Should I jailbreak my 2.2.1 Second Gen iPod Touch?

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  1. Tumultus

    Tumultus New Member

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    Are there any disadvantages to jailbreaking? Can I undo it? I wont get into any sort of problem if I jailbreak, I assume.

    But what if I upgrade to the 3.0 firmware? Is jailbreaking different? Will features not work?

    I'm mostly interested about emulation. What other features should I look forward to if I choose to jailbreak?
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    update then jailbreak
  3. JonnySK

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    A few disadvantages, possible slowing down, slight battery life decrease, nothing serious. Any jailbreak related problems can always be fixed.
    It can be completly undone, A restore will wipe anything a jailbreak does, DFU restore for extra safety. You'll be fine. There are endless possibilities when it comes to jailbreaking.

    Oh, and 3.0 is no different.
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    A restore? How do I do that? And what's a DFU restore? I'm a bit of a nub.

    It's nice to hear that 3.0 jailbreaking isn't any different. But I have heard bad things about the 3.0 firmware itself (such as WiFi slowdown,) and that's partly what's stopping me from upgrading. Afterall, I can just get it for free.
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    There's no Wifi slow down. If you install too many springboard addons you will be slowed down a bit, but you hardly notice it.

    To restore back to the official apple firmware you simply click the restore button on your iPods tab in iTunes.
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    Hm, that's different from what I've heard. Has anyone here had no problems with the 3.0 firmware at all?

    I figured that's what you meant by restore. But what's the DFU thing the other fellow was talking about?
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    DFU Mode Guide here, it's basically a complete restore, a "fresh" restore, some might say.
    Guide here, use only if you need it, or get into bother.
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    There are a few battery problems and possible slowdowns, but the result outweighs the risks. there is a how-to in my sig.
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    My wifi is a little crappier

    DFU- device firmware upgrade (tutorial in my sig)
    It does a full clean restore, just make sure you have a backup....

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