UK: Will you be hacking your iPhone??

paulobrad

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Original poster
Jun 30, 2007
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UK
So 8 sleeps to go but I still can't decide if I should hack my iPhone. Are the issues of a possible bricking now long gone or are you still running a risk do you reckon.

Also, although obsessed and following iPhone news incessantly since January, can anyone link me to a site that best takes you through the hacking process and all potential issues (and advantages!), http://www.hacktheiphone.com the best?
 

Jarcrew

macrumors 6502
Mar 16, 2007
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Cardiff, Wales
I've been tempted to hack simply because of Lights Out, but to tell the truth, with the SDK just around the corner I think within a few months we'll be up to our eyes in apps.

If I had an iPod Touch I wouldn't think twice about it.
 
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smythey

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Mar 8, 2007
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Scotland
I believe the problem of bricked phones has only happened with people who have SIM-unlocked their phones. Jailbreaking the phone is a reversible process - just do a restore in Itunes. :)
 
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page3

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Feb 10, 2003
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Vicar of Dibley-land, UK
Depends on the actual detail of O2's iPhone tariffs, which are still not available. Ie: what are the costs after your inclusive minutes are spent. Is Voicemail included for free or per minute. How much are international calls. Are calls to customer services free, etc etc...
 
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sandsl

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Jul 15, 2002
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I intend to jailbreak my iPhone if its possible with the 1.1.2 firmware. I'll be on the £35 /pm o2 contract so unlocking won't be necessary.

I would have thought Apple would have patched the tiff exploit in 1.1.2, so we may well have to wait a while for a new work around.
 
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sananda

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May 24, 2007
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i'll only be buying an iphone if it's possible to unlock it. i'm strictly a pay as you go man spending very little on phone calls.
 
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SayCheese

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Jun 14, 2007
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Thame, Oxfordshire, England
Possibly I will hack it, only because I don't like the O2 tariffs and I struggle to get an O2 signal at home where I use the phone a lot of the time. If I do hack it then I will get a 12/18month contract with T-mobile, and a free phone and then just put the sim into the hacked iPhone.
 
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koobcamuk

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Oct 23, 2006
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hey koobcamuk what's the sound like when playing music through the external speakers!
sup redgaz,

Sounds awesome. External speaker is really good - was in bed last night catching up on Top Gear with my girlfriend. The viewing angles are amazing - blacks are crisp, great contrast...

Everyone: You will love this thing so much. Who needs an Archos??
 
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jecapaga

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Jul 1, 2007
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Southern California
sup redgaz,

Sounds awesome. External speaker is really good - was in bed last night catching up on Top Gear with my girlfriend. The viewing angles are amazing - blacks are crisp, great contrast...

Everyone: You will love this thing so much. Who needs an Archos??
I'll disagree on the external speakers sounding awesome. They're fine enough to listen to movie dialogue, music pushes it too much, crackles, breaks up. Speakers are decent enough I guess. Speakerphone is horrible though with volume. Wonderful device though.
 
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