1. Miggwilson's Avatar
    I am not all that technically savvy but could probably follow the jailbreak walk through that was stickied on this topic.

    Is there any reason why I would NOT jailbreak the phone?

    Maybe...

    Apps you only play on a non-jailbroken iphone?
    No back up?
    Can't purchase new apps from the app store?

    Stuff like that. Anything is appreciated. Thanks!!
    07-28-09 08:06 AM
  2. Oj467's Avatar
    Thanks for posting these questions - I have the same ones - plus - does it void your warranty?
    07-28-09 08:30 AM
  3. Miggwilson's Avatar
    I have another question...

    Once jailbroken...did I lose all my apps already installed on the iphone? Do I need to re-install all my icons, games, and locations on the screens or does it remain the same?

    Thanks!!!
    07-28-09 08:39 AM
  4. ahyougotme's Avatar
    i would just break the iphone . seriously though, the only issue with jailbroken phones is you get left out of updates through apple. say they tweak your flashy os a little bit and your phone is hacked, your s.o.l. other than that i think the apps that regularly update software are suspect but i'm not 100% on those working or not.
    07-28-09 08:51 AM
  5. SC0TT's Avatar
    I did jailbreak my phone awhile ago. I restored it the same day. When you jailbreak your phone, you lose everything stored. Songs, apps, pictures, etc. So back it up first in case you don't like it.

    The phone became very un-user friendly after i jailbroke it. The apps weren't the same as the apps in the "app store" and the only icons that stayed the same were the icons you can't delete the rest were different. I factory reset immediately. Hope that helps.

    FYI; voids warranty!

    -Sent from my iPhone
    07-28-09 10:07 AM
  6. dukes011's Avatar
    I heard that if you jailbreak your iPhone it makes it go really slooooow!
    07-28-09 10:08 AM
  7. SC0TT's Avatar
    I didn't play around enough to find out but it could be true. It seems to replace the os
    07-28-09 10:16 AM
  8. Duvi's Avatar
    A good reason not to is why do you want to? I can easily break in 2-3 minutes and I don't because I don't want to. I previously did want to break it for IntelliScreen (today screen), but the asking price is $10.

    If you have reasons to do it, then do it. Keep in mind, you can' bring it to an Apple Store or send it in for warranty prior to restoring it to factory. Also, do not update. When 3.1 is released, updating can either brick your iPhone or you can lose your jailbreak. The hacker devs would let you know when it's safe to update.
    07-28-09 10:46 AM
  9. mdude85's Avatar
    It's definitely a risk but apparently the rewards are pretty great. Multitasking, themes, customization, laptop tethering, etc.

    The only thing I am really concerned about is not being able to troubleshoot a problem because it would be unclear whether the problem was caused by a device flaw or a jailbreak bug. Other than that, there ought not be any issues. If you back up your device, just sync the backed up data to your jailbroken device and you have all your apps and data. (same as installing a leaked BB OS).


    It voids the warranty, but hey, installing a leaked OS on a Blackberry voids its warranty also.
    07-28-09 10:59 AM
  10. zhelf's Avatar
    the beautiful thing about the iphone while it technically voids your warranty people say you just restore before brining it in to apple to have it repaired.

    and even if you mess up the install you enter the iphone into dfu mode you just restore and will fix any issues.

    these are the reasons why i wouldnt jailbreak:
    -slows down the iphone
    -only worth it if you will use the themes or apps
    thats really it it cannot in any way permanently damage the phone. so i would not worry about it. and using something like purplera1n is very simple and requires no effort.

    but if you will not use themes or the jailbroken apps i would not bother as it does tend to slow down the iphone a bit. 3g's get fairly slows and the 3gs's slow down to about a regular 3g in most cases. *not all but most from what i have heard from people i know* and this is not people runnign backgrounder.
    07-28-09 11:08 PM
  11. Garz's Avatar
    It's definitely a risk but apparently the rewards are pretty great. Multitasking, themes, customization, laptop tethering, etc.

    The only thing I am really concerned about is not being able to troubleshoot a problem because it would be unclear whether the problem was caused by a device flaw or a jailbreak bug. Other than that, there ought not be any issues. If you back up your device, just sync the backed up data to your jailbroken device and you have all your apps and data. (same as installing a leaked BB OS).


    It voids the warranty, but hey, installing a leaked OS on a Blackberry voids its warranty also.
    Thats is incorrect. You just wont get techincal support if you tell them what OS your running. I have received replacements BB's and sent the other one back with beta OS's and never had a problem but I still recommend to restore back the the carrier approved OS to ensure there will be no problems.
    07-28-09 11:40 PM
  12. empreality's Avatar
    Jailbreaking your iphone will allow you access to applications that apple doesn't want you to have. If you are fine with what apple/att allows, then by all means don't jailbreak and enjoying waiting for firmware upgrades.
    07-29-09 01:35 AM
  13. armedtank's Avatar
    I am not all that technically savvy but could probably follow the jailbreak walk through that was stickied on this topic.

    Is there any reason why I would NOT jailbreak the phone?

    Maybe...

    Apps you only play on a non-jailbroken iphone?
    There are very few apps that will not run on a Jailbroken iPhone. The only one I can think of right now is Skype, i'm sure there are others, but the app maker would need to specifically code their app not to work with a Jailbreak.


    No back up?
    You can still do backups, a Jailbreak does not stop this. You cannot backup your Jailbroken apps with your appstore apps. You would need to download appbackup from the Cydia repository to back those up

    Can't purchase new apps from the app store?

    Stuff like that. Anything is appreciated. Thanks!!
    Not true, I purchase apps all the time, Jailbreak does not prevent this

    I have another question...

    Once jailbroken...did I lose all my apps already installed on the iphone? Do I need to re-install all my icons, games, and locations on the screens or does it remain the same?

    Thanks!!!
    No, you don't lose anything you have installed prior to the Jailbreak. It does not require you to restore the phone, you jailbreak the phone, it reboots once, and you are all set.
    Last edited by armedtank; 07-29-09 at 08:56 AM.
    07-29-09 08:53 AM
  14. jah1373's Avatar
    my question is why would you not jailbreak? it greatly expands the capabilities of our devices. Purplra1n takes about 1 minute to do and all you do is back up ur iphone with itunes before syncing and you lose no information. Also, I dont know where people have heard that their phone slows down, but my 3GS is as fast as the day i got it (I know because my dad has a 3GS too and I compared). You gain complete and total customization, MMS, internet tethering (which with a 3GS is fassst, my MacBook Pro is fast on 3G service lol), shortcuts, dtunes (free itunes), free games and apps... Its just so cool! Look at my homescreen. Why would you not want to do that? So amazing... And if there was ever a problem, just restore your iPhone through itunes and you are good to go, all the information and apps you have are loaded back up, the only thing lost is the jailbreak stuff. I LOVE my jailbroken iPhone. Completely worth it.
    07-29-09 09:25 AM
  15. mdude85's Avatar
    Thats is incorrect. You just wont get techincal support if you tell them what OS your running. I have received replacements BB's and sent the other one back with beta OS's and never had a problem but I still recommend to restore back the the carrier approved OS to ensure there will be no problems.
    Exactly, because it's well-known that loading the beta OS voids the warranty, but the Verizon techs don't really care. All they want is the hardware. They will wipe the software anyway when they go to sell it as refurb. There is still some risk you will run into trouble.
    07-29-09 09:39 AM
  16. pricej636's Avatar
    I had issues with installed apps from cydia not uninstalling correctly. Specifically...a clock icon and the weather icon. Themes were hit and miss, many of them wouldn't skin some of the icons so they looked stupid. I restored a couple days after jailbreaking. I will probably try it again soon though as the customization was pretty cool.
    07-30-09 08:28 PM
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