Should you jailbreak your iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bluedonfreak, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. bluedonfreak macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2009
    I am thinking of Jailbreaking my iphone but I dont know if I should. Should I?
  2. johndavidwright macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2008
    do it. its really easy. takes 10 min and totally worth it. use quickpwn though.
  3. SmoothCaller macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    How many, Should I jailbreak my iPhone? threads are required. Personal preference prevails on that topic, if you want to do it, if not don't. It's up to you, if you need to ask perhaps you already have your answer.
  4. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    question: will jailbreaking break your iPhone/iPod touch's warranty?
  5. Ringhale macrumors newbie

    Apr 9, 2009
    Okay total noob question but what does jailbreaking your phone accomplish..other than letting you install 3rd party apps...
  6. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    pretty much just that, and other things that the iPhone CAN do but that are not allowed directly by Apple (such as video recording and copy/paste)
  7. cwwilson macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2009
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Don't forget about themes :mad:

    Some of which are really good btw.
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    search please
  9. 14634 macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2009
    if you jail break the iphone where do you get all of these things that you can only do when it is jail broken
  10. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Seriously guys. Go to the Hacks forum. All of these questions and everything else you need to know are answered in the stickies at the top of every page. I don't see you getting much help here.
  11. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    For God's sake, I asked a yes-or-no question yet, instead of just giving me a 2-3 letter answer you rant about how I should go and search the whole frickin site for a simple answer that you know the answer to instead of just telling me the damn answer! If you're going to be such a condescending, stuck up prick just don't even reply!

  12. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    yes. the themes are the main reason i did. i got bored of the plain look.
  13. neil1980 macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2008
    and thats going to get you help?
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you know it was all fine until the 1000000th time the same question was posted. after that it gets kinda sorta old:rolleyes:

    seriously, it takes you more effort to ask the question than to just mroogle it

    hell, ill do it for you

    the wonders searching can do

    if ones too lazy to try and find it themselves, then sorry

    we have a search box for a reason. if that question isnt answred by searching, then that is when you make a thread. you clearly dont even try to figure it out yourself

    not to mention, any thread you find will have much more responses than trying to recreate the thread from scratch....
  15. iSaga macrumors regular

    May 25, 2008
    I'm thinking about shaving today, should I shave today or should I wait for tomorrow?
  16. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Use the search function! Hehehe. It really depends on if you actually want to shave or not.
  17. eyefoniac macrumors 6502


    Nov 21, 2008
    Everywhere and nowhere
  18. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    still haven't gotten my answer regardless of the 5ish posts telling me how wrong I am.
    like I said, it was a yes-or-no question and we were already on the subject... if you aren't saying anything to answer the questions that are asked, what's the point of even having the forums?
  19. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you realize that you typing this response is more work than you finding it out...which is sad because you could just click my link to find the answer to your question with *gasps* a whole discussion on the topic. who woulda thunk?:rolleyes:

    do you really need us to hold your hand while you figure this out yourself?

    the point of having forums is
    aka to ask questions that arent easily found by a simple search.
  21. skwoytek macrumors 6502a

    Feb 15, 2005
    Good question - it causes me to ask myself, "what's the point of even having a search forums feature?"

    Those of us who read here daily don't want to sift through these threads and question that are repeated weekly. You will find what you want to know faster if you:

    A) Check the forum stickies, you know like the one that says "iPhone FAQ - Read Before Asking Questions in the Forum"

    B) Post in the proper forums, for jailbreaking a good one might be "iPhone Hacks: Jailbreak, Activation, Hacks."

    C) Search the forums. Perhaps searching something like "jailbreak warranty" would yield you results that include the thread "*My* Top 10 Reasons to NOT Jailbreak." There's also some really cutting edge technology where the forums highlight your search words so you can find what you're looking for even quicker!

    Yes, I could have answered your question much quicker than teaching you how to use the internet. But when I do I just advocate the repeated asking of already covered topics. And besides, I'm sure you know that saying about teaching fish to eat or whatever it is.
  22. renewed macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    If you go to get it serviced and it is jailbroken at the time then yes. If you restore it and then take it in and they find no traces of it being jailbroken before then no.

    I wouldn't worry about these guys. If it weren't for random questions that are exactly like the ones posted yesterday then this forum would be pretty dead. I mean there are a limited amount of topics that can be discussed at a given time.
  23. friekunater macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008

    and everyone else - yes of course I know I could just search it or follow that link, I'm not an idiot. I followed the link after that guy posted it and got my answer. I just wanted to see how long it would take for you all to answer the simple frickin question
  24. lakeishalily59 macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    Iphone 3G unlock(Downloads and Jailbreak)
    iPhone 3G - Downloads
    Download the 2.2.1 firmware file from here

    Windows users: Quickpwn 2.2.5 Download here

    Windows users: iTunes 8.0 Download here

    Windows users: .NET Framework version 2.0 Download here

    iPhone 3G - Jailbreak 2.2.1

    1.Before beginning: You must have iTunes 8 installed and you must be on firmware 2.1, if you are not, be sure to update via iTunes.
    Also make sure to go into the task manager and disable ANYTHING Apple or iTunes related.
    2. WindowsXP user must download the NET Framework version 2.0 (Click to download)
    3. WindowsXP user should be sure" Control Panel " -> " Administrative Tools " -> "Telnet ,messenger ,terminal services" (Be sure three services are turned on)

    4.Download Firmware 2.2.1 (3G) (Click to download)

    Step 1

    Make a folder on your desktop & name it Pwnage.Download the Firmware 2.2.1 & Pwnage tool 2.2.5 & place them in Pwnage folder you just created on your desktop:Unzip/Unrar the file inside the Pwnage folder.

    Step 2

    Launch iTunes and connect your iPhone 3G to the computer via USB cable.

    Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left side navigation bar. Now hold down shift while clicking the Restore button.

    Navigate to the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop and select the 2.1 firmware ipsw file. Double click the ipsw file or select it and click the Open button to proceed.

    Step 3

    Once iTunes has finished upgrading your iPhone 3G to the 2.2.1 firmware you may launch QuickPwn 2.2.5 from the Pwnage folder you created on your desktop.

    Step 4

    Make sure you iPhone 3G is still connected to the computer via USB cable then click the blue arrow to proceed.

    Step 5

    Click the Browse button to locate your iPhone 3G firmware.

    Step 6

    QuickPwn will check to verify that the ipsw file is valid. After completetion of the verification, click the blue arrow button to proceed.

    Step 7

    Selecting(Add Cydia)
    This step allows you select what you’d like installed on your iPhone. You have the ability to select Cydia, Installer, and replace boot logos. Once you have made your selections click the blue arrow to continue on. If you want a full jailbreaking experience, installing Cydia and Installer is highly recommended

    Step 8

    QuickPwn will now ask you to confirm your iPhone 3G is still connected via USB cable before it continues. Click the blue arrow button to proceed.

    Step 9

    QuickPwn will now automatically put your iPhone into recovery mode. Once its in recovery mode you will be prompted to: Hold the Home button for 5 seconds, Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds, then release the Power button and continuing holding the Home button until your iPhone is in DFU mode.

    Step 10

    Once QuickPwn detects your iPhone 3G in DFU mode it will begin the jailbreaking process.

    Step 11

    Once jailbreaking is complete QuickPwn will inform you that it was successfull.

    more details:

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