Jailbreak 3.1.2 - i'm confused

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by sleyeu, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. sleyeu macrumors 6502

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    i used to have a jailbreak on my ipod touch 2g from 2.2.1 to 3.0 and i used redsn0w or quickpwn, this method just required me to run the .exe and in 2 mins its jailbroken with cydia installed. simple

    now i have 3.1.2 and i want to jailbreak again and im not understanding how to do it. i have seen custom firmware but i dont really want to do that because i have lots of apps and data and music which i cant afford to lose because im not sure if its all backed up properly. i will back it up when its jailbroken (ill ssh and get all the apps and music and data and save it to my computer)

    how do i jailbreak 3.1.2 without making a custom firmware beccause im quite consious of spyware and people stealing my stuff.

    also backrain apparently doesnt work very well with winter board? im not sure.

    tethered jailbreak is any different from the old jailbreak?

    can someone tell me how to jailbreak, anything unclear please say...
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I have jailbroken a 3rd gen Touch with blackra1n and it's been working fine with no problems, winterboard works fine and everything. So I'd give blackra1n a try first. Just make sure to install afc2add from Cydia when you first jailbreak. Then, if you are unhappy with the blackra1n jailbreak for some reason, you can at least get into the file system and backup everything the way you like to do it, then rejailbreak using custom firmware from Pwnage Tool. Not sure what you mean about spyware -- just make sure to get blackra1n from http://blackra1n.com/.
     
  3. sleyeu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i meant spyware in the way that, can one of the jailbreak apps or the jailbreak steal my itunes account information and hijack it or use it ect.

    im just very scared if it got stolen and my £5 of itunes credit went missing!!! lol

    well, ill be adding more money so i dont want my stuff to be stolen :(

    i hope you know what i mean.


    I jailbroke it with blackrain from blackrain.com it worked... it hasnt given me any problems yet, apart from one crash while using cydia and downloading openssh.

    ill back up my stuff with openssh, im just clever like that :)
     
  4. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    just use blackra1n, its fast and easy and you ll be fine with it! we ve all used it :)
     
  5. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    blackra1n takes like 20seconds of your life lol. :p
    if it was a keylogger type of deal...im pretty sure they would've stolen all the people who has used it...plus the guy who created it has a good standing reputation in the jailbreaking area...so why worry? :X
     
  6. jimbo23 macrumors member

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    guys on every tut on that blackrain thing i see its for iphone? will it still work for the touch?
     
  7. jmann macrumors 604

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    From what I've read, it works with all the devices.
     
  8. Cortezbanks macrumors 6502

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    when i "make it rain" it puts my 2g touch into recovery mode, then i see geohot, then it looks like it restarting, but just goes back into recovery mode. Im not sure what im doing wrong. any ideas

    nevermind it worked
     
  9. hellenpage macrumors newbie

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    faxing online

    I am glad to connect my Mac Pc with the fax machine. My telecom company provider is great.
     
  10. finnschi macrumors 6502

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    iTunes DOES backup ALL your stuff..... even apps! just sync apps /songs and everything else you need with itunes... or just upgrade to 3.1.2 and use blackra1n ...
     
  11. sapauley21 macrumors newbie

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    So I am sure this question has been answered...and maybe multiple times...but here it

    If I jailbreak using blackra1n am I still able to use the apps I have previously purchased on the app store?...I dont want to lose what I have purchased..
     
  12. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    You shouldnt lose anything...like others have said, just back it up properly before you jailbreak it...seriously, it takes 30seconds...
    Go look at some YouTube videos first if you are paranoid about jailbreaking it. That's the best advice.


    **Edit: Typo the first time. :/
     
  13. ipo macrumors member

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    yeah well

    Yeah , well not exactly - You lose the ability to restart the device itself - which is well BEYOND annoying ..(because it is a "tethering" "hack")
    Right now i'm stuck as many others already at some point of the jailbreak process - which is kinda strange as i have my iPod 2G for over an year now... :confused:
     
  14. I'mooking macrumors newbie

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    like others have said, just back it up properly before you jailbreak it...seriously, it takes 30seconds...
    Go look at some YouTube videos first if you are paranoid about jailbreaking it. That's the best advice.
     

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