was at the Apple store to get a replacement last night and noticed it at the last minute. A quick tap saved me from getting turned away. :eek:
    I could have re-jailbroken, installed SBSettings, turned it off and re-restored. But I had completely missed it until I got to the store.
     
  13. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    You can always avoid this by doing a DFU restore instead of a normal restore. The latter may leave traces, the former never will.
     
  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    Actually it has nothing to do with the restore. Even if I DFU restore it, that remnant is going to be reloaded to the phone from the backup that I'm restoring to. Now setting up as a new phone is a different story.
     
  15. branjosef macrumors 6502a

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    Jailbreaking is bad.. Don't make Apple send the police :eek:
     

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  16. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    No, a DFU restore won't leave anything behind. It will wipe the flash clean, re-image the OS, and reflash the baseband. Your phone will be completely reset to its stock configuration.

    If you restore to a backup (i.e. copy the data from the backup back to the phone) then yes, there will be "remnants" -- but that's not because anything's left over as much as it that you're adding stuff onto a stock install.
     

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