i have been searching online and really considering jailbreaking my iphone 4 but the one thing i want to know before i even start the process is that if my phone has a software malfunction will i still be able to factory reset the phone before having to see an apple representative. if anyone has any information on this please help me figure this out. thank you
Jailbreaking apple products(22 posts)
There are risks, particularly voiding your phone's warranty with Apple(if any).
If something goes wrong you can place your iPhone in DFU mode and restore it via iTunes.
Personally, I enjoy jailbreaks, rooting, and all that good stuff.
see i did it to my old android phone and had no problems with it, but the only thing that ever seems to go wrong with my phones is software malfunctions lol never had a cracked screen or anything. but i know if i jailbreak my iphone there is so much more that i can do with it and would open a whole new aspect of things for me, i just wanna make sure that i can bring it back to factory settings if something happens. i already know if it goes back to factory settings im perfectly fine cus im not dumb enough to actually tell apple that i voided the warranty especially with me having apple care lol
Will not guarantee that you can restore the iPhone if something goes wrong. I've restored several iPhone via iTunes but not because something went wrong during the jailbreak process. In fact, til' now I haven't had any issues jailbreaking/rooting a phone. As long as you are good at following instructions you should be good.
@Rick, those websites are like "speedupmypc.com" type of sites but for phones. I am yet to see one of those site that actually has a good reputation.
Apple will not approve whether you jailbreak for free or if you pay for it. It's a straight forward process to jailbreak for free.
Post a Tutorial or Link.
Am just mad at myself because I know nothing about Phone Technology because I can't afford monthly bill for such devices so I can learn to program them.
I'd post a tutorial or link, just need what iPhone it is and what firmware it's running on..
And Rick, I'm mad at myself because I don't know how to program at all : (
(BTW: I took advantage of a special Amazon had going on ($0.99 for my Samsung Galaxy S2) with 2yr commitment : \ )
thank you all for the advice im gunna take the leap and hope it all goes well lol and raphoenix here is a link that is a pretty good tutorial its the one i am using for my iphone but if you are trying to root an adroid or something let me know i will try to find a good one for you
and thank you all for the advice on this. i have a good feeling about it now and already really liking this website lol
I must be talking to wrong folks at Verizon then cause they keep offering me +$200 / MO voice/data plan with CAP even if I purchase the BEST Cell phone available on the market out right in cold cash. :( :(
I reluctantly went with Sprint since they are the ones who offer "truly unlimited data"...I pay roughly aroung $160/mth for 2 lines my wife's and mine..
Evrything is unlimited except for the minutes(1500 min/month) unlimited nights and weekends...but we don't worry much about them cause we text more than we use the phone.
You should check it out at Amazon.
First backup your data.
According to the article you posted you don't have to put the iPhone in DFU mode..just download, exract, and execute the program(with iPhone connected via USB).
i jailbroke my iphone using redsn0w 0.9.14b2 and it works great but im having an issue on getting the siri app i downloaded it keeps coming up with sorry i dont not understand for simple commands like text so and so or anything like that. any ideas on how to fix this or how to get siri to work for me so this problem goes away?
ive got the iphone 4 and it doesnt come with siri i put it on after the jailbreak but every time i try doing something with siri it keeps coming up with sorry i dont understand. it might just be a bad update or something but i was curious if anyone else has delt with this issue before
Woah woah, slow down...! You're new to jailbreaking, so proceed with caution. You might end up with a bricked phone.
Listen. You cannot ask for jailbreaking help by simply saying "I have a 4S, how to jailbreak it?".
You need to know some things:
1. What's the iOS version you're running, and what's the version you're going to jailbreak (and whether it is jailbreakable or not).
2. What's the current status of your device (factory unlocked or software/hardware unlock). Jailbreaking might cause you to lose your unlock.
Next, just search on YouTube in the following format:
"Jailbreak *iPhone model* iOS *iOS version* "
For example, "jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1". Check out the top video results.
A LOT of people have very helpful videos on how to jailbreak, depending on the condition.
Please do not trust sites like jailbreakmyiphone.com or stuff like that. You have to DIY, or get someone to do it for you.
i have an iphone 4 from verison running 5.1.1 and i jail broke it using redsn0w 0.9.14b2 which from the research i did is untethered but the whole getting siri on the phone worked at first then didnt and now kind of is just trying to figure out how to make it work completely.
You want to get Siri on an iPhone 4?
What method did you follow? There are a lot of ways (i4siri, Spire+SiriProxy, etc), none of which IMHO is worth it. Anyway, you can try it for fun but at your own risk.
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