Jailbreaking, simplified?!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by mclovin22, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. mclovin22 macrumors newbie

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    Alright, heres the deal:
    I have a 32 gb iPod Touch 3rd gen, and am very interested in jailbreaking. I know there are many threads about jailbreaking, but it makes life easier for me and other people that would find this information useful for it to all be in one place. Here are my questions:

    1. what are all the cons/risks of jailbreaking (i.e- possible failures; connectivity; overall performance; etc)
    2. if a problem arises, is there a way to remove jailbreak completely so that the warranty will not be voided, and how simpleor comex will this solution be?
    3. am i right that you can still connect to iTunes (and use iTunes Store) and how does the connectivity differ from apple's ipod firmware to the jailbreak's ipod firmware?
    4. if my ipod is totally busted, and can't be turned on, will the warranty still cover it and will apple still have a way to find out it has been jailbroken?
    5. any news on the release of the unteathered jailbreak?
    6. in your opinion, is it worth doing so you dont have to put in credit card info that can be risky and not have to pay $10 for apps?

    Thanks,
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    These can be expanded on in various places. You get more features including apps and customization tools that are not available to stock phones. The OS becomes much less stable and things like battery life may decrease.

    Restoring the phone after putting it in Recovery Mode works most the time. If you brick it, you brick it.

    You should be able to. Each update brings the need for there to be an update of the jailbreak, in general these seem to come.

    If it's totally broken chances are Apple won't cover it regardless of jailbreaking. If you can't restore the phone back to its original state and any signs of jailbreaking are present, you are obviously out of luck

    If you are talking about pirating apps, that's not allowed here. Is it risky, the recent incidents in Europe show that there might be some risk. I have my phones running on the regular OS, the customization mods were just not worth the overall drop in stability. Putting your credit card online anywhere carries risk, obviously there are significantly more risks when you are dealing with something that is not legal in the first place.

    I don't think it makes life easier, except for you. The fact is the threads dedicated specifically to one of your questions will likely produce more thorough responses every time.
     
  3. camboy1999 macrumors newbie

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    If you would like to jailbreak an ipodtouch use blackra1n it is awsome you just click on make it a ra1n and it atomaticly jaibreaks your ipod! but you will have to open cydia and download winter board to download themes!!! but otherwise its awsome!!! try neon themes and the vending machine theme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:apple:
     
  4. mclovin22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys, useful info!
    im pretty sure im gonna do it, but i think its best to wait til the unteathered version is released.

    oooh and 2 more quick questions:
    how does updating software and that work, and is there a way that i can be 100% sure that all jailbreak traces are fully removed, because I've seen some pretty shaky answers on if all the traces can be removed or if theres still ways for apple to know an iPod was jailbroken.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    You could be waiting a long time.

    Updating software breaks the jailbreak. Then you have to rejailbreak and reinstall all the jailbreak apps and modifications. And you have to wait until the jailbreaking teams release new versions of jailbreak for the new firmware.

    To 100% remove all traces of jailbreak, restore in itunes and set up as new. That's all there is to it, very simple.
     

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