My iPhone 5 has been working fine since I got it in late December of 2012 from Verizon. I bought the best otter box and I have been very careful with it, I do not drop it or expose it to water. As most it might condensate because I keep my house cold and its bloody hot here so when you go outside everything condensates, glasses, keys, everything. Months ago the speaker quit working for some reason that I never figured out but I plugged it into my kitchen stereo with an audio cable and it started working again. That was the one and only time I ever had trouble with it. I jail broke it the day that the Evasion break came out earlier this year. Its been no problem at all. Last night I was sending some emails from my Mac to my iPhone so I could read stuff later when I was away from the house and the phone just sat there silent. I didnt really notice too much. I have it so it speaks the time every 1/4 hour and it wasnt doing that either. But then I assumed it had just silenced itself for the night, I set it up to hush its noises when I usually should be sleeping. A little later I picked it up to start setting alarms so I could get up early on Sunday to go somewhere and thats when I noticed it wasnt making any sounds at all. I checked the switch on the side, flipped it back and forth several times and still nothing. I checked settings and volume and such and everything was normal, it should be making sounds. Then I started to trip out a little. So I resprung it and nothing. Then I powered it down and back up. Then I forced a hard reboot (home & power) and still nothing. Then I tried speaker cable like before and still nothing. I plugged in the buds and they work fine. I held down the home button and it came up for a voice command. I spoke and I could see it recognizing my voice and executing commands. Then I started to google and found out this seems to be a common problem. Ugh .. I saw people talking about mashing hard on the face. I tried that and nothing. Finally, I started some music playing and I rapped the bottom of the phone (still in the otter box) against the heel of my hand and the speaker started making crackling sounds and the music tried to play but it was very crackly. It went in and out a few times, I rapped it a few more times and it started sounding normal. I thought maybe it was ok now. So I went back to setting the alarms and poof, back to no sound. So I know the speaker is either bad or the wires connecting it are bad because of the crackling sound it made. Ive had more than enough hoopty beater cars in my life to be very familiar with the sound of bad speaker wiring. So now Im at the point where I can not hear my phone at all. The ear speaker works for making phone calls, the mic works fine. But I cant hear alarms, alerts and most importantly, I can not hear it ring. I have accepted that I have no choice but to take it back to Verizon for repair. There is no Apple store anywhere near here, the nearest one is more than 100 miles away in Houston and I am not driving to Houston. What do I do now? Will they attempt to repair my phone or will they replace it? I dont want to lose my jailbreak. Im still on iOS 6.1 and I have no need or plans to change the OS version. Not all upgrades are good ones. I refuse to go to iOS 7 when it comes out. Ive seen previews of it and its horrid. NEVER I do not want them to upgrade my iOS, period. I just want my frickin speaker fixed. I know that the problem has nothing at all to do with software or the OS or jailbreaks. Its a physical hardware problem, period. How can I back up all my jailbreak stuff? I used iTunes to do a full backup but I doubt it backed up the non Apple approved things. I also will not allow them to backup/restore my phone to the cloud. I do not trust anything cloud related. Should I attempt to hide from them that its jailbroken? Or, can I un-jailbreak it temporarily and put it back later? I dont know what their policy is on it, I know its legal to jailbreak but that Apple wants you to burn in Hell for doing it and that they strive long and hard to stop you from doing it. If they replace the phone can I get one with an older iOS? Or will it automatically have the latest? From what I hear 6.1.2 is the last version you can jailbreak and 6.1.3 and 6.1.4 have shut the door on jail breaking. Theres a lot of third party stuff I like to use and it will PISS ME OFF if they take these things away from me. If they screw me over and take away my jail break what are the chances that well ever get one back? And for iOS 6.x ? iOS 7 is crap and I do not want it. Surely they wont break it only and leave everyone on 6.x un-broken, would they? So, Im desperate for advice as to what I should do next. Thanks..