Jailbreak Noob about to get a 3GS has questions

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Lencias, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Lencias macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to make my first post immediately a question, but I'm about to go out and get myself a white 16GB iPhone 3GS tonight. I have many questions regarding jailbreaking. (Hopefully my cohesive writing will convince you to answer my seemingly noobish questions =D).

    1. Can I restore my iPhone to it's original, Apple-ified state anytime I want to (Say, if I want to take it down for repairs or something)? If I decide to do that, do I need to take it down to get it reactivated or something?

    2. Is there a chance of the phone getting bricked while jailbreaking/jailbroken? My Macbook Pro already got bricked once (after updating to 10-5-7) and I'd like to avoid another fiasco like that.

    3. Not sure if I'm allowed to ask this (please delete if not, moderator), but does having a jailbroken iPhone allow me to install torrented iPhone apps?

    4. Can I still use the iTunes App Store/Music Store and sync as normally after having jailbroken?

    5. Is there anything I should be wary about regarding jailbreaking the 3GS as it is relatively new?

    6. What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking?

    Thank you so much!

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  2. impulse462 macrumors 68000

    impulse462

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    1. Yes

    2. Very slim chance but you can always put your phone in DFU mode and restore if it happens. One in a million chances

    3. Yes but it is encouraged that you support developers and pay for your apps

    4. Yes

    5. Not really


    6. A little slow down but not noticeable on the 3gs
     
  3. MACoconut macrumors regular

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    Battery life is a factor too.

    Please note that.

    Some reference: "http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=8055488&posted=1#post8055488"
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

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    Yes. Just hit Restore in iTunes.

    No. If the rare event that it happens, its very fixable.

    Yes, it will, but as an honest user, you should not torrent/pirate apps.

    Yes.

    Be sure to have your iBEC, iBSS and ECID files with you.

    Disadvatanges of jailbreaking include the slowing down o your iPhone in a certain percent. How much is unknown, but it's small.
     
  5. kevhui macrumors regular

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    Just want to carry on question 6 but in a "reverse manner" - What are the advantages of jailbreaking the phone?

    I guess:
    1. Getting apps (free) from Cydia?
    2. Use torrented apps?
    3. Unlock the phone so you can use other "unofficial" network providers

    Any more?
     
  6. ldobson macrumors regular

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    4. Use "Tricker3G" and simular programs to run VOIP and Sling Player over the 3G Network.
     

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