jailbreak newbie questions

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

  1. jamesapp macrumors 6502a

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    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

    SFStateStudent

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    San Francisco California, USA
    #2
    Hope this helps...
     
  3. jamesapp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Mar 7, 2008
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    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
    iPhone?
     
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816

    rotobadger

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    Sep 18, 2007
    #4
    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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