Whats the risks of jailbreaking your ipod?

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  1. Darkfire45

    Darkfire45 New Member

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    I really want to jailbreak my ipod. To get all the nice stuff... but I dont want to ruin it. My parents spent good money buying it for me and it would be a shame for me to break it. Is there any risks, besides getting viruses from third party applications? Also, are you able to jailbreak 2gen ipods?
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  3. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    You can't get a virus on your iPod touch.. and you got nothing to be worried about.
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    jamil_d Active Member

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    You Can't if you have the 2G iPod touch; which your profile says you have an I assume it's correct.
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    wearmaize Active Member

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    No risk at all. The standard sources on Cydia (for 3rd party apps) are all legitimate sources.

    2nd gen isn't jailbroken yet. Hopefully now that the iPhone 3G is unlocked people are working on it.
  6. Complexis

    Complexis Retired Moderator

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    I have tested unplugging the transfer cable in the middle of jailbreaking process multiple times and when restoring my ipod and have always been able to restore it to normal. There is no way to brick it or screw up unless you happen to drop it in a puddle of mud in the middle of the jailbreaking process or spill coffee all over it.

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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Battery life, device stability, device speed.

    Nothing comes without it's prices.
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    sprint_user New Member

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    Uhh, none so far. Its very hard to break your ipod just by jailbreaking
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    nikj14 Active Member

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    there are virtually no downsides unless you are TRYING to brick it by using ziphone on 2.0 or something ( its not uncommon sadly).
  10. Complexis

    Complexis Retired Moderator

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    Battery life is no longer an issue. Device stability and speed are also not compromised. The only way it would affect any of the three areas, is because of the Apps that you decide to install on it. (If you install quake, its obvious it will suck more battery life than normal, but at the same time, games from the AppStore like Simcity also drain just as much if not more battery life).

    Stability issues are practically null now that the jailbreaking process has already been refined to near perfection.

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