iPod Touch Jailbreak Pros & Cons

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by quesp99, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. quesp99 macrumors newbie

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    I am really new to this Jailbreak business.

    Can someone List the Pros & Cons of Jailbreaking?

    Basically, I am looking for answers to the following:

    Does Jailbreaking the Firmware hurt the warranty of your Ipod?
    Will anything not work anymore after the Jailbreak?
    Do you have to pay for the Third Party Apps that you Download from Jailbreak?
    Why would anyone want to Pay $20 Bucks for 1.1.3 when you can Jailbreak any of the previous Firmwares and have alot more Apps?
    Is there anything at all that is better with the $20 Upgrade Apps of 1.1.3 vs. Jailbreak Apps?

    Thanks for helping me out!
     
  2. Darkjenso macrumors regular

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    yes but you can restore it to make it look like it hasn't been hacked
    uuuuum, not as far as i know... or at least not as far as i have notised
    There are a rew ones which require payment but the VAST majority does not
    because they like having things official? i guess
    you do get the cool jiggly app moving tool and apparently maps have a limited locating service but otherwise no
     
  3. quesp99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If there the jiggly function and the Map Locator is the only Pro of 1.1.3, then I don't see why anyone would burn $20 bucks on the upgrade.

    I think I am leaning towards Jailbreaking.
     
  4. atsushioka13 macrumors newbie

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    I think the SDK in Feb. might only be allowed if you have that update...
     
  5. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Does Jailbreaking the Firmware hurt the warranty of your Ipod?
    --All you need to do is restore and no one will ever know...

    Will anything not work anymore after the Jailbreak?
    --Everythings fine for me

    Do you have to pay for the Third Party Apps that you Download from Jailbreak?
    --All 100% free

    Why would anyone want to Pay $20 Bucks for 1.1.3 when you can Jailbreak any of the previous Firmwares and have alot more Apps?
    --Wait until the Apple SDK is released and the 1.1.3 Jailbreak will be released

    Is there anything at all that is better with the $20 Upgrade Apps of 1.1.3 vs. Jailbreak Apps?
    --The 1.1.3 Apps and the 1.1.2 iPhone apps are EXACTLY the same.
     
  6. andi030 macrumors member

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    Well If apple wouldn't try to make it more difficult to jailbreake the iPod and work harder for 3rd Party Apps there would be no need to jailbreak it anymore.
    The could easily develop perfect desinged Apps (like the new Maps or the moving of the homescreen) and charg for them but leave the freedom for the 3rd parties.
     
  7. madmervin macrumors newbie

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    2 Things

    -So if i jailbroke my ipod touch 2nd gen 2.2, plugged it into itunes and reset it to defaults there would be no evidence that it was ever jailbroke?

    -If i jailbreak mine but something goes wrong inside it and it stopps me from using it in itunes and resetting it, would there be any way to reset it so that i could take it to a repair shop and they would think that it hadnt been jailbroke?

    Thanks
     
  8. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, congratulations on using the search box, but this time it may have been alright to make a new thread. (seriously, tokiopop obviously didn't think enough to realize that you apparently had already searched for a thread in order to find this one, so kudos to you)

    Anyway, sorry if I come across rude, but if you do not know the basics of a jailbreak, I would not suggest you go ahead with the current tethered jailbreak, as it is very technical. Wait about a month a possible non-tethered jailbreak, or at least an easier tethered jailbreak. Here is a website for you to watch for the jailbreak.
     
  9. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    He searched to find his own thread.... :confused:

    And it's not the search box, it's MRoogle :p

    If I meant the person above me, I would have given some sort of notification of that... like this:

    Doing a DFU restore will erase all evidence of Jailbreak.

    Nothing will stop you from using iTunes, but if you do something bad iTunes may not recognise the devive. You can fix that by: Turning the iPhone on, then connecting it with USB cable. Make sure iTunes is open so you'll know when it enters DFU mode, then hold the Power/Sleep-Wake button AND the Home button for 10 seconds. Release only the Power/Sleep-Wake button and continue to hold the Home button. Wait until iTunes recognizes the phone in DFU Restore mode.

    There are some great video guides on places like YouTube, that will also provide all the downloads you'll need, and make it so easy a 10 year old could do it.
     
  10. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    well if you didn't you should of too, because there was greater then a one year gap between posts.
     
  11. madmervin macrumors newbie

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    But say if something happened to your ipod/iphone software and it malfunctioned, no way to restore it without plugging it into your itunes?
     
  12. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    You can force an iPod into DFU mode without a computer or iTunes, but to get it working again you will need iTunes.
     
  13. bender907 macrumors newbie

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    so I can always restore if something malfunctions?
     
  14. Unit057 macrumors newbie

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    What about Network internet connection?

    What about for iPhone users with Internet plans?
    If I jailbroke my iPhone, does cellular data still work? (Network data, specifically, Optus).

    Thanks guys,
     

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