I think im going to jailbreak today

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by harryhood, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. harryhood macrumors regular

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    I have a 3G iPhone and was waiting for the new update before i jailbreak.

    What are the positives and negatives to jailbreaking? Is there any chance im going to f up my phone and render it useless? Thanks!
     
  2. calvy macrumors 65816

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    The negative is that you have to wait a short period every time the new firmware is released before it's hacked and available to be jailbroken. Like I'm doing today, patiently waiting for my podcast direct downloads and google streetview.
     
  3. macgirl34 macrumors newbie

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    If you update today you will not be able to jailbreak today and you will lose the unlock option later. You would be best to wait until the DEV team releases their newest program for the 2.2 update. :)
     
  4. THE JUICEMAN macrumors 68000

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    I was waiting for the update to see if I wanted to jailbreak too. I think I'm going to go ahead and do it. How long does it usually take the DEV team to hack the new firmware?
     
  5. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah but is there any legitimate negatives once it is jailbroken? Once jailbroken - will my phone restore to all my settings and everything I have on it now?
     
  6. jmann macrumors 604

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    It usually only takes a few days. They are done with the 3G unlock they are just "implementing it" which I think means they are just updating pwnage tool so it can do the 3G unlock. Who knows how long. I think they might release and update to pwnage tool for 2.2 with out the 3G unlock for now. I'm not sure though.
     
  7. Ecthelion macrumors member

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    If you overload it with themes and skins for safari and sms and stuff like that the phone can definitely get a little sluggish. But I would say by far the biggest negative(for me) is when a new update comes for the iphone like today waiting till the dev team cracks it. Other than that I haven't had any problems and I have alot of stuff installed like widgets and themes and skins and such again just don't go crazy with everything and you'll be fine.
     
  8. Aephel macrumors newbie

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    I will jailbreak my phone when the new MobileInstallation patch comes out no point in losing all of that stuff.

    There is nothing in 2.2 that looks appealing, hell it would be a downgrade from my JB 2.1
     
  9. RiGo macrumors member

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    +1

    I'm also gonna wait for the patched mobileinstallation file.

    2.1 + Jailbreak > 2.2
     
  10. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. Im going to jailbreak today. What is the most legitimate website for downloading all of the hacks and stuff for jailbreaking? (the devs website or what not)
     
  11. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    It's already out. :cool:
     
  12. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    where?
     
  13. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I heard this is a good site and instructional guide

    http://www.modmyi.com/wiki/index.php/Pwnage_2.x_Guide_3G

    I am debating as to whether to JB my iphone , I have already downloaded the Apple 2.2 Firmware and the site above is for that specifically.
     
  14. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    PwnageTool from blog.iphone-dev.org. Deselect Installer.app as it is not needed and SLOWS the entire iPhone interface.

    See iClarified for step-by-step.
     
  15. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you so much! I was on iclarified site earlier and didn't realize they had updated it to 2.2!

    Oh will this work even though I have already installed apples firmware 2.2?
     
  16. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    so if i have a 3g black iphone (firmware 2.2) (normal unlocked with at&t all legitimate) do i use pwnagetool or quickpwn?
     
  17. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have decided to go with quickpwn. I am following this tutorial via youtube here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv1cF_3S4G8

    I am on o2 PAYG & this is my first time so I am hoping it goes well.

    The author of the video above actually states quickpwn is a soft JB and pwnage is a hard JB so ... whether thats true or not I don't know but I am going for it as it looks pretty simple etc
     
  18. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah im doing the same here with quickpwn. once i get everything jailbroken - how do you get all the your old phone information onto your new jailbroken phone? (apps,contacts,email etc) just restore from old backup with new jailbroken phone? thanks!
     
  19. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I have read on this forum just backup all your contacts, apps, etc first! then restore from old backup :)

    After I have finished my JB ill post back here and let you know if/how it worked

    Oh if anything should go wrong here is the forum thread I found on how to restore your iphone to factory settings (just in case)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=603129
     
  20. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome. i just jailbroke and it seems to work fine. Im restoring factory settings now.
     
  21. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    No no! don't restore factory settings UNLESS something went wrong with the jailbreaking!

    Just restore your backups!

    I hope you meant backups and not factory lol
     
  22. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Quickpwn worked beautifully!! that video tutorial was awesome!!!!

    I was worried about baseband as it was updated during Apples official 2.2 update but since it doesn't matter yay!

    I now have a jailbroken 3G iphone on o2 with cydia!

    Thanks for hanging out with me Harry. Guess now I have to find out where to go next and what to do to get my customized apps etc

    Weird I didn't have to backup any of my apps, contacts etc it was done automatically :)
     
  23. harryhood thread starter macrumors regular

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    nice. yea all works well for me. so whats the difference between cydia and installer?
     
  24. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    not sure, but i clicked on cydia - manage - sources - add -

    type in http://hackulo.us then install the ""Installous" then install "Appshare" in that order

    then click on APPSHARE in apps

    and go get apps :D

    Oh once your launch appshare, it will take you to appulo.us and you an choose all the freebies you want

    Man Im SO GLAD I did this today

    if you get stuck let me know, I just played around with it as there is no tutorial on how to use cydia :/
     
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