How does jailbreaking work

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Is your iPod Touch/iPhone jailbroken?

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  3. wtf is a jailbroken?

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  1. slinky773

    slinky773 Member

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    OK, this may sound n00bish, but... how does jailbreaking work? I mean, I know that you get Cydia, Rock, and Icy, but... what really happens?
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    jailbreaking allows you to theme, mod, tweak, add stuff apple doesnt want
  3. slinky773

    slinky773 Member

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    I know that, but what actually happens when you press "make it ra1n"?
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Not what jailbreaking allows you to do. He wants to know what actually happens to your iPod/iPhone to allow all those things.
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    its break you free from the jail witch is apple. when you press make it ra1n it adds the blackra1n app
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    Off topic: Do you think there'll be a jailbreak for 4.0?
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    J-Phone Active Member

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    yes there will be, there will always be a way to jailbreak
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    cameraboirzu New Member

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    It changes the firmware, and passes exploits which allows you to put 3rd party applications on your ipod (like Cydia, etc.) Also allows different filetypes to be placed onto your iPod.

    If you're wondering if you should do it, my advice is to just take the jump. Whats the worst that could happen? If anything goes wrong you have to put all your music back on your iPod.
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    Believe me, I tried to take the jump. It didn't work, due to me having 3.1.3 firmware and not being able to downgrade.
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    it doesnt change the firmware

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