What Is Custom IPSW, Why Do I Need One?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by kevhui, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. kevhui macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I saw to JB iPhone I can use Pawnage to create a custom package, but why?

    Is there another to JB? I worry making a custom package would risk myself being hacked.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

    dhlizard

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    In order to JB an iPhone, it is necessary to modify certain firmware files to enable the JB and unlock (if desired)

    If you use the official Apple files, you cannot JB. You have to use a tool to create a modified or custom_restore IPSW.

    It's the only way to JB.

    Who would hack your phone other than you, which is the idea. The only security issue was addressed with 3.0.1 update.

    I recommend doing some research before trying this or you next post will begin with the word "Help".

    Get a tutorial from the Internet. Read this blog for additional info ---> Google "DevTeam Blog"
     
  3. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    By "hacking" I meant, for example, when I plug my iPhone to PC, my contacts address book will be sent to someone without my awareness.
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    AS long as your PC doesn't have a virus or trojan, your contacts will be safe.

    The issue you seem to be worried about is a PC issue, not iPhone liability.

    If you are that worried about it, get a Mac !!
     
  5. kevhui thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry I should have used the term PC/Mac. I love Mac but still need PC.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    Fixed, yo.
     

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