White iPhone 4 jailbreak, risk of Bricking???

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  1. floydo
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    floydo GBAtemp Regular

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    Hi, I just recently got a White iPhone on a plan, and I am unsure as to whether I should jailbreak it. The only thing holding me back is the risk of bricking the phone. So, can someone tell me what the risk of bricking it is when using Sn0wBreeze?
     
  2. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    You have no risk of "bricking". I's straight forward enough.

    Also, I've never seen a case where an iPhone was so messed up a DFU restore couldn't fix it. So you are fine.

    And just don't install anything you're very unsure of.

    This applies to all jailbreak software.
     
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    floydo GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks, iFish! I feel more confident about it now! It's just so scary messing with such an expensive purchase =S I will give it a try!
     
  4. Kuschel-Drow

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    Well... I just jailbroke mine when it was 3 days old or something, because I was damn fed up with what Apple allowed, or beter, what they forbid.

    I used redsn0w and didn't have any problems. it went quick and safe. And to undo it you just have to restore your phone via iTunes and you're done. (Well after you made sure that you won't lose your non-apple-data that is) [​IMG]
     
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    floydo GBAtemp Regular

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    awesome! was yours white?? I feel even more confident about it now. Should I do it on my macbook pro and use Redsn0w, or use Sn0wbreeze on windows 7??
     
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    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    As for what platform you should jailbreak on, do it on whichever OS you use to sync with your iPhone. (i.e.- If you manage your iPhone in Mac OS X, use Mac OS X to jailbreak.)

    If you don't want to restore your iPhone, use redsn0w on either platform.

    If you do want to restore your iPhone for some reason (there's really no need to), I recommend using PwnageTool in Mac OS X, or sn0wbreeze for Windows.
     
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    floydo GBAtemp Regular

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    ohh so there is Redsn0w on windows? i thought the equivalent of it on windows was sn0wbreeze. That clears things up. Also, when you said restore, is that if I decide I don't like the jailbreak?? or is that for if something goes wrong? because I would rather have a restore if its needed in case something happens.
     
  8. alidsl

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    For some jailbreaks you must restore in order for the jailbreak to take effect
     
  9. Dialexio

    Dialexio GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Yup, redsn0w is available for both Mac OS X and Windows. sn0wbreeze is more of a Windows equivalent to PwnageTool.

    Restoring a device wipes out all of the data on it, and reinstalls the firmware. Using an official IPSW from Apple will wipe out the jailbreak. Using a custom IPSW will wipe out all of your data, but your device will be jailbroken.