question about iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by i-L-i-A-D-S-i, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. i-L-i-A-D-S-i, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 2, 2011

    i-L-i-A-D-S-i macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2011
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    hello guys,

    I am going to buy an iphone4 sim free and cant decide whether to jailbreak it or not.
    can u help me? I have my iphone 3G jailbroken but it is not sim free so i do not usually update.

    can u tell me pros and cons about jailbroken iphone 4 sim free? will I face some problems after a new update?

    thx in advance
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    If you want to jailbreak then dont update past 4.3.3.

    If you dont jailbreak then your choice will be from the Apps store only.

    Does not matter wether its sim free or not.

    At the moment I choose not to jailbreak as I get all I need at the moment and the new ios 5 with over 200 additions will hopefully further enhance my iphone 4.
  3. i-L-i-A-D-S-i thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2011
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    so u suggest to wait till ios 5 and then jailbreak?
  4. cdustybk macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Do a lot of research on HOW you jailbreak your phone.

    And by "SIM free" do you mean you are
    1) Unlocked
    2) Use Gevey SIM
    3) Use SAM & SAM Prefs (which means you're jailbroken already)

    I ask because...
    You must use Ultrasn0w (or similar) to keep your unlock on any new iOS and
    I believe iOS 5 blocks use of Gevey SIM if I'm not mistaken...
    (If none of the above, sorry about that)

    Also, you MUST have iOS 4.3.3 or lower to have an untethered jailbreak.
    Updating, like I said could cause you to loose an Unlock, and updating to iOS 5 will make your Gevey SIM worthless.
    That said, once jailbroken, you can access a lot of neat tweaks on your iPhone 4. Because you are SIM free, I would get a push-notification patcher from Cydia as well to make sure you keep getting your push notifications.

    And PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, do NOT download "cracked" apps if that's really what you meant. As a developer myself, I've got to say don't steal someone's hard work.
    I'll help you with anything else you need if I can...
  5. i-L-i-A-D-S-i thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2011
    Tbilisi, Georgia
    By sim free I mean that I can use iphone on every operator, without any contract and stuff, officially unlocked.

    I've heard that if I jailbreak and install some apps, after update there will be some problems in the system. it will double everything or smth like that.

    Thats why I am asking, should I jailbreak my phone and if yes, with what?
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    The choice is yours dude.

    Jailbreaking solutions will catch up.

    It's my choice not to that's all.
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    JBing is up to you. What you JB with depends on your iOS. Go to iclarified and follow the prompts.
    I suggest you read up the hacks forum on MR. Read the stickies and the archived posts. I suggest reading the posts where people are having problems. It'll take a while to understand, but if you read an hour or so every day, you'll quickly determine if JB is for you.
  8. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Spot On

    I guess it's everybody's choice as to whether or not they JB their devices or not, but I never have and never will.

    Even when I bought my ipad2 and had, I suppose the golden opportunity to do so, I didn't. Chose instead to passim on intact to a friends daughter for her College work.

    I have never found the app store lacking, quite the opposite in fact.....There is alway's an app for my needs, and many of the free offerings are just as good as some that I have paid for.

    In the end, the thought of fiddling with the under the bonnet firmware and software on any of myApple kit just isn't for me. I keep things like they were when they left the factory, and I'm happy with it that way. :)
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    As per the forum rules discussion of cracked apps is not allowed

    From the Forum Rules:

    I updated a number of posts with regard to mentioning this.
  10. cdustybk macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2011
    Just wondering if you ever decided to jailbreak?
    If you did, did you have any issues with your unlock?
  11. awadeee macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2011
    Viper City
    SIM-free means it was purchased unlocked from Apple. Always. Therefore, the notifications issue would not exist.

    Also, if he purchases a new phone, it will come with the latest iOS installed.

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