Gonna try jail breaking 3g.

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  1. 3v0 macrumors member

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    Hey guys. I wanna try jailbreaking my 3g iphone. Everyone has told me not to since I have ATT but since the iphone 4 came out I want to try it. I plan to upgrade to the new iphone 4 in like a month or two. I'm gonna sell my 3g to radio shack for 100$ or whatever they offer when you upgrade to the 4.

    But for the next month or so I wanna see what jail breaking is like. What is the best/ easiest program to do it? I want one that is easily reversible. Like the one what resets itself if you like restart the phone or whatever.

    What do you suggest? Anyone think I shouldnt do it?

    btw, idk if it matters but I am running ios4 currently on it.
     
  2. TheAppleGeek macrumors 6502a

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    To my knowledge, there isn't a jailbreak for iOS 4.0 yet.
     
  3. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    it's easy as hell.

    you do have to do one extra step to enable APN editing if you're going to use it with your T-Mobile data plan.


    It think redsn0w is the best right now.

    Make sure you don't check Multi-Tasking. It will slow the phone down A LOT.

    I just restored my phone on OS 4.0/jailbreaked/unlocked(syncing right now as we speak) and I can tell a major difference with multi-tasking not installed.
     
  4. 2of3 macrumors member

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    +1
    I JB my 3g and ticked multitasking and by the end of the day i had to restore and re JB without it as it was like wading through custard with wellys on..!!
    Since updating to os 4 my 3g has never felt quicker and the battery life seems to have improved vastly.
    I say go for it :)
     
  5. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    Yeah, It does seem pretty quick.. But I came from 3.0 (my last iPhone)

    when Apple replaced my 3G with a refurbished I was happy to know it was jailbreakable.
     
  6. 3v0 thread starter macrumors member

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    Im gonna do it in the morning!

    I see since its beta I have to let cydia load or something. Or like enter in a code so the icons arent white. How do I do all this?
     
  7. 2of3 macrumors member

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  8. gethyphyyo macrumors regular

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    dude. Have you ever heard of youtube? search unlock iPhone 3G then click on sort by date newest. look for a guide.
     
  9. 3v0 thread starter macrumors member

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    How do I add a source though?

    ok I'm gonna jail break it today but I just save a few questions.

    1. It will keep all my contacts n stuff when I jailbreak it, correct?
    2. My phone was backed up I think when I installed OS4, will it still be saved on my itunes incase I wanna change it back? I'm just concerned on losing numbers.
    3. Can I change it back easily?
    4. Everyone says not to run multi tasking, when I un-select that can I still get custom home screen wall paper?
    5. I plan to sell my phone to radio shack, can I restore the phone fully by going into setting and clicking restore?
     
  10. H.B.I.C macrumors member

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    as long as you sync it before you jailbreak it, you will have your numbers saved to your computer.


    If you're going it jail break it, I would "set up as new iPhone" incase you DO decide to "un-jailbreak" the iPhone all you have to do is click restore from iTunes. then restore from your backup.
     
  11. 3v0 thread starter macrumors member

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    JUST DID IT!!
    I think it went okay, first attempt didnt work, the 2nd did. I'm currently in cydia and went to add sources. I typed in that link so I can have the cydia icon but it said not found but kept loading. Its been like 10min. Is this normal?
     
  12. H.B.I.C macrumors member

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    turn the phone off and back on and try again
     

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