Whats the benefits?

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  1. Magnum

    Magnum New Member

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    Whats the benefits of jailbreaking?

    Answer these questions:
    1) How Does It Benefit Me?
    2) Is it fully reversible?
    3) Has anything ever went wrong with it (say it bricks your ipod)
    4) Can I still use the apps and features I already have (Safari Browser, my apps, music)
    5) What is the best method to use (I saw stuff like Quickpwn)
    6) Does the benefits take up alot of memory (i have around 4 Gigs of space left)
    Thanks in advance!
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    1. Jailbreaking allows for a plethora of features unavailable to "regular" devices, notably themes, and many applications/extensions that Apple refuses to distribute.

    2. At any time, you can restore to factory settings in iTunes, making the jailbreak "reversible".

    3. In theory, jailbreaking does make your device more vulnerable and problem-prone, but in practice it is virtually impossible to permanently damage your iPod by jailbreaking. (any problems you encounter can be fixed with a Restore, though many times even that is overkill.)

    4. Jailbreaking only expands on existing functionality. You won't lose any features you have now.

    5. Update to 3.1.2 in iTunes (if you haven't already) and follow this guide - http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=253736

    6. Themes and applications you install will, like anything else, consume storage space, but the space used will be minimal and you'll have more than enough room for media and AppStore applications.
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    ill shoot you another question, what do you mean when you say restore?
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    When your iPod is connected to your computer and iTunes is running, there is a button that says "Restore". Clicking said button will erase all content and settings. (Music and apps will be deleted, but you can transfer them back quite easily).
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    I might go with it... Have you had any problems with it
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't had any real problems in my two-year jailbreaking experience. You really have nothing to lose, try it out. There is a ton of information posted on this site that can get you up-to-speed on theming and other cool features.
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    ok man ill do it soon thanks for your help!
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    The one thing that held me back is that fact that i might loose 15 bucks of apps and stuff
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    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you purchased apps from the AppStore, transfer them from your iPod to your computer by right-clicking your iPod in the Devices panel in iTunes and selecting "Transfer Purchases". (If all of your purchases are on your computer, that is unnecessary)

    In other words, you won't lose items you've already purchased.
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    how long does the thing take to reboot? its been like 2 minutes already!
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    im starting to wrry now >_>
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    leave it alone.....dont do anything, other than wait, if its still " rebooting" after 2 or 3 hours then try to go into DFU mode.....this has happened to me with my iPhone, i let it sit for a while and it wouldnt do anything so i put it in DFU mode and restored

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