Jail breaking? Should I?

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Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by Trimmedpaper » March 16th, 2010, 10:03 pm

I'm debating whether I should jailbreak my iPod or not.. I don't want to loose my music or apps.. I just don't know.. Help?
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by chasm » March 17th, 2010, 1:29 am

It's "lose" not "loose." Never rely on a spell checker! :)

As the owner of a jailbroken iPhone, I can honestly tell you there's really not much reason to do it. I *had* to do it because I needed to unlock my iPhone for use in my new country. There are a handful (I mean that literally -- less than a dozen) nifty apps that you can't find a version of on the App Store, and of course you can customize the background (which would prove amusing to a 12-year-old probably, but is just boring to everyone else).

But to address your direct question, you *can't* lose your music or apps. The music is already backed up in iTunes, and the apps etc are backed up in iTunes as well. As with any system hacking there is SOME risk of "bricking" the iPhone, but it's pretty minimal.
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by destiny1 » March 23rd, 2010, 3:22 pm

However if you brake your iPhone apple is not going to let it be repaired because you are kidding your device
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by chasm » March 23rd, 2010, 9:40 pm

I'm not sure what "kidding the device" is, but it's true that Apple will not repair jailbroken iPhones. However, in all but the most severe cases its usually possible to restore the iPhone back to an un-jailbroken state, so this is not a big issue.

PS. You meant "break" your iPhone. Never rely on spell checkers! :)
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by destiny1 » March 27th, 2010, 4:16 pm

I mean apple are going to laugh at you if you jailbreak because they do not fix mod devices
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by RedSideOfManchester » April 1st, 2010, 12:04 pm

My question why did you buy an iphone if u think u can master it just make your own phone!!
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by Cronos Dage » April 22nd, 2010, 3:09 pm

Simple answer is "no".
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by tr4c3d » May 1st, 2010, 11:21 am

Jailbreaking is the best thing ever so the answer is yes
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by canadianguy » May 1st, 2010, 12:19 pm

Yes!! It's not a iPhone unless it's jailbroken
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Re: Jail breaking? Should I?

Post by tr4c3d » May 2nd, 2010, 7:12 pm

True it sucks without it. If I didn't have a jailbreak I would get a nexus 1
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