New to Iphone. Should I jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kwyn, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. kwyn macrumors regular

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    Got a 3G in October. First smartphone and one of my best gadget purchases ever. Love this thing and the apps.

    Should I jailbreak? What are the risks? Can I fully restore my iphone after a jailbreak with contacts and apps still in place?

    What is so great about jailbreaking? For example, impress me with apps that I can use that are not available on the app store. (Turn by turn GPS would be cool, what else is cool?)


    Is it easy? I have hacked psp's before and really enjoyed emulators (NES) and other homebrew.

    Also, is Jailbreaking legal? I assume it is so long as you do not use pirated app store software?

    THanks in advance. I guess what I'm looking for is to be convinced to jailbreak (knowing that I won't do any permanent damage to my iphone)
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Just a little tip; if you're not comfterble with doing the jailbreak process, get a friend who's done it before on an iPod/iPhone. Or just pay attention to the guides very carfully.

    Good luck, and I hope you enjoy your jailbreak, if you go ahead with it :D
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Don't worry too much, though, because PwnageTool is cake to use. You can only irreversibly break your phone if you disconnect while the new firmware is being loaded. Otherwise you're fine. Seriously.
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, DON'T wobble that wire... :p
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Or you lose power.
     
  6. davyreins macrumors 6502

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    You can definitely get some cool apps with jailbreaking. I didn't jailbreak and I have been pretty happy
     
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

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  8. macrazee macrumors regular

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    :D :D :D

    Let's see... YES???

    iPhone is just an ordinary smartphone without the jailbreak. :D
     
  9. trekster macrumors member

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    Can you still jail break the phone even if youre running the newest version of the iphone?
     
  10. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Yes.

    I look forward to tracking the progress of your MBP order in your signature,. :rolleyes:
     
  11. trekster macrumors member

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    I'll make sure to give you any updates. :p
     

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