Should I jailbreak Iphone 3g? Sticky situation

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dashorty, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. dashorty macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
    I want to jailbreak my Iphone 3g, but the screen is cracked and I want to get it repaired. I won't be able to get it repaired, however for at least 3 weeks. My question is, if i jailbreak it, will they know, and void my warranty? Or do they just repair the screen without even turning on the phone? I'd prefer to not have to wait three weeks to jailbreak my phone.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Why not wait 3 weeks, repair it then JB it?
    What's the rush?
  3. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    As long as you do a DFU restore in iTunes before taking it in, there is no way to know that it was jailbroken. :) Jailbreak away.
  4. Pika macrumors 68000


    Oct 5, 2008

    Jailbreaking breaks your warranty.

    If you damage your iPhone, Apple won’t fix it. Some of my friends have damaged their jailed iPhones and gotten full replacements! This is not a possibility for someone with a jailbroken iPhone. Apple will just say, “The reason it’s not working is because you hacked it.” Hacking your iPhone is not sanctioned by Apple, so whatever you do is at your own risk.

    There’s always a possibility of something bad happening.

    Even Zibri says, “ZiPhone has worked reliably for many iPhone users, but occasionally things do go wrong.” If this happens, you could be left with a iPhone that is unable to restore. This happens because something in your iPhone so so corrupt that either iTunes cannot read your it or pressing restore just won’t work. Also, you have to be really careful when new firmware comes out. If you upgrade… It’s dead.

    The apps are not that great.

    A majority of the iPhone apps on installer are absolute pointless. Also, people make a lot of apps just to prove the point that it is possible, but actually do nothing helpful for the user. I have two examples. I downloaded this one apps called cowbell… You tap on it and it makes a cowbell noise, this is self explanatory. There is also an app that lets your record videos, but only 5 seconds long. Then, the only way to get it onto your computer it to SSH into your iPhone. Trust me there are a lot more apps that do nothing helpful than apps that cool or help you get things done.

    Your iPhone works fine as it is.

    You love your iPhone and it already does everything you want it to. You just have to live for 4 months, knowing it can do so much more. It’s a great iPod, a great phone and a great internet communicator. Why should you jeopardize that?

    The iPhone SDK looks amazing, and it’s coming in 4 months.

    We already saw the power of what companies could do in 2 weeks with the SDK. There is nothing like those apps in installer. No Touch Fighter, no Super Mokey Ball, no Spore. Come June, you will have all of that. It’s worth the wait.
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Whoa, talk about posting outdated information!!!

    I would wait the 3 weeks and then jailbreak after your phone is fixed. You aren't missing too much.
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    reasons not to jailbreak;
    1. if apple finds sout they will make you stand in the corner and call your parents.

    2. If ou jailbreak your phone will become a paper weight because holding down the home button and then plugging in the iphone only works if you get permission from apple.

    3. if you jailbreak you will loose all your apps and won'tbe able to download load from teh apps store. I heard grocery stores are going to stop carrying milk and bread.

    4. If you jailbreak you will void your warranty. This will only happen if you tell the customer service rep that you did jailbreak. Jailbreaking is illegal cuz it allows the user to personalize heir phone breaking the assimilation project from Steves Jobs

    5. Ift's bad because Steve doesn;t like it, no more christmas card for you

    I say jailbreak and have fun for the 3 weeks. Just restore it prior to bringing iit in
  7. roeiboot macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2009
    do i detect slight sarcasm :}
  8. Xtgirl macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2007
    I'd just wait it out....and then jailbreak...or you can jailbreak and restore before you send it in, but do not leave it jailbroken when you send it in....

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