How safe is Jailbreak

ahuman7341

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Apr 18, 2005
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So how safe is Jailbreak. Is there really a chance to brick the phone like was said when iPhone hacking first started?

PS. Does it void my warranty?
 

r00t4rd3d

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Aug 6, 2007
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Not heard of anyone totally bricking their phone from jailbreak. Nothing a simple restore wont cure.

Yes it voids your warranty , but if you restore , who's gonna know :rolleyes:
 

darngooddesign

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Jul 4, 2007
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Atlanta, GA
Yes it voids your warranty , but if you restore , who's gonna know :rolleyes:
Unless Update 1.01 now reports mods to Apple when you sync. For example, it would be a simple thing for the OS to check for non standard ringtones and report them. Apple may not care about something like ringtones, but its kind of naive to think Apple has no way of knowing if the OS has been modded.

That being said I haven't heard if anyone has bricked their phones doing simple mods. Probably best to ask on a iP mod forum don't you think?
 

bcavanau

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Oct 25, 2006
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Troy, MI
I don't think modifying the software on the iPhone breaks the warranty, a hardware modification, or cracking the case open would be different.

Compare it to a Macbook, etc..you can load XP, or Vista, not supported, but does not void the warranty.

Hmm...makes me think....Bootcamp for iPhone?

The only other thing you would have to be careful of would be modifying a file that would alter the operation of the hardware, (ie boost signal) then you might have to worry about the FCC.

my .02 cents.