Questions about Jailbreaking 3.1.3

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by oryp28, May 28, 2010.

  1. oryp28 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I've got an iPhone 3G running 3.1.3. I'm thinking about jailbreaking via "Spirit" and I had a few questions:
    -Does jailbreaking this way on this OS really slow the phone down considerably?
    -How about battery life -- will it drain faster?
    -I realize both of these answers may depend on what apps I choose to install. I would really only like to install something to customize the layout (winterboard -is there a better one?) and OpenSSH. If I turn off OpenSSH when it's not being used, will I still be affected by slowness or battery drain?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. labman macrumors 604

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    Can I suggest doing a little research/searching there are stickies at the top of the forum that give you general info. They were put there so the same questions aren't asked over and over. But I will give you these




    1 depends
    2 depends
    Winterbord can effect both
    3 openssh is the best.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Agreed. It's not the jailbreaking which slows down the phone or kills battery life. It's generally the result of having too much stuff running.
     
  5. scirica macrumors 68020

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    I can't even imagine having SSH "running" having an effect on battery life. Makes no sense to me.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thats correct.
    It doesnt effect battery unless you're logged in.
     
  7. oryp28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the replies. I've done some research (how I came across this forum in the first place), but the answers to the aforementioned questions still confuse me. Why is RedSnow better than spirit? From my reading I heard Redsnow jailbreaks 3.1.3 poorly. What are some definite apps to avoid for slow-down and battery drain on 3.1.3? Is there still a way to customize? Do winterboard and SBsettings really hurt battery life and make the phone lag?

    Thanks again.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Redsnow does not JB anything iphone poorly.
    All dev teams jailbreak tools and unlocks are top notch.
    Go with whatever you want. Spirit is not bad either but not up to The Dev Teams quality of tools released though.
    Winterboard does slow down 3G and 2G models. With 3GS is not as noticeable.
    Sbsettings dont cause slowdown or battery drain as far as I know.
     
  9. oryp28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What exactly is better with redsnow than with Spirit? Can I use redsnow to jailbreak my 3G 3.1.3? If I use spirit, can I expect problems like this:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=919638 ?

    Will I see a loss of battery time if I only install OpenSSH and change a few things on the theme, and maybe download NES emulators?

    Thank you.
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Themes and winterboard will slow down your iPhone 3G and possibly drain
    battery faster.
     
  11. oryp28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I modify the theme with SSH so it doesn't use more battery/lag? Will that work?
     
  12. oryp28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also, still wondering why exactly redsn0w is any better than Spirit? Is there a link available to use redsnow on 3G 3.1.3?
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes.

    Yes.
    Redsnow is a more stable and bug free JB period.
    Usually The Dev Teams JB tools are top notch.
    Try this:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=7443
     
  14. oryp28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a bunch for all your help, I think I've decided to jailbreak. Before I do though, one last question if you don't mind:
    I plan to download OpenSSH and Terminal. Will these things use up a lot of battery power and usage? I read somewhere that I need something called SbSettings to turn off OpenSSH, but then I read that SbSettings itself uses even more battery power and usage. Is there a good way to restrict OpenSSH from being on all the time?

    P.S. -- this tutorial says to download firmware 3.1.2 event though I'm running 3.1.3... is that correct? Thanks again!
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, the tutorial is correct.
    Openssh when not used doesnt use any resources or battery.
    Just make sure to change your root password.
     
  16. UrbanerMezei macrumors member

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    Of course, they take more resources.

    Apple claims one of the reasons they keep their application pool closed source is so they can have more control over stuff like resource management. I used to think that was BS until I compared how my iPod touch behaved jail broken vs factory build. You give up resources and battery life for more features, it's the way it always worked.
     
  17. oryp28 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the input. How about if I install SbSettings & Terminal. Will those use battery life?

    UrbanerMezei: did you restore yours?
     

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