JB...or not?

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  1. fraziankidd

    fraziankidd Member

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if I should jailbreak my iPhone 4 or not...I've had it since launch day and I like it a lot. I've already jailbroken my ipod touch like a year ago, so I'm not new to this. I'm just really confused because ive never done it to an iphone. Can I "un jailbreak" my iphone if I dont like the way it is? and how often does the iphone "brick"? Should I jailbreak?

    Thanks a bunch.
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    IMHO, w/o a jailbreak, you are only realizing 50% of the iPhone's true potential. Therefore, of course jailbreak..

    You can always un-jailbreak by restoring w/ iTunes
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    You should definitely jailbreak. I'm not going to mention any of the goodies that come with jailbreaking as you aren't new to the scene, but the iPhone is pretty much the same jailbreak as the iPod Touch.

    Yes, you can always unjailbreak your iPhone by backing up your data in iTunes and then restoring to the appropriate firmware. There is almost no chance of an iDevice "bricking" so don't worry about that.
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    Ok thanks a lot guys! Btw, what are shsh blobs? are they important? I have no idea what they are!
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    shsh blobs let you restore to firmwares not signed by apple, cydia will do it automatically if you ask to "make my life easier"
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    Basically, they allow you to restore to a previous firmware that you had, even if iTunes doesn't allow it (in which you case you would get Error 3194). You can find a tutorial on restoring via SHSH blobs here.
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    Thanks so much for all this info guys!
    Last question,
    Will jailbreaking leave a trace on my iphone? As in, if i unjailbreak, will at&t know?
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    No they wont, as Comex states on www.jailbreakme.com - restoring deletes the jailbreak - and no trace will remain. So it won't invalidate your warranty or any insurance policies.
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