jailbreak newbie questions

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jamesapp, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    i own an iphone 3g, i just installed 2.2 update from apple.
    i have some questions about jailbreaking.

    -do i need a wi-fi connection and or a computer to jailbreak my iphone?
    -what about the appstore, can i still install apps from the app store after i
    jailbreak my phone?
    -what about future updates from apple, like i just connected my iphone
    to my macbook pro laptop went into itunes and installed 2.2
    -what about syncing w/ itunes, like if i want to sync music or video
    will i run into any problems with syncing after i jailbreak?
    -will jailbreaking effect my apple warranty?
    -how easy is it to return the settings of my iphone after jailbreaking?
    -any one experience problems, or weird behavior after jailbreaking?

    features i like about jailbreaking
    -viewing local files w/ mobileTerminal or Term-vt100
    -video recording
    -i don't know if it is possible to write programs with an app like mobileTerminal or Term-vt100? but i would like to be able to write small programs like 'hello world'.

    advice on jailbreaking a good site to help me jailbreak?
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Hope this helps...
  3. jamesapp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2008
    What about updates from apple?
    Like I am wondering if I jailbreak
    my iPhone and apple comes out
    with an update will I be able to
    install, or would I even want to
    install the update? Also what about
    using the developer tools on my
    laptop, would jailbreaking effect
    the developer tools which I would
    use to write programs for my
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816


    Sep 18, 2007
    To answer your questions:

    - You do not need Wi-Fi to Jailbreak but you most certainly need a computer

    - Yes, you can still install apps from the Appstore

    - If you wish to install any updates you may but you will have to re-Jailbreak after doing so

    - Your phone will sync as it normally does after Jailbreaking

    - Yes, Jailbreaking voids your warranty for the iPhone (as per Apple's website. But it only voids the warranty if the find out you Jailbroken)

    - It is simple to return your phone to factory settings after a Jailbreak. You just do a full restore.

    - This is a difficult question to answer. The short answer is yes. People experience all types and varieties of issues. And some people have no problems what so ever. I strongly suggest you do a search here on Macrumors if this is a concern for you. There are plenty of threads that address your question.

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