Jailbreak then enroll as developer?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by Maccle, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Maccle macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    I've had a refurbished iPad for a few weeks and want to start developing for it. However, I'm still learning how to code for the iPad but need to test features such as "music loading", which can't be done on the simulator (AFAIK). I don't mind paying the $99 fee when my app is ready, but can I jailbreak my iPad temporarily whilst I'm learning? I then want to unjailbreak it, pay the fee and continue as normal. I would pay $99 now, but I don't want to waste a month or so of my 1 year license in learning.

    Since it's refurbished, the warranty is quite important. Can I safely unjailbreak and enroll in the dev program without Apple knowing or could there be traces even after a factory reset? I don't plan on installing any apps other than my own side-loaded ones for testing and ones from the official App Store. Thanks!
  2. ulbador macrumors 68000


    Feb 11, 2010
    I've developed almost since day 1 on a jailbroken device.

    I had to get my AT&T IP4 replaced under warranty and a simple restore got rid of all traces of it and they never even questioned it.
  3. Maccle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2011
    Awesome! I'm using 4.3.5 so I need the tethered JB. I've seen people having issues restoring iPhone 3gs with this. Hopefully iPads don't have the same problem :D
  4. dacapo macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2010
    I know $99 seems like a lot, but over the course of a year, it's less than $10 a month. On a day-to-day basis it's about 27 cents a day. Not sure what the exact process for loading an ipa manually is, but if you're anything like me and compile and build every half hour or so when I'm debugging something or close to completion, a quick process is worth much more than 27 cents a day.

    Just a thought. :p

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