I spoke to a husband of an AT&T technician

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  1. BlaqkLabeL

    BlaqkLabeL New Member

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    We argued about jailbreaking.

    He says that jailbreaking would put a "limit on what the iPhone can do because it interferes with the network" (Which is AT&T)

    Now, i myself have jailbroken many iPhones, and argued the counterside. Seeing many people's iPhones jailbroken, and everything on them working perfectly fine. He said that if you jailbreak an iPhone, SOMETIMES, certain applications would not run, because of the jailbreak. Me being only an iPod Touch owner, I have little expirience, but I thought I was certain that jailbreaking was completely harmless. My knowledge was that jailbreaking simply allowed the Device to run 3rd party applications by opening the File System Tree

    He then brought up the warranty, and said "AT&T/Apple can detect whether you have jailbroken or not"

    I argued saying that a simple restore would put the iPhone back under warranty, but his wife being an AT&T technician makes me doubt.

    I would like clarification about all this please.
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    J-Phone Active Member

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    Lies, restore then take it into apple for repair and such. They'd never know unless you have a sticker on the back saying "I Wuz Jailbroken"

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    BlaqkLabeL New Member

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    How are we certain of this though?
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    J-Phone Active Member

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    about 3 years of jailbreaking and restoring dont you think we are clear on it?
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    Because people do it all the time. If your paranoid DFU restore even.....
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    Call me naive, but wouldn't it be illegal for them to "detect" if a jailbroken phone was on there network? Privacy laws and such?
  7. BlaqkLabeL

    BlaqkLabeL New Member

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    Well, the phone company can tell you every call/text you've made/how long it last/the number of the phone/time of call.

    So I would assume not?
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    J-Phone Active Member

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    Cuz your using their network, everything gets logged
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    They only say that because they're against jailbreaking, do what you wish as long as it isn't illegal.
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    mitchell209 Active Member

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    They can't tell if you're jailbroken unless they actually see your iPhone.

    It is possible to install something that can screw up a bunch if things on your iPhone, but that hardly happens.

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