What do I lose once I jailbreak my iPhone?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hojoon0724, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. hojoon0724 macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Could I jailbreak the phone and still keep it the same in terms of layout and app store and stuff like that?

    I only want to do this because I want to tether the 3G to the iPad once it comes out.
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Only thing you lose is the warranty if you bring it to Apple jailbroken.
    You can always restore and bring it in if needed in stock firmware.
    Besides that you dont lose anything and you have lots to gain....
  3. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    +1 that about sums it up.
  4. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    I've never experienced that. In fact, just last week I took my jailbroken 3GS in for a replacement (case cracks) and didn't bother restoring it beforehand - I never do, anymore - and they replaced it for me, no problem. They always do.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Your taking a risk doing that though.
    You might get away with them not noticing it, you might not and then your serial number is blacklisted.
    If you got different themes and backround walpapers installed they will be able to tell right away along with the cydia icon etc...
  6. mofolo macrumors newbie

    Apr 12, 2008
    Just do a Full Restore if you ever need Apple's help.

  7. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    Once you start adding a lot of extra things ok cydia or whatever you choose, youll notice slight lags and freezes at times. If you keep it limted to the things you only news you'll be good. I brought it down to only keeping backgrounder & kirake and glasskart themes. System font changes and that's it.

    My lagging and freezing stopped because I deleted all the extra random things I didn't need.
  8. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    You'll encounter some performance issues (stability and responsiveness) while using your jailbroken phone, other than that there really isn't else your missing.
  9. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    some lag on the iPhone 3G

    almost no added lag on the iPhone 3GS

    still its worth jailbreaking JUST for SB settings alone
  10. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2008
    I would agree but the sb settings drain the battery to much for my taste.
  11. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2010
    hmm i dindn't notice that, just switcthing off push e-mail really improved my battery life
  12. Paula78 macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011
    Recently i've heard too :eek:that it really improve battery life
  13. canvasback13 macrumors regular

    Jul 5, 2011
    Some companies will not allow you to access corporate email on a jailbroken device. They can tell if you are already jailbroken or if you jailbrake later.
  14. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    To the OP, in most cases you don't necessarily lose your warranty. I have always been jailbroken and taken it to my Apple store in San Luis Obispo and the only thing they ask is for my serial number on my phone. They don't go through it or anything. BUT, just to make sure, fully restore it before you take it in.
  15. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    this....and to the OP read his first post clearly, some see lose the warranty and get scared but as Applejuice says its can easily be restored to stock firmware if you ever have to bring it in, so apple would essentially never know you were jailbroken and your warranty is fully restored
  16. Cortezbanks macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    You lose nothing, but gain everything
  17. Cooolpenner macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2011
    Exactly, you only get rid of Apple's shackles ;)
  18. Almeuit macrumors regular

    May 25, 2011
  19. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Research before you do it learn about it. google youtube this forum have already answered almost every question out there. Youtube also has video jb app reviews best of etc. Iclarified.com has very good tutorials. finally you can always jb try it if you don't like it restore as new the JB is gone.
  20. srf4real macrumors 68040


    Jul 25, 2006
    paradise beach FL
    This is only partially true; once you've found the stable apps and removed those that cause glitches an unlocked iPhone can be as sturdy and reliable as it was before jailbreaking it. Mine is. And now it's all good.:)
  21. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Totally agree with this. Don't install Winterboard and be careful with apps that depend on MobileSubstrate (some will cause issues, others won't).

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