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    Iphone question

    if any of you guys have an iphone, can you tell me, is it illegal to use jailbreak to get more applications on your iphone, and and i have 1 more question, If you download the jailbreak, will or can it mess your iphone up royally?

    any help or advice would be great



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    Re: Iphone question

    It's not illegal. It will likely void your warranty and could potentially brick your phone.



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    Re: Iphone question

    what will make an iphone brick when you it's jailbroken



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    Re: Iphone question

    I've jailbroken my phone on several occasions, and currently have it restored to the current factory defaults. The 3rd party apps were nice, but seemed to bog down the interface. I'll wait for the Apple-supported 3rd party applications to come out in June.

    The thing that will potentially break your phone is if you try to unlock it and use a different SIM card, I believe. As long as when you jailbreak your phone, you don't use any applications that change the core settings/file systems/whatever, you should be fine.


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    Re: Iphone question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedefender View Post
    what will make an iphone brick when you it's jailbroken
    Jailbroken phones bricked when apple released it's first iphone software update. I think most of them managed to get unbricked, but it's a risk you run. Just like adding aftermarket parts to your car engine that void the warranty (i.e. nitrous and a turbo or something), if something breaks, you really can't hold the manufacturer of the original engine responsible for fixing it. I think it largely happened the first time because jailbreakign the phone required exploting a software flaw that apple fixed in the update (which was probably a good thing for iphone users overall).

    Overall, I'd say the risk is pretty low, though.



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    I get that people want to put extra stuff on their phones, but I dropped $400 bucks for my phone, there is no way in hell I'm screwing with it by jailbreaking it and potentially ruining it. No thanks!


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    Re: Iphone question

    So overall..is the iPhone actually that great of a phone or is it the combination of everything that makes it good? Because I keep reading mixed reviews on it. I really want one, but I want to know all I can about it.



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