What is Jailbreaking?

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  1. fair2share

    fair2share New Member

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    Hey,

    Only just bought an Ipod touch today, It won't arrive till midweek, but I have a few questions maybe some of you could help me out with please.

    I keep reading about jailbreaking the ipod touch, what is the advantage to do this, is it free?
    Is there any risk involved?

    Also, are there many other things available such as installing apps and games?

    (Spot the complete n00b right!)

    Thanks for any help, appreciate your time.

    Thanks
  2. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Right now the new iPod touch cannot be jailbroken.

    For information on the old one...

    Click the link in my signature about the iPod touch User's Manual.
  3. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    You just do a little raindance, and then your iPod has root access.

    Yes, it is free.

    There is no risk whatsoever.

    Yes, you will get access to apps and games.

    You most likely got the new verison of the iPod touch, which can NOT be jailbroken now

    Edit: Damn spoony
  4. fercho99

    fercho99 Active Member

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    dont ever jailbreak you ipod touch in very risky plus to get installer and cydia is like $150
  5. Gitykins

    Gitykins Banned

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    Awesome.
  6. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    1. An iPod touch cannot be broken.
    2. Installer and Cydia are both free. All the applications you download from each are free to download onto your device. Some may want you to pay for extra features like Snapture and Intelliscreen, but they are free to download onto your device.
  7. fair2share

    fair2share New Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I should have mentioned that the Ipod is not a new one, I bought it off a mate, not brand new so I should be able to jailbreak it right?

    Checking the link in your sig now mate, thank you.

    Do any of you have any good links to app/game downloads?

    Thanks very much!
  8. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    The link should take care of everything.

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    Apps/Games are in Cydia, which will be installed on your device when you jailbreak it.
  9. Gitykins

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    You'll want to upgrade to 2.x for the App Store.

    Here are some good free games that you can get from the app store. I also recommend NES emulator, GBA emulator, Winterboard to theme you iPod, MxTube to download YouTube videos, and Categories (tis fun). You can find almost anything you could want (besides outrageous things, obviously)
  10. fair2share

    fair2share New Member

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    Thank you very much Gitykins and spoonforknife, I know it must be frustrating having people join and asking for basic help, but it really is appreciated.

    I'm reading through the pdf file now

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    Looking at the different versions of f/w under the jailbreak section of that PDF, am I right in believing that the best thing to do when I get the touch is to load up Itunes,

    Revert the Touch to firmware 1.1.5 and then use ZIPhone to jailbreak it?

    Thanks

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