Safety of the Jailbreak

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  1. jell0boy

    jell0boy New Member

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    Hey everybody, I'm a n00b to jailbreaking and I just wanted to know, how safe is the new iPod Touch 2G jailbreak? That is, what are the chances of my iPod getting bricked? Also, does the computer that I'm running quickfreedom on matter? I'm using a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop with Windows XP SP2. It has the tendency to be slow at times, and there isn't much disk space left on it (only about 500 mb). I'm not as concerned about the space because that will be enough. I am more concerned about whether the fact that it's a bit of an old computer will matter. This is because I have a friend who bricked his iPod Touch 1G when he tried to jailbreak it (the computer overheated and when he came back to check on it, the iPod was broken). Another thing: what are the terms of the warranty that comes with the device? I bought it on Macmall.com, around December 2008, so will it still be in effect? I am assuming that doing this voids the warranty, so correct me if I am wrong.

    I appreciate the help.

    Thanks,
    teh_jell0boy
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    nikj14 Active Member

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    it is completely safe but voids the warranty (just restore and they cant tell)
    and as long as the computer doesnt die in the middle youll be fine

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    jell0boy New Member

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    Also, before I jailbreak using QuickFreedom, should I restore my iPod to factory settings?
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    its going to restore it anyway, i wouldnt bother.
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    jell0boy New Member

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    okay, thanks. and it is okay to do it on a laptop? not desktop
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    Yes, it's fine.
    Makes no difference, i did mine on a laptop.
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    jell0boy New Member

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    Ok thanks, but yours was an iPhone 3G, so is there a difference? (i'm guessing there probably isn't)
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    0 risk of bricking by means of software. Poking out the NOR chip, unplugging your cable during NOR flash, etc are "hardware" bricks.
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    quickfreedom is software jailbreak though, so no chances of hardware bricks. (I'm not considering any hardware tampering anyway) thanks!
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    As far as I'm concerned, DFU mode will always be the way out.

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