risk about jailbreak

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Mikaelp, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Mikaelp macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2009
    does anyone know what the risk are when you jailbreak an ipod touch 2gen, is it possible that it will never work again, if it goes wrong?
  2. Lt. Nighthawk macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2008

    Yes there are risk's to JailBreaking your iPod Touch.

    1. You void the warranty
    2. You can brick (Make it useless)
    3. Other stuff can happen

    I am going to Jail Break my iPod Touch after this post. :)
  3. blackbelt534 macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2008
    None, No. All a jailbreak does is add functionality
  4. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    1) By the letter of Apple's agreement with you, the moment you jailbreak your iPod touch, the warranty is void in perpetuity. No matter what you do to it later (such as restoring it), if Apple had found out about the previous jailbreak, they would still no longer be bound to provide you with any warranty service. Apple also takes the position that jailbreaking is a violation of their copyright - but it's doubtful that they'd actually bother spending the resources to press criminal charges against individual jailbreakers.

    On the other hand, Apple would have to find evidence to prove that, at some point in the past, you had jailbroken your iPod touch - if you can successfully erase the evidence, then they won't have any proof, so your warranty won't be affected.

    2) It is conceivable that jailbreaking could irreversibly brick your iPod touch. If it does happen, though, it's extremely rare.

    3) Other stuff can always happen - your iPod touch could be bombarded by cosmic rays and spontaneously transform into a fruitcake.
  5. Topper59 macrumors member

    Dec 25, 2008
    You can't brick an iPod, if you screw up the process of jailbreaking it, you can put it into DFU mode and restore it back to Apple Firmware with no problems

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