How To: Jailbreak (Almost) Any iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad

arboyle

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If I restore from a backup will I still have all my old apps from when I restored or does it only backup selected information?
 

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You still have to sync your apps back on, that just restores your settings.
 

arboyle

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So when I go to iTunes and then applications I should have a list of my apps right? Because I don't. I'm just taking all precautions before jailbreaking my new 3gs. Don't want anything happening to it. Thanks.
 

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You should see them in iTunes. Have you sync'd the phone with that computer yet?

I recommend waiting to jailbreak. There are way too many problems with JB app compatibility in 3.0 right now.
 

arboyle

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Yes, I have sync'd the iPhone with the comp and I just tried to sync again but i still don't see any apps under applications in iTunes.
 

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What are the "gotchas"?

You should see them in iTunes. Have you sync'd the phone with that computer yet?

I recommend waiting to jailbreak. There are way too many problems with JB app compatibility in 3.0 right now.
Do tell.

Are you saying there are issues with JB'ing the new 3GS? or with a 3G running 3.0?

I have a 3G with 2.2.1 (Jailbroken) and am going to upgrade to 3.0, then jailbreak it. I'm also on Windows. I plan on using RedSn0w. What should I look out for?

Thanks!
 

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I have a question, is it true iTunes charges a person to update their firmware? The reason I ask is my grandson asked me about jailbreaking his touch and said he has to pay for 3.0. If that's the case how can he install it before jailbreaking ?
 

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Do tell.

Are you saying there are issues with JB'ing the new 3GS? or with a 3G running 3.0?

I have a 3G with 2.2.1 (Jailbroken) and am going to upgrade to 3.0, then jailbreak it. I'm also on Windows. I plan on using RedSn0w. What should I look out for?

Thanks!
The JB for the 3GS has not been released yet.

I ended up jailbreaking and unlocking my 3G the day after I wrote that. PWNage Tool works fine, it's just that a lot of the apps in Cydia aren't compatible with 3.0 yet. There's a thread on 3.0 JB app compatibilty here.
 

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The JB for the 3GS has not been released yet.

I ended up jailbreaking and unlocking my 3G the day after I wrote that. PWNage Tool works fine, it's just that a lot of the apps in Cydia aren't compatible with 3.0 yet. There's a thread on 3.0 JB app compatibilty here.
Gotcha. Thanks.

I have since upgraded my jailbroken 3G (2.2.1) to v3.0 and then jailbreaking again.

For those that are doing something similar, be aware that Backgrounder is not compatible with 3.0 JB. I made that mistake (of installing Backgrounder). Not only does it not enable backgrounding of an app, just having it installed without using it will drastically drain your battery.
 

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Can anyone lead me in the right direction to JB my v1 on 3.0? I just sold it on eBay. I also need to unlock it. Thanks guys!
 

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Can anyone lead me in the right direction to JB my v1 on 3.0? I just sold it on eBay. I also need to unlock it. Thanks guys!
I am looking for the same thing. I have a v1 that is on 3.0 and need to unlock it and JB it before I post on eBay.

BTW how much did yours sell for?
 

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Use Pwnage Tool to Jailbreak it (Mac only). There is a link for the official Bittorrent release here, http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/126465561/trois-drei-h-rom. That will restore the phone, jailbreak it, and put Cydia and Icy on it. Choose restore to factory settings, when prompted in iTunes. Then open Cydia and follow these directions to unlock with ultrasn0w, http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/128573459/ultras-now Watch a Youtube how to video before hand if you want.
I am not on a Mac, what tool will I use in place of Pwnage Tool
 

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downloaded and ran qwikpwn, was told ipsw did not match or was corrupted,what do I do now oh I updated to 3.0
 

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Hey...i was wondering if their is a jailbreak for 2.1.1 ipod ... I've be searching and no one has it that i know of, it would be great if anyone knows how to jailbreak 2.1.1 ipod touch or how long its going to take to invent it?
thx
 

tigergrad28

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OK, I went in and followed the instructions for windows and when i did the restore for the phone, i held down shift and clicked restore. I got the message about erasing everything once i restored. Ok'd it and as the restore started, i opened up the 3.0 firmware that is in the link and when it went through the restore, I got a message that the phone could not connect to iTunes cause i did not have a sim card. I went ahead and did the jailbreak and when i got to the reboot step, it just sat there and would do nothing. I canceled out of it and now it will not do anything. I got a brick. Any ideas where i went wrong and how i can correct it? I want to get it right on my original before i start messing with my 3g. thanks for any input.
 

tigergrad28

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ok, i got past that problem and got it to restore and got everything functional again. now when i try to restore with the 3.0 firmware (shift and restore and then choose the firm ware from the folder) and i get the error message that my phone is not compatible. i am trying to jb the original iPhone with the newest iTunes update. lmk guys, really need to get this thing jb quickly. thanks