JB and the genius bar

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by medicscott, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. medicscott macrumors 6502a

    medicscott

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    has anyone done or heard of bringing a JB phone to a genius bar for work done?

    just curious...dont have to do it, but i was wondering what the genius bar would do?
     
  2. rKunda macrumors 65816

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    It's good practice to backup before a genius bar trip in general. With a JB phone, I'd imagine most people would do a clean restore. That's the route I'd go.
     
  3. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I usually restore the phone or if I'm in a rush I'll disable all themes and hide jailbroken app icons.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Not sure exactly what you are asking.

    If you take a currently JB phone to Genius, they will likely not work on it and likely cancel any remaining warranty that you might have.

    That is Apple's general response to a JB iPhone.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    The store near me isn't harsh as "canceling any remaining warranty", but they won't service an iPhone that they can tell is jailbroken.
     
  6. Kuddles macrumors member

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    Haha. At my local Apple store in Rancho Cucamonga, the Genius gave me his own private repo address and helped me get my LockInfo working :eek:
     
  7. Mystikal macrumors 68020

    Mystikal

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    Restore, set up as new phone.
    Do it again.

    If youre in a rush just hide everything...WELL.
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

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    That's awesome. I wonder what kind of risk he's taking with something like that...
     
  9. rKunda macrumors 65816

    rKunda

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    I'm sure he can be fired, potentially. But I like the story. =)
     
  10. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I doubt he'd get fired for modifying a device he owns.
     
  11. benflick macrumors 68020

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    One of the Genius' I went to asked me what carrier I have, and when I told him "Cincinnati Bell" he said "You know you can unlock this and use it on any carrier?" He then gave me the site blog.iphone-dev.org, little did he know my phone was jailbroken and unlocked merely hours before going to the Apple Store...:D
     
  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

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    I wasn't talking about him modifying his device. I was talking about him helping a customer with non-Apple modifications thus voiding his warranty. I realize his phone was already jailbroken but him knowing and not noting it in the system was what I was getting at.
     
  13. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    they are pretty cool with me when i took my jailbroken ipod touch but best be careful and restore to a normal os
     

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