iPod touch If I Jailbreak and then Restore, will my warranty still be void?

LixLev

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As the title says, I am very tempted to Jailbreak my Touch, but was wondering.

I know it breaks my warranty, but if I restore, will my warranty still be gone? How will they know that I have jailbroken?
 

LixLev

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Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. By 'they', I meant Apple. So, for example if something goes wrong with let's say, the accelerometer and I need to send it to Apple, and I have Jailbroken the Touch, obviously it is easy to tell as I will have all these extra apps. Thus they will not fix it because I have voided my warranty.

But, if the same thing happens, and I have Jailbroken the Touch, but restore it before I send it to Apple, will they honour my warranty as there will be no visible evidence of a Jailbreak? Or is it a case of once Jailbroken, the warranty is gone forever, even if I restore the original settings?

Sorry I wasn't clearer in my original post.
 

dagored

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Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. By 'they', I meant Apple. So, for example if something goes wrong with let's say, the accelerometer and I need to send it to Apple, and I have Jailbroken the Touch, obviously it is easy to tell as I will have all these extra apps. Thus they will not fix it because I have voided my warranty.

But, if the same thing happens, and I have Jailbroken the Touch, but restore it before I send it to Apple, will they honour my warranty as there will be no visible evidence of a Jailbreak? Or is it a case of once Jailbroken, the warranty is gone forever, even if I restore the original settings?
1. Yes

2. Yes / No - If you restore, it looks like it did when it came out of the box the first time. Minus all the plastic coatings.
 

LixLev

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So to put the question simply. If I restore after JailBreak, I get my Warranty back?

Sorry for all the questions
 

LixLev

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Thank you dagored. Sorry to be annoying. Also, which is the best means of jailbreaking? iJailbreak or Jailbreakme.com?
 

PowerFullMac

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Thank you dagored. Sorry to be annoying. Also, which is the best means of jailbreaking? iJailbreak or Jailbreakme.com?
iJailbreak puts the iPhone apps on but jailbreakme.com dosent, but jailbreak me automatically installs the Installer.app and it wayyyyy easier to do.
 

LixLev

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If I use Jailbreakme.com, how would I then put the iPhone apps and the Calendar edit onto the touch?

Again, sorry for all the questions, but I'm a technology novice.
 

dagored

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iJailbreak puts the iPhone apps on but jailbreakme.com dosent, but jailbreak me automatically installs the Installer.app and it wayyyyy easier to do.
So does ijailbreak. The only additional apps besides the iphone ones I installed on my pod were calendar and customize. Both work great. Now looking for the 1.1.2 jailbreak method.
 

FunkyJunk

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Lix - jailbreakme puts on an application called Installer. You go into that application and install stuff from there. The first thing you should install is Community Resources, as that adds a bunch of extra apps you can install.

It's all pretty straightforward once you get installer on.

I have to say, though, that if you're that much of a tech novice, you might be better off waiting until Apple releases their developers' kit in February and you get official, approved apps then. IMO, hacking isn't for the faint of heart or novice users, even with something as simple as jailbreakme.
 

LixLev

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I'm going to take the plunge and jailbreak. worst comes to worst and i restore right?

Final questions. Where in the installer do I find the iPhone Apps and the Calendar Fix, and also, does jailbreakme.com patch this TIFF exploit that everyone keeps talking about?
 

PowerFullMac

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I'm going to take the plunge and jailbreak. worst comes to worst and i restore right?

Final questions. Where in the installer do I find the iPhone Apps and the Calendar Fix, and also, does jailbreakme.com patch this TIFF exploit that everyone keeps talking about?
Jailbreakme dosent install iPhone apps automatically, iJailbreak will. iPhone apps are not in the Installer

There is a calender fix and TIFF exploit fix in the Installer, under "Tweaks (1.1.1)"
 

TheDPR

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Back to the original question for a moment. I don't think Leader or his attorneys would answer the same way some of you guys are answering.

If you jailbreak you've voided your warranty. I don't think you can legally un-void it. All you can do is cover up the fact that you voided it in the first place. In other words you can restore and get away with it, but if put under oath you admit to having jailbroken, I doubt any warranty would be honored. So you're going to have to lie if asked.

I don't know if they even ask, so perhaps the point is moot. But legally speaking, I don't believe you can un-void a warranty that's been made void by hacking your iPod.
 

dukebound85

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Back to the original question for a moment. I don't think Leader or his attorneys would answer the same way some of you guys are answering.

If you jailbreak you've voided your warranty. I don't think you can legally un-void it. All you can do is cover up the fact that you voided it in the first place. In other words you can restore and get away with it, but if put under oath you admit to having jailbroken, I doubt any warranty would be honored. So you're going to have to lie if asked.

I don't know if they even ask, so perhaps the point is moot. But legally speaking, I don't believe you can un-void a warranty that's been made void by hacking your iPod.
why not? you are putting the device iin EXACTLY the same state as you bought it
 

TheSpaz

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I was told by an Apple rep directly that adding 3rd party Apps to an iPod does NOT void the warranty but, they did say they wouldn't not help me with problems that may arise using the 3rd party Apps but, it's JUST software people. The software cannot affect the hardware. Would you void your warranty on your Mac if you install Linux on it... and then the power supply fries... they're not going to say, we cannot fix your computer because you've installed Linux on it which is not supported by Apple. Also, it doesn't void other iPod warranties if you want to install Linux on it... Apple has said so themselves. So, no I don't think you can void your warranty for jailbreaking your iPod... but, I think you're pirating software when you steal the iPhone apps and install them on the iPod touch.... which they may not like very much.... but, if you restore your iPod before you get it repaired, they'll never know it was ever in a non-Apple sanctioned state.
 

applehockey

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I was told by an Apple rep directly that adding 3rd party Apps to an iPod does NOT void the warranty but, they did say they wouldn't not help me with problems that may arise using the 3rd party Apps but, it's JUST software people. The software cannot affect the hardware. Would you void your warranty on your Mac if you install Linux on it... and then the power supply fries... they're not going to say, we cannot fix your computer because you've installed Linux on it which is not supported by Apple. Also, it doesn't void other iPod warranties if you want to install Linux on it... Apple has said so themselves. So, no I don't think you can void your warranty for jailbreaking your iPod... but, I think you're pirating software when you steal the iPhone apps and install them on the iPod touch.... which they may not like very much.... but, if you restore your iPod before you get it repaired, they'll never know it was ever in a non-Apple sanctioned state.
I was told so by a Apple Genius (the ones from the Genius Bar). I got this answer after reading a sign that says "adding 3rd party applications, voids the warranty".

This forum is about this topic but doesn't address what I did.-- https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/384327/

But you can take the risk to Jailbreak it, but DON'T count on help later. (plus what's the point now with the App Store)
 

cwheatley

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stillwater, ok
the point is that through jailbreaking, you have a large amount of applications that have developed over the last year. the app store doesn't have that level of maturity yet, or even that number of applications.

my iphone was more reliable as jailbroken 1.1.4 than it is for unjailbroken 2.0.
 

applehockey

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the point is that through jailbreaking, you have a large amount of applications that have developed over the last year. the app store doesn't have that level of maturity yet, or even that number of applications.

my iphone was more reliable as jailbroken 1.1.4 than it is for unjailbroken 2.0.
Yes but having a phone later is a lot more reliable than not having a phone. Because what happens if you somehow break it and Apple won't fix it because the warranty is void?.... Then you are left without a phone.
 

AceGambit

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The whole point is that they will never know if you can restore you ipod/iphone if it has a fatal error then you are screwed.
 

josueg942

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As the title says, I am very tempted to Jailbreak my Touch, but was wondering.

I know it breaks my warranty, but if I restore, will my warranty still be gone? How will they know that I have jailbroken?

Of course not!
Use your common sense!
If jailbreak it, and then you restore your wiping everything off the hard drive!
Theres nothing there!
So how will they know?
Go jailbreak it if you want, but do it at your own risk!
 
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