1. Post #1
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,257 Posts
    I have an ipod touch 2nd gen. I haven't upgraded to the latest os though for it. But i always really wanted to know what would i gain if i were to jailbreak my touch, i know if i ask if it's worth doing everyone will just tell me yes. I just want to know what i get if i jailbreak.

  2. Post #2
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    1st. Upgrade to 3.0, it's the shit.
    Now, for jailbreaking...
    [list]
    You can get custom themes[/list][list]You can get more useful apps[/list][list]Tap to unlock[/list][list]Change the Carrier[/list][list]Make it so that safari and itunes don't use tilt for when you're laying down[/list][list]Be a rebel to apple, yo.[/list][list]Tons more[/list]
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/
    (large jailbreak community)

  3. Post #3
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    January 2006
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    [list]Make it so that safari and itunes don't use tilt for when you're laying down[/list])
    I'm sold at that.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  4. Post #4
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
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    1st. Upgrade to 3.0, it's the shit.
    yeah but apple is just a bunch of money grabbers. I mean, i need to pay 10$ for an update?

    also, while doing this, can i brick my touch?

  5. Post #5
    MStat's Avatar
    February 2009
    191 Posts
    yeah but apple is just a bunch of money grabbers. I mean, i need to pay 10$ for an update?

    also, while doing this, can i brick my touch?
    You can brick your touch, only if your stupid. also, Theres usually ways to fix it if you brick it.

  6. Post #6
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,707 Posts

    also, while doing this, can i brick my touch?
    Don't fuck with the directories, that usually does it, my brother did that because he thought that because he could jailbreak (few clicks with a program) he could do anything to his ipod and it will work
    Also, during the Jailbreaking, DO NOT TOUCH THE IPOD UNLESS TOLD TO! that can epicly do some damage (first time jailbreaking for me=fail, second time=win)

    Edited:

    I'm sold at that.
    It's called Rotation Inhibitor and you need the iSpazio source.
    (http://www.ispaziorepo.com/cydia/apt if you have jailbroken it)

  7. Post #7
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
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    the only reason i'm hesitant to do this is the chance of it bricking. Because although i can easily make money to buy a new one i'd really rather not.

  8. Post #8
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
    3,707 Posts
    the only reason i'm hesitant to do this is the chance of it bricking. Because although i can easily make money to buy a new one i'd really rather not.
    You'd have to be really dumb to brick it so fast. If you are this worried, there are tons of tutorials on YouTube.

  9. Post #9
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    August 2005
    320 Posts
    Doesn't jailbreaking make the Touch slow and more prone to bugs?


    What I heard.

  10. Post #10
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    jlj1's Avatar
    May 2008
    3,632 Posts
    It can only if you install buggy things...

  11. Post #11
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    May 2009
    473 Posts
    If you get Installous from Cydia, you get 95% of the App store... Free :smug:

    (User was banned for this post ("Warez" - Dragon))

  12. Post #12
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    May 2008
    3,632 Posts
    As backups ^ (Of course...)

  13. Post #13
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    August 2006
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    It's almost impossible to brick your iPod. Sure, it might go wrong but you can always restore it.
    Also, I used to hate jailbreak, now I love it. Installous, I love you baby <3

  14. Post #14
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,257 Posts
    so worst comes to worse i can restore it?

    EDIT:
    holy shit, jail breaking looks amazing. Is there a specific program i should use to do this? Also, what exactly is cydia?

  15. Post #15
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    Think of Cydia as the jailbroken AppStore. Installous is the pirated AppStore.

  16. Post #16
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
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    Think of Cydia as the jailbroken AppStore. Installous is the pirated AppStore.
    is there any real difference? I did hear cydia allows you to get things off the app store for free.

  17. Post #17
    Teh_Cheese's Avatar
    June 2008
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    is there any real difference? I did hear cydia allows you to get things off the app store for free.
    No thats installous. Cydia is legal.

  18. Post #18
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    August 2006
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    only thing about installous, why would you be so cheap to steal a $1 app?

  19. Post #19
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    November 2007
    885 Posts
    only thing about installous, why would you be so cheap to steal a $1 app?
    Because you feel ripped off when you get a fart app with shite sound effects.

    Edited:

    Some of them are brilliant, though.

  20. Post #20
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    January 2007
    702 Posts
    You need to use redsn0w to jailbreak. If you really feel cheap after pirating a $1 App either delete it or buy it if you like it. Personally I'm still waiting for my warranty to expire before I jailbreak just in case something happens and I can't restore it.

  21. Post #21
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    Muscar's Avatar
    July 2006
    1,640 Posts
    No, you can't brick your ipod. where the hell did you guys hear that?

    You can always restore with iTunes, just put it in DFU mode.

    Just use redsn0w, you have to be really dumb to fuck up when jailbreaking with an UI.

  22. Post #22
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    October 2007
    6,833 Posts
    Custom themes.
    Free apps :D
    You cna makea folder for games.
    5 icon dock.
    5 rows of icons instead of four.
    Change carrier name. (what app does this? I only have mine sayign xbox 360 that i got from Cyida)
    Change boot logo. (I need a Microsoft boot logo....)
    Apps that got denied from the App Store pussys.
    app called iorgasm in Installer
    And yes, rebeling from apple, WE ARE THE RESISTANCE!

    Voids your warranty BUT you can restore it and no way they can tell you jailbroke it!.
    EAsy steps to jailbreak, as long as you pay attention. I did it right my first time following directions...
    DO IT!

  23. Post #23
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
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    I don't give a shit if it voids my warranty. I actually take care of my things

  24. Post #24
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    psp401.com's Avatar
    November 2005
    1,126 Posts
    Squaretrade Warranty :D

    If you're able to brick your iPod Touch/iPhone, please PM me and I'll give you $5 for being the first. Haha.

  25. Post #25
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    If you're able to brick your iPod Touch/iPhone, please PM me and I'll give you $5 for being the first. Haha.
    Hahaha, true. I can't even imagine what you'd need to do to not even be able to put the device back into DFU mode - even if you SSH'd in and deleted as much as you could which IMO is about the worst you can do while JB'ed.

  26. Post #26
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    November 2007
    885 Posts
    Hahaha, true. I can't even imagine what you'd need to do to not even be able to put the device back into DFU mode - even if you SSH'd in and deleted as much as you could which IMO is about the worst you can do while JB'ed.
    You're talking about SFTP. SSH stands for Secure SHell, it'd be faster just to do a sudo rm -rf.

  27. Post #27
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    February 2005
    2,821 Posts
    You're talking about SFTP. SSH stands for Secure SHell, it'd be faster just to do a sudo rm -rf.
    So where does he speak of sftp in his post? ps sftp and ssh are the same thing.

  28. Post #28
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    You're talking about SFTP. SSH stands for Secure SHell, it'd be faster just to do a sudo rm -rf.
    You need a SFTP client to connect to it from your PC. However, to gain that ability you need to install SSH on your device.

  29. Post #29
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    October 2005
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    Change carrier name. (what app does this? I only have mine sayign xbox 360 that i got from Cyida)
    The app is MakeitMine on Cydia.

    There really are NO downsides to jailbreaking.

  30. Post #30
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
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    The app is MakeitMine on Cydia.
    It works, but it makes pretty ugly text IMO. I'd distribute the PSD that I use to make mine, but you probably wouldn't have the Helvetica font.

  31. Post #31
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    January 2009
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    Free Apps
    Themes (I didnt like these at first but you can make minor improvements too)
    Custom whatever, Anthing ANYTHING can be edited/altered/fixed

  32. Post #32

    July 2009
    5 Posts
    is there any real difference? I did hear cydia allows you to get things off the app store for free.
    No theres nothing really thats in cydia that you have to pay for in the App store

  33. Post #33
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    January 2009
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    No theres nothing really thats in cydia that you have to pay for in the App store
    You can get installous, It's an app were you just look up an app (it doesnt show free ones) and download it for free...

    Jailbreaking is good because you can add sources in cydia. A source is a website that has thing for downloading to your ipod, be it themes or games or whatever, and you type that link into cydia and whatever is put up on that site will be in Cydia

  34. Post #34
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,257 Posts
    I'm already jailbreaking, i just need to update my firmware, but i just bought a few games and i only use the itunes cards, i switched banks and the bank has this bullshit rule where i can't get a checking card until 18, while my old bank i could get one/had one. And i'm a bit strapped for about a week, i get my paycheck in like 3 days though.

    But out of curiosity, what should i use to do the jailbreaking?

  35. Post #35
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    But out of curiosity, what should i use to do the jailbreaking?
    Most popular tool is Redsn0w.

  36. Post #36
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    psp401.com's Avatar
    November 2005
    1,126 Posts
    You make it seem like there's a plethora of jailbrekaing tools out there. Haha.

  37. Post #37
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    Viva's Avatar
    July 2006
    14,257 Posts
    Is there a good place i can find a tutorial of jailbreaking? Or should i just download redsnow and follow the readme.
    Also should i really upgrade to 3.0 firmware before doing this?

  38. Post #38
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    WaLLy3K's Avatar
    May 2005
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    You make it seem like there's a plethora of jailbrekaing tools out there. Haha.
    Not the intention, but I don't feel like messing around with Pwnagetool really :P
    Is there a good place i can find a tutorial of jailbreaking? Or should i just download redsnow and follow the readme.
    Also should i really upgrade to 3.0 firmware before doing this?
    Upgrade to the 3.0 firmware, that's what redsn0w's designed for. After that, open the app up and follow the instructions. Be prepared to hold down the Home+Sleep/Wake button for the time that it specifies, but it allows a bit of slack so don't worry if you held something down for 8 seconds instead of 10 seconds if everything on the screen starts to change.

    If you're really insecure, check out YouTube - but honestly, it's either going to work or it's going to start up your device normally.

  39. Post #39
    Recording...'s Avatar
    April 2009
    272 Posts
    1st. Upgrade to 3.0, it's the shit.
    Now, for jailbreaking...
    [list]
    You can get custom themes[/list][list]You can get more useful apps[/list][list]Tap to unlock[/list][list]Change the Carrier[/list][list]Make it so that safari and itunes don't use tilt for when you're laying down[/list][list]Be a rebel to apple, yo.[/list][list]Tons more[/list]
    http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/
    (large jailbreak community)
    don't upgrade to 3.0 just yet, because most of my apps and games don't work at all in 3.0 I'm sticking with 2.2.1 until 3.0 matures and apps get updated.

    ...And there's no downside to jailbreaking, only good things.Customization is key. I bought the hardware, so I'll do anything I fucking want with it. If I want to install apps for free, then I will. If I want to change every aspect of my springboard layout or bootscreen logo, i will. and as long as you follow the instructions from the QuickPwn app, it's easy to jailbreak. If you fuck up, just restore in itunes and try it again. I had the best luch with QuickPwn and iTunes 8.1.0

  40. Post #40
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    June 2006
    262 Posts
    yeah but apple is just a bunch of money grabbers. I mean, i need to pay 10$ for an update?

    also, while doing this, can i brick my touch?
    It's nearly impossible to brick an iPhone or iPod Touch. I tried on my iPod as a joke with a friend and even when I thought I had accomplished it all I had to do is put it in DFU mode and restore.