Should I jailbreak?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Sir Ravendwel, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Sir Ravendwel macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009

    I have a very straightforward question, but let's start with a few product specs.
    I have an 8GB iPod touch 2G, running the OS 3.001(did I get that right?) firmware. Warranty's not quite dead yet, 10 months left...(it'd be insane to wait that long in any situation.)

    My question, as you can see, is rather generic, but I have three.

    1) Let's get this part over with. Should I jailbreak now, or wait til my warranty expires?

    2) What are the risks involved?

    3) Is it legal(DMCA people are scary[past experience])

    4) Which program should I use? I've been thinking about using the Dev team's software, Redsn0w.

    5) Will the people at the Genius Bar know I jailbroke, even after I format the memory and revert to factory default?

    Dang, more like five questions... Will that be a problem?

    And, any added advice would be helpful, so long as the advice is helpful in itself.

    EDIT: I forgot some extra info. I can do a small bit of Command Line, and I'm running Vista on a Dell Inspiron 530, if that matters. (Default browser:Chrome)

    Sir Zarkonis W. Ravendwel
  2. Macgic macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
  3. Odid macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    1. Now.
    2. Not really any risks. If your iPod doesn't work, you can always restore it.
    3. No, not legal according to Apple. :cool:
    4. If you're using a Mac, use RedSn0w, pwnage tool won't work with 2G iPod touch and quickown won't either.
    5. No the genius won't know after you've restored it.
  4. Surely Guest


    Oct 27, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    It's not illegal, it's against Apple policy.

    There's a slight difference there.;)
  5. Sir Ravendwel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
    as you can tell, my opinion on the matter, is "To Hell with apple's opinion".

    Thanks, guys. Quick question(as if there weren't enough already!), does R.sn0w work with Vista?

    Sir Zarkonis W. Ravendwel
  6. Sir Ravendwel thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
    Another quick question. (I'm full of 'em)

    When I jailbreak, will it remember my Wifi password? The reason I ask, is because I don't happen to own the wifi I use... More specifically, I use the neighbor's. This college doesn't have Wifi in the dorms, we still use Ethernet cables. I'm not entirely sure I could get his password if I asked... I got in to his wifi before there was a password, if any of you were confused.

    Sir Zarkonis W. Ravendwel
  7. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    From what I can remember, your wifi settings are saved when you back up the phone. So if you backup, then jailbreak, then restore from backup, you won't need the to re-enter the wifi key.
  8. RobT macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2007
    Ohio, USA
    Backup your iPhone, jailbreak with Redsn0w. You will not lose the WiFi password.

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