What exactly does jail break do? And is it a point of no return?

Discussion in 'iPod touch 1.1.4 Jailbreak' started by blahman240, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. blahman240

    blahman240 New Member

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    I'm pretty much clueless, will it not allow me to upgrade my ipod anymore? What is jail breaking for? I've always heard about it but never knew too much about it.
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    jailbreaking allows you to install third party applicatios to your iPod or iPhone
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    So is it basically an installer that you hack to get into the touch?
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    AngelSynth Banned

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    yes, and from installer you can download third party applications

    before you jailbreak though:

    jailbreaking voids your warranty...

    BUT it is possible to un-void your warranty by restoring your iPod to factory settings (very easy)
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    When you jailbreak it installs installer.app which let you install 3rd party apps games etc. And open up the file system for ssh. If you don't want it jailbroken any more all you do is restore thru iTunes and it back to normal OTB
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    I See, So say I did jail break, would I have to restore to upgrade to 2.0? Also, would I loose all the music on the ipod if I restored?
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    yes, restoring will delete any media on your iPod, but a simple sync will fix it

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    also, to upgrade you firmware, you must restore, and lose all your apps
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    So there prob isn't any point to jail break now then? Seeing as 2.0 is right around the corner.
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    well, you have two options my friend:

    1- stay on 1.1.4 and jailbreak

    1.1.4 is quite stable, and very reliable, that's why I prefer it. It's also very easy to jailbreak

    2- upgrade to 2.0 (when it comes out)

    and wait for a stable jailbreak. Keep in mind though, that there is no current stable jailbreak for 2.0, and if there was; then I'd imagine it would be quite unstable...

    your call man, it's personal preference...
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    Yes, because personally, with apps like islsk and the such like, it's much better than the ones that are going to be reased, saying that there might be a way to jailbreak the new 2.0 firmware, but it's not going to happen soon. I am going to keep mine at 1.1.4 for a while till there is a jailbreak option for the 2.0 firmware.

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