Questions on 3G iPhone Jailbreak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jackz5o, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. jackz5o macrumors newbie

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    If I jailbreak my phone, would still use the same 2.1 firmware? Would it be easy to update to newer jailbroke firmware when they come out? Such as 2.2 which is next month?

    Can I still sync and backup my data through iTunes without corrupting anything? Still buy/download apps from the official App Store?

    Also, what is the difference between the theming apps like Summerboard/Winterboard?

    Thanks

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    Which jailbreak process is better on Vista? WinPwn or QuickPwn?
     
  2. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    yes it would still be on 2.1. jailbreaking isn't that hard or painfully slow. it takes like ten minutes tops. yes you can still sync with itunes. however if you back up you will have settings left over from the JB which i don't recommend doing (if you so decide to go back you will have some problems depending one what you downloaded) yes you can still ue the appstore. i use winterboard just cause its easy to use. they all accomplish the same thing. i perfer quickpwn as its easier and faster. i recommend you use the tutorial from iclarified.com its easy to follow step by step with picures.
     
  3. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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    You would still be on 2.1. You can wait, if you like (2.2 is rumored to be coming on 11/21), but it's cake to upgrade, so honestly, there's no reason not to start now. :)

    Yup. Jailbreaking doesn't take anything away. It only gives you more. :)

    Summerboard was pre-2.0. Winterboard is for 2.0 and later. :)

    You're welcome. :)

    QuickPwn.
     
  4. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to wait until 2.2 is out and cracked, before doing it, but two questions:
    1) When I jailbreak, will the process preserve my settings from a non-jailbroken 2.2 backup? (I don't want to lose anything)

    2) If (for whatever reason) I have to restore to a normal 2.2, will any changes to default apps(settings, texts, contacts, configurations, etc) that were made whilst it was jailbroken, be preserved?
     
  5. Aephel macrumors newbie

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    1) Your network settings and etc..will not be saved, but your contacts, calender, texts, music, videos will be saved because those are SYNC to your itunes. All you have to do is re-sync your JB phone to itunes and you will get your contacts, texts back and have it remain JB.

    2) Keep in mind, backup and sync are two entirely different processes. So, if you restore to normal 2.2 you will not have whatever you saved on your backup, but you can always re-sync your contacts.
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Ahh, thanks. Roll on 2.2, so I can jailbreak. :D
     
  7. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the information everyone :)

    I'll probably jailbreak and play around with the Cydia apps this weekend ;)
     
  8. jackz5o thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well now that 2.2 just came out.. How long would it be before the Dev team comes out with a jailbroke 2.2?
     

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