I'm an idiot, please explain Jailbreaking

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by daviddcmd, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. daviddcmd macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    I understand it won't brick my I4. I have the lasest OS 4.2.1

    Is there an online easy way to jailbreak, I don't need to unlock.

    When Apple updates the lastest OS will I have to jailbreak again?

    Does jailbreaking the phone effect the operation of the phone as a phone?

    Any other concerns?

  2. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Jailbreaking allows customization of the iDevice. Cydia an alternative to the App Store also is part of the jailbreak. Cydia offers 3rd party apps that Apple doesn't allow in the App Store.

    Yes, every time you upgrade your iPhone you will have to jailbreak again.

    Jailbreaking does not effect the iPhone at all.

    Read up on jailbreaking here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IOS_jailbreaking

    To jailbreak your iPhone on 4.2.1 you can use the newest version of Redsn0w. http://iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12948
  3. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    if you are new to jailbreaking, I suggest you wait until the untethered version comes out. It should be pretty soon.

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