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iPhones and Jailbreaking (mod approved!)

fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell#BLMRegistered User regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
alrighty, so i want to take the plunge into Jailbreaking my phone. a helpful forumer already pointed me in the right direction, but if i'm reading things right, if i already upgraded my iPhone to 3.1.3, i may be screwed for the time being.

so i wanted to ask here if anyone knew if it was possible to still jailbreak even though i've gone to 3.1.3 already. i haven't jailbroken my phone yet, this is the first time i'm looking into it.

also, i've got explicit warning that there be no discussion of piracy on this. jailbreaking is already somewhat of a grey area, so please stick to the topic of jailbreaking itself.

anyone got any info?

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    sooo...i guess no one knows the answer, or there isn't an answer?

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    NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I never bothered with Jailbreaking, because from what I gathered, 3.1.2 would need to be re-jailbroken anytime the phone was rebooted or power drained. I thought 3.1.3 pretty much squashed Jailbreaking, but Google searching implies that there may be progress.

    The guy who led the charge on iPhone hacking has started working with the PS3, so who knows how much effort he will continue to put into the iPhone.

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    saladesalade Registered User new member
    edited March 2010
    3.1.3? I'm sorry to say it, but with with this firmware, it's pretty grim. Especially if you have an iPhone 3GS...

    The link you posted to gave pretty reasonable instructions for doing the jailbreak, however, you will need a mac, and I didn't see any mention of the newly introduced ECID SHSH protection strategy apple has going, which is really busting any jailbreaking methods.

    If you still want to attempt it, I suggest you read throughthe site of the iphone dev-team, not to mention some posts from saurik's blog, which I already linked to. also, try using an older version of itunes.

    Anyway, let this serve to show why Android is the way to go: It is made by a company that actually respects it's customers.

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    AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    unfortunately there won't be a major push to jailbreak the newest firmware since 3.1.3 only made a few very minor changes, and plugged the exploit that was being used to jailbreak

    Whenever the iPhone OS 4.0 or whatever is released with actually useful and new features is when the dev team will put in effort to getting it hacked.

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    damn, that's what i was afraid of.

    i talked to a buddy earlier tonight over drinks and he confirmed the same problem with his iPhone.


    and when i bought this thing, Android wasn't yet a reality. guess i'll have to wait it out!

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    FatsFats Corvallis, ORRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I never bothered with Jailbreaking, because from what I gathered, 3.1.2 would need to be re-jailbroken anytime the phone was rebooted or power drained. I thought 3.1.3 pretty much squashed Jailbreaking, but Google searching implies that there may be progress.

    This is only true for 3GS models manufactured starting late last year. Earlier 3GSes and all older models work fine. Same goes for jailbreaking 3.1.3, as far as I know -- newer 3GSes can't (currently) be done, older ones can.

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    TaretchTaretch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    If you're really serious about it, I'd suggest downgrading your iPhone. Once you get yourself to anything other than 3.1.3 (I'm currently running 3.1.2), you can jailbreak and simply refuse updates on iTunes. I used blackra1n to jailbreak and haven't been happier since. I've honestly had no issues with anything since jailbreaking, but I purely jailbroke for 3 reasons: 1) theme customization, 2) simultaneous applications, 3) tethering. My visual voicemail still works, iTunes still works, the App Store still works... I lost nothing. My phone does run a little slower, but I think I can attribute that to the sheer amount of crap I've accumulated since I upgraded to the 3G (still haven't made the jump to 3GS).

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Taretch wrote: »
    If you're really serious about it, I'd suggest downgrading your iPhone. Once you get yourself to anything other than 3.1.3 (I'm currently running 3.1.2), you can jailbreak and simply refuse updates on iTunes. I used blackra1n to jailbreak and haven't been happier since. I've honestly had no issues with anything since jailbreaking, but I purely jailbroke for 3 reasons: 1) theme customization, 2) simultaneous applications, 3) tethering. My visual voicemail still works, iTunes still works, the App Store still works... I lost nothing. My phone does run a little slower, but I think I can attribute that to the sheer amount of crap I've accumulated since I upgraded to the 3G (still haven't made the jump to 3GS).

    i probably should have clarified.

    i've got a 3GS, upgraded to 3.1.3 without ever jailbreaking before.

    sounds like i'm boned.

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    TaretchTaretch Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Taretch wrote: »
    If you're really serious about it, I'd suggest downgrading your iPhone. Once you get yourself to anything other than 3.1.3 (I'm currently running 3.1.2), you can jailbreak and simply refuse updates on iTunes. I used blackra1n to jailbreak and haven't been happier since. I've honestly had no issues with anything since jailbreaking, but I purely jailbroke for 3 reasons: 1) theme customization, 2) simultaneous applications, 3) tethering. My visual voicemail still works, iTunes still works, the App Store still works... I lost nothing. My phone does run a little slower, but I think I can attribute that to the sheer amount of crap I've accumulated since I upgraded to the 3G (still haven't made the jump to 3GS).

    i probably should have clarified.

    i've got a 3GS, upgraded to 3.1.3 without ever jailbreaking before.

    sounds like i'm boned.

    Yep

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