For a BASIC unlock/jailbreak of the 2G iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Ridge911, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Ridge911 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2008
    Hi all,
    I may be coming into an iPhone soon and will unlock it. I understand how to do it (it has been covered to death), BUT, I am a little confused on the jailbreak issue.

    I'm sure there are lots of great apps from Cydia and all, BUT I just want it to work properly without any fuss. I've heard horror stories about "Installer" and I don't know if there are others I should avoid.
    In short, I would like the ability to download some minor Cydia apps in the future (games or useful apps) , but that is all. Nothing fancy. NO video editing, picture changing, music morphing, gravity defying apps. What should I download from the iClarified list of programs to do this? If I can unlock the iPhone for T-Mobile and it work like a plain iPhone, I would be happy (Youtube, web browser, phone, ipod).
    I've looked at the list that it gives you when you initially unlock, and I am lost on most all of them.
    Should I just NOT select anything and then continue the unlock process?

    I hope you guys understand my question.
    Thanks- ridge
  2. DannyBres macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2007
    Use the Pwnage Tool and select Activate the phone, de-select installer and you will be fine!
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Indeed. Avoid Installer exactly as you would a roadkilled raccoon. Install Cydia. From there, you are free to install as little or as much as you wish. The way it ought to be.

    I recommend Cycorder, Winterboard, and PDAnet. It's cool to be tooling along at 70+ MPH on the Interstate (wife is driving, not me!!), making a post on MacRumors, all tethered up. Very cool indeed.

    Have Fun!

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