need some insight on jailbreaking...
Been thinking about jailbreaking my 4s lately but I have a couple questions first.
1. I know I can return it to factory settings if I need to take it in for sevrice but can Apple tell if it has been jailbroken? My friend told me that they can cause it'll mess up the processor.
2. I had seen a video about jailbreaking and said something about needing wifi to get into absinthe to get cydia once the jailbreak has completed. Is that true or is it possible over 3G?
3. Would like some pros & cons about this also.
Been looking at too many screenshots of jailbroken phones and its making me pull the trigger on it..
- 02-12-2012, 11:17 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
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Yes If you restore to factory settings and set up as a new device you can take it to apple. The reason u won't want to restore from back up is because your backup could have some cydia left overs that the 'genius' will see. So. Restore set up as new.
I don't know about the wifi question. My guess is yes you need it
Just pros. Phone runs the same. U get quick reply. Themes. Intelliscreen x. The list goes on. If I had to give it a con. It would be u have a potential to mess things up. But a good restore will fix anything u do wrong.
Do it. Have fun. I've done it since the iPhone 2g and I currently have it on my 4s. Works great ^_^
- 02-13-2012, 03:19 PM #4
Hey guys, didn't want to make a new thread for just one simple question. I upgraded to 5.1 and I wanna go back to the jailbreak for 5.0.1. Now do I have to downgrade to 5.0.1 to jailbreak again or can I just hook up my phone and do the jailbreak and it'll give me 5.0.1?
- 03-29-2012, 11:00 PM #7
i see that you are using a 4S? if so, there currently is no way to downgrade
so we have 2 options:
1) hope there will be a way to downgrade eventually
2) hope that one of the well known hackers figures out a new jailbreak for 5.1
we are officially in no mans land
- 03-29-2012, 11:00 PM #8
You cannot revert a 4s to 5.0.1 at this point. I am in the same boat after something screwed up my jailbroken 4s and I has to restore and update through iTunes. There apparently is a process for "downgrading" in the works, as well as a jailbreak, but don't expect anything soon. In the meantime, I'm finding iOS faster and little smoother than 5.0.1.
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- 03-30-2012, 12:45 PM #14
oh man, if i lost the ability to text it would be 5.1 city for me. i know that i will need to restore at one point and that is ok with me since i enjoy being stock as well. this is precisely why i will never put myself in a position where i NEED to be jailbroken. only for a hobby
jailbreaking has always been a slippery slope but it feels like even more for the last 6-12 months
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Of course, 5.1 needs to have a jailbreak first...
- 04-02-2012, 09:55 AM #19