Is there a risk in jailbreaking the iPhone?

seb481

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I'm seriously considering jailbreaking the iPhone, just so i can move and change icons on the desktop. I am not interested in unlocking the phone so far. Is there any risk at all? Whatever happens, will I always be able to restore?
 

OJsakila

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I'm seriously considering jailbreaking the iPhone, just so i can move and change icons on the desktop. I am not interested in unlocking the phone so far. Is there any risk at all? Whatever happens, will I always be able to restore?
I'm assuming you are an AT&T customer... If so, mod your butt off! I've restored my phone tens of times...
 

patrick_83

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I'm seriously considering jailbreaking the iPhone, just so i can move and change icons on the desktop. I am not interested in unlocking the phone so far. Is there any risk at all? Whatever happens, will I always be able to restore?
I havn't had a problem jailbreaking yet and i have restored about 8 times now.
 

BAD_S197

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haha ... it's the "i've restored x number of times" thats kinda funny.

If it worked great you would never have to restore at all.

haha
 

MiataLord

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1 of my restores was to see if i can restore, the other 3 were b/c i was experimenting with the phone when i was in the learning process for modding, and customizing it, all good now:laugh2:
 

Lincoln

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There is always a risk, but it's not likely anything serious will happen. Most people get theirs back up and running if anything happens.
 

seb481

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Thanks you guys for your answers. I now feel really confident jailbreaking my iPhone.
 

skiz420

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no risk in jailbreaking and makes the phone much more enjoyable... no matter what happens it can be fixed... no has bricked there phone... ok well not no one but only a couple of people and that was people working on methods to jailbreak, and unlock the phones so it was to be expected... but any of the methods to jailbreak that are out now are perfectly safe... if you have 1.1.1 then i suggest the jailbreakme.com method... very simple to do and www.hacktheiPhone.com has very good instructions and a video of the process being done... takes about 5 mins
 
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i have an unlocked iPhone 1.0.2. will this brick my iPhone?
 

skiz420

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if its unlocked then it is already jailbroken...
 
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Sorry for the nooby Q. I also have an unlocked iPhone. Can I still restore my phone safely without locking it again rendering it useless here in Guam? The reason being is because I can not seem to get the ipod part of it to work. I can not transfer music from my iTunes library to the iPhone. It does not recognize the iPhone. Thanks.
 

greenjbhsd

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Just a point of clarification needed for my sake. I have read in various posts that if you need to service your phone a restore at the 1.1.1 does not actually restore it rather over-writes portions so the mods remain behind to a degree and they can see them if they want to. Does a restore of 1.1.1 completely wipe the phone or does it more of over-write just what it needs?

I am curious as I plan to go to 1.1.1 tonight when I move my phone from my XP box to my sort or trusty ol' leopard laptop and should I decide to mod this will influence my decision as I tend to destroy the phone on the first few mods before I settle in.