Questions about jailbreaking

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by omega23, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. omega23 macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking about jailbreaking my iPod Touch 1st gen, but I have some questions before I do it cause I have never jailbroken something before and I'm new to this.

    1. If I have a jailbroken iTouch, will I be able to download/buy apps from the iTunes store and install them on my iPod Touch, if so, can I play them online or locally in multiplayer with a non-jailbroken iTouch/iPhone? My brother has a non-jailbroken iPhone and we sometimes play locally in some multiplayer games.

    2. Will I be able to use cracked apps online? For example: twitter, Skype, Messenger, WhatsApp and games with online multiplayer.

    3. I know that some jailbroken iDevices offer apps to run in the background, but doesn't that drain the battery quickly? And doesn't it heat up the device a lot?

    4. What jailbreaking software would you recommend for iPod Touch 1st gen? I have heard of Spirit, Blackra1n, RedSn0w, ZiPhone, iLiberty, QuickPwn, WinPwn.

    5. I heard that some jailbreaking software permanently upgrades/downgrades your baseband. What is a baseband and can it be restored with the "Restore to factory settings" in iTunes?

    I have Windows 7 64-bit on my computer. My iPod Touch is 1st gen, OS version is 3.1.3 and 16GB. My iTunes version is 9.2.
     
  2. celticpride678

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    1) Yes and Yes
    2) Those applications are free - no need for cracked versions
    3) No Cydia application will automatically run in the background. You must download Backgrounder if you want it. I haven't noticed a significant battery drop with multitasking using Backgrounder
    4) QuickPwn
    5) Baseband is for iPhone's
     
  3. omega23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about apps that aren't free, like for example Monopoly. If I would have a cracked version of it, could I play it online or with my friends who have it purchased through the iTunes store?

    I heard that it's for Mac only, I have Win7 64-bit, but if it is available for Windows, where could I get it because I have been searching www.quickpwn.com a lot these past days and I couldn't find any tutorials or software about jailbreaking iPod Touch 1st gen OS 3.1.3.
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Yes.
     
  5. applemike macrumors 6502

    applemike

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    1. Yes

    2.Yes

    3.No

    4. Redsn0w, simple for novice users. download link here

    5.Nothing to do with the touch (iPhone only problem)
     
  6. omega23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I took this from the Redsn0w website:
    This release supports:

    All iPhones and iPod touches (still a tethered-only JB for late-model devices though)
    Apple firmware 3.0 and 3.1.2
    Windows and Mac OSX (x86 only for now)

    My iTouch 1st gen is 3.1.3.
     
  7. applemike macrumors 6502

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    if you Google redsn0w, then go to the original website. then you can see what version of Redsn0w will work for your iPod / Firmware.

    there is a version that will work for you,
     
  8. omega23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You mean http://redsn0w.com ?
    I went to it and just clicked "info here" which brought me here. What do I do there? I see that it's redsn0w 0.9.2, but I heard that 0.9.4 was unstable and the 0.9.5 is in beta and doesn't support my iPod yet, but what about 0.9.3? Could it work for me?
     

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