Jailbreak - How easy/difficult is it?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by i-sidd, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    Hi Guys,

    I am soon getting an iphone 3g. I am doing my research on jailbreak (JB) and wanted to learn more from you guys.

    I would like to know how easy or difficult is it to jailbreak. I have never done it before and I am skeptical that I might mess something up in the process.

    I also want to know if there is a place where it gives you screenshots of the steps and also tell you where you need to go to download all the components that are required to JB.

    I don't know what version will the phone be, but would that matter. I hear all these things about updates and all,and it does not make much sense to me.

    Lastly, what are the real advantages of JB. What apps can I download and from where once the JB is done.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. dZp macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2006
  4. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    google - how+to+jailbreak+iphone+3g+2.2= this.

    pictures and everything fool proof
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    there are also, a ton of YouTube videos showing you how to do it from start to finish. It's ridiculously easy.
  6. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    I have my iphone 3g now and I think I will attemp a jailbreak. I have seen a couple of videos on youtube but I am a little confused. Do I have to download all the cydia packages in the pwnage tool. Also I have a 2.1 version of the iphone.

    Also, which of these do I download pwnage or quickpwn?

    I wish there was a video which shows where do I get direct links to download the tools that are also required for the jailbreak.
  7. applemonkey macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2008
    what are the advantages of jailbreaking the iphone? If you are a att customer
  8. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Search you lazy bum.
  9. iag48 macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2008
    Is there anyway to JUST jailbreak an iphone 2g with Pwnagetool? I dont want to unlock it, just JB .
  10. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    you can download any cydia packages you want after you jailbreak the phone. It is easier that way.

    If you don't want to unlock your iphone in the future then go ahead and update to 2.2 through itunes and use quickpwn. If you do want to unlock your phone in the future, then use pwnage tool and upgrade to 2.2 by using pwnage tool. That will keep that baseband the older version so the dev team's unlock "yellow sn0w" will still work. You can find the firmware files easily on the internet with a simple google search. :)

    Themes, mms, video recording, a ton of other cool features that you can't have unless you jailbreak. :D

    Yes there should be an option to that ask if you are using an "official carrier" in both quickpwn and pwnage tool. By selecting yes it won't "hactivate" your phone and you can use your at&t sim card like normal.
  11. sergiuria macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    Near a bunch of T-Rex
    It's as easy as finding a pic of Britney Spears crotch
  12. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    I do want to unlock it in the future. But to do that do I have to upgrade to 2.2 or can I just JB with 2.1 FW.
  13. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    It's hard to believe a regular member is asking these questions. The answer to your question is No.
  14. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2006
    So, I finally JB.
    Now what are some of the best the apps that I should get.
    Is there a app that I can use to hide my photo albums.
    What games can I get?
  15. neesh0 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
  16. applemonkey macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2008
    if you buy a new iphone you cant jailbreak it because it comes with the latest software
  17. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I would say it's somewhere between moderately easy to mildly difficult.

    Well that's just totally wrong, there.

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