jailbreaking... should i?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by matthewroth, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. matthewroth macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I have had my white 16GB for about 2 months now. love it, love everything about it (almost) and just wanted to know, should i quickpwn it?

    I had a 1st gen iPhone and I bricked it...badly. I was devastated. but i miss things; my own theme, icons, REMOVING USELESS STOCK APPS!, tap to unlock and all the other little fancies that you cant get with a stock iPhone.

    now on to the questions.

    1) has any one had a similar experience (broke 1st gen now has a 3G) can you compare the phones 'bounce back ability'?

    2) I may have taken it too far last time (obviously...it broke!) can anyone give me a list of things to steer clear of?

    3) the main question... should I? I like to think that I have learned from my mistakes but at the end of the day, if I cock it up will I be stuck with a contract and no phone.

    cheers guys

    Matt :apple:
     
  2. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    I will probably get flamed for this but personally I think Jailbreaking an iPhone is a bad idea. You have learned first hand why it shouldn't be done. Sure, not everyone bricks their phones but the risk vs the cost is too great IMHO.

    I try to help iPhone users here on the forum but as soon as I see anything about jailbreaking in their post, I move on. Not worth my time dealing with users who insist on hacking something that really shouldn't be hacked.
     
  3. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    jailbreaking with the new pwnage tool is very easy and safe, but I wouldn't go overboard in downloading unofficial apps, some of them aren't safe. also are you sure that you completely bricked your old iphone? there should be a way to fix it because I haven't seen an iphone that was in an irreversible software brick yet
     
  4. doobi18 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, jailbreak - its gives you so much more freedom and control

    Essentially, bricking is a myth unless you are fiddling with the bootloader in ways that no one has advised you to - there's a 99% chanec that your bricked 1st gen can be fixed...

    Pwnage especially is perfectly safe - there have been NO reported problems with pwnage, especially as you are just jailbreaking, not unlocking



    doobs
     
  5. matthewroth thread starter macrumors member

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    two things

    first of... yes. my frist iphone could probably have been recovered, but at that time i had no idea what i was doing... young and nieve.

    second... i jailbroke last night. LOVE IT
     
  6. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    Good on ya. I couldnt go back to a virgin iPhone.
     

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