Jailbreaking Drawbacks?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tubaguy63, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. tubaguy63 macrumors newbie

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    I understand some of the benefits of jailbreaking my new 3g, however what are some of the potential ramifications or drawbacks of a jailbreak?
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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    Possible bricking of phone.

    Apple's refusal to provide technical support and service (while it's jailbroken, if you restore you should be fine).

    Two biggest drawbacks, imho.
     
  3. tubaguy63 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Aravintht macrumors 6502a

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    not easily
     
  5. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    Not with pwnage, well if you know what you're doing at least.
     
  6. yode macrumors 6502

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    Still, it is possible. Also, it is very hard to actually brick the iPhone to a point where it cannot be used ever again..
    And make sure you use the right programs. Don't use ziPhone for example..
     
  7. tubaguy63 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now I am getting a bit paranoid. The only reason I would consider jailbreaking is to tether the iphone to my laptop.
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Everyday there are newbie(s) that mess up the process.

    If you are asking this question, you don't know enough to perform the process.

    I would wait awhile for tethering info to be tested.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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  11. firewood macrumors 604

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    Apple software updates (2.0.1, etc.) will be a much more complex process, possibly not readily available until some days after the upgrade is released, possibly breaking more jailbreak apps than App store apps in the process.
     
  12. mcdj macrumors G3

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    #1 biggest drawback to jailbreaking now? Almost no apps available for 2.0, so far.
     
  13. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    word. i'm gonna wait until more apps, but mainly i'm waiting too see what kind of poop tethering can get you into...

    plus, everybody in MR would bitch and whine and me and hunt me down in my sleep to slaughter me because I'm a noob and i wouldn't know what i'm doing and apparenlty ppl here REALLY have a problem when noobs every try to do anything.. :rolleyes: as if they were never a noob... ppl are retarded...
     

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