Is it worth updating firmware if I want to jailbreak?

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  1. mak101

    mak101 New Member

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    I want to jailbreak my ipod, but is it worth upgrading latest firmware before jailbreaking? Do I have to buy the upgrade from app store only or is it available free download also?

    Thanks for reading it.
  2. Gershmer

    Gershmer Active Member

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    You MUST pay for 3.1.x.

    It is $4.95 if you are currently on 2.x.

    I strongly recommend it.

    To Jailbreak, go to Blackra1n.com then download Blackra1n. Plug in your iPod. Close iTunes if it's open. Open Blackra1n. Click make it ra1n. Wait for the connect to iTunes screen. Wait for a creepy guy's face. Wait for your iPod to reboot. You are now jailbroken. Go to your last springboard page. Open "blackra1n." Then install Cydia or Rock (and NOT Icy).
  3. Sunrisemoon

    Sunrisemoon New Member

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    Is it worth upgrading from 3.x?
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    yes. (too short)
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    I mean from 3.x to 3.1.x
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    Yes. (5char)
  7. mak101

    mak101 New Member

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    Thanks, I will upgrade it to 3.1.x and then jailbreak.

    Any suggestion for maps app on ipod touch. I will be travelling next month and thinking to use ipod touch for map. I have windows smart phone which has wireless capability so I will have internet connectivity all time. I can use google map on my smart phone, but ipod touch would be more flexible.

    Thanks.
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    cdashd New Member

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    Hi, I have question about the latest firmware as well.
    Is it possible to upgrade my firmware (currently 3.0) without formatting and losing my JB and apps/games?
  9. Sketchy

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    Yes i recommend because you can get so much more with a jail broken iPod and i also recommend upgrading to 3.1.x because of the neat features this firmware has and use blackra1n to jailbreak.
  10. mak101

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    OK, I upgraded firmware to 3.1.2 and started blackra1n process, got the message Done, and itune started saying you need to restore your ipod, I did not do it.But I dont see blackra1n app on my ipod, what am I missing here?

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