Jailbreaking for Backgrounder / Spotify - disadvantages?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by danb77, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. danb77 macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Hi folks,

    I have fallen in love with Spotify.app and now would like to jailbreak to enable backgrounder.

    I have heard of various problems with Jailbreaking, and have thus never considered it before.

    Does jailbreaking still lead to a big slow down? Any other incompatibilities, problems?

    What is the best site for jailbreaking these days?

    Many thanks,

  2. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2009
    On a 3G, yes, there can be quite a slowdown. The 3GS handles it all much much better.
  3. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    That's reassuring - a-jailbreaking I shall go... :-D
  4. Super Sneb macrumors newbie

    Super Sneb

    Dec 30, 2008
    How'd it go with the Jailbreaking, do you still get Push Notification?

    Did you jailbreak your current iPhone Software, did you have to re-set everything up i.e. email, apps etc....

    I really want to Jailbreak to enable Backgrounder my self but don't think I can handle re-setting up my little iPhone, let alone not get any Push notifation's ever again...
  5. zwaldowski macrumors member

    Aug 15, 2009
    Jailbreaking 3.0 does not require a restore at all. Additionally, jailbreaking only disables push notifications if you did not legitimately buy/contract/activate your iPhone with AT&T.
  6. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Oh dear! Well I have made a true newbish mess of this!

    First I did (unnecessarily) wipe the iphone and restore a fresh copy of the OS - following the online jailbreak guides. This wiped all my apps. :-(

    Naively I thought a standard backup would save app settings. :-(

    Jailbreak with Redsn0w went fine. But then I opened up Cydia on my App-free iphone. Installed one soliatary app (The Maps tweak) and Cydia hung on installation - rebooted and now my iphone will not boot up.

    Iphone hangs on the white "boot" apple. have tried all recommended methods to get to DFU mode to reset it, but none of them have worked. Help!
  7. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Phew! Running REdSnow again managed to get it to restart - now it is jailbreaking for a second time.

    Second time lucky..... :-O

    "Jailbreaking is easy and trouble free" Hmmmm.

    Edit: Spoke too soon, jailbreaking got stuck on "Waiting for NAND to appear". I reset and now stuck on the apple boot screen again. Sigh...

    (And all because apple will not activate Background apps. Grrrrr...!)
  8. Super Sneb macrumors newbie

    Super Sneb

    Dec 30, 2008
    I was just about to Jailbreak mine (I'm downloading the IPSW files...) I think i might hang off for a little bit...
  9. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Now iphone is stuck on a black screen - not even a boot apple. Progress? :-(

    Wait! IPhone detected in recovery mode!!! Go on Itunes - restore that mother....

    (Is this kind of cr*p common when jailbreaking or have I just been unlucky).
  10. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Restore worked fine and now I am jailbreaking again - 2nd time lucky...
  11. jfox00 macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2008
    You are unlucky, or just not following the directions. Not to be insulting, but Redsn0w could not be easier. The iPhone Dev Team makes these applications nearly idiot proof. No one should be turned off from jailbreaking because of one persons bad experience. And, as you've found, sometimes you just need to play around a little, if you encounter an error. I have a jailbroke 3g, and if you are cognizant of what JB apps you are putting on it, you wont notice much of a slowdown at all.
  12. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    I have never had any of your problems. It literally takes me 15 minutes tops to jailbreak and I have done it for tons of ppl.

    As far as slowdown goes. I always have anywhere from 32MB to 57MB of free ram. A "backup" only back ups sms, emails, settings, etc. As for apps and music you have to do a normal sync.
  13. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Gah! Unlucky me! I think I cancelled Cydia during its initial setup phase as I wanted to enable wifi. That may well have corrupted Cydia's settings. Now the restore and re-jailbreak has proceeded smoothly and my Iphone is jailbroken and happily running backgrounder. :-D

    This has been a useful learning process!!
  14. tbm248 macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I'm also a newb when it comes to jailbreaking. The only time I tried, I think I made the same mistake as you. I followed the guide which wiped all my apps, contacts, etc. I think it was from installing a fresh copy of the OS.

    How would you do the jailbreak without wiping everything? Just skip that step in the guide?
  15. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    I would use Iclarified's tutorials. I use them and have never lost anything. I follow every-step. It's pretty fool proof imo.
  16. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    People start reading the directions and it says to install a fresh update of 3.01. Simply because that was written when the average phone had 3.0...If your phone is already running 3.0.1, you can skip that step. Simply dl the 3.0 version and start the process. No need to wipe you device like the OP did.
  17. scirica macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Note: The experiences of this thread starter are not typical! Not to be disrespectful, but you probably should have had someone else walk you through this. Never a problem for most of us redsn0w users!
  18. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 4, 2007
    Haha - yes, I guess I was rather unlucky! All working wonderfully well on the second attempt.

    Backgrounder and Unrestrictor are the only jailbreak apps I am using, but they are phenomenally useful, and I am very happy to have them!

    I do think iClarified et al should update their guides to emphasis that the restore is not necessary with Redsn0w. It really isn't very clear in the current guide.

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