QuickPwn iPhone 3G - Can someone clarify please...

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by owaters, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. owaters macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I've had a search around for these answers, but nothing seems to clarify these points which are important to me before I go ahead and Jailbreak. If someone could please answer my questions below, that would be great!

    Here's what I would like to do...

    1) Jailbreak my iPhone 3G (current firmware v2.2) without losing all my data, i.e. text messages, purchased apps etc. I'd also like my phone to be in a restorable state, where I can restore to the Apple issued firmware in the future if I run in to problems with the jailbroken software. I have no intention of unlocking the phone, therefore I believe QuickPwn is the best option - correct?

    2) I'm running OSX 10.5.6 on a MacBook Pro 2.33Ghz Dual Core - I hear there are some issues with putting my phone in to DFU mode if I'm running 10.5.6, or is this just on the 2008 MacBook Pro's?

    3) I've read that my purchased apps will continue to work once jailbroken - please could someone clarify.

    4) Once I have jailbroken the phone, will my computer still sync seamlessly with iTunes? Will the jailbroken apps from Cydia appear in the 'Applications' section of iTunes for example?

    5) After jailbreaking with QuickPwn will subsequent backups only work with my jailbroken iPhone? For example, if I wish to revert/upgrade to an Apple release of the firmware will I be able restore my text messages etc.

    6) Would PwnageTool help in achieving any of my requirements better than QuickPwn? People seem to be claiming that PwnageTool is a better option than QuickPwn, why?

    Many thanks in advance for your help ;)
     
  2. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    1) Yes
    2) Don't use a Mac laptop, so I can't help
    3) Confirmed.
    4) Nothing from Cydia appears in iTunes.
    5) Since iTunes doesn't know anything about jailbreaking, neither will your backups. If you upgrade to new firmware, you have to jailbreak again. This has also been discussed many times in messages and the tutorials.
    6) No. PwnageTool is more configurable.
     
  3. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    2. a 10.5.6 mac will not recognise a device in DFU mode you will need to either replace some OSX files or plug your phone in via a usb hub to fix this
     
  4. owaters thread starter macrumors member

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    Many thanks for your reply. With response to point 5...
    I wasn't assuming that restoring from a backup would jailbreak my phone. I just wanted to know that the backup iTunes makes will be able to work on a non-jailbroken phone?

    Many thanks for confirming ;o)
     
  5. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Yes, an iTunes backup will work on a non-jailbroken phone.
     
  6. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Ohh this thread was very helpful! To the op, I had the exact same questions and was having issues finding the answers, just because I'm being overly cautious about the whole thing. Something I found extremely useful was that if you're jailbreaking using a USB hub, you don't need to replace the system files in OSX - for some reason, I thought that both had to be done, and was wary of that. So now I'm going to go ahead and jailbreak my 3G using my late-2007 Macbook with 10.5.6 firmware, using a USB hub and QuickPwn. :)
     
  7. owaters thread starter macrumors member

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  8. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    I thought this only applied to the new unibody macbooks?

    I've got 10.5.6 (on a mid 2007 macbook) and had no problem getting it into DFU mode.

    Fabian
     

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