Well guys, thanks for your help. I don't know what the big scary deal or the negative effects of jailbreaking that you guys feared was but a musical genius friend of mine explained nearly everything there is to know about iphone syncing, iTunes, and so on. I also realized that my iPhone is actually 3G S (Before someone asks why I purchased something not knowing what it was, it was a gift). My friend said the only things to be cautious of are: To not update the firmware and to never shut off the iPhone (standby is ok). Are "cracked" applications legal? Thanks for your help again.
- 03-23-2010, 12:48 AM #27
- 03-23-2010, 02:16 AM #28
Ok, thanks for the advise. Are there multiple ways to jailbreak an iPhone? If there is, then this only applies to my friend's way but he said that I shouldn't ever turn off my iPhone otherwise it won't turn on (or I think he said that the jailbreak will be erased). The only solution to that would be connecting it to his laptop again to fix the problem, is this true? I don't want to take the risk of attempting, he lives far away.
- 03-23-2010, 06:53 PM #30
- 03-23-2010, 06:54 PM #31
Well for the newer versions of the iPhone, specifically all 3G[s] models manufactured after October of 2009, if you jailbreak your iPhone using ANY method, it will be what's called a 'tethered jailbreak'. Here's a quick copy and paste to what that is:
Do a search for "tethered jailbreak"!
If this is a new 3G[s], then it can still be jailbroken or unlocked, but you just can't ever let the battery die, or reboot the iPhone when the iPhone is not near a computer.
The phone is new. Apple updated the hardware on newer models. Ultimately, when you get the "Connect to iTunes" message, DO NOT RESTORE.
Connect the iPhone to the computer, spend 30 seconds, run Blackra1n RC3/4, RE-jailbreak, and that's it.
It takes less than a minute.
ALSO, being that this is a new iPhone 3G[s], that requires a tethered jailbreak, I also suggest getting a battery case.
A good one is "Case-Mate Fuel" (google it) but it's ugly as sin. It will however, act as a case AND a charger. Or you could go to BestBuy an pick up a "InCase PowerSlider" case.
That, and a car charger. That way the iPhone never goes off. If you have a laptop, that's ideal/superb.
Let me know how that goes.
- 03-23-2010, 06:56 PM #32
Thanks LVCIFER, that also answers my question. My friend jailbroke my iPhone on his laptop but if its as easy as you say to jailbreak, can I jailbreak it on my own computer using your advice rather than go all the way to his house again? Will I lose anything at all by jailbreaking on my own laptop after my iPhone reboots? How often do apps require a reboot? If I do download an app and the final step is to reboot, can I just never reboot (meaning that I won't be able to delete the app since its not fully installed)? Final question: Is there a downside (such as reduced lifespan) to not being able to shut off my iPhone?
- 03-28-2010, 08:42 PM #34
- 03-29-2010, 01:29 AM #36