Should I jailbreak now or wait till 4.0 comes out?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ramparts, May 27, 2010.

  1. ramparts macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 3G with the latest released OS. I'm thinking of jailbreaking (using Spirit; I've heard it's the best one?) but since OS 4.0 is coming out soon, I'm wondering if it makes sense to just wait for that to come out and be jailbroken. I'm new to jailbreaking so I'd be interested to hear arguments for or against.
     
  2. scirica macrumors 68020

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    Might be a good time for you to experiment with jailbreaking now, as there is a pretty fast learning curve ahead of you. When 4.0 comes out, you'll probably have a better idea of the cydia apps you'd like to keep on your phone and you'll be starting with a fresh restore of 4.0 (most likely). Keep in mind that it will be some time before a majority of the cydia apps are 4.0 compatible, so enjoy a 3.1.3 jb for a while.

    Just my opinion...so flamers :)
     
  3. goobot macrumors 603

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  4. macvegan macrumors newbie

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    Wait....

    I just got my
    3gs
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    did it in about 4 min. Really easy but now with the 4hd coming out on June 7th I'm restoring it and returning and canceling the contract. Will be out 70 or so but I'm not waiting 2 more years to get the "newest" iPhone.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Do it to get your feet wet.
    Then when 4.0 comes out you can update and then JB again if you want.
     
  6. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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  7. Dan14 macrumors regular

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    Just a thought - and I know it's probably difficult to answer at this point, but do you think when 4.0 is released, it's going to require a DFU restore or just a simple update in iTunes - how do we know what Apple have included in this update to detect already jailbroken phones, if that's possible...

    I just figure because the 4.0 software is a fundamental step and will be so 'different' there may be some complications with a simple update? Thoughts? How are you going to update and when?
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You can do a regural update or a restore mode update.
    Up to you.
    Apple doesnt check or detect already JB phone or stuff like that.
     
  9. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice! And would you all recommend Spirit for jb?
     
  10. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    For a 3G, I would use Redsn0w, not Spirit.
     
  11. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    I used Spirit. Tried BlackRain without success several times. Spirit, first time success, jailbroken within seconds.

    It's up to you. :)
     
  12. ramparts thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks - any particular reason?
     
  13. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Absolutely, DevTeam tools are risk free and trouble free.

    You can be sure of a troublefree jailbreak with Redsn0w.
     
  14. macvegan macrumors newbie

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  15. chelsea.tone macrumors regular

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    Perfect reply :)

    Go for it and then you'll have some experience of Cydia etc :D
     
  16. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

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    My friend just jailbroke this week, I say wait cause 4.0 comes out next week, then u will have to re jailbreak, but if you dont have a lot from cydia, go ahead and jailbreak
     
  17. thundermustard macrumors regular

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    You aren't going to be jailbreaking on day one of 4.0. Even if you can, almost all the apps that make JBing worthwhile will not work on a major new OS. So JB now, then sit back and enjoy. Don't feel compelled to JB 4.0 right away, let the adventurous get thier feet wet before you make the second plunge.
     

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