New iPhone owner with some questions.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xkRoWx, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. xkRoWx macrumors regular

    xkRoWx

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    Hi, I just bought an 8GB iPhone off a friend, and I've got some questions.

    Here's a brief hisotry of his iPhone:
    Bought in LA Apple store in October 2007, unlocked and jailbroken to version 1.1.2 (3B48b) done with Windows. The phone has SMBpref and Customize (from thespicychicken.com) and loaded with 400mb worth of applications.

    Questions I have:

    1. Should I re-unlock and/or re-jailbreak the iPhone to the latest firmware? If so, what application should I use? (I have MBP on OS 10.4)

    2. What is the success rate of unlocking an iPhone? Can the new programs brick the iPhone?

    3. I ordered InvisibleShield full body cover, will the phone fit into the charging dock after the application of the shield?

    Thanks in advance, I'm new to this toy which I never thought I'd own (never did any research or follow with the iPhone news).
     
  2. hppenterprises macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    The InvisibleShield is .22 mm thick, so shouldn't interfere with docking at all. great choice! :D:apple:
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    1. You can update to 1.1.4 and use one of the many tools out there to unlock, activate and jailbreak again. However, you will have to manually reinstall all the lost applications.

    2. Success rate is high if you follow instructions and don't skip steps. Malicious programs can harm the iPhone, but our community is on constant watch for those. I recommend you use Pwnage Tool for Mac.

    3. This was already answered by the previous poster.
     
  4. xkRoWx thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've read the sticky about Pwnage, and there's something that I don't quite understand.

    My iPhone is already unlocked and jailbroken, and the method used is unknown/forgotten. My friend told me that if I "update" my iPhone with iTunes, the phone will brick (or something like that).

    Pwnage requires the iPhone to have firmware 1.1.4 before PwnageTool can iPwn it. So does that mean I have to restore the phone to factory default setting using iTunes?
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    What firmware you have?
     
  6. zmit macrumors regular

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    he stated that in the first post.
    1.1.2
    unsure of what method though. it was most likely done using ziphone, in which case, update it in itunes and then use pwned to re-activate it/jailbreak it/unlock it.
     
  7. xkRoWx thread starter macrumors regular

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    wouldn't that brick the phone? My buddy said to never update the phone using iTunes... Sorry I just wanted to be 110% sure.
     
  8. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    You should NEVER update in iTunes UNTIL you know it is safe to.

    We now have 4 different methods to unlock and activate 1.1.4 so it won't "brick" your phone.

    In fact "Brick" is a misnomer - the ONLY thing that bricks a phone seems to be ZiPhone! which is why you should NEVER use it!

    No other method does damage that is not reversible.

    Just restore to 1.1.4 in iTunes and follow the pwnage FAQ steps.
     
  9. auburnfan24 macrumors regular

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  10. xkRoWx thread starter macrumors regular

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    Restore and never Update, got it :)

    I'll update as soon as I re-unlock and re-jailbreak the phone. Thanks a lot. That cleared a lot of confusions.
     
  11. spinstorm macrumors 65816

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    lol you misunderstood me.

    What I meant was you should not update from your existing firmware to a new firmware apple has just released until the iPhone hackers say its safe and/or they have a way around it.

    Unless your on an official iPhone contract and in which case the worse that would happen is your'd relock your phone.

    ie, Don't update OR restore to 2.0 when it out until the devteam have hacked it.

    But as 1.1.4 has many hacks now its ok to restore or upgrade to 1.1.4.
     

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