Should I jailbreak my my 3G?

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  1. undergroundHACK macrumors regular

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    iPhone OS 3.0.1
    BenM tethering hack
    MMS enabled

    I've got tethering and MMS working. Overlall I'm pretty happy with things. But what am I missing by NOT jailbreaking? Are there some features that will not work properly? I've heard visual voicemail gets messed up. Is that true?

    What cool features and stuff await me if I JB? Thanks!
     
  2. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    backgrounder is the main reason I do. Lets you run apps in the background
     
  3. Lakerfan210 macrumors regular

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    I'm on a 3gs right now, but I had a 3g before and I had it j/b. It didn't mess up my vvm. Main reason I j/b was 3gunrestrictor.
     
  4. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Jailbreaking doesn't have any effect on VVM. It's only for people who have unlocked and brought their phones to T-Mobile because TMO obviously doesn't support the iPhone. :D

    Just take a look around the iPhone Hacks forum at some of the apps and you'll be able to tell if you want to jailbreak.

    A couple common reasons:
    • Backgrounding
    • Running VOIP or other Wifi only apps on 3G
    • Themes
    • LockInfo (Emails and info on your lockscreen)
    • AdBlocking
    • Quick Access to settings
    • Quick replies to SMS
    • Video Recording
    • Hiding Apps you don't want to clutter your screen (can still get with spotlight)
    • Emailing, viewing, and saving ANY file, not just pictures
    • Tethering on 3.1

    There are even apps to tether your laptop to your phone on 3.1 (not using the tethering interface built in, but you dl an app that does the same thing)

    It's pretty simple to do too. You can search dev team blog in google and you'll find all the info you could ever want, and more.
     
  5. FastangV6 macrumors regular

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    I have heard some people use it to install free cracked apps too.
     
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    A small percentage probably do. I would discourage jailbreaking for the purpose of installing cracked apps. They are not actually free... they are just stolen.
     
  7. jaduffy108 macrumors 6502a

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    Great timing with this thread...since i'm jailbreaking my 3g iphone tonight.

    Why?

    Google Voice !!!!!!!
    Tethering
    Video Recording
    ETC!

    Doesn't seem like a big deal since I can always click that restore button. :D
     
  8. !!11oneone macrumors newbie

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    I've heard various things about it breaking Push Notifications. Is that still the case, even if you're not unlocking?
     
  9. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. Even if you decide you don't want all of those great things ViViDboarder listed (but who wouldn't?!) you can always just click "Restore" and go back to stock. No harm done.
     
  10. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Not the case.
     
  11. undergroundHACK thread starter macrumors regular

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    So; in addition to all those cool things you mentioned, I can still get tethering on 3.1 if I JB? :)
     
  12. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    I want to jailbreak, but for some reason I can't with my PowerPC machine :(
     
  13. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Sadly no, no tethering on 3.1 yet but there are people out there looking for a way to enable.
     
  14. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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  15. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    No you JB first then unlock.
     
  16. The Governor macrumors regular

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    ^^^ Don't listen to him

    No, you don't.
     
  17. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

    AuroraProject

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  18. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

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    If you did, you're doing it wrong.
    [​IMG]

    You don't need to unlock to jailbreak. Go here to learn all about it.
     
  19. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    I confused myself.

    You CAN NOT unlock without jailbreaking.
     
  20. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    But you CAN jailbreak without unlocking.
     
  21. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    THERE we go, thats what I wanted to say.
     
  22. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    What does jailbreak have to do with this?
     
  23. HighLife420 macrumors 6502a

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    maybe he meant Google Voice Mobile :cool:
     
  24. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    I do it..I didn't really have a reason to do it in the first place. Curiosity mostly?

    Looking back I doubt I could live without Kirkae. :)
     

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