Jailbreaking.........good or bad idea???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by loskickking23, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. loskickking23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm really on the fence about unlocking my 16 gig 3g...This would be my first time doing this...I seen alot of cool things you can do on the unlocked 3g..I don't really know the bad from jailbreaking though...Just wanted to know what u guys think about this..?
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It's really up to how competent you are with this kind of thing. The negatives are that you could brick your phone. I assume you've read all the threads on here and all the problems some have had. If you have read them, and have the confidence to try, then you should go for it. For me, I'd want to have two iPhones, one to use normally and one to jailbreak.
     
  3. Londonluke macrumors member

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    I would like a EXPERT friend to do it for me !
     
  4. TSX macrumors 68030

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    You cant brick an iPhone. Your best bet is to go to youtube and watch some how to jailbreak your iphone videos.
     
  5. loskickking23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If your phone brick...does it brick as your jailbreaking it or can it happen down the line somewhere? And also I know it voids your warranty...that's something else Im worried about. I have takin my white 3g back about 4 times due to cracks and other problems.
     
  6. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Like i said you cant brick an iPhone. Just restore your iphone before you take it back to apple.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Can't happen.

    So restore to stock before you take it back.

    Get over it. :p
     
  8. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    The worst that can happen is that you'll have to restore your phone. I wish they offered an unlocking solution without having to jailbreak like the first gen, but beggars can't be choosers, I suppose.

    If a friend knows how to do it, let him/her. If you're doing it yourself for the first time, I agree, go to YouTube and look at how other people use the latest software.

    Good luck and happy unlocking!
     
  9. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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    Facts about jailbreaking from "personal experience":

    1. The phone will not be bricked.
    2. It does not void warranty (I have replaced my phone way too many times).
    3. Not as cool as you think.
    4. Not for everyone.
     
  10. TheMBC macrumors 6502

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    ^ All true. There's no reason to Jailbreak... at least for me... at the moment. Although I think the OP wants to unlock.
     
  11. TSX macrumors 68030

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    Thats your opinion.

    OP just jailbreak if you dont like it restore. BTW look up best cydia apps to get you started.
     
  12. Killquake macrumors member

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    I just jailbroke my 16 gig 3gs abot 3 hours ago. Went perfectly, and I don't see a problem yet
     
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  14. loskickking23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet....My freind is going to do it for me...She has had her 32Gig 3gs jailbroken for a few days now....I have been playing with her phone and liking it....I just didn't know the worst that could happen from this..
     
  15. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    JBing is separate from and different than unlocking.

    IMO its great if for nothing other than themes.
     

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