Is Hacking Worth the Problmes

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by erichian, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. erichian macrumors newbie

    erichian

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    I've had my new MacBook Since the end of September, and I'm already about to buy a new Mac. The company I work for is buying my MacBook from me, and I'll be able to buy a MacBook Pro for personal use. So after not having my own mac since os9, I'm buying two Apple Laptops in less than 3 months.

    My question is about the iPhone, several of the iPhone use I know have had issues. The problems have been related to either the battery, updates, or them dropping the phone. I know lost of people who have dropped them more than once. Apple has been great, and replaced each one of those phones, and gave the users loaners while they looked at the damaged phones.

    I don't have money to throw away, but I really want an iPhone, but like many other I don't care to use AT&T. So my question is, are the benifits of using the iPhone on T-Mobile worth the possibilty of not having it covered by any warranty if you damage it, or it comes deffctive. I spoke to one of our local apple store reps and was told apple will not even touch a phone that has not been registered.

    My wife wants to get this phone for me for a Christmas Present, but I don't know if its worth the risk. Does anyone have any insight?
     
  2. aerospace macrumors 6502a

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    depends on how clumsy you are :)

    first day i had i had my iphone I dropped it getting out of the car(its surprisingly smooth which you get used to)...no damage

    have only dropped it once since(2months) and its in perfect condition. hacking is easy and safe for the most part, really depends how far you go. using installer and customize ive only had the phone lock up on me 3 times installing apps but turning the phone off and back on solved it each time. definetely more fun than without especially if you use it to get on a different network. i currently use att prepaid but might switch to tmobile to get my company discount/more minutes for similar cost.

    hope that helps!
     
  3. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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  4. erichian thread starter macrumors newbie

    erichian

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    I guess, I'm worried because I am a bit clumsy, and spend alot of time on a bike. I'm wanting to use the iphone on T-mobiles network. I guess it doesn't help to much because your still on the AT&T network. :) but I appreciate it.

    The problems I was refering to, are in regards to operator error I belive, except for battery problems.

     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Keep it in a protective case and use a BT headset.

    There is no magic answer. If you think you are likely to break the phone then obviously you will want a warranty.
     

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