iOS 3.1 Is Jailbreaking Risky/Harmful? Does it void my warranty?

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  1. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    This is a temporary sticky thread to resolve a commonly asked question:

    Q: Is jailbreaking risky / harmful / warranty breaking?

    A:

    • Jailbreaking is not risky or harmful as long as you have basic computing and iPod touch skills (ie. using iTunes, restoring, DFU Mode) as well as some common sense. However, iPod touch Fans is NOT responsible for any damage to your device as a result of jailbreaking or attempting to jailbreak.

    • Jailbreaking does void your warranty, however if you restore your device through iTunes (virtually a 1-click process), any traces of the jailbreak are removed. Therefore, your warranty is no longer void.
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    This will keep a lot of new users from asking this, thanks Kiks!

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    Thanks Kiks, hopefully we don't have much spam threads anymore.
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    I thought you had to DFU restore to remove all traces of the jailbreak? not just restore? unless they're the same thing...
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    4NewHop3 Well-Known Member

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    No, you just restore to remove every trace of the jailbreak. Only in special ocassions will you need DFU.
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    oh... because I restored my iPod but I heard that their might be traces left. what special ocassions might DFU be needed?
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    when a regular restore doesnt work
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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good idea, Kiks. Hopefully this will stop this question, but I kind of doubt it.
  9. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    No, a regular restore removes all traces of the jailbreak. DFU Mode is only necessary if iTunes is giving you errors (Error 1604, etc.) when you are restoring regularly.
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    A regular restore wipes out the HDD completely clean, and installs the latest version of the OS, if I'm correct? Kind of like how you do a re-format on your HDD on the PC with your recovery discs, this gets rid of everything you done and sets it back-up as the state it was in when you first purchased your PC.

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