Need jailbreak advice
I've had an iPhone for almost two years now (3G) and I'm now thinking about jailbreaking it, but I need some advice since I am new to jailbreaking.
First, my phone details:
Version: 3.1.3 (7E18)
Also, I am using a Windows 7 (64 bit) computer and using iTunes 10.X.
So, my questions are: 1. Which jailbreak software should I use?
2. Should I jailbreak 3.1.3 or upgrade to 4.2.1 first and then jailbreak? (I'm weary about the performance on 4.2.1)
3. Given 2. above, what are my options for restoring back to pre-jailbreak condition?
4. What should I do before attempting the jailbreak - backup, saving files, etc.?
Thanks for your help and advice.
- 12-10-2010, 12:32 PM #2
- 12-10-2010, 01:15 PM #3iPhone Newbie
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The one thing I can add to this based on experience is, Win7 64bit can cause some trouble with the jailbreaking. I tried for several days trying to jailbreak my girlfriend's 3G under 4.1, according to all the guides it was a matter of using snowbreeze and it would be simple, however i kept getting errors and the phone kept freezing while in DFU mode. I tried running snowbreeze under xp compability mode and still no success. Finally i pulled out my laptop with XP pro and the jailbreak took no more than 5 minutes, which brought me to the conclusion Win7 had caused the errors. Mind you I also swapped to several USB ports while trying to get it accomplished and nothing worked. I hope this helps and my issue might be an isolated one.
- 12-10-2010, 01:18 PM #4