Scared to Jailbreak
I'm looking at all of these Jailbroken phones and I have personalization envy. I have never Jailbroken a Device and I am absolutely scared that I will end up with a bricked phone what is the easiest way to jailbreak or should I try with my iPad first!
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- 02-07-2012, 11:37 AM #2
I was the same way. In all honesty, there is no reason to worry about bricking your iPhone if it is done right. While not always problem free, there is usually a fix for whatever comes up. Here are 2 great Jailbreaking guides to help get you started.
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- 02-07-2012, 11:55 AM #3
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- 02-07-2012, 02:03 PM #9iPhone Intermediate
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If you're using a 4s use absinthe
Untethered A5 jailbreak - Absinthe | greenpois0n.com
its really really easy...
Look for a youtube tutorial if you're that scared... but honestly i have been doing this since the iPhone 2g... and i have never... ever... ever bricked a phone.
It just doesn't happen with users.
Bootloops yes... but bricks... no lol... just do it... if you don't like it... DFU restore and set up as a new phone
- 02-07-2012, 02:29 PM #10
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- 02-07-2012, 07:00 PM #12
Jailbreaking the phone is the easy part. It's the customization that has a learning curve to it. Basically, once you jailbreak your phone, it will look exactly like the phone you have now, with the exception of the Cydia app store icon and access to same.
My suggestion is this: jailbreak it first. Browse the forums for a particular look or theme you are looking for, and then PM the user or post up for the information on how to achieve it. That's how I did it. I saw someone using the HTC clock theme on their home page, and asked how to do it. There's lots of tutorials on Youtube also about themes.
Some of the tweaks can be pretty involved, like going into the filesystem and altering lines of code, etc. If you have never used a Linux setup or are not familiar with terminal commands, blah blah blah then just stick with the basic themes and some of the more common apps.
I had a Droid before my 4S, and I always wanted to root it, but was intimidated to do it. The jailbreak process is so easy, I'd do it again and again. I love having a jailbroken phone now. And if you screw it up, just connect to your computer, fire up iTunes, and restore your phone. Back to normal!
- 02-07-2012, 11:03 PM #13
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- 02-08-2012, 09:37 AM #18
I know it's all in my head, but after my first jailbreak, my iphone just felt more powerful in my hand..before I even did anything with it. It's perfect for certain personality types, not so much for others. Take my wife for example....she's an accountant.....and would never even consider jailbreaking her phone. She prefers for things to exist within a specific set of rules. Me, I've always been more of a gray are kind of guy. Jailbreaking was an inevitability for me.
- 02-08-2012, 03:05 PM #19
If you can double click a file to run the program and plug in your iphone and click one button on a program. How is that hard or scary. If it does mess up you can restore your phone to stock putting it in dfu mode and try again or keep it stock you cant brick it.
- 02-08-2012, 10:08 PM #21
I am new to the jailbreak scene as well and was shocked at how simple and fast the whole process was using Absinthe. It went very smoothly and then I used TinyUmbrella to save my SHSH. Because to tell you the truth there's no way I want to ever loose my JB! Be sure and look over the thread about favorite jailbreak apps.
- 02-13-2012, 09:14 AM #22
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- 02-13-2012, 12:47 PM #24
It's easy as pie pretty much. 1 click to run the program and phone does work. I couldn't go back to stock unless apple included most of my little tweaks into their stock, there are a few tweaks that have made doing things 10x easier.
- 02-13-2012, 03:59 PM #25iPhone Newbie
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I don't know if it is lack of knowledge on my part or limitations of iOS but I don't seem to be able to customize my iPhone as much as I could the BlackBerry. More than likely it is lack of knowledge since I'm trying to learn to use the iPhone, iPad and Macbook Pro all at the same time.