1. EmEuS's Avatar
    Ok so this is the weekend I said I would jailbreak my iphone 3g. In reading the material about JB it seems a bit much. I am nervous about bricking my phone etc. Here is what I want to know/ask everyone:

    Is it worth it
    How do you put these JB apps on the phone
    Can I still use itunes and everything I already have?
    What are the chances I will brick my IP?

    Thanks
    E
    12-05-2008 12:01 PM
  2. rfg17's Avatar
    1. The plusses definitely outweigh the minuses (biggest plusses: PdaNet, Cycorder; more minor plusses: Notifyer, SBSettings, Backgrounder; biggest minuses: having to re-jailbreak for every FW upgrade, losing some app data/settings if you're not careful about backup/restore, though AppBackup and AptBackup help here if you're careful).

    2. Use Cydia. Pretty nice installer app. I find Installer to be worthless.

    3. Yes.

    4. Same as when you do any FW upgrade, i.e., pretty slim.

    Just follow the tutorials here and other places. If you use QuickPwn for Windows, just follow the directions on the screen.

    BTW, Stick with PdaNet 1.33 version. 1.40 requires a license fee after 14 days use. Look around to find archive versions of 1.33.
    Last edited by rfg17; 12-05-2008 at 12:29 PM.
    12-05-2008 12:27 PM
  3. jamesus's Avatar
    Also...don't worry about bricking your phone. If it is frozen, follow these steps and it will restore it to factory settings.

    How to: Restore/Re-Virginize Your Jailbroken iPhone | The iPhone Blog

    I have used this process (manually entering the iPhone into DFU mode since iTunes didn't recognize it) and it has worked every time.
    12-05-2008 12:35 PM
  4. EmEuS's Avatar
    alright cool..thanks guys....im going to give it a whirl here at work......wish me luck.
    12-05-2008 01:03 PM
  5. jamesus's Avatar
    Sounds good. We'll be around if you need help!
    12-05-2008 01:06 PM
  6. EmEuS's Avatar
    ok so i officially feel like a woos....lol

    seriously though worked like a charm wish i would have done this months ago. Thanks guys fro talking me into it.:-)
    12-05-2008 01:24 PM
  7. jamesus's Avatar
    Welcome to the party!
    12-05-2008 01:31 PM
  8. EmEuS's Avatar
    *wipes drool off of keyboard*

    its like a whole new phone....i feel like a kid again. BUAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    12-05-2008 01:32 PM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    Just wait...it gets better and better!
    12-05-2008 01:35 PM
  10. EmEuS's Avatar
    is random resets normal...it has happened twice so far?
    12-05-2008 01:46 PM
  11. jamesus's Avatar
    Depends on what you are doing. Some apps or setting changes need to "respring" and it resets the phone.
    12-05-2008 02:04 PM
  12. rfg17's Avatar
    I've never had the phone freeze or reboot randomly, w/ or w/o jailbreak. I've had apps die (frequently). Also, some apps (like Notifier) cause a restart of SpringBoard, which could look like a reset, I suppose. I have had SpringBoard die very infrequently, which causes it to be restarted in "Safe Mode" (grey background). I've just rebooted when that happens and everything is fine afterward.
    12-05-2008 02:21 PM
  13. EmEuS's Avatar
    It seems to have fixed itself.....i was going tap crazy but i have calmed down now lol
    12-05-2008 04:01 PM
  14. jamesus's Avatar
    The good ole Tap Tap Tap-a-roo!
    12-05-2008 04:36 PM
  15. megscd's Avatar
    When I first jailbroke my iPhone "randomly" rebooted a few times. Later I read the instructions and they said it would do that (eg, for Winterboard). No problems since.
    12-06-2008 12:13 PM
  16. EmEuS's Avatar
    When I first jailbroke my iPhone "randomly" rebooted a few times. Later I read the instructions and they said it would do that (eg, for Winterboard). No problems since.
    you are right i guess it is the iphone working itself out. I must say I am SO happy I jailbroke...anybody who is debaing......DO IT.....it will truly make the iphone the best on the market.
    12-06-2008 07:45 PM
  17. shwy's Avatar
    you're in the club! I love my JB'd iPhone.
    12-12-2008 09:07 PM
  18. E Pow's Avatar
    Jailbreaking your iPhone is one of the best things you could have done besides buying the phone. It's like owning a brand new phone. The options are unlimited, the video recording and pdanet are just 2 of the reasons I jailbroke mine. Enjoy yourself.
    12-12-2008 09:54 PM
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