Scared about Jailbreaking my Ipod

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by LuisT, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. LuisT macrumors newbie

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    I will be getting a 8 gig iPod Touch and I am VERY VERY nervous to jailbreak it =/ Is there any way that anything bad can happen to it.. I searched on some stuff on this forum and says that you can't get bricked and you can just restore o_o Which makes me happy :]

    1. Anything Possible that can TOTALLY mess up your Touch.
    2. Is it easy to jailbreak from a " noob " like me ;)


    Thanks So Much!

    P.S: I am new to these forums!

    -Luis
     
  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    as to #1, drowning, burning, crushing, eating and dropping from large heights, your ipod touch will most likely render it useless, jailbreaking 99.9% unlikely to cause damage

    for # 2 yes it is easy... if you can push a couple buttons....;)
     
  3. LuisT thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there a SPECIFIC guide out there that list detail steps to jailbreak?


    ;)


    Thanks!
     
  4. br1anc macrumors regular

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    i would like to add a couple of questions...

    which jailbreak method is the best? ive heard the ZiPhone works well. any recommendations?

    and

    is it easy to "un jailbreak" your touch after you jailbreak it?


    one more

    does it matter if you bought the Jan Software upgrade?

    Thanks!
     
  5. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Jan Soft Update sicks around after jailbreak...

    I used ZiPhone, and it was VERY easy.

    Unjailbreaking needs a restore, which is quite easy, but takes a bit of time, and you lose all files on the iPod (but, all the music/videos/pictures are on iTunes, so you dont lose that stuff).
     
  6. br1anc macrumors regular

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    ok, cool. Thanks!:D
     
  7. br1anc macrumors regular

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    oh, two more...:)

    does ZiPhone work on Vista?

    and

    do i have to download ZiPhone on the same computer that has my iTunes account?
     
  8. LuisT thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know, a good guide on jailbreaking an ipod touch?


    Thanks!
     
  9. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Yes

    and

    no

    Here's a guide:

    Download ZiPhone @ ziphone.org (from PC/Mac... not iPod)

    Launch it, press OK to unzip... Wait for the for the program to launch.

    Plug in iPod

    Press 'Jailbreak (iPod also supported)'.

    Wait. White flashy text on your iPod is normal.

    When ZiPhone says ur done... ur done.
     
  10. br1anc macrumors regular

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    awesome!:D thank you so much. I'm going to try it tomorrow!

    Cheers:D
     
  11. LuisT thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is the ipod plugged in all time? Or is there a special mode it has to be in to do this? Because that is what I was seeing on the forums :S
     
  12. br1anc macrumors regular

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  13. br1anc macrumors regular

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    i just tried to Unzip it but it said some files couldn't get extracted.
     
  14. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    nope... just plug it in regularly. You only need to put it in a special mode if everythign messes up, and you need to go back to the very beginning.
     
  15. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    What folder are you unzipping to?
     
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  17. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    You can grab the files HERE (The download button is in the top right... Directly to the right of the 'MegaUpload' logo)
     
  18. br1anc macrumors regular

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  19. br1anc macrumors regular

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    and it worked. about to unlock. so i plug my iPod in now?
     
  20. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Yup... but dont clikc 'Unlock', click 'Jailbreak (iPod Also Supported)'. Ignore any warning iTunes gives.
     
  21. br1anc macrumors regular

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    alright. can you stick around for a few more minutes? cheers.
     
  22. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    does ziphone work with 16 gig touch with 1.1.4?
     
  23. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    It's not supported, but there are reports of it working. You could try... Don't blame me if it doesn't work. Remember, you can always restore.
     
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  25. donaldj macrumors 6502

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    Thats a good thing. Just let it do its thing. Remember. White Flashy Text is normal.
     

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