pros and cons of jailbreaking my 3G iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by megadon, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. megadon macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    I haven't done it yet, but as I was reading some of the things that you're able to do after the JB make it sound good..

    after reading some topics on this forum however, it seems that it can become a problem for some people..

    what are the major changes that come after the JB?

    and if I'm able to restore the settings and it won't void my warranty (after the restore option) is there really any reason why I shouldn't do it?
  2. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2008
    Pros: Much too long to write about.
    Cons: None.
  3. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2008
    Enron by the Sea
    pro: your iphone will be on steroids
    con: steve job will be on steroids
  4. notintheleast macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2008
    The best way to know if it's worth it for you is to try it.

    Check out the guides at the top of this forum, back up your phone in itunes, and give it a shot. I've performed and reversed the process at least a dozen times and never had any major problems. If you get stuck you can always come back to this place for help.....

    Good luck!

    Edit: To answer your last question, no.
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    I chose to jailbreak for one big reason: landscape SMS.

    There are lots of other great reasons to do so, but if Apple had built in landscape SMS, I probably never would have bothered.
  6. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    i see

    so I was doing a little more reading, and I came across this website that happens to be very helpful by the way..

    and in it, someone asked this question

    "Thanks for this.
    I just bought an iPhone 3g and was told (by the salesman) that if you jailbreak the iPhone 3g it leaves a “jailbreak fingerprint” on the phone even if you revirginize it and because of this apple will no longer offer support for my iPhone because the warranty has been voided. Is this true? Is there any true way to revirginize after jailbreaking the iPhone 3g?"

    it really didn't get answered and thats pretty much my only worry about jailbreaking the phone, so I'm wondering if anyone knows for sure or not. thanks.
  7. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Nope. Not true. Many users have revirginized their phones and gotten warrantied work done.
  8. megadon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 5, 2008
    ya, I didn't think so,

    but it makes sense for apple employees to be saying that..

    I hope you're right..
  9. notintheleast macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2008
    Even if it was true, IMO if I had to void my warranty forever to get the advantages of JB I'd still do it.

    Luckily we don't have to worry about that. :D
  10. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    my 2g is out of warranty now so that is why i recently did it. Once you get it right ie no phone or edge/3G problems, you can build your own theme and make your iPhone more useful, fun, and more you
  11. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    just got my iPhone replaced today
    it was jailbroken, and then the back cracked
    i restored it, took it into apple, and they handed me a new phone, no questions asked

    if you do do this, download aptbackup from cydia and run it, then back up your iPhone to iTunes, then restore

    that way all your cydia apps and settings will be reinstalled if you just add aptbackup again

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