If I jailbreak an iPhone 4 from Verizon, will they see it?

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  1. Latiken
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    I will be getting an iPhone 4 from verizon and I wish to jailbreak it. But one of my friend said that if I jailbreak it, they will see it and charge me. I want to know if this is true. I know jailbreaking voids the warranty, but I don't care.
     


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    They won't, your friend's an idiot, etc.
     
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    A jailboken iphone can be reverted at any time. So ya your friend is a idiot
     
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    Your friend is half right, I think He got confused with Unlocking them , to use on a diff network which they can see . But he's still an idiot
     
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    Can't unlock CDMA phones, so yeah.
     
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    Well there'd be no point since it has a different antenna ....yeah
     
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    Not to burst your bubble or sound rude but because I am a cheapass :P I got a Verizon iphone 4 of craigslist in exchange for an itouch 4g and a PSP 1K and I unlocked it to MetroPCS
     
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    No one but you knows you have a jailbroken iPhone, unless you run something jailbroken specific that could rise questions from your carrier. Like Mywi. If you use your phone to tether or create a wireless hotspot without paying Verizon for the data you could be in trouble. They will charge you $20 a month for hotspoting.

    If you are worried and something goes wrong, just update with the newest firmware, and bam, your warranty is back (if you still had one).
     
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    Ah, Man! Godamnit! I was going to use my iPhone as a mobile hotspot with MyWi or something. Shit.
     
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    are you sure about that? i know some people wiith rooted htc on sprint that avoid paying the 30 extra a month for wifi teathering
     
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    Yes. I am.

    And lets hope they dont. But if their carrier has already noticed, they will just tack it right on to their bill without notifing them. As long as you dont use too much and/or make sure you use an app that hides tether data from your carrier, you should be fine. Limiting your packet size and directing your data thought the same data ports your phone uses wouldnt hurt either.
     
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    Well, I'm getting the lowest data plan 'cuz I'm just gonna use my home wifi.
     
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    Cool, you are perfectly fine there.
     
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    Is there anyway when I'm not at home, to make my iPhone into a mobile hotspot to use with my DSLite without paying?
     
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    That, i have no idea.

    I dont know the specifics of the wifi a Ds needs to connect to and/or if the iPhone can produce it or not.
     
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    I tried to use my home wifi, but my ds says it doesn't support the security my wifi uses. I would go in and change the settings, but I don't wanna fuck something up. :glare:
     
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    That's not unlocking, you flashed it.
     
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    The carrier does not receive any information regarding your firmware or applications via the network itself - the network is made to be universal and accept connection requests from all handsets, not just the iPhone. Implementing such a system would require completely re-working the current one, and that's not feasable.

    You can safetly Jailbreak your iPhone and the carrier will not know any better - not that the carrier would care much in the first place, all they care about is whether you pay your bills or not, your phone is yours and you can do whatever you please with it.
     
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