why jailbreak if you are part of att?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rxl125, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. rxl125 macrumors regular

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    why would you unlock your phone if you are part of att? If you jailbreak it, can you restore it later?
     
  2. gloss macrumors 601

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    Jailbreaking and unlocking are two different processes.

    Jailbreaking allows third-party apps. Unlocking allows carriers other than those sanctioned by Apple.
     
  3. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will jailbreaking hurt any updates from apple?
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    Jailbreaking (or as I call it Jailborking) just allows you to install software on your iPhone. This can easily be reversed by a Restore, but can screw up the phone.

    Unlocking allows you to use your iPhone with other GSM carriers. Will completely void the warranty, unless you are regularly activated with at&t.

    TEG
     
  5. gloss macrumors 601

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    :D
     
  6. rxl125 thread starter macrumors regular

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    my refurbished phone is hours away... any good sites to look at 3rd party apps?
     
  7. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

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    after you jailbreak it you will get your apps from the installer app that will be loaded on the phone.
     
  8. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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    Yup. I'm on At&t and have jailbroken my iPhone via ZiPhone... loving all the little apps.
     
  9. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

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    Modmyifone.com is the premier iphone modding site, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from jailbreaking, and despite what people have said it will not mess up your iphone and in the rare event that it does a simple restore in itunes will fix everything
     
  10. Alika4288 macrumors newbie

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    Hypothetically, if im jailbroken on a 1.1.3 and upgrade to 1.1.4, will cause any problems? or will it still be jailbroken? thanks
     
  11. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    You will have to jailbreak it again.
    Phones always get locked after a firmware update.
     
  12. sr5878 macrumors 6502a

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    where's the billboard? ah, right here.
     

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